WURD Initiatives

In recognition of Black Music Month, we bring you a conversation about message music — protest music, socially conscious music, whatever you want to call it — and the roots of Philadelphia-raised rapper ARSIN. After an upbringing in a rough neighborhood known as The Bottom — where, by his count, 45 friends of his friends have […]

Now available – part two of our in-depth look at the politics of pot, with guests Anthony Hirschbuhl, re-entry activist, and Keir Bradford-Grey, chief defender of the Philadelphia Defenders Association.

WHYY, in partnership with 900AM WURD, joined forces to present a Youth Town Hall Meeting in late September. You can see and hear the entire conversation through this link.

We had a ball at our 2015 Holiday Party at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PafA), starting off the afternoon off with our powerful “Art and Activism” panel discussion in partnership with PafA’s new exhibit “Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis.

Listen to some of our Youth WURDs hosts speak up about their vision for the future of Philadelphia!

At WURD Speaks: Brain Strain, a panel of educators, trauma specialists and youth advocates participated in an innovative symposium that examined the impact of trauma on education, the developing brain, and our children’s ability to reach their full potential.

Philadelphia Candidate for Mayor Jim Kenney talks about the lack of negative campaigning during the election.

In order to prosper, you have to take the leap of faith and leave your comfort zone. Stacy Thomas, owner of the Philadelphia Wedding Chapel did just that. Watch and follow Stacy as she guides you through her leaps of faith to brings you along her entrepreneurial journey.

In his second interview with Solomon Jones, mayoral candidate Anthony Hardy Williams said police officers should be fired for using hate speech such as the N-word. He also said he would fund the $2.6 million cost of outfitting Philadelphia police officers with body cameras through savings from the prison system, much like fellow candidate Milton […]


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