This week on WURD: The Omicron variant explained, plus help for returning citizens

Written by on December 3, 2021

ICYMI: From pandemic news to police shootings, here’s a roundup of the biggest topics of conversation this week on WURD Radio.

The Kim Potter Case: Linn Washington Jr. is a professor of journalism at Temple University, where he is a co-founder of the award-winning Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab. In addition to his Temple degrees, Washington holds a law degree from Yale University. He joined Wake Up With WURD to talk about the troubling case of Kim Potter, the former police officer who killed Daunte Wright, and white supremacists in the prison system.

COVID-19 News: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical advisor to President Biden, joined Reality Check host Charles Ellison to give an update on the pandemic. HealthCare Ready Executive Director Dr. Nicolette Louissaint also joined Charles to discuss the newly discovered Omicron variant.

Green 2.0 DEI data: Dr. Chandler Puritty is a doctoral lecturer in the African American Studies, Environmental Studies, and Culture, Art & Technology departments at UC San Diego. She joined Charles to discuss Green 2.0’s newly released diversity and inclusion data from environmental NGOs and foundations.

‘Tis the Season for Giving: WURD Radio and the Philadelphia chapter of 12 Days of Christmas Inc. are joining together to bring joy to the lives of underserved families in our community! Purchase or renew your forWURD membership and $15 will go toward the purchase of Christmas gifts for underserved children and families. The Source host Andrea Lawful-Sanders spoke with 12 Days of Christmas Inc. Philadelphia chapter president Stephanie Boyd about the initiative. If you’re already a member and wish to donate, call WURD at 215-425-7875 for details.

Helping Returning Citizens: Former Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams joined Evening WURDS with host Nick Taliaferro to talk about his recent ventures in helping formerly incarcerated citizens return to a better civilian life.

The Roots of Violence: Dr. Bandy Lee, forensic psychiatrist, violence expert, editor of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump” and president of the World Mental Health Coalition, spoke with Nick to unpack the rising violence in the country.

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