About WURD’s Violence Collaborative

WURD Radio, after being awarded an Experimentation Grant from the Lenfest Institute for Journalism in October 2017, embarked on a journey to investigate the growing rate of community violence in Philadelphia. Working in partnership with several media and academic institutions, including: The Philadelphia Media Network, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy and Practice, The Village of Arts and Humanities, and individual stakeholders, we created a library of content that explored the impact of violence in the city while soliciting solutions from those most directly affected. Utilizing diverse technology tools like WURD Radio, social media and the mobile App, Anchor, we compiled a collection of user-generated content, on-air and video interviews and community conversations. After more than three months of exploration, WURD Radio has successfully aired, published and aggregated compelling content that informs and engages audiences on the subject of violence.

Latest Videos

Latest Videos

News

TRANSMIT TRANSFORM EVENT SIZZLE REEL

“TRANSMIT/TRANSFORM,” was a two-day event celebrating the lives of community members lost to violence in the Fairhill-Hartranft neighborhood of North Philadelphia. Done in partnership with […]

Morning & Midday Shows

WUWW Interview with Juvenile Lifers: Shavonne Robbins & John Pace

Shavonne Robbins & John Pace, who were both sentenced to life as juveniles, share their story of how they ended up incarcerated and offer solutions […]

Commentary

Philadelphia Gun Violence Claims a Beloved Youth Organizer

Mr. Terrance “TA” Williams of Philadelphia’s Youth Arts Self-Empowerment Project was fatally shot in mid-December.

Latest Podcasts

Latest Podcasts

Wake Up With WURD 6.21.18 – Catherine Searight And Alissa Jackson
Wake Up With WURD 6.4.18 – John Phillips
Wake Up With WURD 5.31.18 – Crystal Arthur

Violence Commentary

Violence Commentary

Commentary

#WURDMarchingOrders: Violence, the Issues, and the Solutions

Wake Up With WURD, hosted by Christopher “Flood the Drummer” Norris Audit gun owners quarterly and create a registry. “You have to renew your firearms […]

Violence

Philadelphia – Violence Prevention Organizations

Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia http://avpphila.org/contact-us/ 2000 Hamilton Street, Suite 204 Philadelphia, PA 19150 Phone: 215-567-6776 Fax: 215-567-6775   Center City Crime Victim Services http://www.cccvs.org/contact 1315 […]

Morning & Midday Shows

David Jones Investigation Headed Back to Philly DA’s Office

The Office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General will no longer be investigating the fatal police shooting of David Jones. 1.23.18: Philadelphia – (Politics): Ms. Tiffanie […]

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