Business & Technology

Schuylkill Yards and Inclusive Development

WURD's Vincent Thompson interviews Lucy Kerman, Senior Vice Provost for University and Community Partnerships at Drexel University, about the importance of the $3.5 billion Schuylkill Yards and Inclusive Development project.

Race & Diaspora

A Talk With Charles Blow: Media Diversity, Innovation & Donald Trump

Sara Lomax-Reese, president and CEO of WURD Radio, interviews Charles Blow, CNN commentator and op-ed visual columnist for The New York Times, at the NABJ 2017 Regional Conference.


HIGHLIGHT REEL: Stephanie Renée in Ghana

Travel to West Africa through the lens of Stephanie Renée's cameras, as she gives us highlights of her media delegation trip to Ghana.



Extending the interfaith conversation about religious leaders in Accra, Rabbi Noach describes both the Jewish outreach he's leading in Ghana as well as life as an expatriate and finding fellowship abroad.

Politics & Government

PennX Top 10 Social Issues for the President’s First 100 Days

As Donald Trump puts his action plan for the first 100 days as president into play, hundreds of people are enrolling in a new Penn School of Social Policy & Practice massive open online learning course that empowers them to create a list of priorities of their own.


WURD Backstage: Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell

Community educator and composer Dr. Ysaÿe Barnwell, former member of the folk a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey In The Rock, shares insights with WURD host Stephanie Renée.

Women & Gender

WURD Exclusive: Interview with Hidden Figures’ Katherine Johnson

In the lead-up to Women's History Month, WURD president and CEO Sara Lomax-Reese sat down for an exclusive interview with Katherine Johnson, the main character portrayed in the movie "Hidden Figures."


Learning To Build Better Students

More multimedia offerings from MOJO host Stephanie Renée's recent trip to Ghana. This video explores a successful collaboration between Ghana and Israel for early childhood education.

Arts & Entertainment

2016 Marian Anderson Award

The 2016 recipients of the Marian Anderson Award were Patti LaBelle, Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. Congratulations to these musical and cultural icons!

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Criminal Justice

Letters to Trayvon – Solomon Jones Interviews Tracy Martin

On February 28, 2015 - the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death - Arcadia University hosted "Letters to Trayvon" – the culminating event of an engaging project celebrating Black men and boys through art and conversation.

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Race & Diaspora

Strange Fruit: The Seven Last Words of Seven Black Lives

Preachers, poets and activists - including the great Sonia Sanchez - reflect on the last words of seven Black men and women killed by police in 2014.

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Youth & Family

WURD/Eastern State Penitentiary: High Cost of Juvenile Crime, Incarceration & Punishment

In November 2014, WURD partnered with Eastern State Penitentiary for the second in a series of symposiums focused on crime and incarceration, and the overarching impact that both of these matters have on our society.