Democratic candidate for mayor Jim Kenney celebrates his win on stage on Primary Election Day at Jim Kenney's victory party in Philadelphia on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. ( STEPHANIE AARONSON / Staff Photographer )
Politics & Government

Mayoral nominee Jim Kenney talks jobs, jails and more

I spoke with Democratic mayoral nominee Jim Kenney in the days after his convincing victory over a field of five competitors. The wide ranging interview covered jobs, education, marijuana decriminalization and gentrification, but Kenney saved his most interesting comments for the prison system.

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Top 5 Live – Wednesday June 3

Every day on Wake Up With WURD we list the top five stories of the day. Today's stories include: FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces resignation amid scandal, Why Philly has so few black police recruits, NSA surveillance bill passes after weeks-long showdown and more.

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Music Is My Life

Black Music Month is like a second birthday celebration. It is a wonderful reminder of the role that music has played not just in my own development, but as a vehicle for expression and success for my entire family.

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Race & Diaspora

Systemic racism and… incarceration

Race Forward, publisher of Colorlines, has launched a video series called "What Is Systemic Racism?" featuring socio-political commentator and deejay Jay Smooth. This video, second in the series, focuses on the connection between racism and incarceration.

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Business & Technology

Mind Your Business Episode 4: The A-List Look

In the fourth episode of "Mind Your Business," Wake Up With WURD host Solomon Jones speaks with Hanifa Samad, owner of The A List Look - a fashion boutique in Philadelphia.

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Health & Wellness

Free Hunger Hotline for Pennsylvanians

Did you know that nearly 12 percent of Pennsylvanians residents live in households that can’t always afford enough food? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) now funds a toll-free hotline to help people access food.

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