Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke appears at a hearing on the killing of Laquan McDonald Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in front of Judge Vincent Michael Gaughan at the George N. Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. Van Dyke is represented by attorneys Dan Herbert, Will Fahy and Randy Rueckert.     (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune, pool)

Wake Up With WURD – Question of the Day

If police can get away with lying, why tell the truth?

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Top 5 Live – Tuesday February 9

Police seek arrest warrants in LeSean McCoy bar incident, Knott ordered to jail in Center City gay attack, Temple proceeds with design of campus stadium, Parents of Flint Michigan toddler sue over lead in water, and Police at scene of black teen's shooting falsified reports

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Know Thyself, and Know You Are Loved

This week is my coming out, of sorts. Not sexually, but ethnically. I'm claiming an identity that I've only recently felt empowered to embrace. And it's scary, but wonderful.

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Solomon Jones Nominated Best Radio Personality in Philadelphia Magazine’s ‪#‎BestofPhilly‬!

Wake Up With WURD's Solomon Jones has been nominated as Best Radio Personality in Philadelphia Magazine's annual ‪#BestofPhilly!

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Nick Taliaferro Show Lands Monthly Exclusive with Mayor Jim Kenney

Mayor Jim Kenney's office announced today that his popular #AskKenney Twitter chat has expanded across other mediums to include engage Philadelphians everywhere, including an exclusive 30-minute caller Q&A segment on The Nick Taliaferro Show.

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Arts & Entertainment

Latest Episode of “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment” Documentary Released

History Making Productions announced the release of the latest episode of Philadelphia: The Great Experiment - Disorder: 1820-1854. View the trailer for a preview featuring members of the WURD family!

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Featured Podcasts

Wake Up With WURD 2.8.16
MOJO 2.8.16 – Rev. Ira Edwards
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Featured Videos

Race & Diaspora

Andrew Young Fireside Chat – Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

WURD was on the scene for a recent visit by civil rights activist and former United National Ambassador Andrew Young, Jr.

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WUWW Interviews Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney

Wake Up With WURD host Solomon Jones interviewed newly elected Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney during his second week in office.

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Politics & Government

President Obama Unveils New Gun Control Measures

On January 5, President Barack Obama announced steps that his administration is putting in place to reduce gun violence in America.

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