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Top 5 Live – Friday August 28

Today's stories: Lapses in financial-aid oversight could cost Cheyney University $29 million, Prosecutors say Fattah trying to influence potential jurors, Former Sixer Darryl Dawkins, 58, dies, The South Suspends Black Kids From School Most Often, Trouble brewing between City Council and the schools?

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Health & Wellness

Brown’s ShopRite Launches Food Drive Across Philadelphia

As part of their ongoing sustainability efforts, Brown's Super Stores - which operates eleven local ShopRite supermarkets - kicked off a non-perishable community food drive today to bring awareness to the daunting issue of hunger in Philadelphia.

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Begin Again

It's been 10 years since we were transfixed by news reports of the destruction that Hurricane Katrina left in her wake, and the subsequent indifference of our national resources to help the stranded. How would YOU handle losing it all and going on?

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Health & Wellness

Solomon Jones takes a little – A LITTLE – time off

When you're writing two weekly columns, doing television commentary and hosting a daily radio show, there's very little glamour involved. In my darkest moments, I am huddled in a bathroom with a phone and computer.

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Youth & Family

Have You Seen Missing 12-Year-Old Myasia McFarland?

Myasia McFarland, a 12-year-old Germantown girl, was reported missing on August 16. Her family and Philadelphia Police are asking anyone with information to call Northwest detectives at 215-686-3353.

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Arts & Entertainment

Stevie Wonder Performs Surprise Concert in Philly’s Dilworth Park on Aug. 17

The incredible Stevie Wonder performed a live, free concert in Philadelphia's Dilworth Park to promote the final leg of his current tour!

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Featured Podcasts

Wake Up With WURD 8.27.15
MOJO 8.26.15 – SOF Library of the Blind2 FULL EPISODE
Wake Up With WURD 8.26.15 – FULL EPISODE

Featured Videos

Business & Technology

WURD Founders Day (2015) – Self-Determination Panel

On July 31, 2015, WURD celebrated Founder's Day -- our annual acknowledgement of the birthday of Dr. Walter P. Lomax, Jr., M.D.

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Politics & Government

WURD’s Nick Taliaferro Guests on NewsOne Now with Roland Martin

WURD's own Nick Taliaferro, host of The Nick Taliaferro Show, was featured on an edition of NewsOne Now with Roland Martin to discuss the recent 29-count indictment of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah for racketeering and corruption.

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Race & Diaspora

Interview: Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Rev. Leah Daughtry at NAACP Convention

Check out this great conversation between WURD's Sara Lomax-Reese, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and DNC Convention CEO, Rev. Leah Daughtry and the NAACP's 106th National Convention in Philadelphia.

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