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Solving the problem of prison overcrowding

There is a national push to reduce the number of people in our prisons, and it's a cause that's been championed by Republicans and Democrats alike. But as Philadelphia prepares to buy land on which to build a new prison, our city seems to be out of step

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Wake Up With WURD

Top 5 Live – Monday July 6

Today's stories include: U.S. Women win World Cup Title, Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders,  Union denounces release of officer names in police shootings and more.

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Film still features American jazz musician Count Basie (1904 - 1984) and  singer Billie Holiday (1915 - 1959) in a Universal International musical short, 1951. (Photo by John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)
The MOJO

Genius, By Invitation Only

The documentary "What Happened, Miss Simone?" plucked the scabs off of old wounds around the often tortuous fate of Black genius. We cannot rewrite history, but we can do a much better job of surrounding, protecting and nurturing it for future generations.

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Politics & Government

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Releases Statement on Voting Rights Advancement Act

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has released a statement in favor of the pending Voting Rights Advancement Act. Click for an excerpt.

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Race & Diaspora

Live Feed and Rebroadcast of Funeral Service for Rev. Clementa Pinckney

WURD is carrying a live video feed of the funeral service for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, pastor of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC and Democratic member of the SC Senate. Pinckney was among nine churchgoers murdered on June 17 by suspected gunman Dylann Roof.

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Youth & Family

Philly’s Anderson Monarchs Launch Civil Rights Barnstorming Tour

The Monarchs recently embarked on a civil rights barnstorming tour that will take them to a number of landmarks around the United States, including Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church and Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge.

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