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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.


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.

Politics & Government

Philadelphia Mayoral and City Council Inauguration – Video Playlist

Enjoy this video playlist of several events around the city to celebrate the Philadelphia 2016 Mayoral and City Council Inauguration!

Criminal Justice

President Obama’s Statement on San Bernardino Shootings

Citing the alarming frequency of mass shootings in the U.S. and national security in general, President Obama made remarks about the December 2 deadly mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA.

Health & Wellness

World AIDS Day is December 1 – Learn the Facts from AIDS.gov

In honor of World AIDS Day 2015, we encourage you to learn the basics and the facts about HIV/AIDS, take a moment to educate yourself about our government's HIV/AIDS strategy, and find out your HIV status.

Arts & Entertainment

WURD Backstage – Teyonah Parris

900AM-WURD's Stef Renee, host of "The MOJO," interviews Teyonah Parris of "Dear White People" and Spike Lee's "Chi-raq."

Criminal Justice

Only #onWURD: Chaka “Chip” Fattah, Jr. Discusses Fraud Conviction

WURD's Vincent Thompson interviews Chaka "Chip" Fattah, Jr. in an exclusive one-on-one just days after his conviction on federal bank and tax fraud charges.

Politics & Government

Victory Speech: Philadelphia Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney

On Election Night 2015, Mayor-Elect Jim Kenney offered a short, but appreciative, victory speech to the large crowd of supporters gathered at his headquarters.

Politics & Government

WURD Exclusive: Outgoing Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter Shares Future Plans

Outgoing Mayor Michael Nutter spoke with us about his hopes for the election, the work that remains to be done in Philadelphia -- and on a somewhat tongue-in-cheek note -- his professional plans once he leaves office.

Politics & Government

2015 General Election Countdown: WURD Interviews Jim Kenney, Democratic Mayoral Candidate

One week out from Philadelphia's November 3 General Election, WURD's Vincent Thompson interviewed Democratic Mayoral Candidate Jim Kenney.