Tracking The Air We Breathe
A program to monitor inhaler use among Louisville asthma patients led to health-minded policy changes. Would it work in Philly, where asthma rates are sky high?
MLK’s “Burning House”
A Mastery high school principal says the civil rights leader may have begun with integration—but that’s not where he landed
Special Report: The Perils of the Mariner East Pipeline
Sunoco’s recently-halted project gives a glimpse of who’s looking out for our safety. Hint: The answer might just be no one
Gerrymandering’s Day in Court
Last week, a panel of North Carolina judges ordered Congressional districts redrawn because of partisan gerrymandering. Will the PA Supreme Court do the same thing?
With programs like Bankwork$, the 50-year-old Opportunities Industrialization Center—the brainchild of Rev. Leon Sullivan—plots a comeback
Ideas We Should Steal: Public Montessori Schools
In Puerto Rico, an experiment in alternative education is getting results in a district with struggling schools and high poverty. Could it work here?
“We got this”
Comcast’s citywide MLK statue project showcases student art—and a hope for a better America
Is Philly In Denial About Its Jobs Problem?
WURD’s afternoon host contends unemployment is worse than officials want you to know
Do Something: March for Women
This week, join thousands on the Parkway to celebrate women, support pipeline fighting nuns, learn about the opioid epidemic, and more!