Guest Commentary: Disrupt the Machine

A longtime committee person argues that our current system of ward fiefdoms must be overturned for the sake of local democracy

By Karen Bojar

More Than Just Hope

Hopeworks 'n Camden, a nonprofit that helps at-risk youth, is so successful, it’s facing an identity crisis. Should it expand into other cities or teach others how to do what it does?

By Sarah Jordan

Meet the Disruptor: All About That Flow

Philly startup Neuroflow could change the way veterans and mental health professionals diagnose post-traumatic stress—something long overdue

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Growing Home

Refugees from Bhutan and Nepal are reuniting with their farmer roots in South Philly. It’s not just nostalgia for their agrarian past; it’s also a path to jobs

By Quinn O'Callaghan

Do Something: Drink for the Dogs

Join the fight to end food insecurity in Philadelphia. Plus, sit in on an LGBTQ forum, toast pooches and female entrepreneurs and more ways to be an awesome citizen this week

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

What Change Feels Like

Watch out, establishment—something is in the air. Now let’s make sure our new faces also think anew

By Larry Platt

The Citizen Recommends: Leah Buechley

As part of a Drexel series on rethinking learning, the former MIT educational technologist grapples with the inequities her work can bring to education

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

REALITY CHECK: Really? Turnout was good?

In the first of a regular column, a WURD host calls Tuesday’s turnout a flat #resist re-mix—not a success

By Charles D. Ellison