Brainstorming Better Turnout

This month’s primary saw an even lower number of voters than the lows of late. WURD’s afternoon host offers ways to fix our broken democracy

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: The Looming Public Housing Fiasco

In the wake of HUD chief Ben Carson’s proposal to triple public housing rent, WURD’s afternoon host calls on the City to find a real solution to our rental woes

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: The Rent is Too High

In the wake of the deadly North Philly fire, WURD’s afternoon host says we have an affordable living, rather than an affordable housing, crisis.

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: A Tax on Poor Kids

WURD’s afternoon host on how the Mayor’s proposed property tax increase to fund schools is actually bad for city kids

By Charles D. Ellison

Seriously? Another Tax Hike?

WURD’s afternoon host says the Mayor’s “lazy” tax increase proposal hurts average Philadelphians. Is there a smarter way to fund our schools?

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Where’s the real Amazon conversation?

Philly’s on the top 20 list for Amazon’s HQ2, but without the right preparation, could the results be disastrous? WURD’s afternoon host has more

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Hey Eagles, can you do North Philly a solid?

WURD’s afternoon host urges the socially-good NFL champs to make its stadium affordable—so Temple doesn’t have to build a new one

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Will Water Bills Drown Philly’s Poor?

WURD’s afternoon host wonders if a new bill assistance program can keep the water on and cover aging system costs

By Charles D. Ellison