Reality Check: Context, Anyone?

As controversial memorials come down nationwide—including, potentially, Rizzo—WURD’s afternoon hosts wonders how much those doing the debating actually know

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Who decides what buildings to preserve?

WURD’s afternoon host wonders why there are so few black and brown people on the city’s new Historic Preservation Task Force

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: THE SHADY SHADOW (INTERIM) DA ELECTION

In the wake of a new temporary DA being named, a WURD host calls out the undemocratic process of choosing Kelley Hodge

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Rouse the (Hot) Masses

WURD’s afternoon host urges the city and its residents—especially minorities most affected by pollution—to start a real fight against climate change

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: What’s Toomey Thinking?

Pennsylvania gets hit hard by the Senate GOP health care bill. So why, WURD’s afternoon host asks, is our U.S. Senator so gung-ho about it?

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Welcome To Sin Tax City

WURD’s afternoon host says state legislation to expand gaming and privatize liquor sales would harm Phliadelphia—but help lawmakers' pocketbooks

By Charles D. Ellison

Are Police Shootings The Only Violence Worth Protesting?

WURD's afternoon host wonders where the activists are to stand up to rising neighborhood violence

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: SO NOW PHILLY HAS A VIOLENCE PROBLEM?

A WURD host notes the way media and politicians worry over violence—except when it’s in poor neighborhoods

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Philly Likes to Punish Its Black Kids

Black elementary school students are 2.65 times more likely to be suspended than their white peers. A WURD host asks if that’s any way to discipline our kids

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: UNEXPECTED DRAMA IN THE PHILLY DA RACE?

A WURD host also wonders: What’s with the $50 million wasted on new Philly PD headquarters?

By Charles D. Ellison