Reality Check: Why Aren’t We Talking About Our Water Bills?

Last week’s water main break is evidence of Philly’s infrastructure problem. But WURD’s afternoon host wonders why higher fees are again the city’s only solution

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Don’t ‘Philly Shrug’ This

Philly gun violence is rising at an alarming rate. Are you paying attention, Larry Krasner?

By Charles D. Ellison

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