Healing Hurt People

An African American ER doctor sought to address the gap between the physical and psychological treatment of victims of violence. Now five area hospitals have adopted his innovative trauma care model

By Lebo Ashley Phillip

Schooling Krasner

With four months to go before election day, what lessons can the likely DA learn now?

By David A. Love

Taking On Recidivism

AG Josh Shapiro is determined to make it easier for returning citizens to adjust to life after prison. Just don’t call him soft on crime.

By Larry Platt

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

Guest Commentary: What comes after prison?

To kick off the city’s Reentry Awareness Month, the project editor of the media collaboration The Reentry Project explains why we a need a change to our system

By Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

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

Dirty Harry Gets Emotional

When not calling perps “scumbags,” legendary cop Mike Chitwood calls for police to get in touch with their feelings. Is it our most needed reform?

By Larry Platt

We’re Number One!

Philly leads the nation in a dubious category: juvenile life without parole. Does it need to be this way?

By David A. Love

Just What Is A Sanctuary City?

Everything you always wanted to know about the debate no one knows anything about. A special report.

By Roxanne Patel Shepelavy