Voice: Charles D. Ellison
Do Philadelphia’s Mayoral Candidates Care About the Environment?
Here’s why the managing editor of EcoWURD is doubtful about Cherelle Parker and David Oh
Reality Check: Will a New Police Chief Above Our Old Police Chief Change Anything?
City Councilmembers are celebrating the idea of a “Public Safety Director” to oversee violence reduction in Philly. But, WURD’s midday host wonders, what will that really solve?
Reality Check: Philly Leaders, Act on Illegal Dumping
It’s a crisis akin to violent crime that the City and state have ignored for far too long, says WURD’s midday host, responding to a Citizen story this week about real steps being made in Houston.
Reality Check: Philly Knows How to Fix our Gun Violence Problem
So why, WURD’s midday host wonders, won’t it do so? Here, some proven ways to combat the scourge of shootings in Philly
Reality Check: One Word to Fix Philly’s Trash Crisis? Invest.
Illegal dumping sites like the one Ya Fav Trashman tried to clean up last month are a product of longtime disinvestment in Black neighborhoods. WURD’s mid-day host challenges the city to match Ya Fav’s commitment.
Reality Check: Could We Cut Philly Shootings By…Up To 93 Percent?
Multiple studies find that environmental fixes to low-income neighborhoods reduce gun violence dramatically. WURD’s midday host combines five of them into one bold plan
Reality Check: Beating the Heat
New York and Baltimore are handing out free air conditioners to low-income seniors most at risk of heat-related illness and Covid-19. Why, WURD's midday host wonders, isn’t Philly doing the same?
Reality Check: Cracking The Youth Voter Code
Want to get more young protesters casting a vote? WURD's midday hose urges that we start by taking them seriously