Reality Check: How to Ignore a Gun Crisis

WURD’s afternoon host on how the Mayor’s response to Commissioner Ross’s resignation this week misses the point

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Of Course, It Was Nicetown

The shootout with city police yesterday was in a struggling stretch of North Philly that has too often seen violence. WURD’s afternoon host wonders if now the neighborhood will get some help

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: A Winnable Gun Debate

A ban on “battlefield weapons” could keep casualties from mass shootings down. That, WURD’s afternoon host contends, should be the sole message from gun control advocates

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check with Mark Houldin

Mark is the former policy director at the defender's association. He joined Charles to discuss Who's The Culprit For Philly's Murder Rate?

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Why are We Surprised by Unchecked Gun Violence?

Most homicide victims are black, from black neighborhoods the City has long ignored. WURD’s afternoon host has some ideas to change that

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check with Abbe Stern

Charles Ellison and Abbe Stern, hospitality manager at the Rittenhouse Hotel, discuss how she started a food rescue operation to bring restaurant excess to food banks and other organizations that could use it.

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Who Matters More?

Residents near the PES refinery have suffered from poor health for years. So why, WURD’s afternoon host wonders, is everyone only talking about jobs?

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check with David Bradley, Founding Director of LiveConnections

Charles Ellison and David Bradley, Founding Director of LiveConnections, sit down to discuss the music program at Hill-Freedman World Academy. Its students recorded an album inspired by the Sound of Philadelphia (including a cover of "Wake Up Everybody").

By Charles D. Ellison