Reality Check: Mayor Kenney’s Black Problem

The Mayor’s office and board appointees are overwhelmingly white. WURD’s afternoon host wonders: Has he delivered on what he promised to Black voters?

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Let’s Bail out CCP

In the wake of last week’s union agreement, WURD’s afternoon host offers a fix to our community college’s financial woes. Hint: Look at area higher ed’s endowments

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Raise The Rates

Only 25 percent of Philadelphians have bachelors degrees. WURD’s afternoon host wonders: Why aren’t local universities doing more to change that?

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Why Weed?

As Lt. Governor John Fetterman continues his statewide marijuana tour, WURD’s afternoon host contends there are more pressing issues to consider

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Voting Green

Why aren’t our elected officials talking more about climate change and pollution? This election, WURD’s afternoon host says, voters should demand it

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Is this a Philly Jim Crow moment?

After Controller Rebecca Rhynhart’s report showing that properties in poor areas are the most unfairly taxed in the city, WURD’s afternoon host calls for a political reckoning

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: More Trees, Less Crime?

Studies show that cleaner and greener neighborhoods lead to lower violence. WURD’s afternoon host urges city leaders to act like it

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Violent Areas are Hungry Areas

As WURD’s afternoon host explains, violence is often linked to hunger. That’s why we need more—not fewer—supermarkets in Philly

By Charles D. Ellison