Reality Check: We Shouldn’t Have To Pick Sides Over Gun Violence

People are being shot while the Mayor Jim Kenney and the D.A. Larry Krasner snipe at each other. Where, WURD’s midday host wonders, are the leaders we need?

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: We Must Save the Election

WURD’s midday host warns that coronavirus-inspired primary delays could lead to voter suppression and a win for Trump in November—unless we take action now

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Building Trust

There have been some important moves to help residents during the coronavirus scare. Now, WURD’s midday host says, the City must do more to ensure trust and safety

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: “Basic income” To The Rescue?

WURD’s midday host praises the boldness of City Council's poverty proposal, with caveats

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Philly is Key to Trump’s PA Strategy

It’s too bad, WURD’s midday host contends, that the city can’t see that

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Black History Month Isn’t Working

It was supposed to be a way to make black people equal and free of the legacies of racism. Instead, WURD’s midday radio host contends, it’s little more than a “cultural birthday party”

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Let’s rethink our school board

Applications for the school board are due tomorrow. But without pay or accountability to citizens, this WURD host wonders, how can we really expect them to solve what ails the struggling system?

By Charles D. Ellison

Audio: Not All Speed Cameras Are Created Equal

The City installed speed cameras along a deadly stretch of Roosevelt Boulevard this week. Is it Black and Brown Philadelphians, WURD’s afternoon host wonders, who will pay for them?

By Charles D. Ellison