Reality Check: Walking the Talk on Clean Energy

In Chicago and D.C., residents and government came together to close polluting plants in their community. In Philly, City Hall won’t even take real action on the PES Refinery site

By Charles D. Ellison

Audio: Reality Check with Brooke Davis Anderson

Charles sat down with the Director of Museum Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts to discuss PAFA leading the country in acquiring works of art by women, and being among the best at acquiring works by African American artists—an effort towards making the museum better reflect the city and world it is a part of.

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Just Another Day in Philly

Low turnout, broken machine politics, an invisible mayor and other unimpressive takeaways from the city’s general election

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check with Sam Wachs

Charles Ellison interviews Sam Wachs, the Sixers fan who was thrown out of the game last week for protesting China’s treatment of Hong Kong protesters.

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check with Jill Bazelon And Keith Weigelt

Jill and Keith joined Charles to discuss a program called Bridges to Wealth, that is bringing financial empowerment training to students and adults in Philadelphia, as a way to lessen the wealth gap in the city.

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check with Mike McLively

Mike McLively of the Giffords Law Center to Reduce Gun Violence, studied those efforts in Oakland for a report that came out earlier this year.

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check with Angela Beale-Tawfeeq

Angela Beale-Tawfeeq talks to WURD host Charles D. Ellison about the swimming program she created for kids in urban areas

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check with Jessica Press

Jessica Press wrote a piece with tips from experts on how to help kids succeed in school this year.

By Charles D. Ellison