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

Reality Check: Philly Has a Violence Problem

And it’s time our leaders start acting like it

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: How “Good Cause” Fails Renters

WURD’s afternoon host on why City Council members should not be celebrating their tepid attempt to reform tenant protections in Philly

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: What Blue Wave?

WURD’s afternoon host warns that Pennsylvanians may not comply with those who are hoping for a progressive midterm landslide

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Lose Me The Money

The City has lost or misspent nearly $2 billion in taxpayer money—that we know of—with no consequences to anyone. WURD’s afternoon host wonders when we’re going to demand a full accounting

By Charles D. Ellison

Reality Check: Philly can fix its classrooms…

...but, as WURD’s afternoon host notes in the wake of the recent heat wave, it won’t.

By Charles D. Ellison