Reality Check: How to Ignore a Gun Crisis

Charles Ellison on how the Mayor’s response to Commissioner Ross’s resignation this week misses the point

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. Charles Ellison wonders if now the neighborhood will get some help

Reality Check: A Winnable Gun Debate

A ban on “battlefield weapons” could keep casualties from mass shootings down. That, Charles Ellison contends, should be the sole message from gun control advocates

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 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 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

Reality Check: Philadelphia’s Really Bad Gas Problem

The PES refinery fire, WURD’s Charles Ellison argues, proves our embrace of gas plants doesn’t square with Mayor Kenney’s green rhetoric

Reality Check with Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

WURD's Charles Ellison and the Citizen's Executive Editor discuss Canada's plan to reduce poverty.

By Charles D. Ellison