Ideas We Should Steal: Free Childcare at City Meetings
Ithaca, New York, just eliminated the biggest barrier to civic engagement among parents. Could babysitting bring more voices into the conversation in Philly, too?
“They Can Win”
When their garden project was halted because of lead in their school, students at Furness High School embarked on a different campaign: To clean every toxic school in Philly
The Dougherty Fallout
The reaction to the federal indictment of the union leader and his acolyte, Councilman Bobby Henon, raises two questions: Where’s the outrage? And: Is corruption now on the ballot?
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
Ideas We Should Steal: Feeding Your Neighbors
Philly is facing a hunger crisis. An idea from three North Carolina moms could offer a solution we can all take part in
The Citizen Recommends: Cash Rules Everything Around Me
Temple sociologist Sara Goldrick-Rab hosts a town hall this week on college debt. Here she talks about her groundbreaking work—and the hope it brings her
Do Something: Read With Drag Queens
This week, support libraries, learn about water and sustainability, juggling, and more
Reality Check: Philly Has a Violence Problem
And it’s time our leaders start acting like it