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40 minutes | Jan 27, 2022
IWSS Festival | Orange Is The New Black's Piper Kerman on prison reform
Author Piper Kerman joins Reform Alliance CEO Robert Rooks to discuss achieving what is achievable: safety and reform in our prison system
18 minutes | Jan 26, 2022
Special Interview | A light at the end of the Covid tunnel
Katherine catches up with Dr. David Rubin, director of PolicyLab at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), who has been blanketing the airwaves arguing that it’s time to rethink our Covid risk management strategies
7 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
What's the cure for our languishing? Other-care
In the Age of Self-Care, a Stanford psychologist suggests a better antidote to what ails us right now is focusing on other people
4 minutes | Jan 24, 2022
Ali Velshi | 3 cowards and George Floyd
Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi discusses new intervention requirements for police officers in the wake of George Floyd's murder--including one disturbing case from Florida caught on tape.
9 minutes | Jan 21, 2022
How Jim Kenney could turn things around: potholes, litter, customer service
Amid a tsunami of crises, Jim Kenney should become a quality-of-life mayor. It's how he'd bring the city back.
8 minutes | Jan 20, 2022
🌳 More Trees 🌳
In this episode of Ideas We Should Steal: the benefits of trees. They go beyond health, heat and raised property values. Here, a few ways other cities are increasing their tree canopies, and how we can follow suit.
34 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
IWSS Festival 2021 | How do we really end generational poverty?
What's the long game to breaking the cycle of generational poverty in Philly? We invited Terri Sorenson of Friends of the Children, THRIVE CEO Omalara Fatiregun and Bill Golderer, President of United Way of Greater Philadelphia to outline the steps we need to be taking. Join us for this important brainstorming.
8 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Our kids are ending up in adult prisons
In the eight years since co-founding the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project, Joanna Visser Adjoian and Lauren Fine have helped dozens of young people stay out of adult prisons—and get the support they need to lead productive lives
5 minutes | Jan 17, 2022
Ali Velshi | Seditious Conspiracy and 1/6
Citizen Board Member and MSNBC host Ali Velshi breaks down the meaning and history behind seditious conspiracy, and why the recent charges by the Justice Department are so important
10 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
The craziest Senate primary race is happening here
Carpetbaggers, 2020 election result deniers, candidates—including a celebrity TV doc—spending personal fortunes, and connections to Communist China and the Turkish army. Welcome to democracy, PA-style.
8 minutes | Jan 13, 2022
A city designed for women
In this Ideas We Should Steal episode, we look to Vienna, ranked the most livable city in the world for 10 years. This is in part due to rethinking urban design with women and children in mind. Could a similar approach in Philly make our city more livable for all?
20 minutes | Jan 12, 2022
Reality Check | PGW and methane leaks--a deadly combination
WURD host Charles Ellison speaks with Melissa Ostroff, Pennsylvania Field Advocate at Earthworks, about PGA and its gas leak failures.
8 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
The future of violence is digital
Online beefs are behind an increasing amount of violence in Philly. A local resident and teacher wonders what police can do to stop it—and what responsibility social media giants should face
67 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
What would Jimmy do?
During our Ideas We Should Steal Festival, Ali Velshi moderated a conversation about American writer and activist James Baldwin. Professor Eddie Glaude and musician / playwright Stew joined Ali on stage. "It's weird how relevant [Baldwin] is now. He was writing about an America in which there were truths and there were lies. And the lies were prevalent."
11 minutes | Jan 7, 2022
Honey, I shrunk the mayor
Mayor Kenney ended 2021 complaining that he’s responsible for things that are out of his control. Council President Darrell Clarke, however, ended the year seeing a power vacuum.
8 minutes | Jan 6, 2022
Can you reduce your Covid risk...by walking?
Something as simple as walking every day can help lessen one of the biggest risk factors for severe illness or death from Covid-19: obesity. That's why we need to encourage more of it in Philly.
7 minutes | Jan 5, 2022
JP The Money Bear's ❤️ belongs to Philly
In this episode of Generation Change Philly, we highlight Raheem “King” Saladeen who has unlocked opportunities around the world with his artwork—including his ubiquitous “JP The Money Bear.” But his heart belongs to the city that raised him and the late friend who believed in him.
8 minutes | Jan 4, 2022
Embrace the cold!
In this Ideas We Should Steal: Canada. Eight years ago, Edmonton, started a citywide effort to celebrate its intense cold, rather than hide from it. Would doing the same here make winter more bearable?
9 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
At the dawn of a new year, is there any hope left? Yes
Democracy is crumbling, murder is on the rise, and Philly corruption reigns supreme. But there are still examples of hope all around us.
8 minutes | Dec 30, 2021
What you cared most about in 2021
This year was another marked by tragedy and hardship—but also hope and resilience. In other words: It was Philly.
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