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Reality Check with Lorene Cary

11/8/2018
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WURD host Charles Ellison speaks with bestselling novelist and SafeKids Stories founder Lorene Cary about the power of youth and Vote that Jawn, a citywide effort to get young people to the polls

Duration:00:14:54

Ideas We Should Steal: Make Voting Easy

11/8/2018
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In Oregon and 12 other states, voters are automatically registered to vote. In 16, they can register on election day. In several counties and states, voting is done by mail. All have higher turnouts than in PA

Duration:00:08:26

Ideas We Should Steal: Political Compromise

11/7/2018
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In an excerpt from his memoir, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper writes of working with politicians on both sides of the aisle. He’ll talk about bringing reason to politics at our Ideas We Should Steal Festival on the 30th

Duration:00:05:50

My First Vote

11/2/2018
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Philly retirees reflect on their “first time”

Duration:00:13:20

A New Twist on Salvation

10/26/2018
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A design project seeks to save threatened religious spaces by reimagining their use as community hubs—for neighbors new and old

Duration:00:21:17

Ideas We Should Steal: Teaching Curiosity

10/25/2018
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At next month’s Ideas We Should Steal Festival, the CEO of Brooklyn’s Ascend Charter Schools will talk about turning away from “No Excuses” and toward what may be the key to education: Joy

Duration:00:14:07

Reality Check with James Meadows

10/25/2018
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Our own James Meadows and WURD host Charles Ellison discuss a local design project that seeks to save threatened religious spaces by reimagining their use as community hubs—for neighbors new and old

Duration:00:21:49

Meet the Disruptor: Roy Rosin

10/19/2018
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Penn Medicine’s guru of innovation may be the smartest person in Philly you haven’t heard of

Duration:00:14:53

Not a Tale of Two Cities

10/18/2018
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As the president of Center City District notes, poverty is not fate. But it will remain stubborn as long as the city still lags in jobs and housing

Duration:00:12:36

Reality Check with Dawn Holden

10/18/2018
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Turning Points CEO Dawn Holden and WURD's afternoon host Charles Ellison discuss the local child welfare agency,which is proving that youths who struggle after foster care can lead stable lives.

Duration:00:21:20

Hey, Big Spender

10/15/2018
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The mayor has increased the spending of your taxpayer dollars by a whopping 17 percent since taking office. What is our return on that investment?

Duration:00:06:01

Fixing the Problems We Can Fix

10/13/2018
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A local child welfare agency is proving that youths who struggle after foster care can lead stable lives. And you won't believe how little its intervention costs

Duration:00:09:15

Reality Check with Alex Braden

10/11/2018
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WURD's afternoon host and Philadelphia lawyer Alex Braden discuss Braden's latest column on ending ending our expensive culture of incarceration—and instead spending money to help prevent many crimes in the first place

Duration:00:18:30

The Fix: “Integrity Idol”

10/8/2018
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Nationwide contests in developing countries turn honest public officials into celebrities. Let’s convince the DC-based group behind the project to bring it here

Duration:00:09:15

Water is Wet

10/5/2018
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And trash cans reduce litter, according to a new city report. So when, Philly 3.0’s Engagement Director wonders, is Mayor Kenney going to do something about it?

Duration:00:07:28

Reality Check: "Integrity Idol"

10/3/2018
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Reality Check host Charles D. Ellison talks with an Integrity Idol officer about the nationwide contests in developing countries which turn honest public officials into celebrities.

Duration:00:22:26

A Safe Place to Grow

9/28/2018
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Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden teaches teens to grow the food they eat. But the lesson is really about so much more

Duration:00:05:56

Can there be Capitalism for Good?

9/28/2018
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Hear what you missed at the sold out Citizen event with author Anand Giridharadas and B Lab’s Jay Coen Gilbert

Duration:01:30:55

Reality Check with Larry Platt

9/26/2018
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Charles Ellison and Larry Platt talk about poverty in Philadelphia -- and what Kenney and City Hall should do about it.

Duration:00:21:38

A Tree Ought to Grow in Philly

9/24/2018
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Trees increase health, safety, and air quality. So why doesn’t the city insist on planting more of them?

Duration:00:08:04