Wake Up With WURD

Wake Up With WURD 10.9.18 – Jake Blumgart

From WURD Radio: Jake discusses his PlanPhilly.com story on a recent study done by the Pew Charitable Trusts which shows that the vast majority of low-income Philadelphians receive no assistance with their housing costs. As a result, many have to rely on unconventional and sometimes illegal arrangements to secure shelter. (Read more.)


Seattle is the leader in worker protection laws. What can Philly learn as it considers a ‘fair workweek’?

From Philadelphia Media Network:
As Philadelphia’s City Council prepares to host a hearing Oct. 30 about its own version of Seattle’s year-old “secure-scheduling law,” known here and around the country as “fair-workweek” laws, here’s a look at what the city can learn from Seattle, thought to be a national leader in worker laws that aim to combat poverty. (Read more.)


This Week at Broke in Philly: Picture This Voting

“If I can make this happen, I’m sure you can, too,” said Akeem Dixon, community connector and host of Broke in Philly’s new series: Picture This. Dixon practiced voting and spoke with a Philadelphia committee person, a candidate for state rep., and a newly registered voter at a block party this past weekend. (Read more.)


Saturday: Meet Broke in Philly partners at Klein News Innovation Camp

Lessons from Broke in Philly: The benefits and challenges of mass city-wide collaboration among local media outlets” is one of the featured sessions planned for Klein News Innovation Camp this Saturday at Annenberg Hall, at the Klein College of Media and Communication on the main campus at Temple University in North Philadelphia. (map)

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Killing SEPTA transfer fees, charging for parking differently — it’s all in Philly’s new transportation plan

From PlanPhilly: The City of Philadelphia released what may be its most ambitious and concretely detailed transportation plan yet on Wednesday. Called CONNECT, the seven-year plan details the goals, strategies and tactics officials hope will address the city’s most pressing transportation challenges, including increased congestion, declining bus ridership, and a bike commuting trend that’s gone flat. (Read more.)