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Maryland Morning
2:12 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Revitalizing West Baltimore; Banjo Mass Music; Indie Front Man Author

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  How will the unrest of the last week affect attempts to redevelop West Baltimore? We ask James Hamlin, a small business owner blocks south from the burned out CVS on North Avenue. Hamlin has run his bakery on Pennsylvania Avenue for years in an effort to revitalize the neighborhood. We also talk with the city’s former development chief Jay Brodie what it takes to persuade businesses to invest in the inner city. 

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Humanities Connection
1:41 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

History of Wine Making in Maryland

The Humanities are not only found in the classroom, they can a part of everyday life.  Do you know that Maryland has a rich history of wine making?


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The Signal
11:01 am
Fri May 1, 2015

The Epicenter of Unrest: Penn North

photo by Wendel Patrick

  The 'Out of the Blocks' team of WYPR radio producer Aaron Henkin and electronic musician Wendel Patrick put together this audio-portrait of the neighborhood that’s become the epicenter of civil unrest in Baltimore.  These are the voices of Baltimore City’s Penn North community… A FULL VERSION OF THIS DOCUMENTARY AIRS TONIGHT (FRI MAY 1) ON THE SIGNAL AT 7 P.M. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. May 1, 1-2 PM
10:48 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Open Phones: Freddie Gray and Baltimore Uprising

As we look back at the past weeks’ protests and riots, we invite our listeners to share their comments on the Baltimore Uprising. Plus, police turn their investigation over to prosecutors, and a new stop during the transport of Freddie Gray comes to light. How can Baltimore heal? And what will this weekend’s protest bring?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. May 1, 12-1 PM
10:42 am
Fri May 1, 2015

All Six Officers In Freddie Gray Arrest Charged

 

    

All six Baltimore police officers involved in the April 12 arrest of Freddie Gray are facing criminal charges, including second degree murder, assault, manslaughter, and misconduct. At a press conference this morning, the Baltimore state’s attorney, Marilyn Mosby, said Freddie Gray’s death was ruled a homicide after an autopsy that had been expedited by the state’s medical examiner. Gray died April 19 from spinal cord injuries sustained within police custody. Arrest warrants have been issued for the officers. 

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The Morning Economic Report
9:08 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Car Choices in Upscale Zip Codes - 5/1/15

What you drive says a lot about you, at least that’s according to an analysis of data sourced from credit-reporting firm Experian.  The analysts looked at the most popular luxury cars in some of America’s most upscale zip codes.  As reported in the Wall Street Journal and in other media outlets, the analysis reveals some district regional preferences.  For instance, in the 90210 zip code of Beverly Hills, California, car purchasers love their Mercedes, whether the S, E or C Class. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Revitalizing West Baltimore, Post-Unrest

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How will the unrest of the last week affect attempts to redevelop West Baltimore? We ask James Hamlin, a small business owner blocks south from the burned out CVS on North Avenue. Hamlin has run his bakery on Pennsylvania Avenue for years in an effort to revitalize the neighborhood. We also talk with the city’s former development chief Jay Brodie what it takes to persuade businesses to invest in the inner city. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Bluegrass Twist to Classical Mass Music

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  What happens when you insert a banjo into a classical Mass? On Sunday afternoon in Harford County, the Deer Creek Chorale will present the local premiere of a The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass. It’s a mass setting by Carol Barnett, an acclaimed composer from Minneapolis. Choruses sing settings of the Catholic Mass all the time, from the Renaissance right through the current day, composers have set the words to the ordinary of the mass both for liturgical use and as concert pieces. Sunday’s performance will feature the band for whom it was composed, Monroe Crossing. Host Tom Hall speaks with composer Carol Barnett by phone and Martha Banghart, the Music Director of the Deer Creek Chorale, to discuss this unorthodox combination. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri May 1, 2015

Indie Front Man Headlines Baltimore's CityLit Festival

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Despite the unease in the city following Freddie Gray's death, the CityLit Festival will still take place on Saturday from 10am to 5pm at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Cathedral Street. A statement on their website reads that the leaders of the event hope that the gathering of Baltimore's literary artists and lovers of literature can be part of not only the healing process, but of the process toward thoughtful understanding and meaningful solutions.  

John Darnielle is the front man for The Mountain Goats, an indie rock band based currently in Durham, North Carolina. He is not only a musician but also a novelist, and he’ll be in Baltimore tomorrow headlining the 12th annual CityLit Festival. His latest book is entitled Wolf in White Van, which tells the story of a young man named Sean Philips, the inventor of a game called Trace Italian, played via postal mail in the 1990s. Sean’s face is severely disfigured, and as the novel unfolds, we learn the complex story behind his medical challenges, in this haunting book . Host Tom Hall speaks with John Darnielle by phone from his home in Durham.

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