The Accountability Index: City Audit Problems; Anna Deavere Smith; "Mullingar's" Irish Dialect Coach | WYPR

The Accountability Index: City Audit Problems; Anna Deavere Smith; "Mullingar's" Irish Dialect Coach

Dec 9, 2015

The Accountability Index, our monthly series of conversations with reporters at Baltimore Brew continues with a look at Baltimore's sometimes halting efforts to audit major city departments. The Brew's senior investigative reporter, Mark Reutter, joins Tom for a discussion of what the city knows -- and what it doesn’t know -- about how it’s spending our money. 

Then, a conversation with acclaimed actor and writer Anna Deavere Smith. She returned this past weekend to her original hometown of Baltimore to perform her latest one-person play, which takes a penetrating look at the school to prison pipeline.  Tom talks with Anna Deavere Smith about Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, the Baltimore Chapter.

And The Everyman Theatre’s dialect coach, Gary Logan, is helping the show's actors master the unique regional accents used in the theater’s latest show, an Irish comedy called Outside Mullingar.   Logan stopped by Studio A to give Tom and Nathan a few tips on how to speak  like an authentic Irishman.