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Baltimore Bike Share; Author D Watkins; The Art Of Fermentation

'Indego Bike' in Philadelphia became one of the country's newest bike-sharing programs this year.
Credit Llana Wurman and the Daily Pennsylvanian

    

Many Eastern cities, including Washington and New York, have extensive Bikeshare networks where you can pay a small fee, pick up a bicycle, ride it and return it to the same or another station. Baltimore is trying to catch up. We ask two bike advocates whether a small BikeShare can have big results.

Then – D Watkins is a young, fluid writer from East Baltimore. Hie tells us why he named his new book of essays, The Beast Side, and why he wrote about literacy, inequality and barriers of culture between whites and blacks.

Plus: In many cultures tradition includes naturally fermented foods from beer and miso soup to yogurt and sour-dough bread. Sandor Katz, who wrote “The Art of Fermentation,” joins Tom Hall to talk about his workshop and the benefits of bacteria.