Baltimore's Public Housing; Designing For People; Everyman's Dialect Coach; "Citizen Canine" | WYPR

Baltimore's Public Housing; Designing For People; Everyman's Dialect Coach; "Citizen Canine"

Jan 5, 2016

Credit JONNA MCKONE

RAD is the Rental Assistance Demonstration program. Has it brought much-needed funds into the city's rundown public housing or does it represent a shift in how public housing, which has been around since the 1930s, is run? Producer Jonna McKone explores what’s at stake.

Then, a conversation with the designer Ellen Lupton. Her latest book Beautiful Users chronicles how the focus of design has shifted from the products themselves to the people who use them. She’ll explain how design affects everything from how we peel potatoes to how we talk on the phone.

Then, The Everyman Theatre’s resident dialects coach Gary Logan tells us about how he’s trained the Everyman actors to sound authentically Irish in their production of Outside Mullingar.

And, the Baltimore-based writer David Grimm on his book, Citizen Canine and how the status of animals in our homes, and in our society, has evolved over time.