Batts Breaks His Silence; A Pictoral History of Gay Rights in Baltimore; Local Activists Sing | WYPR

Batts Breaks His Silence; A Pictoral History of Gay Rights in Baltimore; Local Activists Sing

  Former Baltimore police Commissioner Anthony Batts broke the silence he’s kept in public since Mayor Rawlings-Blake fired him two months ago. We ask City Councilman Brandon Scott to react to Batts' descriptions of a “love fest” when the City Council reviewed his contract and of police training to deal with bias.

Then –Tom Hall talks about the social, cultural and political history of the gay right movement with author and activist Louise Parker Kelley, whose new book is called LGBT Baltimore and with long time gay activist Curt Decker.

Plus: we kick off the Labor Day weekend with sounds from the Charm City Labor Chorus. Tom talks to its director, Daryl! L.C. Moch, about singing for solidarity.