Dr. Carla Hayden joins Tom for her first interview since being confirmed by the Senate July 13 as the next Librarian of Congress. After 23 years in what most people consider a transformative tenure as the CEO of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library, Dr. Hayden next month will become the first woman and the first African American to hold the most high-profile library post in the nation.
Then, Producer Bridget Armstrong visits the Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s latest exhibition, called Now, That’s Cool! It features rare artifacts, like an original picture of Frederick Douglass, from a decidedly not-so-cool era of slavery.
Plus, theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's new production of Julius Caesar.
And historian Lawrence Jackson on The City That Bleeds. He wrote a provocative essay in the July issue of Harper’s on Freddie Gray and the legacy of inequality that seeded last year’s uprising.