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Confederate Monuments; Art And Addiction; Mortified On Stage; Islamic Art At The Walters

Dec 2, 2015

Credit Kevin Rector

The city of Baltimore has established a commission to decide what to do with four confederate monuments.  I’ll speak with the chair of that commission, Aaron Bryant, and Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead, an African American Scholar and author.  

Peter Bruun is an artist whose focus is often on using art to tell the stories of marginalized communities.  His latest project tells a very personal story.  His daughter, Elisif, died of a heroin overdose.  We’ll learn about how that tragedy became the inspiration for The New Day Campaign. 

Plus, a visit to the Walters Art Museum to check out its exhibition of Islamic Art, Tom Pelton puts the Environment in Focus, and a conversation with the producers of a series that features adults reading from their middle school diaries.  Guess what?  Eighth grade was even worse than you remember.  Get ready to cringe.