The Debate Over Funding Charter Schools; Children's Books At the Book Festival; Local Band Glassine | WYPR

The Debate Over Funding Charter Schools; Children's Books At the Book Festival; Local Band Glassine

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  Disagreements over funding public charter schools have erupted in a lawsuit and such tension that the city this week asked former Mayor Kurt Schmoke, now president of the University of Baltimore, to facilitate discussions about how the money should be apportioned. We talk to Bobbi MacDonald, a leader of several charters. 

Then – The Baltimore Book Festival starts today! Tom Hall talks with novelist Laurel Snyder and with actress, storyteller, dancer and now author, Maria Broom about their children’s books.

Plus: What do you get when you fashion an album from the practice sessions of patrons at guitar centers? We hear from Danny Greenwald of the band Glassine.