Elijah Cummings; Old Time Music and Crankies; Consumer Electronics Show | WYPR

Elijah Cummings; Old Time Music and Crankies; Consumer Electronics Show

Jan 8, 2016

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Congressman Elijah Cummings joins me this morning to talk about President Obama’s executive actions to address the scourge of gun violence, and what Congress may do to support, or oppose, those efforts. Also, the barriers that former inmates face when they’re released from prison are substantial: what can be done to make re-entry after incarceration succeed? 

Plus, that gadget you got for Christmas is so last year.  Tech writer Marc Saltzman joins us from Las Vegas on this first day of the annual Consumer Electronics Show, with a preview of the next things we’ll soon be unable to live without.

And, Crankies are back.  It’s an old school form of storytelling that’s being adopted by some decidedly new school artists, including WYPR’s Aaron Henkin, who’s cranking up a new take on Out of the Blocks.  I’ll talk to Aaron, and to the women behind the 3rd Annual Baltimore Crankie Fest.