Ellicott City Begins Recovery Process; Culture Connections With Sheri Parks; Old Line Spirits | WYPR

Ellicott City Begins Recovery Process; Culture Connections With Sheri Parks; Old Line Spirits

Aug 19, 2016

Shop owners on Main Street in Ellicott City surveying damage
Credit CREDIT JEN RYNDA, BALTIMORE SUN MEDIA GROUP

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman joins by phone to give an update on recovery efforts in Ellicott City after the devastating flash flood that left two people dead, 200 buildings damaged or destroyed, and hundreds of cars strewn about the historic streets or thrown into the Patapsco River.  

 Then, Culture Connections with Dr. Sheri Parks. As the Olympics enter its final weekend, star gymnast Simone Biles and gold medal swimmer Simone Manuel are just two of several Black athletes who have become household names. Has Rio changed the narrative around race and sports? Then Old Line Spirits is one of the latest entries in the crowded field of craft distilling.  We’ll take a sip of this new single malt.