Friday News Roundup: Confederate Monuments; BBJ; Maryland's Poor Money Management; Tribute to Bowie | WYPR

Friday News Roundup: Confederate Monuments; BBJ; Maryland's Poor Money Management; Tribute to Bowie

Jan 15, 2016

The Confederate Women's Monument in Baltimore City.
Credit Fern Shen/Baltimore Brew

What is the right balance among history, art, and 21-century awareness? A Baltimore City task force this week made preliminary recommendations to remove two Confederate monuments. We’ll speak to a Elissa Blount Moorehead, a member of the commission, and Jay Barringer from the Maryland Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans about what should be done about the monuments. 

Plus, this week Maryland was ranked dead last among states in how its consumers manage their credit; Nina Heck from the nonprofit ‘Guidewell Financial Solutions’ shares tips on tackling debt. We’ll also talk about news headlines from the Baltimore Business Journal, how colleges in Maryland are approaching consent and sexual assault on campus and how Baltimore's Creative Alliance and local musicians remember David Bowie.