Learning from the Baltimore Uprising | WYPR

Learning from the Baltimore Uprising

Apr 11, 2016

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Race, policing, inequality. We speak to two Baltimore City public school teachers about how their classroom conversations have changed in the year following the Baltimore Uprising. What have students shared about their perceptions of police? How have the issues raised by Freddie Gray’s arrest and death been incorporated into lesson plans?  One Baltimore class connected with students in Washington state, answering questions about how the riots impacted their neighborhoods. 

Plus, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 100th anniversary with the premier of a film and symphony about the city's storied past and turbulent recent history. Composer Kevin Puts talks about how the project was impacted by last year’s unrest.