The Love Cloud of 300 Men March; Untangling The Porter Case Mistrial; Helicon's 30th Winter Solstice | WYPR

The Love Cloud of 300 Men March; Untangling The Porter Case Mistrial; Helicon's 30th Winter Solstice

Dec 18, 2015

Baltimore City Police block the street outside the courthouse during the mistrial protests.
Credit Rachel Baye-WYPR

We begin with a conversation with one of our city’s most passionate advocates for young people.  Munir Bahar co-founded the group 300 Men March two years ago to prevent violence on Baltimore’s streets and to help African-American men become more engaged in their communities. 

Then, what’s next for Officer William Porter, and how will lawyers for the State’s Attorney adjust their strategy as they prosecute the other officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray?  David Jaros and Michael Higgenbotham from the University of Baltimore School of Law untangle the legal and social issues facing the defendants and the city. 

Plus, the music of Helicon, the Celtic masters who have performed an annual Winter Solstice concert in Baltimore for the past 30 years. Ahead of their show Saturday (December 19) at Goucher College, we observe our own Maryland Morning tradition by welcoming the band back to the studio to play some tunes.