In this hour, we hear about three efforts to improve the lives of others. First up, Tyler Mains is a Johns Hopkins medical student and co-founder of MERIT, Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens. MERIT connects high school students in Baltimore with internships and mentors in the medical field. Next, Gather Baltimore repurposes leftover food and redistributes it across Baltimore, providing fresh, local produce to families in need. Arthur Morgan, the organization’s founder, is a former Open Society Institute fellow. Finally, Lynn Cazabon is a multimedia artist and professor at University of Maryland Baltimore County. In her project, “Portrait Garden,” she planted perennial gardens with female inmates at Maryland women's prison in Jessup. Photographs of plants they grew are on display on Baltimore’s light rail system.
By Dan Rodricks & Maureen Harvie • Dec 19, 2014