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Millions Invested In Sandtown; Out Of The Blocks; City Schools And The Unrest

Millions invested in the Sandtown neighborhood did not reverse the toll of illegal drugs and vanishing jobs. A week after Freddie Gray’s funeral, we asked a journalist and a pastor who was born in Sandtown and lives there still, what investments have worked, what have not, and where they see hope now. 

Then – From “Out of the Blocks” --the documentary series from The Signal’s Aaron Henkin and electronic musician Wendel Patrick-- We’ll hear part of their visit to Penn North, recorded two days after the riot. 

And That same day schools reopened, and we visited a high school in northeast Baltimore to learn how they were processing the unrest.

Plus: Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck talks with Tom Hall about the world premiere musical “Dear Evan Hansen” -- causing a stir at Washington’s Arena Stage.