At the top of the hour - Officer Edward Nero found not guilty on all charges related to the arrest of Freddie Gray. WYPR reporter P. Kenneth Burns explains Judge William's verdict and we discuss what this means for the remaining trials.
Next, can civic engagement stave off memory loss as we age? Can bringing seniors into elementary schools for a few hours a week boost students’ reading ability? The Baltimore Experience Corps has matched 300 older adults to nearly 30 elementary schools for the purpose of improving literacy. Branch director Bill Romani joins us to discuss how this 18-year-old program benefits teachers, students, and retirees, and is changing attitudes about aging. Volunteers Sylvia Seymour-Crosby and Lauren McKenzie share what the Baltimore Experience Corps means to them.