We begin with another look at discrimination in the mortgage lending market. Scholars took a deep dive into Baltimore’s banking practices found that for years, if you were black, you were at a distinct disadvantage to get a loan on favorable terms, and to build wealth. Their work has just won them the 2016 John Hope Franklin Prize for writing on Race, Racism and the Law. Has anything changed since the housing bubble burst? Professor Jacob Rugh joins Tom to explain how inequality manifests itself before you sign on the dotted line.
Then, Producer Rob Sivak joins our movie mavens, Jed Dietz and Ann Hornaday, for a recap of film festivals in Baltimore and Cannes, and Andrew Balio, the principal trumpet player of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra on the Future Symphony Institute, an organization he founded to create a new model for classical music.