Sandtown Incarceration; Congressman Barney Frank; The Stronghold; Theater Review: "Detroit" | WYPR

Sandtown Incarceration; Congressman Barney Frank; The Stronghold; Theater Review: "Detroit"

West Baltimore's Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood
Credit Former Maryland Morning producer, Matt Purdy

Analysis last spring found that more people from the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood in West Baltimore are incarcerated in Maryland state prisons … than from any other census tract. We went to see two ex-offenders working to change that. 

Then – Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank is known for his progressive politics and his wit – both evident his memoir. We revisit his conversation with Tom Hall.

Plus: Republicans have lost five of the last six popular elections for president – but the GOP is in charge of both houses of Congress. Why the difference? UMBC political science professor Thomas Schaller says he's got the answer in his book, “The Stronghold.”

And – Critic J. Wynn Rousuck review Fells Point Corner Theatre’s season-opener “Detroit,” about desperation in the suburbs.