Shipp: The Uprising, A Year Out; Kwei-Armah On "Detroit '67;" Rousuck's Review; "A Curious Land" | WYPR

Shipp: The Uprising, A Year Out; Kwei-Armah On "Detroit '67;" Rousuck's Review; "A Curious Land"

Apr 18, 2016

A sign from the April 2015 street protests
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Freddie Gray died a year ago Tuesday (April 19th), after suffering injuries sustained while in police custody.  The trials of the six officers who have been indicted in connection with his death are on hold until next month, and some wonder if efforts to address the underlying problems that this tragedy laid bare, are on hold too.  Today, the perspectives of an acclaimed columnist and a theater artist.  Pulitzer-Prize winner E.R. Shipp is the Journalist in Residence at Morgan State University.  Kwame Kwei-Armah, OBE, is the Artistic Director of Center Stage.  We’ll talk about what should and could be done in the wake of last April’s violence.

Plus, J. Wynn Rousuck reviews playwright Brooke Berman's comedy, "Hunting and Gathering," the new show at Rep Stage in Columbia through April 24th.

And Arab-American author  and local educator Susan Muaddi-Darraj talks with Tom about her new book, A Curious Land: Stories from Home, a collection of connected short stories that chronicles one hundred years of life in a West Bank Palestinian village.