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Voices Of The Uprising; Whose Twitter Bots Targeted Pugh?; Married Duo Sings The Greats

Apr 22, 2016

Police and protesters clash near Mondawmin Mall on Monday, April 27, 2015.
Credit LLOYD FOX/BALTIMORE SUN

Continuing our series of conversations as we approach the one year anniversary of the funeral of Freddie Gray and the violence that followed -- reporter Mary Wiltenburg brings us a sound montage of that cataclysmic day, and its aftermath. A year later, the narrative of the Baltimore uprising is still a work in progress. The voices of the protesters, police and others who were there refocus our memories of the chaotic, wrenching events that day at Mondawmin Mall and at the corner of Pennsylvania & North Avenues. We hear them again through the prism of time and with a fuller understanding of the city's response.

Then, with election day right around the corner some candidates and supporters are waging attacks against their opponents. The latest tweet campaign against State Senator Catherine Pugh, who is running for mayor, seems to be generated by bots, or Twitter accounts not linked to real people. Reporter Lawrence Lanahan joins Tom to discuss. 

Plus, the husband and wife cabaret duo Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano, masters of the American Songbook, will be at Germano’s Piattini in Little Italy tomorrow night. They join Tom with a preview of their show.