Weekly News Round-Up: Safer Communities, Longer Bus Routes, Goucher Poll Results | WYPR

Weekly News Round-Up: Safer Communities, Longer Bus Routes, Goucher Poll Results

Oct 9, 2015

The Kid Safe Zone in the Penn North neighborhood opened after the uprising in April.

Baltimore’s homicide count for 2015 is up to 261- eleven just this week. We’ll speak to  community activist Ericka Alston about how West Baltimore neighborhoods are responding to the gun violence, and ask Darrel Stephens, the Executive Director of the Major Cities Chiefs Association about nationwide homicide trends. Then, a look at changes to the Charm City Circulator’s route with Kirby Fowler of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. We also talk S.A.T. scores and economic disparity with Timothy Sandoval of the Baltimore Business Journal. We’ll discuss the results of the recent Goucher Poll of Maryland residents with Mileah Kromer.  Plus a preview of a short film playing this weekend at the Baltimore International Black Film Festival.

Due to an unexpected technical difficulty the conversation with Ericka Alston and Darrel Stephens is unavailable.