What's Next After City Detention Center Closes; Baltimore's Bluegrass; 98 Rock DJ Turned Hypnotist | WYPR

What's Next After City Detention Center Closes; Baltimore's Bluegrass; 98 Rock DJ Turned Hypnotist

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The City's Detention Center is set to close, according to Governor Hogan who announced the decision yesterday. We’ll talk about what the closure means for criminal justice reform in the state and for those housed in the jail.

Then, we’ll talk about the rich history of the bluegrass genre here in Baltimore, a city that’s music was influenced by an influx of Appalachians during World Two, as chronicled in a new book by Tim Newby, who’s also brought along a few tunes.

Plus, longtime Baltimore DJ, Matt Davis, is leaving WBAL’s 98 Rock to become a full time hypnotist. We talk to him about his career in radio and moving-on to his peculiar new gig as a hypnotist.