Maryland Morning Podcast

Maryland Morning Podcast
2:56 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Changing Police Policies; Legal Questions Post-Freddie Gray; One Youth's Perspective

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Baltimore’s top prosecutor filed charges three days ago against the six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray. The police union said it’s a mistake, while protesters celebrated. Will the charges influence police policies and culture? We ask Tyrone Powers, former F-B-I agent and criminal justice expert.

Then: What happens in court now that the six officers face charges? We walk through the process and what will happen in court with a professor of constitutional law and a lawyer with the A-C-L-U.

Plus: Young people have been at the core of the protests in Baltimore, but those demonstrations are not usually led by the very young. We talk with a Digital Harbor High School senior who decided to change that and get his thoughts on how the protests can sustain themselves.

Maryland Morning Podcast
2:56 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Changing Police Policies; Legal Questions Post-Freddie Gray; One Youth's Perspective

Credit Credit Susan Melkisethian// Flickr Creative Commons

Baltimore’s top prosecutor filed charges three days ago against the six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray. The police union said it’s a mistake, while protesters celebrated. Will the charges influence police policies and culture? We ask Tyrone Powers, former F-B-I agent and criminal justice expert.

Then: What happens in court now that the six officers face charges? We walk through the process and what will happen in court with a professor of constitutional law and a lawyer with the A-C-L-U.

Plus: Young people have been at the core of the protests in Baltimore, but those demonstrations are not usually led by the very young. We talk with a Digital Harbor High School senior who decided to change that and get his thoughts on how the protests can sustain themselves.

Maryland Morning Protests
8:45 am
Mon May 4, 2015

Police Policies And Culture; Legal Questions Surrounding Charges; Youth Leadership In Protests

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Baltimore’s top prosecutor filed charges three days ago against the six police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray. The police union said it’s a mistake, while protesters celebrated. Will the charges influence police policies and culture? We ask Tyrone Powers, former FBI agent and criminal justice expert.

Then, what happens in court now that the six officers face charges? We walk through the process and what will happen in court with a professor of constitutional law and a lawyer with the ACLU.

Plus, young people have been at the core of the protests in Baltimore, but those demonstrations are not usually led by the very young. We talk with a Digital Harbor High School senior who decided to change that and get his thoughts on how the protests can sustain themselves.

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Maryland Morning
2:12 pm
Fri May 1, 2015

Revitalizing West Baltimore; Banjo Mass Music; Indie Front Man Author

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  How will the unrest of the last week affect attempts to redevelop West Baltimore? We ask James Hamlin, a small business owner blocks south from the burned out CVS on North Avenue. Hamlin has run his bakery on Pennsylvania Avenue for years in an effort to revitalize the neighborhood. We also talk with the city’s former development chief Jay Brodie what it takes to persuade businesses to invest in the inner city. 

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Maryland Morning Podcast
11:00 am
Thu April 30, 2015

City Police On Police Brutality; Freddie Gray Media Coverage; A School's Response To Recent Unrest

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Violent protests this week have laid bare the frustration of some communities in the city about how they’re treated by Baltimore police. What is the police department doing to repair these frayed relationships? We ask Chief Ganesha Martin, the Chief of Community Relations.

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Maryland Morning Podcast
10:00 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Clean-Up In Baltimore; What Past The 1968 Riots Can Teach Us; Youth Respond To Unrest

North Avenue protest
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  As Baltimore pulled itself together after Monday’s riots we talked to people who came out to clean up … about their views of what triggered the violence, what might come of it, and what their hopes are.

Then, we talk to law professor, political advisor and historian Larry Gibson about this week’s city trauma ... and we ask Tommy D’Alesandro III, who was mayor during the much more extensive riots of 1968, what struck him this week.

Plus, we hear from three Baltimore teens with a sobering perspective on the forces behind the violence.

Maryland Morning Podcast
11:00 am
Mon April 27, 2015

Freddie Gray Protests; Religious Pluralism; 'Carousel' Theater Review; Dan Rather

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Protesters marched through Baltimore on Saturday in the largest demonstrations since the death of Freddie Gray. What did they accomplish? We talk with one of the organizers of the protest, Dayvon Love. And, with Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby, who represents the district where Gray died.

Then – We talk with Eboo Patel about how the organization he founded, Interfaith Youth Core, is using religious diversity to foster new relationships and trust. He'll speak at Goucher College next month.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Gov. Larry Hogan's First 100 Days; "Brasslands"

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Next Friday will mark Governor Larry Hogan's 100th day in office. I sat down with him yesterday to reflect on what he has and hasn't done. We get his thoughts on the budget stalemate, the death of Freddie Gray, the Purple Line, and much more.

Plus, a documentary that follows three groups: a band of American brass musicians, an orchestra of gypsies and a Serbian trumpet player come together in a film screened this week as part of the Maryland Film Festival-WYPR Spotlight series. Tom Hall sits down with the director to discuss how nationalism and Balkan Brass come together.

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Death Of Freddie Gray; A History Of Women Lawyers; California Twang

Scene from Monday's protest at the Baltimore Police Department's Western District
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Tensions remain high in Baltimore as an investigation continues into the death of Freddie Gray, a man who died Sunday a week after his spinal cord apparently was injured while he was in police custody. We talk about police-involved deaths with the Maryland ACLU’s director Susan Goering with the ACLU of Maryland and a former prosecutor.

Then, in 1902, Etta Maddox became the first woman licensed to practice law in Maryland. Maryland Court of Appeals Judge Lynne Battaglia has edited a new book that tells that story and many others. It’s called “Finding Justice: The History of Women Lawyers in Maryland.” We visit her chambers to talk about it.

Plus, what happens when you mix California and country music? Something like Gram Parsons’ version of “Streets of Baltimore”. Tom Hall and his guitar join musicians Caleb Stine and Arty Hill.

Maryland Morning Podcast
11:00 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Trauma and Health; Building Community In Retirement; JWR Theater Review; Lincoln's Last Speech

A symposium today at Johns Hopkins examines how trauma in the city affects not just the health of residents, but the health of the community itself. We talk with Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner and a panelist at the event.

Then – Baby boomers are starting to retire. Author Beth Baker says they aren't doing retirement the way their parents did. Tom Hall talks with her about the ways the golden years are changing.

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