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AUDIO: GOP Debate; D. Watkins on New Book

Roberto Alejandro, WEAA’s Interim News Director, sits in for Anthony McCarthy. Alejandro speaks with Lawrence Grandpre, Director of Research for Leaders Of A Beautiful Struggle, about Wednesday’s GOP debate. Then, Alejandro talks with D. Watkins about his new book The Beast Side: Living (and Dying) While Black in America.

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When Rioting Is the Answer

America was founded on riots. From as far back as the days of tar-and-feathering British tax collectors, citizens have resisted power by fighting back, using fists when their voices weren’t

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AUDIO: Wrestling with The Wire

Last week Baltimore’s City Paper featured stories on The Wire, David Simon’s acclaimed TV series about Baltimore. Join our panel of guests as we use those features as a jumping off point to talk about the series and its representation of our city.

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What Incarceration Costs Cities

When demonstrators took over some of the streets of Baltimore Tuesday morning, blocking traffic on roads leading into downtown, they were protesting a proposal to build a new jail for

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