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AUDIO: Bail Reform & The Future of Cash Bail

Host Marc Steiner has a conversation about Bail Reform with Caryn York, Director of Policy and Strategic Partnerships for the Job Opportunities Task Force; and Dayvon Love, Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.

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AUDIO: Local Roundtable on Education & Policing in Baltimore

Marc Steiner hosts a Local News Roundtable on topics such as Policing in Baltimore and Education. Joining the Local News Roundtable: longtime citizen activist Kim Trueheart, former candidate for Baltimore City Council President; Lawrence Grandpre, Assistant Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; and Luke Broadwater, reporter for the Baltimore Sun who focuses on local and state politics.

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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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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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AUDIO: “The Black Book: Reflections From The Baltimore Grassroots”

Dayvon Love and Lawrence Grandpre are African-American grassroots community activists who, along with Adam Jackson, lead an organization called Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle. They are fixtures in Annapolis, advocating to the General Assembly on issues like police accountability and drug policy. They have written a provocative book, a collection of essays that call out the liberal white academic community and what they refer to as the “Nonprofit Industrial Complex” for advancing institutional racism. It’s called “The Black Book: Reflections from the Baltimore Grassroots”. Dayvon Love and Lawrence Grandpre join Tom Hall in the studio.

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