May 28, 2013 – Hour 1
We discuss reports this week that indicated the City’s plan to demolish blocks of majority-vacant housing around the city, relocate the few residents living on those blocks, and construct community gardens in their place. We talk to a panel of experts about what this means for the future of Baltimore, including:
- Jeff Singer, founder and former executive director of Health Care for the Homeless;
- Peter Sabonis, Human Right to Work with Dignity Program Co-Director for the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative;
- Mel Freeman, Executive Director of the Citizens Planning and Housing Association, Inc.;
- Randy Ford, United Worker leader impacted by the University of Maryland expansion in West Baltimore;
- and Clara Bailey, who lives on a block that is mostly vacant and is working with the city to get her property appraised.