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Downtown Voices: Episode 4 — The Uprising

Photo Credit: Stefanie MavronisMay 19, 2016 – Segment 1

Students involved in a recent project at UMBC have been collecting stories of Baltimore communities as they change and grow, meeting people where they are and listening to their stories. The project is called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition and it’s made possible by a Hrabowski Innovation Fund grant. This semester’s radio series, Downtown Voices, features students talking to city dwellers about their thoughts on the past, present, and future of Baltimore.

Today you will hear “The Uprising,” a snapshot of the movement that developed in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death, and the effect it has had on our city. Written by Michael Stone and Produced by Calvin Perry, both of Baltimore Traces.


Downtown Voices: Episode 3 — Arts & Diversity

Baltimore City arts districtsMay 18, 2016 – Segment 1

A recent project at UMBC has been collecting stories of Baltimore communities as they change and grow. The idea is to meet people where they are and listen to their stories. It’s called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition and it’s made possible by a Hrabowski Innovation Fund grant. This semester’s radio series is called DOWNTOWN VOICES. Students talk to city folks about their thought on the past, present, and future of Baltimore.

Today, “Arts & Diversity” — a look at one of the city’s “Arts Districts,” and the divisions in race and class among the Artists who work there. Narrated by Christina Kwagen and Ilesh Patel of UMBC’s Baltimore Traces.


Downtown Voices: Episode 2 — Word On The Street

Downtown WestsideMay 17, 2016 – Segment 1

A recent project at UMBC has been collecting stories of Baltimore communities as they change and grow. The idea is to meet people where they are and listen to their stories. It’s called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition and it’s made possible by a  Hrabowski Innovation Fund grant. This semester’s radio series is called DOWNTOWN VOICES. Students talk to city folks about their thought on the past, present, and future of Baltimore.

Today, “Word on the Street” — a little sidewalk talk from the west side of Downtown, what people love about downtown and what needs to change for it to serve citizens better. Narrated by Shira Singlenberg of UMBC’s Baltimore Traces.


Downtown Voices: Episode 1 — A Tale Of Two Markets

Baltimore Lexington MarketMay 16, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the week with another new series produced by students at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). A recent project at UMBC has been collecting stories of Baltimore communities as they change and grow. The idea is to meet people where they are and listen to their stories. It’s called Baltimore Traces: Communities in Transition and it’s made possible by a Hrabowski Innovation Fund grant. This semester’s radio series is called DOWNTOWN VOICES.

Students talk to city folks about their thought on the past, present, and future of Baltimore. Today, “A Tale of Two Markets,” — a look at changes in our city through the lens of the old and beloved Lexington Market, and the new and hip Mount Vernon Marketplace. This story is narrated by Adam Droneburg, of UMBC’s Baltimore Traces.