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Responding To Homicide In Baltimore

baltimoreJanuary 15, 2014 – Segment 2

In 2013, homicides reported in Baltimore rose to 235, up 7.3% from 2012. In the first fifteen days of 2014 another 17 murders were reported. We begin our show with a look at the homicide rate in Baltimore. Our guests will include: Michael Johnson, Executive Director of the Paul Robeson Institute for Social Change; Dawnya Johnson, student leader with the Intersection youth project;Ulysses Cofield, Open Society Institute-Baltimore Fellow and founder of CORE, an after school program in East Baltimore; and Doug Ward, Director of the Division of Public Safety Leadership in the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University.

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The Intersection: Findings Of The Gun Violence Listening Campaign

The IntersectionAugust 15, 2013 – Segment 1

We begin our show with student leaders from The Intersection, who will talk about the findings of their Gun Violence Listening Campaign, in which students spoke to over 450 members of the Baltimore community about the effects of gun violence on their lives. Joining us are:

  • Dawnya Johnson, a senior at Seton Keough High School;
  • Donche Golder, a senior at Bluford Drew Jemison S.T.E.M. Academy;
  • and Zeke Berzoff-Cohen, Executive Director of The Intersection.

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Violent Week In Baltimore: Where Do We Go From Here?

Baltimore City Police Commissioner BattsJune 28, 2013 – Segment 1

We begin our show with a local news round table focusing on the wave of shootings that have swept Baltimore lately. Guests include:

  • Krishana Davis, multi-platform journalist;
  • Antero Pietila, author of Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City;
  • community activist Kimberly Armstrong; 
  • and Munir Bahar, activist and founder of COR Fitness.

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Youth Violence In Our Communities: Chicago Infant Killed

Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old who was shot in Chicago earlier this weekMarch 13, 2013 – Segment 3

We discuss the tragic killing of Jonylah Watkins, a 6-month-old who was shot in Chicago earlier this week. We discuss the youth violence in Chicago and Baltimore with: 

  • LaMarr Darnell Shields, President of the Urban Leadership Institute and founder of the PRAISE Academy;
  • Dawnya Jackson, Junior at the Baltimore Freedom Academy and member of the Intersection;
  • Bonnita Spikes, whose husband Michael was murdered in 1994, and who is now Murder Victims’ Family Members Organizer for CASE (Maryland Citizens Against State Executions);
  • Corey Brooks, Pastor for New Beginnings Church in Chicago;
  • and Phillip Jackson,Executive Director of the Black Star Project in Chicago.

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Baltimore Youth Talk Gun Violence Prevention

intersectionFebruary 26, 2013 – Segment 2

We turn to the broader issue of gun violence with youth from The Intersection. Did you know that 51 youth under the age of 18 have been killed by gun violence in Baltimore over the past five years? Hear the perspectives of our young people on this harsh reality. Joining us are:

  • Zeke Cohen, Executive Director of The Intersection;
  • Taikira White, junior at City College;
  • and Dawnya Johnson, junior at Baltimore Freedom Academy.

Then join the Intersection youth tomorrow, February 27th, for a press conference on this issue, 4:30pm at the Carmelo Anthony Youth Development Center located at 1100 E. Fayette Street.