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.
We have a conversation about community and police reactions to the escalation of violence in Baltimore City over the past few weeks. We examine initiatives such as last weekend’s 300 Man March, and discuss what is being done to combat violence in our community. Our guests are: Daniel Webster, professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Bob Cherry, President of Baltimore’s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3; Munir Bahar, activist, founder of COR Fitness, and one of the organizers of the 300 Man March; and Jason Rodriguez, Editing and Technical Manager for DMVdaily.com and one of the founders of the Baltimore City chapter of Copwatch.
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