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Reels From the Attic: Preview With Joe Tropea

Reels From the Attic (Credit: Red Emma's)May 25, 2016 – Segment 2

We host an interview with Joe Tropea, Digital Projects Coordinator for the Maryland Historical Society, offers a preview of an event happening Wednesday  evening at Red Emma’s 2640 Space, Reels From the Attic: Bob and Teresa’s Documentary Picks and Not-Fiction OdditiesReels From the Attic is a selection of 16mm films & video curated by local film fiends Teresa & Bob.

Reels From the Attic: Bob and Teresa’s Documentary Picks and Not-Fiction Oddities with special guest Denny Lynch takes place Wednesday May 25 at 7pm at 2640 Space, 2640 St. Paul Street in Baltimore. Enjoy two sets of vintage short films and videos about historic Baltimore and beyond, and then stick around to talk about them. Some local, some lovely, some fun or funny. All vintage in content and format, projected, for free.

The Black Church Food Security Network

October 22, 2015 – Segment 2

Next, we revisit our July discussion about the launch of the Black Church Food Security Network, with: Bishop J. L. Carter, Pastor of the Ark Church; the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, Pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; and the Rev. Darriel Harris, Project Officer of the Baltimore Food & Faith Project at Johns Hopkins’ Center for a Livable Future.

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Transforming Criminal Justice Policy

rollcallMarch 23, 2015 – Segment 2

Our panel of guests discusses ways to transform criminal justice policy in Baltimore and Maryland. With: the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist, pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church and Executive Director of Orita’s Cross Freedom School; David Rocah, Senior Staff Attorney for ACLU of Maryland; and Marc Schindler, Executive Director of the Justice Policy Institute.

Baltimore Town Hall: City Funding, Bond Issues & Which Institutions Are Supported Financially

housingDecember 15, 2014 – Segment 2

We discuss an important community event that’s taking place Tuesday, hosted by the Baltimore Community & Business Alliance: a Town Hall Meeting on City Funding, School Funding, Body Cameras and Police Accountability, and other issues. Our panel of guests includes: Lou Fields, Founder & CEO of Black Dollar Exchange and Host of the BDX Business Online Talk Show; community activist Kim Trueheart; Dr. Joanne Martin, co-Founder, President, and CEO of Baltimore’s Great Blacks in Wax Museum; and Kristerfer Burnett, Neighborhood Organizer for Comprehensive Housing Assistance, Inc.

The Town Hall Meeting will take place from 6-9pm on Tuesday, December 16, at the Arena Players, 801 McCulloh Street in Baltimore.

Local and State Election Roundtable

Larry HoganNovember 10, 2014 – Segment 3

We host a roundtable on the local and state election results. Our guests are: political activist and commentator Nicolee Ambrose, Republican National Committeewoman for Maryland; Laslo Boyd, higher education consultant and Center Maryland columnist;media and political consultant Catalina Byrd, co-host of No Hooks for the Hip-Hop Chronicles on WEAA; and the Rev. Dr. Heber Brown, community activist and pastor of Pleasant Hope Baptist Church.


Local Roundtable: Gubernatorial Election and More

statehouseOctober 27, 2014 – Segment 3

We host a local and state news roundtable, examine the upcoming elections and more, with: Dr. Matthew Crenson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University; Melody Simmons, independent investigative journalist and reporter for the Baltimore Brew; and Antonio Campbell, Professor of Political Science at Towson University and former Chairman of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee.



Local News Roundtable: Horseshoe Casino, Violence, and Development

horseshoeAugust 25, 2014 – Segment 3

We host a Local News Roundtable on such topics as: where funds from the new casino are going; community outrage over the killing of two more teenagers; and the role of the liquor board. With: Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University; Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris, assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Morgan State University; and Melody Simmons, independent investigative journalist and reporter for the Baltimore Brew.


Local and National News Roundtable

waverlyAugust 4, 2014 – Segment 2

We host a local and national news roundtable. Our topics include: the Republican Party’s lawsuit against President Obama; Eric Garner’s death being ruled a homicide; immigration; the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) giving their “Thumbs Down” award to NPR; and the tragic death of a 3-year-old girl who killed by a stray bullet in a drive-by shooting in the Waverly neighborhood of Baltimore this weekend. Our guests are: Dr. Lester SpenceCenter for Emerging Media Scholar-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University; ER ShippPulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University; Tyrone Keysauthor, public affairs strategist and public relations expert; Dr. Lawrence Brown, activist, public health consultant, and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; and Rob Drowos, Member of the 300 Man March Street Engagement Unit.


Local And State Roundtable: Gubernatorial Debate, Plastic Bags, And Prayer At County Council Meetings

bagMay 12, 2014 – Segment 3

We host a local and state news roundtable. Our panel discusses last week’s Democratic gubernatorial debate; the tax on plastic shopping bags; and Carroll County’s decision on prayer in county meetings. Our guests will be: Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University; Jackie Wellfonder, conservative activist and blogger at; and Rev. Meredith Moise, ordained minister, writer, community activist and teacher who is currently at a clean energy nonprofit which organizes communities in Baltimore to purchase clean energy collectively.


Local News Roundtable

GanslerAndBrownAugust 16, 2013 – Segment 2

We have a local news roundtable where we discuss the latest news from Baltimore and Maryland. Our guests are Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; and Marta Mossburg, columnist for The Baltimore Sun and The Frederick News-Post. We speak about the Baltimore City Police Department’s response to crime in different neighborhoods in Baltimore and Attorney General Doug Gansler’s comments on Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown.