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The Black Panther: Academic and Visceral Readings Cont’d

March 8, 2018 – The Black Panther Cont’d

Listen in to the second episode of our series examining the world brought to us by — and cultural shift created by — The Black Panther movie. We delve deeper into the film’s complexity in a lively, humorous, and analytical discussion. With: Johns Hopkins History Professor Dr. Nathan Connolly; UMBC American Studies Professor Dr. Kimberly Moffitt; and Kalima Young, Lecturer in Electronic Media and Film at Towson University.

Enjoy our latest journey to the world that brought us Wakanda.


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.


The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray: Episode 1 – The Law

Mural by Nether and Stefan Ways in BaltimoreMay 9, 2016 – Segment 1

We begin the show with Episode 1 of The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray, a 5-part radio documentary produced by students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in collaboration with the UMBC American Studies Department, Baltimore Traces, and the Center for Emerging Media. During the past semester as part of the UMBC American Studies Class “Radio In American Culture” taught by Steiner Show producer Stefanie Mavronis and myself, students have worked to produce a series highlighting the voices of residents of Baltimore City who have all in one way or another been affected by the death of Freddie Gray and the Uprising that followed.

Episode 1 on The Law features the voices of University of Maryland Carey School of Law professor Doug Colbert; civil rights lawyer A. Dwight Pettit; Tara Huffman of Open Society Institute-Baltimore; Perry Hopkins of Communities United; Baltimore resident Jessica Wyatt; Out 4 Justice’s Nicole Hanson; No Boundaries Coalition’s Ray Kelly; and Safe Street’s Gregory Mashburn.

Production, research, editing, and voice work for today’s segment on the Law was done by: Darrian Cate, Tyler Walsh, Heather Harvey, and Turrel David with executive production assistance by Marc Steiner, Stefanie Mavronis and Adam Droneburg.


Stories Of Deindustrialized Baltimore: Struggle

South Curtis Bay Industrial ParkMay 13, 2014 – Segment 2

We broadcast the next episode of a very special series produced by students from the Post-Industrial Places Project (PIPP) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC): Stories of Deindustrialized Baltimore. In the second episode, we focus on struggle.

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Stories Of Deindustrialized Baltimore: History

sparrowspointsteelmillMay 12, 2014 – Segment 2

We have the premier episode of a very special series produced by students from the Post-industrial Places Project (PIPP) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC): Stories of Deindustrialized Baltimore. This insightful series offers a fresh look at the boom and bust of the industrial communities of Baybrook and the Sparrows Point Steel Mill in Baltimore, and we hear the actual voices of individuals who were affected most deeply by deindustrialization. In this first segment, we focus on history.

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Sound Bites: 30th Anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement | Water & The Columbia Gas Pipeline | An Amazing Radish

10/17/13 Photo by Timothy B. Wheeler / Baltimore Sun Staff.  Baltimore, Md.  Baltimore City Mark Cameron of the city Office of Sustainability and Stuart S. Schwartz of University of Maryland Baltimore County (in ballcap) examine forage radish plants sprouting in vacant lot in Northeast Baltimore.  Curbing polluted runoff can be daunting in cities with lots of pavement and relatively few green spaces. A researcher with the University of Maryland Baltimore County has sowed forage radishes on a recently cleared vacant lot in East Baltimiore to see if they can serve as natural storm-water controls. Also known as Daikon or Japanese radishes, the plants' giant roots grow deep into the soil. Stuart Schwartz hopes they'll be able to break up hard-packed dirt enough so that it willl soak up rainfall and keep it from washing trash and pollution down the nearest storm drain into the harbor. ORG XMIT: 1144165December 17, 2013 – Segment 3

In 1983 the governors of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware, the mayor of Washington, DC, and the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency signed an agreement outlining a plan to restore the Chesapeake Bay. We begin the hour with a look at the 30th anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement, with: former Maryland State Senator Gerald W. Winegrad, attorney and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy where he has taught a graduate course on Chesapeake Bay Restoration since 1988; and Dr. Beth McGee, Chesapeake Bay Foundation‘s Senior Water Quality Scientist.

Then, we look at the implications of the controversial Columbia Gas pipeline, which will cut through 21 miles of Baltimore and Harford Counties in Maryland. In-studio to talk about the pipeline will be Gunpowder Riverkeeper Theaux Le Gardeur. To see the narrative map of waterway impacts along the pipeline, click here.

We close out the show with a fascinating look at a new type of radish that can be used to fight storm water runoff. Joining us to talk about this dynamic root vegetable will be Dr. Stuart Schwartz, senior research scientist at the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).

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The View From Black America

View From Black AmericaJune 6, 2013 – Segment 1

We begin our show with a recent survey of more than 1,000 African Americans – an overwhelming majority of whom indicated that they were satisfied with their lives. The survey, conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard School of Public Health, serves as the basis for the new NPR series, “The View from Black America.” Our panelists include:

Today in history, we highlight the anniversary of D-Day, the release of the one-piece bathing suit, and the birthday of Portia Washington Pittman.

 

 

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Manil Suri’s City Of Devi

Manil Suri, author of City of Devi

March 14, 2013 – Segment 1

Manil Suri, Mathematics professor at University of Maryland-Baltimore County and author of The Death of Vishnu and The Age of Shiva, joins us to talk about his newest novel, The City of Devi, a comedic love story that takes place on the brink of a nuclear war between India and Pakistan.

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