Just Words

April 3, 2008

Just Words – Episode 13: Nargas Hyman

An after school program changes lives in Park Heights - The home of Nargas Hyman is also the home of B Spirit, a homework and tutoring center for inner-city youth. But it's more than that: it is a bunker of hope in one of the cities most drug-ridden areas.
April 3, 2008

Just Words – Episode 14: Taveon “Bill” Nash

A young man struggles to keep on a path of success - Taveon "Bill" Nash works two jobs, 7 days a week in order to provide for his 2-year-old son. He works hard, serves as a youth mentor, and is an example of how youth in Park Heights can succeed if given encouragement and support. But he also illustrates the lengths that many working people must go to in order to keep everything together.
April 3, 2008

Just Words – Episode 15: Cierra

A young woman avoids the cycle of violence and defeat in Park Heights - This is the story of how 20-year-old Cierra has managed to rise above the cycle of violence and defeat in her Park Heights neighborhood.
April 3, 2008

Just Words – Episode 16: Robert

Why the temp agency needs reform - 39-year-old Robert shares his thoughts on how the day laborer industry in Baltimore City is exploitative, and how he hopes to help reform it.
April 3, 2008

Just Words – Episode 17: Becca

A waitress, a mother, a grandmother, and a student on what it takes to achieve the American dream. Becca is a waitress, a mother, a grandmother, and a student. How does she juggle it all? What does it take to attain the American dream?
April 3, 2008

Just Words – Episode 18: Terry

How I got to prison - Terry is an ex-felon trying to live a new, positive life on the outside. But, he's still haunted by things that happened to him while he was in prison.
April 3, 2008

Just Words – Episode 19: Terry

Love on the subway - When Terry left prison to serve his last 18 months on home detention, he didn't expect to fall in love—but he did. He also didn't expect to be taken back to prison—but he was.
April 3, 2008

Just Words – Episode 20: Terry

Being HIV Positive - Terry reveals that he is HIV positive. He shares how he thinks he contracted the disease, and what he thinks it means for his future.
April 3, 2008

Just Words – Episode 21: Terry

Getting a job with a record - Terry is doing everything he can to defy Maryland's recidivism rate. But things are hard in the job market for a man with a record.
April 3, 2008

Just Words – Episode 22: Sheila and Keonya

Getting a job with a record - Terry is doing everything he can to defy Maryland's recidivism rate. But things are hard in the job market for a man with a record.
April 3, 2008

Just Words – Episode 23: Annette Scary

When the paycheck doesn't arrive - What would happen to your family if your paychecks went missing for three months? Annette Scary, a child care worker in Baltimore County, describes how this happened to her.
April 3, 2008

Just Words – Episode 24: Beth

Pregnant at age 44 - The distance from living at home to living on the street wasn’t very far for Beth. An unexpected pregnancy was the beginning.