Homelessness

January 13, 2014
LBJ

The War On Poverty: A Two Hour Special

January 13, 2014 - Segment 2 - Last week marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's declaration of a war on poverty. We kick-off the week with a 2-hour special on how far we have - and haven't - come in the fight against poverty over the past 50 years.
December 20, 2013
Homeless Persons Memorial Day in Baltimore

Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day

December 19, 2013 - Segment 2 - This Saturday, December 21, is National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, when we remember and honor those who died without a secure place to live. Ceremonies will be held nationwide. In Baltimore, there will be a ceremony on Saturday at 5:00 at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater.
November 21, 2013
Sleepout for Housing Justice

Sleep Out for Housing Justice in Baltimore

November 20, 2013 - Segment 4 - We discuss the "Sleep Out for Housing Justice," to be held this weekend, November 23 at 5:00pm, an annual event that culminates the local efforts for National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week and features educational programming, a meal for the entire community, and a public forum for dialogue.
November 14, 2013
Gimme Shelter: Homeless Policy

Gimme Shelter: Why is Homeless Policy So Disconnected from the Daily Struggle of People Trying to Find a Place to Stay?

November 13, 2013 - Segment 2 - We examine the dichotomy between homeless policy and the actual struggle facing homeless persons on a daily basis.
September 13, 2013
Broadway Homes

The Future of the National Housing Trust Fund

September 13, 2013 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with a preview of an event on the future of the National Housing Trust Fund, sponsored by the Homeless Persons Representation Project and the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition. The keynote speaker will be U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings.
September 12, 2013
Housing Baltimore

Housing Advocates On Inclusionary Housing

September 11, 2013 - Segment 2 - We host a roundtable with housing rights advocates around the question of inclusionary housing, also known as inclusionary zoning, a term referring to planning ordinances that require a given share of new construction to be affordable by people with low to moderate incomes.
August 7, 2013
Housing Baltimore

Housing Advocates On Inclusionary Housing

August 7, 2013 - Segment 1 - We host a roundtable with housing rights advocates around the question of inclusionary housing, also known as inclusionary zoning, a term referring to planning ordinances that require a given share of new construction to be affordable by people with low to moderate incomes.
July 18, 2013
Baltimore Outreach Services

Baltimore Outreach Services: Women & Children Find Shelter, Empowerment

July 18, 2013 - Hour 2 - Since 2002, when it was first established as a non-profit, the Baltimore Outreach Services homeless shelter has been more than just temporary housing for homeless women and children; it has been a place of hope. Those who seek out B.O.S. for its twenty-four hour emergency shelter services are soon provided with the resources needed to move beyond unemployment and homelessness.
July 17, 2013
Baltimore vacants

Clearing Baltimore Vacants To Make Way For Community Gardens

July 18, 2013 - Hour 1 - We discuss reports that indicate the City’s plan to demolish blocks of majority-vacant housing around the city, relocate the few residents living on those blocks, and construct community gardens in their place. We talk to a panel of experts about what this means for the future of Baltimore.
May 28, 2013
Clearing vacant housing in Baltimore to make way for community gardens

Clearing Baltimore Vacants To Make Way For Community Gardens

May 28, 2013 - Hour 1 - We discuss reports this week that indicated the City's plan to demolish blocks of majority-vacant housing around the city, relocate the few residents living on those blocks, and construct community gardens in their place. We talk to a panel of experts about what this means for the future of Baltimore.
May 15, 2013
Marian House

Marian House: 30 Women 30 Stories

May 15, 2013 - Segment 3 - We speak about 30 Women, 30 Stories: Journeys of Recovery and Transformation, a new book and exhibit about the courageous women of Marian House, a Baltimore institution that has offered rehabilitative services and housing to homeless women and their children for the past 30 years.
April 3, 2013
Baltimore Outreach Services Culinary Arts Program

Baltimore Outreach Services: Women & Children Find Shelter, Empowerment

April 3, 2013 - Hour 2 - We visit Baltimore Outreach Services' shelter for women and children in South Baltimore, one of only four shelters for women and children. We speak to shelter staff, learn about the culinary arts program, and hear the stories of the women themselves effected by the economic crisis.
March 20, 2013
Baltimore City Homeless Shelter

Safety In Baltimore’s Homeless Shelters

March 20, 2013 - Segment 3 - We explore the safety of Baltimore's homeless shelters with news early Sunday morning that a man was fatally stabbed at the Code Blue Homeless Shelter in the 600 block of Fallsway.
March 11, 2013
Photo by Stefanie Mavronis at Friday's Camp83 Eviction

The City On Baltimore’s Homelessness Problem Following Camp 83

March 11, 2013 - Segment 1 - We return to our coverage of Camp 83, a homeless encampment under I-83 that was cleared Friday morning, and the City's response to homelessness in Baltimore. We start with our coverage of Friday morning's Camp83 eviction and hear a response from the City.
March 8, 2013

Camp 83: Voices Of The Eviction

March 8, 2013 - Web Exclusive - We have been covering the homeless encampment of people living under the Jones Falls Expressway near Madison and Fallsway right by the prison complex for the last several weeks. What was left of Camp 83 the City bulldozed today. The City was met by advocates and the homeless to bear witness and to make sure belongings were not destroyed.
March 4, 2013
Camp 83 Under Baltimore's Jones Falls Expressway To Be Evicted

Baltimore City Councilwoman Clarke’s Resolution To Halt Friday’s “Camp 83” Eviction

March 4, 2013 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke and Jeff Singer, founder and former executive director of Health Care for the Homeless, who will be discussing Clarke's resolution to halt the eviction of Camp 83, an homeless encampment under I-83.
March 1, 2013
Marc, Venus, and Mike at Camp 83 under the Jones Falls Expressway

Camp 83, Homeless Community Under Jones Falls Expressway, To Be Cleared By City

February 28, 2013 - Hour 2 - We travel to a part of Baltimore that thousands of people drive over every day, yet have no idea it exists: an encampment of homeless people living in tents under I-83. On March 8, City officials are planning to shut down the encampment, but residents of "Camp 83" are demanding that the city provide adequate housing if they force them to leave.
February 5, 2013

February 5, 2013 – Segment 2

February 5, 2013 - Segment 2 - Rose Aguilar, Host of Your Call Radio at KALW in San Francisco, CA, discusses her piece in The Nation magazine about the increase in the number of older women who are homeless in San Francisco.
February 5, 2013

February 5, 2013 – Segment 1

 

December 20, 2012

December 20, 2012 – Hour 1

We remember those who lost their lives on the streets of Baltimore this year due to homelessness. In honor of Homeless Person's Memorial Day, I will read more than 100 names of people who died from homelessness this year and have a conversation with:

August 20, 2012

August 20, 2012 – Hour 2

In the second hour, in the wake of the killing of a schizophrenic homeless man this past weekend, we turn to the topic of police-involved shootings in Baltimore. Our guests will be:

August 7, 2012

August 7, 2012 – Segment 2

We focus on Baltimore with a story about a West Baltimore family's eviction that resulted from a zero-tolerance policy for subsidized homes. Sherman and Jean Thomas' sons have drug-related criminal records and used their parents' address and their own, prompting the eviction. To discuss the situation, this policy, and its impact on Baltimore communities, we're joined by:

December 20, 2011

December 21, 2011 – Hour 2

On our annual show for Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, we discuss the growing problem of homelessness in Baltimore and remember those who passed away without a home in our city over the past year.  Our guests are Kevin Lindamood, President and CEO of Health Care for the Homeless, Julia Hartenstein, Case Manager at Paul's Place, and James Crawford, Lead Organizer of B'More Housing for All, a

November 11, 2011

November 14, 2011 – Hour 2

Join us for an Urbanite Radio Story about the challenges facing those who leave prison and seek to reenter their communities.  Joining us are:
Brother Bey, Founder and President of the Fraternal Order of Ex-Offenders

June 1, 2011

June 1, 2011 – Segment 1

The rate of HIV/AIDS in Baltimore has continued to climb in the last few years, with little relief in sight. We have assembled a panel of health experts today to discuss how to go about reducing the number of HIV/AIDS cases in the city.

Joining us today are:

April 5, 2011

April 5, 2011 – Hour 1

Up first, we'll speak with Congresswoman Donna Edwards about a pending government shutdown.  Then, don't miss our debate about the future of healthcare in America.
February 22, 2011

February 22, 2011 – Segment 1

In the first part of the segment we talk with Dr. Thabit Abdullah about the current state of affairs in Egypt, briefly discussing the recent power changes and the future of Egypt.

December 21, 2010

December 21, 2010 – Hour 1

Today is Homeless Persons' Memorial Day.  We'll read the names of those who have lost their lives on the street this year, and discuss what is being done to alleviate the problem of homelessness in our city.  To see the memorial list, click on "Homeless_Persons_Memorial_Day_2010.doc" below.

We're joined by:

July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010 – Segment 2

The last count of Baltimore's homeless population, from 2009, found 3419 homeless individuals, a 12% increase from the previous count in 2007.  Many advocates believe that to be a low estimate.

January 11, 2010

January 11, 2010 – Hour 2

Americans are facing the hardest economic times since the Great Depression, and many are trying to keep jobless from leading to homeless. Marc and guest host Anthony McCarthy talk with Wells Fargo Client Relations Senior Vice President, Joe Ohayon and Robert Strupp, Director of Research and Policy at the Community Law Center about what recourse is available for those out of work.
December 21, 2009

December 21, 2009 – Hour 2

In our second hour, we bring you "Homelessness & The Housing Question," a panel discussion that took place on Thursday, December 17th, at New Psalmist Baptist Church. 

Five local housing experts discuss the critical connection between the lack of affordable housing and the persistence of homelessness in Baltimore.  The panel included:

December 21, 2009

December 21, 2009 – Hour 1

Today, in honor of the 19th Annual National Homeless Person's Memorial Day, we start with a conversation with Antonia Fasanelli, Executive Director of the Homeless Persons Representation Project and Jeff Singer, President and CEO of
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December 16, 2009

December 16, 2009 – Hour 2

We discuss the struggle for human rights and better working conditions, both right here in Baltimore and further afield, with members of the United Workers.  The United Workers are an organization of low-wage workers, founded by homeless day laborers in Baltimore in 2002.

We're joined by:

December 15, 2009

Running For Their Lives

December 15, 2009

December 15, 2009 – Hour 2

November 5, 2009

November 5, 2009 – Hour 1

For our first hour, Marc meets up with substance abuse counselor and Vietnam Veteran Woody Curry for our monthly conversation about addiction and recovery. Woody joins us to discuss PTSD and the many residual issues facing veterans, including homelessness and drug and alcohol abuse.
October 28, 2009

October 28 2009 – Hour 1

May 6, 2009

May 6, 2009 – Hour 1

Yesterday, eight people, three of them from Baltimore, three of them physicians, were arrested at the Senate Finance Committee for directly confronting senators during a roundtable discussion on healthcare reform.

April 13, 2009

April 13, 2009 – Hour 1

March 16, 2009

March 16, 2009

December 17, 2008

December 17, 2008

National Homeless Person's Memorial Day is this Sunday. Today, Marc and panel discussed where we are and where we need to go to help the homeless in our community. 

Today's panel included:

May 15, 2008

The Visitor: A Talk with Writer/Director Thomas McCarthy

Welcome to a conversation with Thomas McCarthy, the writer and director of a new film called The Visitor.

Tarek teaching Walter the drum

April 3, 2008

4/3/08 More on Iraq War

Yesterday in Washington DC, we interviewed Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, who co-produced the documentary on the Iraq War,

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April 2, 2008

4/2 CEM wins Peabody Award!

We're so proud and pleased and overwhelmed to announce that this morning the Center for Emerging Media was honored with a 2007 Peabody Award for the series Just Words.  Just Words was a weekly documentary feature series that gave voice to marginalized people-low wage workers, ex felons, recovering addicts, the homeless, and more.  You can listen to it here. We share the honor this year with some of our colleagues in public radio such as Speaking of Faith, the Brian Lehrer Show, and Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!  Also honored were television programs such as The Colbert Report and the BBC/Discovery Channel series Planet Earth.  A full list of  2007 winners can be found here.  All the winners ever are listed here. Thanks for all your support!  We couldn't do without it.