Featured Series

Alabama Chronicles

Alabama Chronicles

This is the first in a series of short documentaries exploring Martin Luther King through a different lens. Nelson Malden was King’s barber from the moment King came to Montgomery to just before his assassination. This is the beginning of their story.

WATCH »

Just Words: The Stories of Working People in Our Community

Just Words: The Stories of Working People in Our Community

The stories of former gang members and convicts, the struggles of low wage workers and recovering addicts, the rural homeless and inner city mothers-these voices, often ignored by traditional mass media, tell their own stories, in their own words, in Just Words, the 55 part documentary feature series.

LISTEN » MORE »

Shared Weight: The Fall of Saigon, 30 Years Later

Shared Weight: The Fall of Saigon, 30 Years Later

The stories of former gang members and convicts, the struggles of low wage workers and recovering addicts, the rural homeless and inner city mothers-these voices, often ignored by traditional mass media, tell their own stories, in their own words, in Just Words, the 55 part documentary feature series.

LISTEN » MORE »

They Fought Too: Remembering Maryland’s Civil Rights Pioneers

They Fought Too: Remembering Maryland’s Civil Rights Pioneers

The history books are full of civil rights heroes who were from Maryland. Thurgood Marshall, the first African American Supreme Court Justice, was from Maryland, as was Frederick Douglass.

LISTEN » MORE »

Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later

Baltimore Uprising, One Year Later

Reflections on the uprising and an action plan for the future. The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray is a 5-part radio documentary series produced by the Center for Emerging Media in collaboration with students at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), the UMBC American Studies Department, and Baltimore Traces. In the Spring 2016 Semester, students in the UMBC American Studies Class “Radio In American Culture” taught by Marc Steiner and Stefanie Mavronis worked to produce a series highlighting the voices of residents of Baltimore City who were all in one way or another affected by the 2015 death of Freddie Gray and the Baltimore Uprising that followed.

LISTEN »

The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray

The World That Brought Us Freddie Gray

A 5-part radio documentary series produced by UMBC students in collaboration with Baltimore Traces and the Center for Emerging Media.

WATCH »

Voices of the #FreddieGray Protests

Voices of the #FreddieGray Protests

Video documentary series highlighting voices from the #FreddieGray protests throughout in Baltimore, Maryland. Featuring voices from the Sandtown-Winchester community, where Freddie lived, community advocates, and youth advocates.

LISTEN »

Sound Bites

Sound Bites

A series on the history and challenges of the current food system, and how to envision transforming it into one that is healthier for all people and the environment. Sound Bites segments feature interviews with farmers, students, community members, town hall participants and panelists, activists, writers and historians.

LISTEN »

Beyond the Spin

Beyond the Spin

Beyond the Spin brings together community radio journalists from across the nation in on-air conversations on topics that are important to all of us, from the elections to education to the environment. Beyond the Spin is more than a talking-head roundtable discussion – it actually links and interweaves the stories and voices of the diverse cultures that comprise our national landscape. We go beyond the headlines, beyond the horse race, and beyond the spin, to get to the heart of the issues that have the most impact on all of our lives. Beyond the Spin features the interests and opinions of communities that are often left out of the national discourse.

LISTEN » MORE »

The Wire: Series Wrap-up

The Wire: Series Wrap-up

On Sunday, March 9, 2008, HBO aired the series finale of the hit television drama The Wire. The show, set in Baltimore Maryland, was an in-depth look at the people who live in urban American centers. The show focused on port workers, politicians, journalists, drug dealers, drug addicts, and more, and presented these people and their struggles in all their honest complexity. The show became known for its refusal to submit to stereotype. Even the most murderous of characters ranged from the horrid to the humble, to the honorable. Some, even admirable.

LISTEN » MORE »