Lots of people pitch show ideas to us all of the time. Sometimes they’re good, sometimes they’re not, but we only have so many hours in a week, and we could never get to them all even if we wanted to.
The idea for his hour’s show came to us from the Jewish Museum of Maryland, who want to promote a new exhibit they have opening on Sunday. In general, if someone is pitching an idea that is a thinly vailed promotion, I would politely decline. In this case, however, I realized this idea had some great potential for us.
The exhibit is called “Voices of Lombard Street: A Century of Change in East Baltimore.” The idea of actually bringing together a group of people with deep roots in one neighborhood, so that we could explore the history of the neighborhood from a personal level, is what really appealed to me in putting this hour together. In a place like Baltimore, the combination of neighborhood histories and personal stories always makes for something interesting.
If you, or someone in your family, grew up around East Lombard Street, have memories of the area at different times, or live there today, we’d love to hear from you. As always, you can call or email while we’re on the air at 1pm today, and also leave your stories here.
We’re thinking about adding a new segment on the air in which we’ll read emails and blog posts from listeners reflecting on shows that have already aired either later in the week or the following week. So, don’t hesitate to keep writing after each show.