February 16, 2010 – Hour 1

Our first discussion today, part of our Urbanite Radio Series, inspired by two articles in the February issue of Urbanite Magazine. "The Color Line" examines a diverse half-block of East Baltimore Street, exploring what the rest of Baltimore City might learn from the community. "Separate Lives" offers several perspectives on race and segregation in our city.

Our panel includes:

  • James Crockett, first black member of the Maryland Real Estate Commission, current President of the Baltimore Board of Fire Commissioners and one of the first Black Firefighters in Baltimore.
  • Joan Jacobson, author of "The Color Line," and a former Baltimore Sun and Evening Sun Reporter who covered housing and neighborhoods for 20 years. 
  • Antero Pietila, author of the new book Not In My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped A Great American City