Local News Roundup: Summer Opportunities For Baltimore Youth

Baltimore, Md.--7/5/12-- Amber Barner, 20, was hired by Wells Fargo Bank through the Hire One Youth summer jobs program. However, she was not hired for the summer only but for a permanent full-time job as a bank teller. PHOTO BY: Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun  #DSC_6538 bz-baltimore-summer-jobs-p1 lamJune 8, 2015 – Segment 2

Dr. Kaye Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and the author of several books, including the recently released Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America, and the award-winningNotes From A Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis, sits in for me to host the show.

We start the show with a Local News Roundup, where we discuss summer opportunities for Baltimore youth in the context of the Mayor’s summer youth jobs program and Prince’s donation to that program after his recent concert in Baltimore, with: Catalina Byrd, media consultant, political strategist, and co-host of No Hooksfor the Hip Hop Chronicles on WEAA; and Kim Truehart, longtime citizen activist.