Wrestling with The Wire

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Wire03June 9, 2015 – Segment 2

Last week Baltimore’s City Paper featured stories on The Wire, David Simon’s acclaimed TV series about Baltimore. Join our panel of guests as we use those features as a jumping off point to talk about the series and its representation of our city. With: Lawrence Grandpre, Assistant Director of Research and Public Policy for Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle and author of the City Paper article,

Smile For the Camera: The representational limits of ‘The Wire;’ Dr. Lawrence Brown, public health consultant and Assistant Professor of Public Health in the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University; Dr. Kate Drabinski, Lecturer of Gender and Women’s Studies and Director of theWomen Involved in Learning and Leadership (WILL) Program at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), and author of the City Paper article Field Tripping: Biking ‘The Wire‘; and Phillip Burgess, classically trained actor and Theatre Lecturer at Morgan State University who appeared in The Wire.

Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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  1. […] a series of stories in City Paper about The Wire, WEAA’s The Marc Steiner Show held a panel discussion on June 9 to examine the television show and its representation of Baltimore. Kate Drabinski, […]

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