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March 6, 2018

Sen. Fred Harris: The Last Surviving Member of the 1968 Kerner Commission

March 6, 2018 - The Kerner Commission  - On July 28, 1967, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the Kerner Commission to investigate the causes of race-related uprisings that had taken place in Detroit and dozens of other cities, and to provide recommendations for the future. We talk with former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, the last surviving member of the Kerner Commission.
April 5, 2016

Racial Biases of Police & Police/ Community Relationships

April 4, 2016 - Segment 1 Our guests discuss racial biases and police/community relationships with: Tiffany Welch and Ray Kelly.
February 2, 2016
Councilman Nick Mosby (Credit: City Paper)

Baltimore Mayoral Candidate: Councilman Nick Mosby

February 2. 2016 - Segment 2 -We're joined by Democratic Mayoral candidate and City Councilman Nick Mosby, who shares his vision for the city.
January 13, 2016
Iowa Brown and Black Caucus

How Did The Democrats Do At The Iowa Brown And Black Forum?

January 12, 2016 - Segment 2 - Our panel of guests reflect on the Iowa Brown and Black Forum, the nation's oldest minority-focused Presidential forum. With: Charles Ellison, Dani McClain, and ER Shipp.
January 13, 2016

Reactions To Philadelphia Police Shooting In Name Of Islam

January 12, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a look at the shooting last week of a Philadelphia police officer who alleges he performed the shooting in the name of Islam.
December 16, 2015

News Roundup: If You Were On The Jury, Would You Convict Officer William Porter?

December 15, 2015 - Segment 1 - Today we discuss closing statements in the trial of William Porter and the death of Freddie Gray and now it's up to the jury. Our panel will reflect on the trial and its implications. Joining us is Lisa Gray, Eugene Craig III, and Charles Ellison.
November 28, 2015
Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle - The Foundation

Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle: The Foundation, A Compilation Album

November 24, 2015 - Segment 2 - Today we preview Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle presents The Foundation, is a compilation album comprised of multiple music genres and media clips addressing police accountability with a strategic emphasis on the mission of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle.
November 18, 2015
protest (photo by J.M. Giordano/City Paper)

Overview of the Uprising Report and Homicides in Baltimore

November 17 - Segment 1 - We discuss a report released today called "Lessons Learned from the 2015 Civil Unrest in Baltimore" and look at the alarming homicide rate in Baltimore.
April 24, 2015
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#FreddieGray: Community Activists On Protests In Baltimore

April 23, 2015 - Segment 2 - We take a look at the Baltimore story that is reverberating across the nation: What happened to Freddie Gray, the 25-year old man who died of a spinal injury on Sunday, a week after being chased and tackled by police officers in Baltimore.
April 23, 2015
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Local Roundtable: Freddie Gray, Police Violence, and 300 Man March

April 21, 2015 - Segment 2 - We host a local news roundtable, where we discuss police violence, this past weekend's 300 Man March, and Freddie Gray, who died last week while in police custody in Baltimore.
March 25, 2015
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Transforming Criminal Justice Policy

March 23, 2015 - Segment 2 - Our panel of guests discusses ways to transform criminal justice policy in Baltimore and Maryland.
March 4, 2015
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Local Action Against Wrongful Arrests of Young People

March 4, 2015 - Segment 3 - We are joined by Charnell D. Cobb-El who tells us about an action on Thursday, March 5th on the wrongful arrests by Baltimore City Police against young people of color as well as the school funding crisis.
February 26, 2015
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Should Police Carry Guns In Public Schools?

February 26, 2015 - Segment 3 - We discuss a controversial bill that would lift restrictions on when police officers could carry their weapons, allowing them to carry them inside schools.
February 3, 2015
Maryland bill to put police officers in schools

What Should The Role Of Police Be In Maryland Schools?

February 3, 2015 - Segment 2 - We examine the role of police in schools, in light of the video that went viral last week of an officer interacting violently with Baltimore middle school students. We will also examine Delegate John Cluster's (R-8th District) proposed bill to put armed school resource officers in all Maryland schools.
January 2, 2015

Growing Tensions in the Wake of Murder of Two NYPD Officers

December 23, 2014 - Segment 3 - In the wake of last week's shooting deaths of two police officers in New York City, we discuss the growing tensions and divides between police and communities across the country.
December 1, 2014
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Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Police Body Cameras in Maryland

November 28, 2014 - Segment 2 - In coordination with The Daily Record and in lead-up to the 2015 Maryland Legislative Session, we look at the issue of police body cameras, with: David Rocah, senior staff attorney for ACLU of Maryland; and Delegate Sandy Rosenberg (District 41-Baltimore City), who sponsored body camera legislation last session.
December 1, 2014
Rioting erupts in Ferguson, Missouri after police involved shooting of an unarmed teen

What The Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Says

November 25, 2014 - Segment 2 - We will look at the decision of the Grand Jury in St. Louis, MO, that decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August, with: Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, Dr. Lawrence Brown, Mothyna James-Brightful, and Cameron Miles.
November 29, 2014
Real News Town Hall

Baltimore Town Hall: Should The Community Control The Police?

November 21, 2014 - Two Hour Special - Listen to a special broadcast of excerpts from a town hall meeting I moderated Wednesday night at the Real News Network, on the role of the community in the Police Department. The panel and the audience - including representatives from the Baltimore Police Department, public officials, activists and community members - debated and discussed the issues and possible solutions.
November 17, 2014
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Awaiting the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision: What Are The Implications of the Possible Outcomes?

November 17, 2014 - Segment 2 - The country is braced for the Grand Jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri, regarding whether to indict a police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown on August 9. We examine the possible outcomes in this case and their implications.
October 13, 2014
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Police Accountability in Baltimore

October 9, 2014 - Segment 2 - We host a panel discussion about controversies regarding issues of accountability within the Baltimore Police Department.
August 22, 2014
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Martin Luther King III on Ferguson

August 22, 2014 - Segment 2 - We're joined for a special conversation by Martin Luther King III. We speak on the events in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown by the Ferguson police.
May 15, 2014
Councilman Brandon M. Scott, right, looks on as a group of children play a pick-up game of football around 10:45 p.m. on a Friday in the Belair-Edison neighborhood. (Yvonne Wenger / Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore City’s New Curfew: Mayor, City Council, Advocates Weigh In

May 15, 2014 - Segment 4 - We look at the recent Baltimore City Council vote in favor of the new Curfew Law
February 12, 2014
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Reactions to “Baltimore City, You’re Breaking My Heart”: Crime, Race, Class and Neighborhoods

February 12, 2014 - Segment 3 - We look at an article that appeared in Monday's Baltimore Post-Examiner, titled "Baltimore City, You're Breaking My Heart: This is why people leave".
February 12, 2014
Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts on Crime, Surveillance and More

February 12, 2014 - Segment 2 - Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts joins us to talk about crime and other police-related topics. He also answers your questions about surveillance, marijuana legalization and more.
January 23, 2014
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Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

January 22, 2014 - Segment 2 - Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts joins us in studio for a conversation on crime, policing, and the quality of life in Baltimore.
December 11, 2013
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Tyrone West Case Update: Autopsy Findings & Systemic Challenges

December 11, 2013 - Segment 2 - We look at new developments in the case of Tyrone West, the Baltimore man who died while under police custody this past summer in Northeast Baltimore.
November 19, 2013
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Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

November 19, 2013 - Segment 2 - Hear our interview with Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts. We discuss issues facing Baltimore, including murders in the city, gang violence, police training, and officer-involved shootings.
October 3, 2013
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City Paper: Justice Delayed?

October 3, 2013 - Segment 3 - Edward Ericson Jr., staff writer for the Baltimore City Paper, joins us to talk about an article he wrote called Justice Delayed - Terrible police work sent a man to prison for a murder he didn't commit. Was it incompetence or something else?
October 3, 2013
JUSTICE DELAYED Terrible police work sent a man to prison for a murder he didn’t commit. Was it incompetence or something else?

This Week in the City Paper: Justice Delayed, Pigeons and Much More

October 2, 2013 - Segment 3 - Our friends from City Paper tell us what's inside this week's edition. Baynard Woods, City Paper senior editor, joins us for that update.
August 29, 2013
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Families Of Baltimore Men Killed By Police Create Community Park

August 29, 2013 - Segment 3 - We hear from families who have had family members killed by the police in Baltimore and who are working to create a CommUnity park in the vacant lot where one of the men was killed.
August 27, 2013
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Youth Increase Understanding Between Baltimore’s Young People & The Police

August 26, 2013 - Segment 2 - Members of New Lens Productions join us in-studio to discuss their programs to increase understanding between Baltimore's youth and the police.
August 12, 2013
President Obama's speech on NSA surveillance

National News Round-Up: Police Brutality, Edward Snowden & President Obama on NSA Surveillance

August 12, 2013 - Segment 1 - We start off the week with a roundtable on national news stories, including instances of policy brutality across the country, Edward Snowden, and President Obama's speech on NSA surveillance.
August 1, 2013
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Ret. Major Neill Franklin On Racial Profiling, War On Drugs, & More

August 1, 2013 - Segment 1 - We sit down with Neill Franklin, Executive Director of LEAP (Law Enforcement Against Prohibition) and a 33-year police veteran, to discuss a multitude of issues, from racial profiling of Black men to the status and impact of the international War on Drugs.
April 24, 2013
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Are We Trading Rights For Security?

April 24, 2013 - Segment 1 - Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com staff writer, joins us to talk about his recent article "How Boston Exposes America's Dark Post-9/11 Bargain." O'Hehir argues that U.S. residents have traded their rights for alleged security, but in actuality have received neither in return.
February 20, 2013
Protestors at LAPD Headquarters | Ted Soqui for LA Weekly

Dorner: Revolutionary or Murderer?

February 20, 2013 - Segment 2 - We talk to Dayvon Love, the Director of Research and Public Policy of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS), about an event that LBS is organizing next week at Morgan State University. The event is called "The Dorner Debate: Revolutionary or Murderer?" and will be a policy debate about the motivations and intentions of Christoper Dorner.