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.
February 11, 2014

Too Poor For Pop Culture

February 11, 2014 - Segment 3 - We talk with author, filmmaker and native Baltimorean D. Watkins, about his article "Too poor for pop culture," which was published last week on Salon. Watkins teaches at Coppin State University and runs a writing workshop on Creative Nonfiction at the Baltimore Freedom School.
January 13, 2014

The War On Poverty: A Two Hour Special

January 13, 2014 - Segment 2 - Last week marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson's declaration of a war on poverty. We kick-off the week with a 2-hour special on how far we have - and haven't - come in the fight against poverty over the past 50 years.
October 31, 2013

One Year Since Hurricane Sandy: The Challenges That Remain and Climate Change

October 30, 2013 - Segment 2 - We reflect on the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a super storm that caused massive damage on the East Coast. We talk about the challenges those affected are still facing in the year after the storm and what it says about climate change.
June 12, 2013

Just Words – Gloria Knight On Unionizing Child Care Providers

June 12, 2013 - Segment 5 - In one of our Peabody Award-winning Just Words segments, we meet Gloria Knight, a state-contracted daycare provider who is unable to afford health insurance.Gloria discusses the benefits she thinks would stem from unionizing child care providers in Maryland.