Urbanite

February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012 – Hour 1

This hour we're joined by acclaimed poet Afaa Michael Weaver to discuss his work and unusual path in life, which has taken him from an East Baltimore childhood, to working in a Baltimore factory, to his current position as an English professor at Simmons College in New England, where he is a scholar of Chinese poetry.

January 31, 2012

January 31, 2012 – Hour 2

Join us for another Urbanite Radio Story.  Today we're joined by three young chefs who are redefining the food we eat in Baltimore.
Jesse Sandlin is Sous Chef at Pazo and a former "Top Chef" contestant.
Damion Mosley is the Chef-Owner of Blacksauce Kitchen.
January 25, 2012

January 26, 2012 – Segment 3

Join us for a conversation on the labor movement with President of the United Steelworkers, Leo Gerard.  To read another interview with Leo Gerard, click here for the keynote in the January issue of Urbanite magazine.

January 17, 2012

January 17, 2012 – Hour 2

Many Baltimore residents commute to DC for work, but would it benefit Baltimore to strive for a bigger slice of DC's recession-proof pie?  Should Baltimore lobby for more federal jobs to be located here?

December 19, 2011

December 19, 2011 – Segment 1

De'Von Brown is known to many in Baltimore and around the world as one of the Baltimore children featured in the Boys of Baraka documentary.  After going through the ups and downs documented in the film, De'Von ended up at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he is studying to become a filmmaker himself.  De'Von is also worki

December 12, 2011

December 12, 2011 – Segment 2

Join us for an Urbanite Radio Story.  This week we're discussing the growing Hispanic community in Baltimore, and Lucy Hood's article El Nuevo Baltimore, out in the December issue of Urbanite Magazine.
Joining us are:
December 5, 2011

December 5, 2011 – Segment 1

In today's increasingly globalized economy, money that you spend here in Baltimore can be halfway across the world in the blink of an eye.  Today we'll check in with the founders of the BNote, a currency just for local Baltimore businesses, more than six months after the notes went into circulation.

November 30, 2011

November 30, 2011 – Segment 3

Journalist and Historian Catherine Tumber joins us to discuss her new book,

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November 21, 2011

November 22, 2011 – Segment 1

Join us for an Urbanite Radio Story as we discuss how research into the human genome is changing medicine, science, and our communities right here in Baltimore.  Joining us are:
November 11, 2011

November 14, 2011 – Hour 2

Join us for an Urbanite Radio Story about the challenges facing those who leave prison and seek to reenter their communities.  Joining us are:
Brother Bey, Founder and President of the Fraternal Order of Ex-Offenders

October 25, 2011

October 25, 2011 – Segment 2

How can Red Line construction proceed without disrupting Baltimore communities?  This year's Urbanite Project hoped to answer that question by offering a $10,000 prize for the best community-oriented addition to construction sites.  The winner, London-based architect

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October 13, 2011

October 13, 2011 – Hour 2

Ahoy mateys!  Today on the show we bring you a tour of the USS Constellation, an 18th century sailing ship built right here in Maryland.  It's now a floating museum, docked in the Inner Harbor.  Chris Rowsom is Director of Historic Ships for Baltimore, and he took us aboard to talk about the ship's history, its con