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Whistleblower Teacher Says Defunded Public Schools Vulnerable to Mass Privatization
In TRNN's ongoing investigation into Baltimore schools, a teacher says the long-term trend of over-testing and starving public schools of funds has made them an easy target for controversial education secretary Betsy DeVos - Interview by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

  February 21, 2017

Cultivating Social Justice Work in West Baltimore
On the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's death, Executive Producer Eddie Conway reports from West Baltimore where community organizers and political activists gathered to cultivate land for a community garden.

  February 21, 2017

Baltimore Students Push For Statewide Styrofoam Ban
Following similar initiatives in cities across the country, city students are organizing to prohibit the use of this synthetic material in schools and business across Maryland

  February 21, 2017

The Real Baltimore: Maryland Democrats Consider Blocking Cities From Raising Their Minimum Wage
In Episode Five, panelists Mary Pat Clarke, Marc Elrich and Carl Stokes discuss Maryland House Bill 317, a measure introduced by state Democrats that preempts cities from raising their minimum wages

  February 19, 2017

The Real Baltimore: Should Baltimore Raise its Minimum Wage to $15/HR by 2022?
In the fourth episode of The Real Baltimore, we examine a bill that would raise Baltimore's minimum wage to $15/hour by 2022, with council people Mary Pat Clarke, Marc Elrich and Carl Stokes

  February 17, 2017

On Valentine's Day, Baltimore Restores Free Bus Passes For Students
Corporations, nonprofits and citizens raised tens of thousands of dollars to restore free bus passes for students to attend after school programs but advocates knowledge its a temporary fix to a systemic problem of under-funding city school services

  February 15, 2017

New Whistleblower Teachers Say Baltimore Schools Designed to Fail to Speed Privatization
In a follow-up exclusive interview with another Baltimore school teacher, TRNN delves deeper into the threats to public education that involve over testing, defunding of the arts, and the preference for charter schools

  February 14, 2017

How Money Bail Imprisons People For Being Poor - And What Can Be Done About It
Bail reform advocates in Maryland are pushing legislation which will eliminate money bail, a key step they say in broadening movement to eliminate jail time for people who cannot afford to pay

  February 10, 2017

Behind the Scenes of the Investigation of Pocomoke's 1st Black Police Chief
Recently unsealed court documents reveal defendants in Kelvin Sewell's discrimination lawsuit worked closely with state prosecutors to produce charges against the former Baltimore homicide supervisor

  February 8, 2017

Maryland Democrats Spar Over Measure Blocking Baltimore Minimum Wage Hikes
The contentious hearing involving state and local Democrats took place the day after a majority of Baltimore's city council said it supports raising its minimum wage to $15 by 2022

  February 8, 2017

Baltimore Whistleblower Teacher Part II: 'I Could Lose my Job for Standing up for These Kids'
In the second part of our exclusive interview, a Baltimore teacher says one of the biggest obstacles to reform is threats to employees who tell the truth about the chaotic conditions inside city schools

  February 7, 2017

Baltimore Introduces $15 Min. Wage Bill Ahead of State Hearing on Measure Blocking Such Measures
Baltimore gears up for a showdown with a trio of state-level Democrats who want to strip cities of the ability to control minimum wage and sick days

  February 7, 2017

Hundreds March in Baltimore Against Trump's Executive Orders
As Trump's admin enters its second week, TRNN speaks to demonstrators in Baltimore about how the plan to resist Trump's policies

  January 29, 2017

Incubed Learning Center Serves the Baltimore Community
Eddie Conway visits Incubed Learning Center and speaks with director Nicole Love about the services they provide for the community. Later, students from Incubed visit The Real News Studios.

  January 29, 2017

Baltimore City Councilers Slam Maryland State Democrat's Plan to Block Local Minimum Wage Increases
Progressive members of the Baltimore City Council are calling for mass opposition to a proposal that strips away the ability of local jurisdictions to raise the minimum wage law - measures passed in over a dozen states nationwide and backed by the conservative lobbying group ALEC.

  January 27, 2017

Donald Trump Targets Immigrants, Refugees and So-Called Sanctuary Cities
On the latest episode of The Real Baltimore, TRNN examines Trump's claims that sanctuary cities shelter immigrants who break the law.

  January 25, 2017

Women's Voices Rise in Baltimore and Beyond
Protests focus on rights threatened by the incoming Trump administration as thousands gathered in a show of unity

  January 22, 2017

DOJ's Consent Agreement with Baltimore Aims to End Abusive Policing, But Will it Work?
TRNN delves into the details of the new deal that attempts to address the aggressive tactics that have stoked controversy in the city

  January 13, 2017

The Real Baltimore: Sanctuary Cities As Resistance to Donald Trump
In episode two, we discuss Trump's plans to deport millions of immigrants and the potential impact of Trump's Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions

  January 11, 2017

Is the Baltimore Police Union Running the City?
The recent snubbing of the mayor and resistance against deployment changes raise questions about who's in charge of the city's largest and most expansive bureaucracy

  January 10, 2017

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