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    Board's Decision Raises More Questions about Tax Breaks for Developers
    Stephen Janis examines the debate about the fairness of lucrative tax breaks in light of a recent decision to withhold one from a struggling city neighborhood

      April 1, 2015

    Is The Baltimore Detention Center Torturing Juveniles?
    Criminal justice expert Marc Schindler discusses recent allegations from the justice department that a Baltimore detention facility is illegally subjecting juveniles to solitary confinement

      April 1, 2015

    The Fight for Fair Housing for Baltimore Renters
    TRNN speaks to advocates fighting for Baltimore's tenants to have more power in rent court

      March 30, 2015

    Baltimore Prosecutor Reviewing Evidence in Death of Activist
    A decade-long struggle to overturn the suicide ruling on the death of minority contractor Robert Clay is finally gaining traction

      March 29, 2015

    Baltimore Council President Stands Firm on Rec Center Demands
    TRNN's Stephen Janis talks to Council President Jack Young about why he's holding legislation to authorize new spending on recreation centers

      March 25, 2015

    Baltimore Police Commissioner: Racism Causes Pain, Violence in the Community
    TRNN's Stephen Janis looks at the evolving dialog about the role of racism in crime

      March 23, 2015

    The True Cost of Incarceration in Baltimore's Poorest Neighborhoods
    TRNN's Stephen Janis talks to Justice Policy Institute Executive Director Marc Schindler about how Maryland spends millions incarcerating residents of inner city neighborhoods

      March 20, 2015

    Baltimore Offering Tax Breaks to Developers Amidst Crumbling Infrastructure
    The Sun's City Hall reporter Luke Broadwater discusses reporting on an epidemic of water main breaks, uncovering workers compensation payouts for police responsible for fatal shootings, and the millions of dollars paid out to teachers annually who are injured on the job

      March 9, 2015

    How Will State Budget Cuts Affect the Homeless in Baltimore?
    TRNN speaks to advocates fighting to overturn budget cuts that they say will impact the poor and homeless populations who recently endured harsh winter weather

      March 6, 2015

    Baltimore's Harbor-Front Development at the Expense of City Infrastructure and Schools
    The Baltimore Sun's Luke Broadwater says Baltimore's push to give tax-breaks and incentives to developers has Baltimore City's schools losing tens of millions of dollars in state funding

      March 2, 2015

    Unions Fight Controversial Charter School Expansion Bill
    TRNN speaks to supporters and opponents of Gov. Hogan's proposal to increase freedoms for charter schools, while critics warn the measures could lead to abuse and undermine collective bargaining

      February 28, 2015

    Baltimore College Fights To Keep Accreditation Status
    TRNN speaks to a faculty member from Sojourner Douglass College, which is facing financial shortfalls due to the Federal Pell Grant and the Parent PLUS loan

      February 27, 2015

    Baltimore Schools Facing Cuts in State Budget
    Legislators, residents and advocates tell the Real News they are preparing to fight back against Republican Governor Larry Hogan's proposed cutbacks that will disproportionally affect low income students of color

      February 4, 2015

    Baltimore Activists Participate in National Day of Action Against Police Brutality
    More than 100 Baltimore-area activists traveled to the state's capital to mark Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday and demand reform of the Maryland police bill of rights and civilian oversight

      January 16, 2015

    Baltimore Students Stage Die-in to Protest School-to-Prison Pipeline
    Baltimore City Public School students are demanding comprehensive policy changes on police interaction with youth, school funding, and the city school's curriculum

      January 15, 2015

    Police Reform Advocates To Disrupt Opening of MD Legislative Session
    The Real News speaks with Baltimore legislators, advocates and activists about what they say are necessary changes to state law including the Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights, and a planned protest on January 15th

      January 9, 2015

    Nationwide Anti-Police Brutality Protests Enter Second Month
    Activists again disrupt Baltimore-area restaurants and shops and retired veteran officer Neill Franklin talks about whether body cameras are an effective remedy and the importance of ending the culture of impunity for the boys in blue

      December 31, 14

    Baltimore Fox Affiliate Faked Video of Activist Chanting "Kill A Cop"
    Activist and community leader Tawanda Jones responds to FOX 45 Baltimore airing a heavily edited clip making it seem she was chanting "kill a cop" at a protest

      December 24, 2014

    Die-In for Police Accountability Staged at Baltimore-Area Mall
    Organizers disrupt traffic and shopping at the Towson Mall near Baltimore as actions demanding accountability for police brutality continue nationwide

      December 21, 2014

    Community That Halted Murders Plans to Sue Over Ongoing Police Abuse
    Residents of Baltimore's Rose Street Community say they are pursuing legal action against systemic police abuse, even while they have stopped murders in a 77 block radius for months

      December 22, 14

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