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Outraged Riders Say Republican Governor's Bus System Has Left Them Stranded
Emotions boiled over at the Baltimore War Memorial as bus riders blasted a new system that promised to improve transit times

  June 27, 2017

The Real Baltimore: Communities, Not Police Hold the Key to Halting Violence
Only stable communities empowered with the necessary resources can stop Baltimore's out of control violence, say Retired Deputy Police Commissioner Tony Barksdale, law enforcement veteran Neill Franklin, Councilwoman Shannon Sneed, Rose Street Community Center's Clayton Guyton, and clinical psychologist Kevin McCamant

  June 26, 2017

The Real Baltimore: Can Expanding 'Safe Streets' Halt Baltimore's Violence?
Advocates say programs that use the 'cure violence' approach like Safe Streets are effective, and say more resources could be the solution to Baltimore's rising homicide rate

  June 26, 2017

Big Pharma Puts the Squeeze on Cities Battling Opiate Crisis
Exponential price increases for the life saving drug Narcan have pushed Baltimore to the brink of running out as overdose deaths soar by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

  June 25, 2017

Community Organizes to Reclaim West Baltimore Resident's Home
Beatrice Johnson of Sandtown Winchester struggles to reclaim her house of 17 years after it was sold for a $2,100 unpaid water bill

  June 25, 2017

Generating Solar Jobs For City Residents
Have a criminal record and no high school diploma? No problem. The Baltimore Center for Green Careers trains some of the city's most disenfranchised residents to thrive in 21st century renewable energy jobs. Kim Brown reports

  June 23, 2017

Juneteenth, Black Joy, and Cooperative Economics
West Baltimore neighborhood celebrates 152 years since Black emancipation in America

  June 19, 2017

'You Can't Stop People From Selling Drugs'
A key Baltimore official who has long advocated for ending the war on drugs says we need to continue to divert funds from policing to reduce violence in the city by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

  June 15, 2017

Tawanda Jones: 1,400 Days of Protest for Police Accountability
Executive Producer Eddie Conway interviews political activist Tawanda Jones as she seeks justice for the police-involved death of her brother Tyrone West

  June 12, 2017

How Insurance Companies and Prisons are Making the Opiate Crisis Worse
A longtime addiction specialist says health insurance companies' reluctance to treat heroin addiction as an emergency and prison officials' refusal to allow inmates access to methadone are only making a bad situation worse by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

  May 31, 2017

Advocates See A Brighter Future With Zero-Waste and Renewable Energy
On this episode of The Real Baltimore, United Workers members Greg Sawtell, LaQeisha Greene and Charles Graham say Baltimore could be transformed by eliminating waste, embracing renewable energy and investing in Green Jobs

  May 30, 2017

How A $40 Million Affordable Housing Fund Could Transform Baltimore
On The Real Baltimore, Resident LaQeisha Greene, Sun reporter Jean Marbella, and attorney Matt Hill explain a proposal that would give communities control over the funding of their projects

  May 29, 2017

Is Bureaucratic Incompetence Contributing to Baltimore's Intractable Social Ills?
A panel of journalists explores how errant water bill liens, tax breaks for developers with little oversight, and general lack of transparency all exacerbate the city's list of mounting problems by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham

  May 29, 2017

This Was Not A Thug
TRNN Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with barbers and patrons of Conscious Heads Barbershop in Baltimore about the recent murder of Richard Collins

  May 28, 2017

Baltimore's Rent Court Stacked Against Low-Income Residents
On the latest episode of The Real Baltimore, Resident LaQeisha Greene, Sun reporter Jean Marbella, and attorney and advocate Matt Hill explain how Baltimore's rent court system works against the city's most vulnerable populations

  May 28, 2017

Baltimore's Corrupt Policing Destroyed Ivan Potts' Life, How Can the City Fix It?
Potts was arrested illegally twice and spent four years in jail for crimes he didn't commit, advocates are pointing to his case as an example as to why the city needs a formal process for helping victims of police abuse by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

  May 24, 2017

Tired of Spending on Police and Punishment, Baltimore Residents Seek More Youth Funding
Taxpayer's night brings criticism of city's continued emphasis on policing and prisons at the expense of schools and youth programs by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

  May 19, 2017

Advocates Want Zero Waste Without Incineration
Local and national advocates praise Baltimore moving towards zero-waste but warn of the dangers of further contamination by trash incinerators

  May 17, 2017

Maryland Disproportionately Arrests Blacks for Marijuana but Rejects Diversity in Medical Licenses
The Maryland Black Caucus has called for special session to address the fact that not one predominantly owned African-American firm has received a license to grow medical marijuana in the state

  April 23, 2017

Baltimore Moves Forward on Police Reform Despite Trump Pushback
The city announced openings for a civilian oversight board as the commissioner reaffirmed his pledge to reduce the department's plain clothes deployment by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

  April 21, 2017

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