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Whistle Blower Teacher Says Charter Schools Draining Students, Resources from Public Education
In the third installment of TRNN's investigation into the decline of public education another whistle blower teacher says Baltimore's focus on charter schools is threatening the viability of public education - by Stephen Janis and Taya Graham

  March 22, 2017

Baltimore City Council Passes Historic $15 Minimum Wage
After the measure was passed 11-3 - one vote shy of a veto proof majority - Councilman Brandon Scott confirmed with The Real News that he will be able to cast the vote necessary to override a possible mayoral veto

  March 21, 2017

Hundreds Rally to Demand A Fix to Baltimore's School Budget Deficit
In a surprise move, City Schools announced $30 million dollars for classrooms, but students, teachers and advocates say funding remains woefully inadequate

  March 21, 2017

Baltimore Poised to Pass $15 Min. Wage as Business Lobby Launches Nationwide Rollback Campaign
The American Prospect's Justin Miller says corporate lobbyists working with Republicans and even some Democrats are trying to undermine the highly popular and successful Fight for $15 movement across the country

  March 19, 2017

The Real Baltimore: Educators Say Destabilization of Public Schools is National Policy
In this episode of The Real Baltimore, a former superintendent and current teacher says public schools are being purposefully underfunded to pave the way for privatization - By Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

  March 15, 2017

Marilyn Mosby: I Will Continue to Challenge the 'Status Quo'
In an exclusive interview with Baltimore's State's Attorney and the first in our series focusing on women of influence, Mosby says the nation's criminal justice system still needs major reform - Story by Taya Graham and Stephen Janis

  March 14, 2017

Weekly Anti-Trump Protests Launch in Baltimore
TRNN's Eddie Conway speaks to demonstrators determined to challenge the Trump/GOP agenda

  March 13, 2017

Trans-Forming Baltimore
Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks with community organizers with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center in Baltimore (GLCCB).

  March 11, 2017

Bail Reform: Should the Poor Continue to Pay?
Eze Jackson heads to Annapolis to talk to advocates for House Bill 1390 which will eliminate cash bail for non-violent offenders who cannot afford to pay

  March 8, 2017

Business Lobby Fails to Sway City Council As $15 Min. Wage Measure Advances
With mounting evidence raising the minimum wage does not hurt business or employment, Baltimore is getting closer to a $15 minimum wage by 2022

  March 2, 2017

Feds Indict 7 Baltimore Cops for Racketeering, Drug Dealing
Charges of stealing money from innocent people and filing fraudulent times slips further tarnishes a department that was the recent subject of a scathing Justice Department report

  March 2, 2017

Baltimore School Principals Rally Against Devastating Budget Cuts
TRNN speaks to school administrators and elected officials who are outraged at the $130 million school deficit and potential layoff of 1,000 workers

  March 1, 2017

Baltimore School Principals Rally Against Devastating Budget Cuts
TRNN speaks to school administrators and elected officials who are outraged at the $130 million school deficit and potential layoff of 1,000 workers

  March 1, 2017

As Baltimore Police Spending Spikes, Baltimore Students Protest to Fix School Budget Gap
Hundreds of students descended on Annapolis to demand the state fund a $130 million budget gap and question the city's priorities as police overtime spending skyrockets

  February 24, 2017

The Blue State Where Progressive Reforms go to Die
Maryland is blocking police reforms despite damning DoJ report and pleas from activists - By Stephen Janis and Taya Graham

  February 23, 2017

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

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