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    Baltimore Mayor and City Council Clash over Requiring Body Cameras on Police
    Baltimore Sun reporter Yvonne Wenger explains why the Baltimore City Council wants body camera legislation passed immediately, while the administration of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants it delayed

      October 30, 14

    The Stigma of Welfare in White Working Class America (1/2)
    TRNN Special Report: In the town of Westminster, Maryland, some residents view public assistance as system with pervasive fraud and abuse

      October 29, 14

    Policing Isn't a Solution for Youth in Baltimore
    Bart Lubow, senior advisor at the Annie E. Casey Foundation talks policy changes for youth in Baltimore

      October 26, 14

    "Undue Force" and Police Brutality in Baltimore
    Baltimore Sun journalist Mark Puente discusses his investigation into police brutality cases that have cost the city $5.7 million

      October 10, 14

    Baltimore Mayor and Police Commissioner Unveil Supposed Action Plan to Reduce Police Brutality
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and police commissioner Anthony W. Batts released a lengthy 41-page report outlining their recommendations to curb police brutality in Baltimore.

      October 10, 14

    Baltimore Youth Speak about How to Reduce Violence (2/4)
    A Real News Town Hall with high school students discussing the murder epidemic in Baltimore.

      October 8, 14

    Baltimore Youth Speak about How to Reduce Violence (4/4)
    A Real News Town Hall with high school students discussing the murder epidemic in Baltimore.

      October 7, 14

    Where Do We Build Our House in This Swamp? - Eddie Conway and Dr. Ray Winbush on Systemic Racism in Baltimore (1/2)
    Dr. Ray Winbush discusses structural racism in Baltimore and urban centers across America

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore Youth Speak about How to Reduce Violence (3/4)
    A Real News Town Hall with high school students discussing the murder epidemic in Baltimore

      October 8, 14

    Baltimore Youth Speak about How to Reduce Violence (1/4)
    A Real News Town Hall with high school students discussing the murder epidemic in Baltimore

      October 8, 14

    Baltimore Cop Says Some Officers Are a Threat to the Communities They Serve
    #whatupbmore: Baltimore hosts a townhall on what lessons it can learn from Ferguson

      October 3, 14

    100+ Arrested as Fast-Food Workers Escalate 'The Fight For $15'
    Workers and advocates hold sit-ins and rallies in 150 cities to demand a living wage and the right to unionize

      October 3, 14

    Connecting the Dots Between Ferguson and Baltimore
    TRNN's Jaisal Noor interviews Baltimore protesters and Dayvon Love from Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

      October 3, 14

    Is Baltimore City's Water Supply Up For Privatization?
    City Hall denies the charge, but workers and advocates say an upcoming water contract could be a foot in the door for privatization

      October 3, 14

    Workers Say Racial Discrimination Systemic at Thurgood Marshall Airport
    TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks with workers and advocates at BWI Airport who say the racial wage gap there is harming Baltimore's African American community

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore Brew: Old School Journalism for 21st Century Baltimore (1/2)
    The Brew's Mark Reutter and Fern Shen discuss their model of journalism and how they saved taxpayers $100 million

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore Brew: Old-School Journalism for 21st Century Baltimore (2/2)
    The Baltimore Brew's Fern Shen and Mark Reutter talk about Baltimore's infamous liquor board and plans to privatize public housing

      August 6, 2014

    Baltimore Hosts Dueling Rallies over Israel's Gaza Assault
    TRNN's Jaisal Noor speaks to Baltimore residents taking part in both pro-Israel and pro-Palestine rallies along with noted scholar Norman Finkelstein, who was just arrested with two dozen others for carrying out civil disobedience at the Israeli mission to the UN

      October 3, 14

    Will a Stricter Curfew Law Help or Hurt Baltimore Youth?
    Sonia Kumar from the ACLU argues that the law threatens parental and Fourth Amendment rights, while the bill's lead sponsor says it will provide children with needed social services

      October 3, 14

    School to Prison Pipeline
    To end the violence in Baltimore there must be radical reform of public education and the criminal justice system - a panel moderated by radio talk show host Marc Steiner

      October 3, 14

    Low Wages and Unemployment Are Factors that Lead to Violence
    Without dealing with chronic poverty there can be no end to the violence. Moderated by Jaisal Noor

      October 3, 14

    Covering the Epidemic of Violence in Baltimore - TRNN Grand Opening Panel
    The panel, moderated by Paul Jay, discusses drug policy and policing, and the role of television news

      October 3, 14

    As Construction of Baltimore Incinerator Is Halted, Activists Rally for Justice for Bhopal
    Jaisal Noor reports on the decision of the state of Maryland to stop construction of the largest incinerator in the country in Baltimore, and also on a rally in DC ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster

      October 3, 14

    Testimony of Mothers - TRNN Grand Opening Panel
    Reverend Heber Brown talks to two mothers whose sons were murdered in Baltimore

      October 3, 14

    Hip Hop Opening of the Real News Media Center in Baltimore
    Some of the best hip hop artists in Baltimore help celebrate the opening of the Real News studios with special guest Danny Glover

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore on the Brink
    Reverend Dr. Heber Brown on the June 21st Town Hall in Baltimore

      October 3, 14

    Tenants and Workers Speak Out against Plans to Sell Off Baltimore's Public Housing
    Jaisal Noor speaks to public housing residents and employees about their concerns with plans to privatize around 40% of Baltimore's public housing stock

      October 3, 14

    Is Baltimore Local Media Working in the Best Interests of Its Residents?
    Baltimore residents and LEAP executive director Neill Franklin give their take on Baltimore's local news coverage

      October 3, 14

    Imagining Rational Public Safety Policy For Baltimore - TRNN Webathon Panel
    Radio host Marc Steiner, poet Duke the Rude, and rapper Phil Ade discuss current public safety policy in Baltimore city and what needs to be done to make the city safer

      October 3, 14

    Will Curfew Laws Make Baltimore City Safer? - TRNN Webathon Panel
    Dayvon Love, Nick Mosby, Brandon Scott, and Kimberly Ellis discuss the youth curfew law in Baltimore and whether it will lead to an improvement in public safety

      October 3, 14

    TRNN Live Steaming Webathon (1/3)
    Replay of our June 2 live stream webathon. Edited versions of the various segments will be published later today

      October 3, 14

    TRNN Live Steaming Webathon (2/3)
    Replay of our June 2 live stream webathon. Edited versions of the various segments will be published later today

      October 3, 14

    Join Us For Our Live Webathon
    On Monday, June 2, we will be livestreaming guest panels and musical performances from our Baltimore studio

      October 3, 14

    Help Us Make Game-Changing Local News
    With your donation, TRNN will bring independent, uncompromising journalism to the city of Baltimore

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore Residents Face Potential Health Risks from New Incinerator (2/4)
    Jaisal Noor reports on why residents and public health experts are fighting an incinerator being built in Curtis Bay, Baltimore's most polluted neighborhood

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore Residents Face Potential Health Risks from New Incinerator (1/4)
    Jaisal Noor reports on why residents and public health experts are fighting an incinerator being built in Curtis Bay, Baltimore's most polluted neighborhood

      October 3, 14

    Donate To Support Critical International Coverage
    Because TRNN doesn't accept government funding, we can provide nuanced coverage of international stories like the ongoing political crisis in Ukraine without demonization

      October 3, 14

    Pressure Mounts on Johns Hopkins to Pay a Living Wage
    Hopkins Hospital Workers, SEIU president Mary Kay Henry, 1199 SEIU President George Gresham, and actor and activist Danny Glover and Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" speak out on why Hopkins should pay its workers more

      October 3, 14

    Break the Monopoly on Local TV News
    TRNN Senior Editor Paul Jay says we have to create local TV news that engages millions of people in finding solutions to the critical problems of our time

      October 3, 14

    "Facts Don't Matter" Community Faces Health Risks from New Incinerator (3/4)
    Robert Bullard, the father of environmental justice and Curtis Bay youth activist Destiny Watford talk about the high stakes fight against the country's largest incinerator under construction in Baltimore

      October 3, 14

    Workers' Struggle in Baltimore (2/2)
    Lucky Crosby, Chief Shop Steward, AFSCME Local 467 and Labor Historian Bill Barry continue their discussion of the history and current state of Baltimore's workers movement

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore Residents & Workers Voice Outrage Over Plans to Privatize Public Housing (2/2)
    Longtime advocate Jeffrey Singer explains the modern history of public housing and the threat of privatization in Baltimore and other cities

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore Residents & Workers Voice Outrage Over Plans to Privatize Public Housing (1/2)
    Public housing residents and workers say they will lose their jobs and homes when the city sells some of its public housing stock to private developers through the new Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program

      October 3, 14

    Can Johns Hopkins Afford to Pay A Living Wage? (2/2)
    The second part of Marc Steiner's discussion on whether Johns Hopkins has the money to pay a living wage. Joining him are Hopkins Hospital worker Daniel Roberts, SEIU union organizer Carrietta Hiers and Jeff Singer, founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless

      October 3, 14

    Can Johns Hopkins Afford to Pay A Living Wage? (1/2)
    Marc Steiner examines if Johns Hopkins has the money to pay a living wage with Hopkins Hospital worker Daniel Roberts, SEIU union organizer Carrietta Hiers and Jeff Singer, founder and former Executive Director of Health Care for the Homeless

      October 3, 14

    Workers at Nation's Top Hospital Strike For Fair Wages
    The Real News goes to the picket lines as Johns Hopkins Hospital workers launch a three-day strike for living wages

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore Residents Decry Lack of Affordable Housing
    Statistics show Baltimore has as many as 40,000 vacant homes but only 43 affordable units are available per 100 extremely low-income households

      October 3, 14

    Hopkins Hospital Workers Speak Out against "Poverty Wages"
    The Real News talks to workers at Baltimore's internationally renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital as they prepare for a possible strike in order to obtain a $15 hourly wage

      October 3, 14

    Maryland Residents Voice Opposition to Natural Gas Fracking Export Facility
    38,000 petitions submitted against the project while backers say more than 20,000 submitted in support

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore's MICA Adjunct Professors Set to Vote on Unionization
    MICA part-time faculty member Hannah Brancato and organizer Maria Maisto discuss the growing nationwide trend of adjunct professors organizing in order to collective bargain for decent salaries and benefits

      October 3, 14

    TRNN Debate: Should Baltimore 'Ban The Box'?
    TRNN hosts a debate between Councilman Nick Mosby who sponsored legislation that would prevent employers from immediately disqualifying job applicants with criminal records and Elizabeth Torphy Donzella of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce.

      October 3, 14

    Should Baltimore Privatize Its Public Housing?
    Housing advocate Jeffrey Singer and Councilman Bill Henry debate whether Baltimore should privatize 40% of its public housing stock

      March 13, 2014

    Protestors Rally Against Proposed Maryland Fracked Gas Processing Facility
    Activists rally against Dominion Resources's proposed facility to process and ship natural gas across the globe

      October 3, 14

    Protesters In Baltimore Helped Launch A Wave of Anti-Vietnam War Activism (1/2)
    Joe Tropea, co-director of Hit & Stay: A History of Faith and Resistance, discusses the acts of civil disobedience against the Vietnam War involving Catholic priests in Baltimore who destroyed draft cards with blood and napalm

      February 24, 2014

    Popular Baltimore Weekly Bought By Corporate Media Subsidiary
    Marc Steiner says that we need independent and alternative media like The City Paper to do the important work of investigative reporting, as the popular weekly's fate follows national trend of media consolidation

      February 25, 2014

    Maryland Protestors Rally To Repeal Citizens United
    Facing congressional deadlock, state lawmakers and advocates push for the repeal of Citizens United and limits to corporates pending

      October 3, 14

    Debate: Are Maryland Schools Ready for the Common Core Standards
    Marc Steiner hosts a debate whether to delay implementation of the Common Core curriculum in Maryland schools and to cancel this year's MSAs (Maryland School Assessments), with: Dr. Jack Smith, Chief Academic Officer of the Maryland State Department of Education, and Cheryl Bost, Vice President of the Maryland State Education Association.

      October 3, 14

    Debate: Baltimore Teachers Vote On A New Contract
    Marc Steiner hosts a debate between the President of the Baltimore Teachers Union Marietta English and dissident teacher Iris Kirsh on the merits of the new Baltimore teachers union contract, being voted on Thursday by union members

      October 3, 14

    What Would You Do If You Ran Baltimore Housing Policy? - Marisela Gomez on Reality Asserts Itself (4/4)
    Marisela Gomez tells Paul Jay that redevelopment in Baltimore must start with revitalizing the community, not to gentrify and raise real-estate values, but for the benefit of people who historically lived there

      January 13, 2014

    Gentrification of Baltimore's Middle East - Marisela Gomez on Reality Asserts Itself (3/4)
    Hopkins trained doctor Marisela Gomez tells Paul Jay that Johns Hopkins expansion plans are changing the class and racial character of the surrounding community

      October 3, 14

    The Destruction of Baltimore's Middle East Community - Marisela Gomez on RAI (2/4)
    On Reality Asserts Itself, Marisela Gomez tells Paul Jay that Johns Hopkins "broken windows" policy and Baltimore's use of eminent domain law helped destroy a once vibrant community

      October 3, 14

    Hopkins Trained Doctor Fights Hopkins Expansion Plans in Baltimore - Marisela Gomez on RAI (1/4)
    On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, Marisela Gomez, a doctor and community activist, says one can't arrive in the Hopkins community and not see the huge disparity between this institution, and surrounding it a community that's been completely disinvested and abandoned

      October 3, 14

    If We Build It, They Will Come
    Paul Jay leads us through a tour of The Real News Media Center in Baltimore

      December 26, 2013

    Thousands Protest Zimmerman Not Guilty Verdict Nationwide
    Hundreds in Baltimore demand justice for slain teen Trayvon Martin, changes to judicial system that allowed his killer to walk free

      October 3, 14

    Advocates Condemn Clearing of Baltimore's 'Camp 83' Homeless Encampment
    City clears 'Camp 83' and refuses to find residents shelter but private citizen provides campers temporary housing

      October 3, 14

    What to do about Baltimore Schools?
    Pt.2 Lester Spence and Marc Steiner discuss possible fixes to the crisis facing Baltimore public schools

      January 2, 2013

    What's Wrong with Baltimore Public Schools?
    A discussion with Lester Spence and Marc Steiner about the historical roots of the problems facing Baltimore public schools

      December 27, 2012

    The Real News in 2013
    Paul Jay: Here's what's coming on TRNN in 2013, and why, if you haven't donated yet, you should!

      December 5, 2012

    Reflections on Occupy Baltimore
    Editors of the book "We are Many"discuss challenges of building a movement in a city with a black political elite

      October 30, 2012

    Baltimore, Race and the Occupy Movement
    Editors of the book “We Are Many” discuss how the Occupy Movement can overcome the racial divide

      October 25, 2012

    Do Obama Policies Help Baltimore Schools?
    Baltimore Activists say "Race to the Top" harming Baltimore students and teachers

      October 3, 14

    Interest Rate-Fixing Scandal Swindles Baltimore, Other Municipalities out of Millions of Dollars
    Amidst the financial crisis of 2008 and resultant recession, cities and states around the country lost millions of dollars on investments tied to the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor).

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore Hip Hop on School to Prison Pipeline
    Cultural event features Baltimore youth performing original work on the high incarceration rates of youth in the city

      October 3, 14

    Baltimore Protests Murder of Trayvon Martin
    Black youth who suffer racial profiling every day demand justice

      April 1, 2012

    Does Charging Youth as Adults Make Baltimore Safer?
    Monique Dixon and Terry Hickey: There is no evidence supporting a new $100 million youth prison for youth charged as adults

      April 23, 2012

    What Would Make Baltimore Safer?
    Monique Dixon and Terry Hickey Part 2: There is no evidence supporting a new $100 million youth prison for youth charged as adults

      April 25, 2012

    Occupy Baltimore Activists Protest Building of Youth Jail
    Baltimore Occupy and Algebra Project activists are arrested by police during protest of new juvenile facility for youth charged as adults

      February 8, 2012

    TRNN TOWN HALL: Does Baltimore Need $100 Million Youth Prison?
    Will a new youth prison make Baltimore safer and is it the best way to treat "young offenders"?

      January 22, 2012

    Occupy Baltimore Supports Fight Against Home Foreclosure
    Protest organized in Baltimore as authorities attempt eviction

      January 17, 2012

    Hundreds of Community Activists Gather in Baltimore
    Fair Development Conference held to discuss local organizing strategies

      November 4, 2011

    Occupy Baltimore Wins Support of Police and Fire Fighters Unions
    Occupy Baltimore Takes on Public Education System

      October 30, 2011

    Baltimore Debates New Youth Jail
    State plans to spend 100 million on facility to hold juveniles charged as adults

      October 22, 2011

    Does Locking Young Offenders up Longer, Make us Safer?
    TRNN REPORT: In Baltimore and across the country more young people are being charged as adults and going to prison with longer sentences

      October 9, 2011

    Treat Young Offenders Like Your Own Child
    Bart Lubow: There are many proven alternatives to incarceration

      October 23, 2011

    Media Depicts U.S. Juvenile Detention Facilities as Rehabilitative
    Bart Lubow: Youth Prisons are places of violence, of arbitrary exercise of power, and are fundamentally dehumanizing

      October 19, 2011

    Baltimore Elections Heat Up
    Baltimore's 8th district is a microcosm of problems facing many cities across America

      August 7, 2011

    How Bigotry Shaped Baltimore (1/3)
    Antero Pietila author of "Not In My Neighborhood" on how racism was used to enrich real estate speculators

      October 8, 14

    Federal Government and Bigotry in Baltimore (3/3)
    Antero Pietila author of "Not in My Neighborhood" During 1930's Federal government red-lined American cities helping create race-based divisions

      July 24, 2011

    The Real Baltimore: Invisible Hand Waves Goodbye
    On the streets of 'The Wire', Thomas Ferguson on financial crisis and the people of Baltimore

      September 9, 2010

    HUD's affordable housing crisis
    ANP: Everyone knows about the crisis facing homeowners. But what about those who can't afford a home?

      February 20, 2009

    Why are Kids in Jail?
    Bart Lubow: Zero tolerance policies and racial bias are pushing many kids out of school and into jail

      September 19, 2011

    Race, Youth and Criminal Justice System in Baltimore
    Bart Lubow: Structural racism plays a major role in which youth are arrested and go to jail

      October 3, 2011



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