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Real Talk Tho: New Year, New City

January 31, 2020

“New Year, New City.” The Real News’s Lisa Snowden hosts Real Talk Tho with guest panelists Dre Fraser of JHU Garland Sit-In and Occupation, Rajani Gudlavalleti of Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition and Aaron Maybin, an artist, activist, and educator

Real Talk Tho: Special Election for 7th Congressional District

January 31, 2020

A field of 32 candidates — 24 Democrats and 8 Republicans — are looking to fill the congressional seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Elijah Cummings last October. Cummings died Oct. 17 at the age of 68. He had a rare form of cancer called thymic carcinoma. Maryland voters will have an important…

Real Talk in the Community: The 14th City Council District Early Forum

January 31, 2020

After decades of service on the Baltimore City Council, Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke is retiring. “I regard the people of the great 14th as my extended and beloved family—and always will,” Clarke wrote in a May email announcing her decision. “But the time is right for a new generation to assume leadership and responsibility in…

Real Talk Tho: How Baltimore CeaseFire Cuts Violence In Half

October 17, 2019

Baltimore Ceasefire weekends have been held four times a year every year since 2017, when its organizers first decided to encourage people around the city to stop the violence and take part in activities that build community. Now there’s proof that they actually do lower the rate of gun violence experienced in the city.

Real Talk Tho: Is There a More Equitable Way to Fund Development?

October 16, 2019

  Encouraging development without big tax breaks to developers is possible in Baltimore. While Baltimore has used hefty tax subsidies for wealthy developers to fund development in the past, there are more equitable approaches to stimulating growth that do not exacerbate the inequities that plague our city and could repair decades of racial segregation and…

What Kind of Mayor Does Baltimore Need?

September 25, 2019

The mayoral primary is just six months away, and it’s clear the stakes are higher than ever for the person who wins the job.  Record high crime, unrelenting poverty, and flawed housing policies all add up to a city in crisis.  But who is best suited to address these issues, and what types of policies…

Baltimore’s New Teachers Union President Says Schools are in a “State of Emergency”

September 25, 2019

“There has been a culture of fear and retaliation created in the Baltimore City Schools,” says the new president of the Baltimore Teaches Union in episode 10 of  Real Talk Tho

‘I Was One of Them’: Asylum Seeker Reflects on Her Journey to the US

Real Talk Tho Episode 8 - Segments

July 16, 2019
Episode 8 of Real Talk Tho: As Trump threatens immigration raids, how will Baltimore respond? (1/10)