Baltimore

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of November 26 and December 3, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of November 26 and December 3, 2018

December 11, 2018

Dharna Noor, Khalilah Harris and Eze Jackson talk about the new Brookings report that reveals $156 billion in property value denied to black communities. They also discuss Johns Hopkins’ nurses’ fight to unionize, Baltimore City Council’s proposal of income-based water billing, a young man’s dangerous experience with an undercover cop, and more

Slain Youth Advocate Sought Year-Round Jobs for Baltimore City’s Young People

Slain Youth Advocate Sought Year-Round Jobs for Baltimore City’s Young People

December 6, 2018

Councilman Zeke Cohen submitted a resolution to advance the BMORE Invested Fund to expand Baltimore’s Youthworks program to year-round employment, honoring DaVonte Friedman

Black communities denied $156 billion in property value says new Brookings report

Black communities denied $156 billion in property value says new Brookings report

December 5, 2018

“The pipes in Flint, Michigan could have been replaced 3,000 times with that money” says lead study author Dr. Andre Perry

Council Proposes Income-Based Water Billing Amid Rate Hikes

Council Proposes Income-Based Water Billing Amid Rate Hikes

December 5, 2018

Just days after the city proposed another rate increase, Baltimore’s Council President unveiled legislation that promises water bill affordability and accountability. The proposal will be taken up by the Council’s Taxation, Finance and Economic Development Committee in the coming weeks

An Off-Duty Cop Pulled a Gun on Teen Waiting for a Bus, How Will the City Respond?

An Off-Duty Cop Pulled a Gun on Teen Waiting for a Bus, How Will the City Respond?

December 3, 2018

The nearly deadly encounter between an unarmed teen and an off-duty Baltimore police officer still haunts the family, but the recent controversy involving the city’s civilian review board may leave them with nowhere to turn

Nurses say Union Will Help Hold Hopkins Accountable to the Community

Nurses say Union Will Help Hold Hopkins Accountable to the Community

December 1, 2018

Johns Hopkins nurses issued a series of damming reports they say reveals why a union is needed to improve patient safety and community commitment

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of November 12 and 19, 2018

The Baltimore Bureau Podcast Show: Weeks of November 12 and 19, 2018

November 27, 2018

Dharna Noor and Khalilah Harris talk about federal police oversight, Bloomberg’s gift to Johns Hopkins University, a pipeline set to be built through Maryland, and global struggles against racism and fascism

Can a $1.8 Billion Gift to Johns Hopkins University Spark National College Affordability Policy Changes?

Can a $1.8 Billion Gift to Johns Hopkins University Spark National College Affordability Policy Changes?

November 22, 2018

Lester Spence, political commentator and Johns Hopkins Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies, discusses critiques and possible implications of Michael Bloomberg’s historic donation

In Maryland, Protestors Demand National Park Service Block Potomac Pipeline

In Maryland, Protestors Demand National Park Service Block Potomac Pipeline

November 21, 2018

In a final push to stop the construction of a fracked gas through Maryland, protestors rallied to demand the NPS not issue TransCanada a right-of-way permit

Sessions' Move to Block Reform Just One Example of Policing's Immense Political Power

Sessions’ Move to Block Reform: Just one Example of Policing’s Immense Political Power

November 20, 2018

A last second order signed by the former Attorney General to rollback the DOJ’s police oversight efforts is just one of a myriad of roadblocks to reform in a country where police unions and special laws make holding cops accountable nearly impossible