WAMU 88.5 :

Baltimore — Outsiders In

Baltimore is a city of many neighborhoods, of intense divides — racial, class, and otherwise — not easily overcome. It's a city bogged down by a reputation for crime, poverty and dysfunction (thanks, in part, to the acclaimed TV show The Wire) - a reputation not entirely undeserved. But all of that often overshadows the passion and dedication many Baltimoreans have for their city, and for taking on what's wrong with it in ways small and large.

In this episode, we tell stories of people who are working from outside the system to take on Baltimore's problems and shepherd its promises into fruition, people who are not letting their outsider status stop them for working their way in. From a young black Baltimorean whose life was transformed by joining a teenage debate league and is working on reforming the city's education system from the outside? To a group of veterans adopting an inner city neighborhood to turn it around? To a battle over the iconic Baltimorean word "hon."

WAMU 88.5

Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

NPR

For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize.
WAMU 88.5

Obama's Trip to Africa & Foreign Aid

By visiting Africa this month, President Obama is drawing attention to one of the diplomatic tools that most directly shapes America's relationships with other countries: foreign aid and assistance. But now all policy makers at home feel the United States is pursuing the soundest strategy when it comes to providing aid abroad. We explore the issue with the official in charge of the Africa portfolio for the United States Agency for International Development.

WAMU 88.5

Taking Great Photos On Vacation Or "Staycation"

Professional photographers give us the latest on cameras, smart phones and shooting tips for great vacation photos this summer -- and every day.

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