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

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