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Sarah Y. Kim

Report for America/Anthony Brandon Fellow

Sarah Y. Kim is WYPR’s health and housing reporter. Kim is WYPR's Report for America corps member, and Anthony Brandon Fellow. Kim joined WYPR as a 2020-2021 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. Now in her second year as an RFA corps member, Kim is based in Baltimore City.

  • The Baltimore County School Board votes to terminate the public schools’ chief auditor. The board is also meeting in a special closed session Monday as the county superintendent comes under increasing fire. Gov. Larry Hogan announces millions of funds to make it easier to reach the beach at Ocean City. And a local arts and music festival, put on hold during COVID-19, is set to return.
  • The software encourages students to better understand their emotions.
  • Both former and current local health officers say harassment, underfunding, and staffing shortages have taken a toll.
  • Baltimore’s COVID-19 transmission rate is now “high” under CDC standards. Baltimore County’s police department and school system get a verbal thrashing from the county council after passing a more than $4 billion dollar budget. A billion dollar program to increase the number and mentor Black scientists is named in honor of UMBC’s beloved outgoing president, Freeman Hrabowski. And city residents speak out against giving more money to BPD and development projects.
  • As the state’s COVID positivity rate hovers above eight percent, there's concern about the rate of cases in Baltimore County Schools…and there’s still no plans of a new mask mandate. The shifting demographics of the county along with redrawn council districts has made the race for council seats a diverse contest. Maryland’s gubernatorial candidates shared their platforms on dealing with homelessness and mental illness at a forum in Silver Spring.And how do we help one another, especially our children, with the trauma of yet another deadly mass school shooting? A local psychologist offers some answers.
  • Maryland’s COVID positivity rate continues to rise, topping eight percent. With more than a month to go until Maryland’s primary election, candidates are racking up the endorsements. But in such a crowded field how much sway does it hold with voters? And it’s National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. A doctor shares some simple steps to manage spring allergies and asthma.
  • The Baltimore County schools superintendent gets an earful from council members about the havoc being created by the continued school bus driver shortage. COVID-19 rates continue to go up. And we’ll hear from a pediatrician on what parents can do to get through the national baby formula shortage.
  • In Baltimore County, the NAACP and teachers' advocates rally for better pay and safer schools. A resolution affirming safe access to abortion services in Baltimore easily passes the City Council. HUD officials joined Baltimore City officials today announcing a plan to tackle homelessness. A CDC advisory panel is expected to green light COVID booster shots for ages 5 to 11 this week. Baltimore moms use social media to navigate the baby formula shortage. And a pilot program that will give some low income Baltimore families one-thousand dollars a month is part of a national study.
  • The boosters will become available if CDC advisers give the go-ahead.