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Outgoing BCSA, Gregg Bernstein; Black Man Reaches Out to the Klan; Simple Poems About Complex Issues

State of Maryland

Gregg Bernstein will leave the job of Baltimore City State's Attorney in two weeks.  This morning he’s in our studio. We’ll talk with him about his time as the city's top prosecutor and get his thoughts on the grand jury decisions in Ferguson and New York. Then,  a black man from Maryland has spent decades of befriending members of the Ku Klux Klan, and in the process, motivating some of them to leave it. He joins us to tell us why. Plus, poet Sue Ellen Thompson explores her relationships with her parents and with her transgender child in her latest work, a collection called “They.” She talks about it with Tom Hall.