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Violent Crime; Baltimore Highlights Plays By Women; West Virginia Theater Festival; Sandtown Murals

Megan Lewis

As Baltimore’s police brainstorm how to stop the surge in violence, we speak with Delegate Jill Carter about trust between the community and the police, the rights of police officers, and whether the state legislature can address Baltimore’s problems.

Then, Tom Hall talks to local theater artists cooperating in a series of plays called ‘Parity Fest’ all by women and transgender playwrights.

Plus, each summer in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, the ‘Contemporary American Theater Festival’ produces cutting-edge new plays. Our theater critic, J. Wynn Rousuck, brings us a round-up, including a play about the Russian punk band, Pussy Riot.

And, we meet a teaching artist and two student apprentices creating a mural in West Baltimore. For 80 young people the city’s Art @ Work: Sandtown project means a summer job, and much more.