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2016 Mayoral Candidate DeRay Mckesson; Tenor Alek Shrader in "The Barber of Seville"



Today, we continue our series of conversations with candidates for Mayor of Baltimore. DeRay Mckesson joins Tom in studio to share his vision for the City. He is a native Baltimorean, and he’s worked as an administrator in the Baltimore City Public Schools. He’s 30 years old, and for the past year or so he has been a full time activist, working in Ferguson, Baltimore and elsewhere on issues that include police misconduct, and mass incarceration. He has never held public office. He’s on the ballot in the Democratic primary on April 26th.

Then, we’ll meet Alek Shrader. He’s a singer who has made a big splash at the Metropolitan Opera and around the world. He’s in Baltimore this week appearing in the Lyric Opera’s production of Rossini’s great rom-com, The Barber of Seville. He joins Tom to talk shop, tenor-style.

Host, Midday (M-F 12:00-1:00)
Rob is Midday's senior producer.