Baltimore Stories; "Democracy In Black;" Rousuck: "Something Like Jazz Music;" Author John Irving
So if it’s true that every person has a story, is it also true that every city has one too? What is Baltimore’s story? What narratives have emerged following the cataclysmic events following the death of Freddie Gray, and what do those narratives tell us about Baltimore’s identity? These are the questions that a new series of public events will tackle. It’s called Baltimore Stories: Narratives and the Life of an American City. Dr. Sheri Parks from the University of Maryland and Phoebe Stein from the Maryland Humanities Council give us a preview.
Then, Professor Eddie Glaude, Jr., of Princeton University says that for African Americans, gaps in values and opportunity have been pernicious and longstanding, and the reason black politics need to be transformed. He talks with Tom about his new book, Democracy in Black.
Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Something Like Jazz Music," on stage at the Single Carrot Theater until March 27th.
Plus, novelist John Irving on writing, aging, and America's dark politics.