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Congressman Elijah Cummings; James Brown Biography; "Harry and the Thief;" Arts and Racial Justice

Rep. Elijah E Cummings/ Flickr

Representative Elijah Cummings joins Tom to discuss his annual job fair which takes place on Monday, April 4. They'll also discuss the 2016 election and we'll hear if the Congressman is ready to endorse anybody in the Baltimore City Mayoral race. 

Then, National Book Award winner James McBride on his new biography Kill ‘Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul that chronicles the life of the Godfather of Soul.  A musician himself, McBride asserts that James Brown is nearly as important in American history as Harriet Tubman or Frederick Douglass.

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews Harry and the Thief, a new production by the Strand Theater.

Plus, as the one-year anniversary of the uprising in Baltimore approaches, a conversation about how the arts can improve race relations with dancer and educator Breai Mason Campbell.

Host, Midday (M-F 12:00-1:00)
Rob is a contributing producer for Midday.