Destiny Watford; Civil Rights Pioneer Helena Hicks; Rousuck's Review: "Complete Works"
Today's podcast begins with our story, first broadcast this past May, on Destiny Watford. She's a winner of the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize for her work with Free Your Voice, a grassroots organization that opposed construction of an incinerator in Curtis Bay. The Goldman Prize is awarded to one person on each of the six inhabited continents. Ms. Watford, at age 20, is this year’s winner for all of North America. She joins Tom to talk about lighting a fire for justice in South Baltimore. (See our full Destiny Watford web article for a statement from the incinerator's intended builder.)
Then: Yesterday marked the 53rd anniversary of the March on Washington, the peaceful demonstration that brought more than 200,000 protesters to the Lincoln Memorial to demand racial and employment equality. In a conversion she had with Tom this past January, Helena Hicks recalls her role in the 1955 sit-in at the then-racially segregated Read's Drug Store, which took place eight years before Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech at the Washington march.
And an Annapolis troupe of three actors offers The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) in a rollicking 90 minute parade of witty skits inspired by the Bard of Avon. Theater critic J Wynn Rousuck has a review.