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The Daily Dose 7-16-21

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Baltimore County is funneling resources into its distressed Essex neighborhood, which is suffering from crime, unemployment, and elevated COVID rates. The verdict in the Capital Gazette shooter’s trial brings some closure to victims’ families. Legalizing recreational marijuana could be decided by Maryland voters in 2022. And remember those pandemic-inspired porch concerts? Turns out they were a major hit, and local musicians say the new tradition is here to stay.

Aaron creates and produces original radio programs and podcasts for WYPR. His current project is The Maryland Curiosity Bureau. Aaron's neighborhood documentary series, Out of the Blocks, earned the 2018 national Edward R Murrow Award. His past work includes the long-running weekly cultural program, The Signal, and the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series, Tapestry of the Times. Aaron's stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.