ByStephen Janis & Sean Yoes & Taya Graham•Oct 10, 2018
The 2006 video of police striking Glenn Curry while he was handcuffed was one of the first examples of how capturing arrests on camera would eventually change the conversation about law enforcement in Baltimore. However for the man that made the tape there were steep consequences, fallout that continues to have repercussions today.
BySean Yoes & Stephen Janis & Taya Graham•Sep 13, 2018
In this installment of our Hidden Victims series, we examine an aspect of the criminal justice system that is often overlooked: how police treat suspicious deaths involving women of color.
To understand how some cases remain stuck in a nebulous category called "undetemined," we speak to the family of Tyra McClarly McClary was found buried under a pile of mulch with her ankles wrapped in a plastic bag in 2006, but her case remains in investigative limbo.
ByStephen Janis & Taya Graham & Sean Yoes•Aug 29, 2018
In the second part of our Hidden Victims series, we explore how the tragedy of a police custody death affects the loved ones left behind and their relationships. To do so we speak to Marcus and Nicole Pettiford. In 2012 Marcus' father Anthony Anderson died at the hands of police after an officer violently threw him to the ground.
ByTaya Graham & Stephen Janis & Sean Yoes•Aug 6, 2018
In the first of our Hidden Victims series looking at how the criminal justice system impacts women of color, we hear the story of Greta Carter and the death of her son, Kevin Cooper. Cooper was shot and killed by a Baltimore police officer after a routine call to his Southwest Baltimore home in August of 2006. Carter tells the traumatic story of her son's death, and her emotional encounter years later with the officer who killed him.
ByAaron Henkin & Wendel Patrick & Katie Marquette•Dec 4, 2018
In 2015, circling helicopter footage showed West Baltimore in chaos. In the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, buildings burned, protesters and looters alike filled the streets, and entire neighborhoods were cordoned off by armored police and the National Guard. Today, the riot police are gone, and so is the media frenzy, but the neighborhood remains, scarred by the story of what happened. Local activist Ray Kelly says, “To be frank, the unrest started long before the riots, and the unrest is still happening today.” In this episode, we meet Mr. Kelly, along with his neighbors on a two-block stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue where the community is determined to redefine itself in the aftermath of a narrative shaped by outsiders.
Steve Reich long ago transcended the "minimalist" tag to stand as one of America's greatest and most influential living composers. In this episode, he details the effects that the music of Stravinsky, Perotin, and John Coltrane had on some of his seminal pieces.