Many of those who provide the bounty that will grace our Thanksgiving tables are struggling. The physical, emotional and financial stresses of farming lead to mental health crises, opioid addiction, even suicides at higher rates among farmers than Americans in general. We hear about the day-to-day strain on farmers and what's being done to alleviate it from Shannon Dill, agriculture extension educator for University of Maryland Extension in Talbot County and from Bonnie Braun, Extension Consultant.
Kwanzaa was founded more than half a century ago, aimed at connecting those in the African diaspora to their heritage.
A seven-night harvest celebration, Kwanzaa centers around themes of community and culture. Kibibi Ajanku, founder of Baltimore’s Sankofa Dance Theater, tells us how she came to celebrate Kwanzaa and the holiday’s significance.
More information about the Kwanzaa events at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum here.
It’s time to remember someone who understood better than anyone, the stories that echo around Baltimore’s stoops, kitchen tables and lunch counters. Gilbert Sandler, whose “Baltimore Stories” have embellished WYPR’s airwaves Friday mornings for 15 years, died of cancer this week at age 95.
This morning we listen back to an interview with Gil Sandler, about his experience on the Baltimore City College debate team. The full show is here.