Here is a Stoop Story from Rick Wilson of the Maryland Zoo about the special bond between people and animals. You can hear his story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com, as well as the Stoop podcast.
What lessons can a graphic designer apply to painting? How can abstract and descriptive styles compliment each other? Artist Andrew Gray tells how he uses his grasp of design to create works that celebrate diversity and African-American history.
Check out Gray's work at Hotel Indigo's library and Poets Modern Cocktails and Eats through September 7th. Hotel Indigo is located at 24 West Franklin Steet in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore city.
University of Maryland neuroscientist Tracy Bale does advanced research in epigenetics--changes in gene activity that don’t actually alter DNA but can be passed along to offspring. Bale focuses on health disparities, like how stress affects the way a child’s brain develops and how reading can be good medicine for a stressed brain. She describes one of the goals of the project she started at Callaway Elementary called “Reading on the Brain.” Artist Jay Wolf Schlossberg-Cohen joins the conversation and tells of working with the pupils to open other ways of expressing the science of their brains.
Decades before Victorine Q. Adams was elected the first African-American woman on the Baltimore City Council--in 1967-- she was a teacher. Then she poured her energies into political education, setting up the “Colored Women’s Democratic Campaign Committee” and other grassroots organizing. Morgan State archivist Ida E. Jones’ book, "Baltimore Civil Rights Leader Victorine Q. Adams: The Power of the Ballot," tells how Victorine and her husband, numbers runner “Little Willie” Adams, shared political goals. But Victorine insisted her own hard work convinced voters to give her power, like her push for job training. Original airdate 4/25/19