Here's a Stoop Story from the voice of Mr. Trash Wheel, Robin Stegman, about the possibilities that can come with seeing a future without trash. You can hear her story and others at stoopstorytelling.com and on the stoop podcast.
What will it take for businesses to regain the confidence of consumers, post-pandemic … that an establishment is free of contagion and safe to enter? After three decades in occupational safety and health, Robert Albrecht now owns a company, Infection Prevention Systems, that disinfects medical and business spaces. He thinks public demand will push regulatory change to set clear standards. Plus, University of Maryland scientist Dr. Don Milton explains how respiratory diseases are transmitted and how ultraviolet light can keep pathogens like the coronavirus from spreading.
Five years after Freddie Gray died in police custody, we trace the impact of the Baltimore Uprising on young activists and organizers. Young people were at the center of the Uprising, demanding that those in power address injustice, police misconduct and more. Organizing Black's Michaela Duchess Brown, who grew up a few blocks from Gray, had already been organizing for eight years in 2015. She says the Uprising sparked a change in youth activism in the city. Plus, Jamie Grace Alexander, a black student activist formerly with the Baltimore Transgender Alliance, and Lana Weidgenant, of the climate justice group Zero Hour, tell us what the Uprising meant to them.
Artists and arts organizations have taken a hard financial hit since public gatherings were banned more than a month ago. Josh Kohn, Creative Alliance performance director, talks about inventive ways the non-profit is continuing to pay artists and connecting them with audiences at a safe distance during a time when he views the arts as crucial. Plus, community artist and writer Christy Zuccarini tells us why makers of all kinds find solace with the online group she founded called ‘Made In Isolation.’