Doors Open Baltimore is a chance to explore the city and appreciate its architecture and unique neighborhoods. Coordinator Margaret De Arcangelis describes the positive aspects of planning socially distanced tours: a month of events instead of one weekend, and the addition of sites not typically open to the public. And urban ranger Bradley Alston previews his tour - this Saturday at 1 pm - of the landmarks of Historic West Baltimore.
The kick-off lecture, given by WYPR's Aaron Henkin, is this afternoon, at 1 pm. Check out the complete calendar of events here. Events are free. Prior registration is required.
Less than five weeks before the election deadline--some state and local politics this morning! WYPR state government and politics reporter Rachel Baye updates us on what proposed changes in police powers and prerogatives state senators started examining in hearings last week. You can view the hearings here.
Then, Ian Round, who covers politics and accountability for Baltimore Brew, discusses the race for mayor of Baltimore, proposals that could shift power between the mayor and council, and a challenge to the District 12 council incumbent.
With many bus and train riders staying home during the pandemic, transit agencies across the country are being hit with huge losses in revenue and facing tough decisions. Councilman Ryan Dorsey, chair of the city council’s transportation committee, joins us to discuss the effects of the cuts in service put forth by the Maryland Transit Administration. Brian O’Malley, head of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance, argues for alternative ways the state transportation department could shore up its losses. And Dr. Celeste Chavis, who teaches at the Urban Mobility and Equity Center at Morgan State University share her concerns about the long term.