Here's a Stoop Story from Shawna Potter about the empowerment that comes with being done with being fed up. You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com, as well as the Stoop podcast.
Many of us regard bugs and insects simply as pests -- to be rid of. Our guests today know that, and hope to change the hearts and minds of the insect-averse. Spider glue researcher Sarah Stellwagen waxes poetic about the mysteries and science of spider webs. And entomologist Mike Raupp, also known as ‘The Bug Guy,’ is on a mission to help people understand our connection to the creepy crawly critters, starting with the fascinating life cycle of what he claims as his ‘spirit bug’ -- the stupendous cicada. We preview their upcoming talks at the Natural History Society of Maryland.
1,000 Baltimore City students will be able to return to the classroom next month. The district will offer this option to pupils it says are struggling with virtual learning - like students with disabilities. Alison Perkins-Cohen, chief of staff to the city schools’ CEO, lays out the preparation needed.
60 years ago so many members of the Lumbee Indian Tribe migrated from North Carolina to East Baltimore, that the area was known as “the reservation.” Today folklorist Ashley Minner is working to preserve this history and the memories of Lumbee elders. She guides us through the walking tour she’s created, which includes the Baltimore American Indian Center and Heritage Museum and Rose's Bakery.
Check out her Google map here. Click on the sites and the images to see more information.
Tomorrow at 7 pm, Minner will be speaking as part of the virtual discussion series, “Art and The Archive,” hosted by the Maryland Institute College of Art. This Thursday at 1 pm, Minner will offer a virtual version of her walking tour for the Oral History Association’s Annual Meeting. And on October 29th, she will be part of a panel discussion exploring the migration of Lumbee Indians to the urban centers.