Will Baltimore ban plastic bags? The city council is considering a proposal to outlaw the single-use plastic bags that shoppers use for groceries and carry-out.
Councilman Bill Henry details his proposal, which includes a tax on alternatives, like paper and compostable bags. He says it’s time for consumers and retailers to change their behavior.
Then, how have other countries regulated plastic bags? National Geographic staff writer Laura Parker tells us about international approaches to plastic waste and about the dangers plastic bags pose to marine animals.
It’s summer: how do teenagers pass the time? We ask Bob Wall of Recreation and Parks how the city’s rec centers work to engage teens. Then, we visit the ‘Shake and Bake Family Fun Center.’ Event Planner Onek Eldridge talks about what the center has provided for the community over the past three decades, and we ask patrons what keeps them coming back.
Plus, we preview the film ‘United Skates.’ It looks at the popularity of roller skating in African American communities and the fight to preserve it.
We think of ice cream as a summertime indulgence, but year round, Americans consume about a pint per person each week! In Amy Ettinger's book, "Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America," she traveled the country, researching the confection, from a founding father’s recipe to ice cream made from buffalo milk.
Then, Tim Andon of TIC Gums tells us about “Ice Cream University". How does the texture and color of ice cream impact its flavor?