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Teen Pregnancy in Baltimore

Gwendolyn Glenn

While Baltimore’s rate of teen pregnancy dropped by a third from 2009 to 2013, the city’s rate is still about twice that of the state. In this hour, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen fills us in on how the city is working to reduce teen pregnancy and promote safe-sex practices. We’ll also hear from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers Kristin Mmari and Beth Marshall on the negative consequences stemming from teen births and hear how the health of Baltimore teens compares to their peers around the globe. And, we'll learn about the child care program at Benjamin Franklin High School and meet a teen mom from Brooklyn Park.

  With production assistance fromMidday intern Alia Satterfield.

Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising Producer for On the Record. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and joined WYPR in 2014 as an intern for the newsroom. Whether coordinating live election night coverage, capturing the sounds of a roller derby scrimmage, interviewing veterans, or booking local authors, she is always on the lookout for the next story.
Aaron creates and produces original radio programs and podcasts for WYPR. His current project is The Maryland Curiosity Bureau. Aaron's neighborhood documentary series, Out of the Blocks, earned the 2018 national Edward R Murrow Award. His past work includes the long-running weekly cultural program, The Signal, and the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series, Tapestry of the Times. Aaron's stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.