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Black Friday Trends; A Mural in McElderry Park; Urban Farming in Winter Months


Now that holiday shopping can be done with the click of a button, why do people still line-up as early as Thanksgiving afternoon to get a start on big box store sales? In this Black Friday edition of Midday, we’ll take a look at consumer psychology, and hear what’s on many shopping lists this holiday season. Philippe Duverger is a professor of Marketing at Towson University. Barry Meyers is the founder and president of Get Geeked Media, a New York-based tech-marketing company.

Then, following the death of his father, Derrick Smith Jr. of East Baltimore worked with local artists to paint a mural. He, and the muralists guiding the project - Edgar Reyes and Pablo Machioli - tell us about the power of art to unite and heal. Click here to donate to the memorial garden.

And, with the start of winter less than a month away, and temperatures flirting with freezing, what does the Baltimore’s urban agriculture community have in store? Isabel Antresian is program manager at the Whitelock Community Farm in Reservoir Hill. Laura Genello is farm manager of the Food System Lab at the Cylburn Arboretum.

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Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
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.