Friday News Roundup: Ending Violent Crime, Decline of Diabetes, BBJ Update & Charm City Craft Mafia
On today's Friday News Roundup: The first week of the trial of Officer William Porter draws to a close. WYPR reporter Kenneth Burns gives us an update. Then, an East Baltimore neighborhood calls for an end to violent crime. We hear from Marques Dent, an organizer for an event tonight called "Peace in our Streets," about the community’s grief and frustration. Plus, new cases of diabetes are on the decline in the U.S. Dr. David M. Nathan, the Director of the Diabetes Center at Massachusetts General Hospital will tell us what more can be done to prevent the disease. Rick Seltzer of the Baltimore Business Journal will catch us up on business headlines from the Port of Baltimore to McCormick Spice Company, and take a look at whether April’s unrest impacted hiring in the city. And Annie Howe of the Charm City Craft Mafia gives us a head’s up about an upcoming holiday market.