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Friday News Roundup: Ending Violent Crime, Decline of Diabetes, BBJ Update & Charm City Craft Mafia

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  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.

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