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Open Society Institute's 2015 Fellows: Part I

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Since 1998, the Open Society Institute in Baltimore, or OSI, has provided fellowships supporting innovative individuals using unconventional approaches to solve some of society’s most prevalent challenges. Over the next two days, Midday will interview each of the ten members of the OSI’s Fellows of 2015.

Today we’ll speak to three educators, Greg Carpenter, Dave Eassa and Brion Gill, who respectively bring baking, art and poetry classes into local prisons to help inmates express themselves; A drummer, Menes Yahuda, who brings African music and culture in inner city middle school classrooms, and a documentarian, Meryam Bouadjemi, who produces creative campaigns advocating for job opportunities for those returning from prison.

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