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Open Society Institute's 2015 Fellows: Part II

A cop, a dancer, a cyclist, a refugee, an artist. What do they have in common?

They are all members of the Open Society Institute’s new class of Baltimore Community Fellows. These innovators will work full-time for the next 18 months on projects that revitalize neglected neighborhoods and reach out to underserved groups. In this hour, we’ll hear from five of the fellows. We’ll learn about Darlene Crider's project to connect youth in Baltimore’s Oliver community with retired law enforcement officers, as well as Brian Gerardo's effort to teach young dancers how to lead their own classes. Plus, Hannah Brancato's program of healing through art, Hari Adhikhari on life as a refugee, and Chavi Rhodes talks bike mechanics for teens.

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