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Learning from the Baltimore Uprising

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Race, policing, inequality. We speak to two Baltimore City public school teachers about how their classroom conversations have changed in the year following the Baltimore Uprising. What have students shared about their perceptions of police? How have the issues raised by Freddie Gray’s arrest and death been incorporated into lesson plans?  One Baltimore class connected with students in Washington state, answering questions about how the riots impacted their neighborhoods. 

Plus, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 100th anniversary with the premier of a film and symphony about the city's storied past and turbulent recent history. Composer Kevin Puts talks about how the project was impacted by last year’s unrest. 

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.