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Nero Acquitted; Profile of the Baltimore Experience Corps

At the top of the hour - Officer Edward Nero found not guilty on all charges related to the arrest of Freddie Gray. WYPR reporter P. Kenneth Burns explains Judge William's verdict and we discuss what this means for the remaining trials.

Next, can civic engagement stave off memory loss as we age? Can bringing seniors into elementary schools for a few hours a week boost students’ reading ability? The Baltimore Experience Corps has matched 300 older adults to nearly 30 elementary schools for the purpose of improving literacy. Branch director Bill Romani joins us to discuss how this 18-year-old program benefits teachers, students, and retirees, and is changing attitudes about aging. Volunteers Sylvia Seymour-Crosby and Lauren McKenzie share what the Baltimore Experience Corps means to them.

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Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.
Maureen Harvie is Senior Supervising 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.
Andrea no longer works for On The Record.