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Alejandro Danois, "The Boys of Dunbar"

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Thirty-five years ago, Baltimore’s inner-city neighborhoods were struggling. Manufacturing jobs that had sustained families were disappearing. The crack cocaine epidemic was intensifying the drug trade, pulling in younger users, more violent dealers. Housing projects that had offered stable homes were deteriorating. From this desperate setting a remarkable coach at one of the city’s oldest African-American high schools assembled an astonishing array of talent … and drilled them into what some say was the best high-school basketball team ever. In this hour we’ll learn about some of the characters who made it happen: Coach Bob Wade. The inimitable 5-foot-3 point guard Muggsy Bogues, and other players who became N-B-A stars. We’ll talk to Alejandro Danois, author of "The Boys of Dunbar". 

Alejandro Danois be speaking about "The Boys of Dunbar," Thursday at 6:30 at the MD State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped 415 Park Ave., Baltimore MD 21201. Danois will also be at the Baltimore Book Festival on Sunday, Sept. 25. His session starts at 3 pm at the Inner Harbor Stage.

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