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"The Tragedy of Baltimore": Did the NY Times Get It Right?

By Yianni Mathioudakis/Creative Commons

Two weeks ago, an article appeared in the New York Times Magazine called “The Tragedy of Baltimore: How an American City Falls Apart.” It was written by longtime Baltimore resident and award winning journalist Alec MacGillis. The article painted a grim picture of our city and what we’ve been through in the years since the violence and uprising that followed the death of Freddie Gray in police custody four years ago. Tom spoke with Alec MacGillis about the piece recently.  Today, we continue the conversation about the article. Listeners, what do you think? Did the Times get it right? What about what Baltimore gets right

Al Hutchinson is president and CEO of Visit Baltimore. He is responsible for the city’s convention and tourism industry.

Kirby Fowler is President of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, which works with businesses, residents, and community groups to advance the city’s quality of life and attract new investment.

Bishop Douglas Miles was a founding member of BUILD, Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development. He’s been an activist in the community for more than 50 years.

We livestreamed this conversation on the WYPR Facebook page. Click here to see the video.

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