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Salvage Arc: Evan Woodard's hunt for lost relics, urban treasures

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Evan Woodard is a Baltimore-based relic hunter and self-described historian who is the founder of Salvage Arc. His discoveries include everything from 18th century pottery to 19th century out-houses. (Photo by Justin Tsucalas)

Happy President’s Day! Today on Midday, conversations with three groundbreaking chroniclers of African American history who are telling important stories in unique ways.

A little later in the program, Tom speaks with Tara Roberts, a National Geographic Explorer who hosts a podcast devoted to the search for lost slave ships. He'll also speak with Imani Black, a marine biologist and oyster farmer who is bringing people of color into the world of aquaculture.

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A Chinese-made jade jar, one of the relics unearthed by Salvage Arc founder Evan Woodard. (photo by Evan Woodard)

But we begin today with Evan Woodard. He’s a professional photographer, self-described historian, privy digger, and relic hunter based here in Baltimore who is the founder of a company called Salvage Arc. His discoveries include everything from 18th century pottery to 19th century out houses. Check out images of some of them on his Instagram site, @SalvageArc.

Evan Woodard joins Tom on Zoom from Baltimore.

Host, Midday (M-F 12:00-1:00)
Malarie is Midday's Supervisory Producer.
Rob is Midday's senior producer.