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Rev. Alvin Hathaway
November 2020

Rev. Alvin Hathaway

On this episode of the Free To Bmore Podcast we welcome Rev. Hathaway from the Union Baptist Church to explore the history of social justice in Baltimore, and where we can go from here.

D Watkins, black and white portrait
October 2020

D. Watkins

It’s Season 3 of One Book Baltimore and this year’s writer is Baltimore’s own D. Watkins. The Free to Bmore podcast goes one-on-one with the New York Times best-selling author to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement, his book We Speak for Ourselves, and the impact he hopes to have on the next generation.

Kondwani Fidel portrait
September 2020

Kondwani Fidel

What does it mean to be antiracist? What kind of actions does that require? Those are some of the subjects rising literary star Kondwani Fidel is tackling in his book, The Antiracist: How To Start The Conversation About Race And Take Action. It’s a vulnerable and personal look at the impact racism has at the individual level and on the world as a whole.

Dr. Jay Perman
May 2020

Dr. Jay A. Perman

Dr. Jay Perman oversees 12 universities and 3 higher education centers across the State of Maryland. Now, he is leading the University System of Maryland through an historic pandemic that could change the way we look at higher education in the future.

Dr. Susan Mani
April 2020

COVID-19 Rapid Response

Dr. Susan Mani of Lifebridge Health tells us how healthcare professionals are tracking coronavirus hot spots, what's being done to protect vulnerable populations, and how COVID-19 will impact the future.

Dr. William Kirwin
March 2020

Dr. William "Brit" Kirwan

Dr. William "Brit" Kirwan breaks down the sweeping overhaul of Maryland's education system proposed by the Kirwan Commission, the funding fight it has caused in Annapolis, and what it means for the future of the state.

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