An ambitious yearlong broadcast and multimedia series on inequality in Baltimore
This ambitious interactive project from Baltimore’s public radio station incorporated WYPR's talk programs, social media, extended interviews, personal narratives, produced pieces and digital platforms for "opportunities around town to advance the conversation about race, class and community," along with regular solicitations on air and online for story ideas from audiences. The series is eager and serious about broadening its reach to people who don't usually listen to public radio. The station devoted substantial airtime and online resources to this complex project. In its exploration of housing, education, jobs, history and social networks - described not only by the experts but by those who earn their expertise through lived experience - this series performed a real service to the people of Baltimore.
Sheilah Kast, host; Tom Hall, co-host; Lawrence Lanahan, senior producer; Stephanie Hughes, Matt Purdy, producers; Jamyla Kay, assistant producer.
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