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It's easy to talk about what's wrong in Baltimore. The challenge is to talk about what's next. In each episode, Wes looks at innovative ideas that are working in other cities, places like Cincinnati, St Louis, and Detroit. And he asks the question: Can those ideas work for Baltimore? This program is made possible by Genine and Josh Fidler, and supported by the Baltimore Community Foundation, created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations.

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It's easy to talk about what's wrong in Baltimore. The challenge is to talk about what's next. In each episode, Wes looks at innovative ideas that are working in other cities, places like Cincinnati, St Louis, and Detroit. And he asks the question: Can those ideas work for Baltimore? This program is made possible by Genine and Josh Fidler, and supported by the Baltimore Community Foundation, created by and for the people of Greater Baltimore, where many donors join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations.

    Back To School In A Pandemic

    Back To School In A Pandemic

    As young people head back to class, how are students, teachers, parents, and administrators dealing with another school year during COVID?

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    Cities As Containers For Healing Collective Trauma

    Cities As Containers For Healing Collective Trauma

    How do cities create containers for collective grieving and trauma? Why is that necessary? And what role does art play in helping to shape these containers?

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    • 48 min
    The Future Of Infrastructure

    The Future Of Infrastructure

    On this month's episode of Future City we are talking about the future of infrastructure. What does infrastructure mean in the 21st century, and how are cities like Baltimore improving today's and building tomorrow's infrastructure? 

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    • 48 min
    "We'll Make Something Out Of Nothing": Arts And Baltimore's Future

    "We'll Make Something Out Of Nothing": Arts And Baltimore's Future

    On this month’s episode of Future City we’re looking at the arts here in Baltimore. Where do the arts, including music, film, photography, poetry, dance and much more, fit into the future of the city, especially after the arts and entertainment industries were hit so hard by COVID-19? And how have artists mobilized to support one another during the pandemic?

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    The Future Of Philanthropy

    The Future Of Philanthropy

    On the latest episode of Future City we’re talking about the future of philanthropy. We'll hear about the state of philanthropy in Baltimore and the U.S., how people are responding to critiques of traditional philanthropy, and where land and economic reparations fit into the push for racial and economic justice.

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    • 48 min
    “Baltimore’s Different”: Gangs, Youth, And Stopping Violence

    “Baltimore’s Different”: Gangs, Youth, And Stopping Violence

    The annual number of homicides in Baltimore surpassed 300 for each year from 2015 to 2020. Young people have been at the forefront of the city’s violence. On this month’s episode of Future City, a rebroadcast from 2019, we discuss violence in Baltimore, how it affects young people in particular, and efforts to end cycles of retaliatory homicide through violence interruption. We also listen back to an interview with anti-violence activist Dante Barksdale, who was murdered earlier this year in Baltimore.

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    • 48 min

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