Listeners respond to Episode #26: Blue Light Special.
A listener suggested LINES should zero in on a section of Northwest Baltimore where Orthodox Jews and African-Americans live, work and sometimes interact.
We've gotten some response on the past few episodes of Lines and we'd like to share what listeners have been saying.
We remember Virginia "Ginny" Dobry, a fixture in the Patterson Park neighborhood.
In this “Your Story,” Upper Fells Point resident Flip Sasser describes what he loves about his neighborhood and tells us what some “fancier” neighborhoods might be lacking.
Listener Tim E. contacted us after the Feb. 8 "Linguistic Lines" episode. He took issue with the way "vernacular" was defined, and said that he often feels like he cannot "understand what black Baltimoreans are saying."
Leo, 46 years old, emigrated from Mexico in 1988, spending 11 years in California before settling in Baltimore. When she arrived in Baltimore with her brother, she was not sure she wanted to call Charm City her home.
Listener Cindy Walsh says the number of unemployed minorities is a deliberate result of public policy.
Listener Terry Carlton called in to share his thoughts about who should be included in public discussions. Carlton was also concerned about opportunities for Baltimore City's youth.
Many long-time residents of West Baltimore remember when the Edmondson Village Shopping Center was illuminated with "tiny white lights" throughout the Christmas season...until the tradition ended.
Losing a job is a difficult to begin with, but for employees trained in a specific vocation, not being able to find work in their field can be especially trying. In this "Your Story" Gerard Spady talks about his attempts to find a bricklaying job.
At the Baltimore Post-Examiner, a compelling reflection from someone who attended our December 4 documentary screening and panel discussion of "Race: The Power of An Illusion." See what writer Nancy Murray has to say about the role inequality plays in her life as a white woman.
One audience member at the Dec. 4 film screening of "Race: The Power of an Illusion" shared this story about her neighborhood.
Listener Dan Pontious who lives in the North Baltimore neighborhood of Radnor-Winston responds to the question of the week “What do you think accounts for the large wealth gap between whites and minorities?”
One voter describes why he makes a point to cast his ballot every election year.
Your favorite places in the Baltimore region where people of different backgrounds, ethnicities, and income levels gather.
Nicole, a 31-year-old Baltimore Housing Mobility Program participant describes why she chose to leave Baltimore City in an attempt to find a safer neighborhood and better school for her son.
Belair-Edison Neighborhoods, Inc. executive director Johnette Richardson tells about a former renter breaking into tears visiting an open house for a house that had been renovated and put on the market through the stimulus-funded Healthy Neighborhoods program.
Jermin Laviera talks about the shared culture created by Baltimore's diverse Hispanic population.
We asked, "Would you purchase a vacant house?" Listener Lottie Sneed of Northeast Baltimore told us this story.
Patricia Palmer on moving to Rodgers Forge.
Grace Willis lives on East 22nd Street in the Barclay neighborhood. She tells us why she's staying put, despite some of the problems that exist in the neighborhood.
Patterson Park resident John Wesby on the transition of his neighborhood over the last five years.