Posts filed under ‘News and investigative’
Can a region’s philanthropic and civic leaders combine forces to eliminate racial inequality? The Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change wants to give it a try in Baltimore, and they hosted a three-day seminar in October 2011 to get it started. I was there, and before I left, I recorded this interview with the organizers for Maryland Morning.
News networks have always had to make compromises to get access to dangerous battle zones. Did they go too far in acquiescing to Israel’s and Hezbollah’s demands during their 2006 war? From CJR Daily.
The premiere of the fifth season of The Wire rekindled a vicious dispute between David Simon and his former editors at the Baltimore Sun. It has gotten personal, but can we learn anything about how we report on our cities from the substance beneath the bickering? Find out in “Secrets of the City,” the cover story from the January/February 2008 issue of Columbia Journalism Review.
In late 2008, President-elect Obama said he wanted to create 5 million “green jobs.” Well, someone’s going to have to train them. In this report for Morning Edition, I visited a Colorado institute that trains solar panel installers.
To do business is to seize opportunity and evaluate risk—and megacities provide the mother lode of both. This “By the Numbers” piece from Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business’s One Magazine compares Tokyo, São Paulo, and Lagos.
In this installment of Maryland Morning‘s 2009 series “The War at Home,” we meet Retired Spc. Lawrence Towles, a 23-year-old Iraq veteran from the Eastern Shore. Spc. Towles received an honorable discharge from the Army in August 2008–just as the economy was collapsing. Listen to his story of restarting civilian life in the midst of a recession.