Posts filed under ‘Safety Net’

4-27-12: Keeping Social Workers Safe

This week, police arrested a Baltimore woman for stabbing her baby during a supervised visit with a social worker. We’ll talk to Molly McGrath, director of the Baltimore division of the Department of Social Services, and National Child Welfare Workforce Institute director Nancy Dickerson will tell us how dangerous a social worker’s job can be everyday.

Continue Reading April 27, 2012 at 8:56 am 2 comments

4-16-12: A Free Generation

Students at Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland College Park are holding rallies and events this week under the banner, “My Generation Will be Free.” They want to end human trafficking, which is a major problem in Maryland, and getting worse for minors. We talk to one of the students hosting the events, and to the director of an organization that helps victims of trafficking.

Continue Reading April 16, 2012 at 8:10 am 1 comment

1-23-12: Lead Paint Poisoning Judgment Overturned

A Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruling just tossed a $2.6 million judgment against the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. It was one of several outstanding judgments in cases where children had been poisoned by lead paint in public housing. The ruling leaves several questions unanswered. Sheilah walks through them with University of Maryland law professor Brenda Blom and attorney Saul Kerpelman.

Continue Reading January 23, 2012 at 8:10 am 1 comment

1-16-12: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Job Fair

Today, the St. Frances Academy Community Center in East Baltimore will host the 10th annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Job Fair. Sheilah talks to Ralph Moore, director of the Community Center.

Continue Reading January 16, 2012 at 8:10 am 1 comment

1-3-12: Haircuts for the Homeless

We visit Robert Cradle, a barber who’s giving free cuts–and a new self-image–to Maryland’s homeless.

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12-14-11: The Realities of Homelessness

We talk with an advocate, a researcher, and a blogger about what it’s like to be homeless in Baltimore.

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11-30-11: Homeless Discrimination

Are women being treated unfairly at one of the city’s newest homeless shelters?

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11-15-11: Advances in Hepatitis Treatment

Advances made in HIV treatment over a decade ago are offering new hope to hepatitis sufferers. Frederick County Hepatitis Clinic director Dr. Syed Haque will tell us about this expensive new treatment, and he’ll tell us who should come to the clinic’s free hepatitis screening tomorrow.

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11-8-11: Domestic Violence — Not Just a “Women’s Issue”

Domestic Violence is often framed as a women’s issue. Today we’ll hear what it means for boys and men from activist and survivor Victor Rivers, the keynote speaker at a domestic violence symposium tomorrow. We’ll also talk with former House of Ruth Maryland director Carole Alexander, who’s moderating the symposium.

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10-28-11: The Roots of Inequality

Anne Kubisch and Keith Alexander of the Aspen Institute Roundtable on Community Change tell us what happened when they invited 30 civic and philanthropic leaders from Baltimore City to spend a weekend on the Shore talking about dismantling the structural roots of racial inequality.

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