Baltimore: The Rise of Charm City

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Episode Eight: Where There's a Mill, There's a Way

Episode 8: "Where There's a Mill, There's a Way" takes listeners to one of Baltimore City's few remaining predominantly white communities: Hampden. An historic mill town, Hampden is undergoing a gentrifying renaissance.
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Episode Six: Whistlestop in the Name of Love

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First Edition May 23: Nero Acquittal & the Upcoming Officer Cases

Edward Nero, one of the six officers connected to the death of Freddie Gray was cleared of all charges by Judge Barry Williams today. How will this verdict affect the cases against the other officers?
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NPR News

The next generation of senior citizens will be sicker and costlier to the health care system over the next 14 years than previous generations, according to a new report from the United Health Foundation. We're talking about you, Baby Boomers.

The report looks at the current health status of people aged 50 to 64 and compares them to the same ages in 1999.

The Justice Department says it will seek the death penalty against Dylann Roof, accused of fatally shooting nine people at a historically black church in Charleston, S.C., in June 2015.

"The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said in a statement.

It was the tasting that revolutionized the wine world.

Forty years ago today, the crème de la crème of the French wine establishment sat in judgment for a blind tasting that pitted some of the finest wines in France against unknown California bottles. Only one journalist bothered to show up – the outcome was considered a foregone conclusion.

"Obviously, the French wines were going to win," says journalist George Taber, who was then a correspondent for TIME magazine in Paris. He says everyone thought "it's going to be a non-story."

The NFL announced three new sites for upcoming Super Bowls on Tuesday. Atlanta will get Super Bowl LIII in 2019, South Florida will host the following year and Los Angeles will have 2021.

The league had previously announced that the championship game would be held in Houston next year and in Minneapolis in 2018.

For the first time in more than 130 years, Americans ages 18-34 are more likely to live with their parents than in any other living situation, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Bernie Sanders' campaign has requested a "recanvass" of voting in the Kentucky primary — not a "recount."

They are not the same.

What's the difference?

As NPR's Asma Khalid noted on air — a recanvass will "entail checking all of the voting machines and absentee ballots in all each of the state's counties to verify the accuracy of the vote totals."

In other words, individual ballots will not be checked. A recount would have re-checked how people voted on actual ballots.

In the wake of a spectacular $81 million heist involving Bangladesh's central bank, the top official for the messaging system used to move billions of dollars every day throughout the global banking system says he's going on the offensive against cybercriminals.

Gottfried Leibbrandt, chief executive of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), announced the plan today in Brussels.

This election year may well go down as the conspiracy-theory election, thanks to Donald Trump's ceaseless efforts to inject unsubstantiated plots into the American political debate.

Monsanto has rejected a $62 billion takeover bid from Bayer as "incomplete and financially inadequate," but left the door open to further negotiations with the German chemical and pharmaceutical giant.

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Jazz Master of the Month: Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus was a virtuoso bassist, and an accomplished pianist bandleader, and composer. Mingus favored complex rhythms, mixed harmonies and a combination of structured and free improvisation in his music, drawing heavily from black gospel music and the blues.
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Thursday Morning Jam Sessions: Charles Big Daddy Stallings

On his new album “I Like It When They Call Me Big Daddy,” Charles Big Daddy Stallings continues his mission to combine Soul Blues, R&B, and traditional Blues progressions with stories that take listeners on a “Bluesical Journey” from Tobacco Road to the Fast Lane of Urban/Boogie Boulevard. Staying true to his tradition, “Big Daddy” calls on local and regional artists as musical guests to support his vision.
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May CD: Gregory Porter's "Take Me to the Alley"

He’s back…. with another gem for your listening pleasure. Grammy Award winning vocalist Gregory Porter is showcasing why he’s one of the top male vocalist in music today on his brand new release for Blue Note Records.
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In the Community

May Community Cares: McVet

The Community Cares Partner for May is McVet, The Maryland Center for Veterans Education & Training, Inc. McVet is a program designed to help Homeless Veterans get back with their families and into the Community as productive citizens.
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