WEAA's Julius White has the local news: The teenager accused of stealing a car with a baby inside is facing criminal charges. There may be a record turnout for early voting in Maryland this year — by yesterday afternoon, turnout was already higher than the first day of voting four years ago. At end of day, more than 125,000 people had cast their ballots. And, state and local transportation officials are launching a new effort called the Look Up, Look Out campaign, intended to increase awareness about pedestrian safety.
This Week on WEAA
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that thousands of rape kits statewide have gone untested, despite a nationwide push to collect, process and catalog DNA evidence from sexual assaults. First Edition host Sean Yoes explores the pervasive rape culture in the United States with Nneka Nmamdi, director of Community Wellness for The Living Well, and Carrie Evans, former legislative director for The Human Rights Campaign.
The 12th — and final — episode of our first season, "Glow in the Park," presents a history of Druid Hill Park, the third oldest public urban park in the country.
Here we find Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton ahead with an average 6.9 point popular vote lead if it were a two-way race between just her and Republican nominee Donald Trump. In a four-way race including Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, that lead shrinks to 6 percentage points. Nothing significant - at the moment - if the race were tabulated and completed today. Yet, it could be significant if the race between her and Trump tightens.
In the Community
The Bassman sits down one-on-one with a new voice on the music scene who’s going to rise to the top, vocalist and keyboardist Kandace Springs.
The room hushed as over 500 women of all ages, mostly African American, held their breath and watched Taraji P. Henson emerge from the curtains onto the stage of Baird Auditorium at the National Museum of Natural History this weekend. Tickets to see RAH were one of the many premiums offered during the WEAA 88.9 Fall Membership Drive last week.
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