First Edition with Sean Yoes

Monday-Friday, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

First Edition is Baltimore’s evening drive-time source for the latest news and information from around the city to around the world. Host Sean Yoes leads roundtable discussions with correspondents, politicians, and community leaders to provide the most relevant news for listeners – from policing and law enforcement policy to education to local, state and national politics. But after the hard news, the show shifts gears to bring words of inspiration, celebrate local students, and talk arts and culture. First Edition closes out the week with Friday’s popular Happy Hour segment, where the team spins the hottest tunes while sampling dishes from Baltimore’s best restaurants. 

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Ariana Grande, Dangerous Woman Tour 2/19/17.
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First Edition host Sean Yoes discusses the latest on the Manchester bombing and the terror threat globally and domestically, with law enforcement expert Neill Franklin, executive director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. 

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Richard Collins, III a young man of immense promise, was scheduled to graduate on Tuesday from Bowie State University, but tragically he was stabbed to death over the weekend by a White University of Maryland student, who was a member of a racist Facebook group. First Edition host Sean Yoes devotes the first hour to Collins’ murder, with reporting from Carrie Wells of the Baltimore Sun and Lisa Snowden McCray of City Paper.

The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of the Real News Network.
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The murder of Bowie State University student Richard Collins III while on the campus of the University of Maryland is being treated as a hate crime. First Edition host Sean Yoes has a report from Washington AFRO reporter Hamil Harris, who attended today’s vigil for Collins at Bowie.

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First Edition host Sean Yoes reviews some of the top news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO, with managing editor Kamau High. Then The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis, report on law enforcement and politics, including thoughts on the issuing of the first license to grow medical marijuana in the state, despite none of the companies in line for the potentially multi-billion dollar industry are owned by people of color.

First Edition host Sean Yoes speaks to several of the powerful contributors to the Black Mental Health Alliance’s Call to Action Healing Summit.