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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A review of some of the top news stories of the week, directly from the pages of the AFRO, with assistant managing editor James Bentley. 

First Edition host Sean Yoes revisits the tragic death of Kalief Browder, who spent more than 1,100 days at the infamous Rikers Island in New York for allegedly stealing a backpack. Browder was incarcerated for that length of time because he was too poor to make bail. Yoes examines Browder’s case with Brittany Oliver, police accountability coordinator for the ACLU of Maryland. Then, Dayvon Love of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle gives an update on the battle for bail reform in Maryland.

Morgan State University Professor, Stacey Patton
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Dr. Stacey Patton of Morgan State University penned an opinion piece that appeared in the New York Times called “Stop Beating Black Children.” First Edition host Sean Yoes opens the phone lines to discuss. 

Steve King at an event in Ames, Iowa in August 2011.
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Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King continued his pattern of White nationalist and racist comments recently when he supported the statements of Dutch White nationalist Geert Wilders via Tweet. What is the media’s responsibility in covering overtly racist statements by public officials — and should they be given air time? 

On the NWA Sports Report: an MLB update; boxing news; and the U.S. Soccer Federation’s new policy that many are calling “the Kapernick rule.” With the usual suspects.