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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Baltimore City police car. 2012.
<a href=“https://www.flickr.com/photos/koonce/">Josh Koonce</a> / Flickr

Known as “knockers,” or “jump out boys,” Baltimore City plainclothes police have been ubiquitous on city streets for many years. But, no more according to Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis. First Edition host Sean Yoes discusses the alleged end of plainclothes policing in Baltimore with The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network.

President-elect Donald Trump.
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The GOP is officially making their bid to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, known to many as Obamacare. First Edition host Sean Yoes discusses the implications of the possible end of Obamacare with Vinnie DeMarco, president of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative and adjunct assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Baltimore City Police Dept.

As the details continue to emerge about the seven Baltimore City Police Officers indicted for racketeering, many believe their actions are only the tip of the iceberg of a corrupt department. Should the citizens of Baltimore continue to invest the taxpayer dollars in the BCPD, or should we tear it down and start over? First Edition host Sean Yoes opens the phone lines for listeners to comment. 

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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. Plus, the story of a single Black woman in Buffalo, New York, who was arrested for homeschooling her children. 

First Edition's notorious NWA Sports, with the usual suspects. WEAA's Andre Melton sits in as guest host for Sean Yoes.

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