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. 

Ways to Connect

Dayvon Love, co-founder of Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, recently wrote a commentary titled “Baltimore Is a Case Study In How Black Cities Are Not Being Served by Black Leadership.” First Edition host Sean Yoes talks to Love about the plight of mostly Black, mostly poor Baltimore. 

English: Jeff Sessions speaking at an event in Washington, DC.
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The U.S. Department of Justice, now led by Jeff Sessions, has delayed an important upcoming hearing on it’s consent decree with Baltimore, which has many fearing the agreement is in peril. First Edition host Sean Yoes talks to David Rocah, senior staff attorney with the Maryland ACLU about the actions of the DOJ. 

The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of the Real News Network.
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First Edition host Sean Yoes reviews the top news stories of the week with the AFRO’s Managing Editor Kamau High. Then the Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen of The Real News Network, report on bail reform legislation in Annapolis, and Baltimore’s budget woes.

WEAA's Andre Melton hosts the notorious NWA Sports Report on First Edition. 

April Ryan, White House Correspondent.

White house correspondent April Ryan was patronized while doing her job yet again, this time by Sean Spicer. First Edition host Sean Yoes discusses the ongoing, open attack on Black women by the right wing media with Lisa Snowden-McCray of City Paper, Dr. Kimberly Moffitt of UMBC, and multimedia journalist Nicki Mayo.