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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First Edition Host Sean Yoes, reviews some of the top news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO Newspaper, with managing editor Kamau High.

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First Edition Host Sean Yoes speaks with Baltimore City Councilman Ryan Dorsey, who represents the City’s 3rd District, about comments that seemed to suggest that Baltimore’s budget process is inherently racist during a Council budget hearing on May 30.

The latest racially motivated attack by a knife wielding White supremacist happened in Portland, Oregon, a city and state with a long history of racist violence against people of color. First Edition host Sean Yoes discusses the increase in racist attacks in America since Donald Trump’s ascendancy to the White House with Ryan Lenz, senior investigative reporter for the Intelligence Project, published by the Southern Poverty Law Center. 

Benjamin Jealous, former President and CEO of the NAACP, speaking at an event titled "The Corporatization of Criminal Justice" hosted by the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at the Beus Center for Law and Society at Arizona State University.
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It’s widely speculated former NAACP president Ben Jealous is going to declare his candidacy for Governor of Maryland this Wednesday in Baltimore. First Edition host Sean Yoes talks to Jealous about his possible candidacy, the state of the Democratic Party in Maryland and nationally, among other issues.

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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 Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network report on law enforcement and politics, including the latest case of corruption and misconduct within the Baltimore City Police Department.

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