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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Catherine Pugh at her inauguration as mayor of Baltimore, at city hall on December 6, 2016.
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Recently, Mayor Catherine Pugh vetoed the Baltimore City Council’s $15 an hour minimum wage bill, which she said she supported when she campaigned to be mayor of Baltimore. First Edition host Sean Yoes discusses Pugh’s reversal with Luke Broadwater of the Baltimore Sun

The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of the Real News Network.
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Taya Graham and Stephen Janis of The Real News Network sit in as hosts for Sean Yoes. Graham and Janis are joined by Paul Jay, CEO of The Real News Network, to discuss the USA/Russian controversy that seems to have gotten lost in political rhetoric, and to share a few thoughts on the failure to pass a replacement of the ACA.  

"Mr. Trash Wheel," which is used to clean Baltimore's inner harbor.
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Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead sits in for First Edition host Sean Yoes. Dr. Whitehead discusses national politics, focusing on the chaotic Trump White House. Then, Dr. Whitehead speaks with John Kellett, who created the trash water wheel that is cleaning Baltimore's harbor. 

Sean Yoes in the studio with Stephen Janis, of the Real News Network.
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First Edition host Sean Yoes continues the discussion about the battle for meaningful reform to the cash bail system in Maryland, with University of Maryland law professor Doug Colbert and bail reform advocate Caryn York. 

First Edition host Sean Yoes continue to cover the HBCU crisis in Maryland. Yoes gets a full report of the rally in Annapolis with Faraji Muhammad, host of WEAA’s, “Listen Up!”