In the first hour, First Edition guest host Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead discusses education. The Baltimore Teachers Union is proposing to create a new program that would increase the number of students enrolled in school and the possible retention rate. They are teaming up with the American Federation of Teachers to present B-3, bringing back Baltimore one child at a time. Then, Dr. Whitehead speaks with Baltimore City teachers to get their perspective. 

Guest host Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead sits in for Sean Yoes. Dr. Whitehead is joined by Rev. Ron Harris and Mia Charlene White, who reflect on the Is Your God Dead? Op-ed in the New York Times. Then Betty Weller, president of the Maryland State Education Association, discusses the upcoming National Education Association Meeting and Representative Assembly taking place in Boston later this week, and how it will effect Baltimore City Schools.

Marc Steiner hosts a discussion on public education and cuts to after-school funding.

Listen Up! May 12

May 15, 2017
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Listen Up! host Farajii Muhammad starts the hour speaking with educator, speaker and author, Dr. Steve Perry. Muhammad and Dr. Perry discuss the state of black education, the value of black teachers in the classroom, and more. Then, the Muhammad speaks with the newest hip hop collective group in Baltimore, the Floating Stones. And closing the show is the Producer’s Pick segment with Meaca. 


First Edition host Sean Yoes talks to Tim King, founder of the Urban Prep Academies in Chicago, which for the last eight years had a 100 percent graduation rate, and a 100 percent college acceptance rate for all of their young men, including one who was accepted at 39 different colleges!