On Sunday evening, Feb. 8, 2009 the Take Back WYPR community organization held a forum and discussion at 2640 St. Paul Street on the "precarious state of public radio in Baltimore and across the country, and how to take back the public airwaves and make them a community resource once again." The speakers were Maria Allwine (Take Back WYPR), Max Obuszewski (Take Back WYPR), Gregg Mosson (blog editor of SaveWYPR.com), and Marc Steiner who, since being fired from WYPR about a year ago, has resurrected his daily radio talk show on WEAA, Morgan State University's public radio station. Steiner answered questions from the audience following his talk. Local folk musician Margie Roswell opened the event with a performance of "This Land is Your Land." The event was cosponsored by the Red Emma's Collective.
Weekly TV show of the Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP hosted by branch president Marvin "Doc" Cheatham. This episode covers the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade and the branch's 100th year anniversary float. Also, Dr. Rodney Orange (chair of the Political Action Committee of the branch) interviews Del. Jill P. Carter (Maryland House of Delegates, District 41, Baltimore City) about her recent demotion on the Judiciary Committee, and Cheatham is interviewed for Ch. 25 (the city's government access channel) by Alvin Gillard (President, Community Relations Commission). An interview courtesy of ABC2News.com with Cheatham giving his reaction to the Obama inauguration follows the show.
On Thursday, July 24, 2008, activists against the death penalty held an event to discuss the surveillance and infiltration of their groups by Maryland State Police that was revealed July 17, 2008 when the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland publicized documents they received through a Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) lawsuit. The panelists include Max Obuszewski (Baltimore Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Baltimore Pledge of Resistance), Mike Stark (Campaign to End the Death Penalty (CEDP) board member), Terry Fitzgerald (Baltimore Coalition Against the Death Penalty), Dave Zirin (political sports columnist and Campaign to End the Death Penalty member), David Rocah (staff attorney, ACLU of Maryland), and Amy Fusting (Maryland Citizens Against State Executions). The event took place at 2640, a cooperatively-run events and community space project at 2640 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland.
A panel discussion at a community forum on education honoring the 25th anniversary of The Algebra Project featuring Dr. Robert Moses, founder of The Algebra Project, Dr. Andres Alonso, CEO of Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS), Rev. Heber Brown III of the Baltimore NAACP, Dr. Tyrone Powers of Children 1st Movement, and Chelsea Carson and Maryland Shaw of the Batimore Algebra Project. Co-sponsored by Baltimore Algebra Project and the Baltimore City branch of the NAACP, at Baltimore City College (High School), Sat., Nov. 17, 2007.
Part one of a community forum on education honoring the 25th anniversary of The Algebra Project featuring a talk by Dr. Robert Moses, founder of The Algebra Project, followed by comments from the audience at Baltimore City College, Sat., Nov. 17, 2007. The event was sponsored by the Baltimore Algebra Project and the Baltimore City Branch of the NAACP. See also: "Algebra Project 25th Anniversary: a community forum, Pt. 2: Panel Discussion."