Downtown Voices

Produced in spring, 2016, Downtown Voices radio series, features UMBC students talking to city dwellers about their thoughts on the past, present, and future of Baltimore. The series aired on the Marc Steiner Show on WEAA 88.9 FM.

Episode 1 – Tale of Two Markets a look at changes in our city through the lens of the old and beloved Lexington Market, and the new and hip Mount Vernon Marketplace. This story is narrated by Adam Droneburg, of UMBC’s Baltimore Traces.

Episode 2 – Word on the Street a little sidewalk talk from the west side of Downtown, what people love about downtown and what needs to change for it to serve citizens better. Narrated by Shira Singlenberg of UMBC’s Baltimore Traces.

Episode 3 – Arts & Diversity a look at one of the city’s “Arts Districts,” and the divisions in race and class among the Artists who work there. Narrated by Christina Kwagen and Ilesh Patel of UMBC’s Baltimore Traces.

Episode 4 – “The Uprising” a snapshot of the movement that developed in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death, and the effect it has had on our city. With Michael Stone of Baltimore Traces.