Baltimore, MD: Outsiders In
Baltimore is a city of many neighborhoods, of intense divides—racial, class, and otherwise– not easily overcome. It’s a city bogged down by a reputation for crime, poverty and dysfunction (thanks, in part, to the acclaimed TV show The Wire)—a reputation not entirely undeserved. But all of that often overshadows the passion and dedication many Baltimoreans have for their city, and for taking on what’s wrong with it in ways small and large.
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We introduce the idea that Baltimore is far more complex than the version most Americans know through HBO’s ‘The Wire.” Then, how a debate team changed the life of one young man.
How Baltimore-based veterans are serving their community after serving their country. Then, the surprising new hobby that is taking over a local jail.
In Baltimore, “hon” is not just a term of endearment. What it means to the city and the outrage over a trademark. Then, how art is being used to overturn negative stereotypes of black men and boys.
Blockhead – “It’s Raining Clouds”
Blockhead – “Farewell Spaceman”
Blockhead – “Tricky Turtle”
The Wire Soundtrack – “Way Down In The Hole”
Sean Toure – “Blue Black”
Ratatat – “Dura”
RJD2 – “One Day”
RJD2 – “Unlimited”
RJD2 – “Uprock”
RJD2 – “Rocket Science”
Motopony – “Seer”
Bonobo – “Walk In the Sky”
Bonobo – “Dinosaurs”
Amon Tobin – “Toys”
Quantic – “Off the Beaten Track”
The Water – “Vikings”
The Water – “The Long Mover”
Wendel Patrick – “Addict”
Wendel Patrick – “Planet Planetarium”
Original Music by Wendel Patrick for SOTRU Baltimore – “Knitting Behind Bars”
Original Music by Wendel Patrick for SOTRU Baltimore – “Black Male Identity Project”