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5/3/15: Baltimore Violence / M-1 Rail Project

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The city of Baltimore is trying to get back to normal following the violence, looting and arson that broke out after the funeral for Freddie Gray –  a young black man killed while in police custody. Dr. Willie Payne, former police officer and mayor of Pontiac, joins us to discuss law enforcement reform and citizen interaction with police.

Watch Dr. Willie Payne's segment here:



Kim Trent takes a look at some important moments in Detroit’s Black history. 

Watch Kim Trent's segment here:


Detroit’s M-1 Rail Project has kicked off a rather aggressive construction schedule for 2015. The modern streetcar will begin operating late next year along Woodward Avenue, between Larned Street and West Grand Boulevard. Paul Childs and Sommer Woods join us to share updates on the ambitious  road project. 

Watch the M-1 Rail segment here:




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For more information about our guests:

Dr. Willie Payne, former police officer and mayor of Pontiac:

On This Day Detroit

Paul Childs and Sommer Woods


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