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4/24 New Podcasts/Blog

Surf on over to our new website for the latest podcasts and blogs.

We’ve got an interview with Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Andres Alonso here.

We talked with BCPSS students about violence in their schools; hear it here.

And this morning Marc talked with Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz about how much the Iraq War is really costing; go here to listen to that.

Also, a new blog post from Marc on the issue of violence in America is located here.

Enjoy.  Come visit us at our new website!

Students – Your Thoughts on School Violence?

We’re planning a series of interviews and discussions about violence in Baltimore schools beginning next week.  We’d like to invite everyone to share their thoughts and experiences on the topic, especially those involved in the school system as students, teachers, administrators, parents, and other school workers.  We’d love to hear from as many students as possible, and set up interviews with interested students, so please pass this request along to any friends or family you have attending school in Baltimore.  You can comment here, or if you’d like to reach us directly but not publicly, email justinlevy2@gmail.com.

4/11/08 Andrei Codrescu is in town

We started the morning off today with a visit from Andrei Codrescu, writer of many formats and NPR commentator.  He’s in Baltimore for a reading and talk tonight at CCBC Essex as part of their Creative Writing Forum.  Click here for all of the info on tonight’s event.  Marc and Andrei sat down and spoke for an hour or so.  We’ll be bringing you a podcast of their conversation at the beginning of next week.  Also stay tuned for the launch of the new CEM website, expected for next week, as well.  We’re working on a piece that goes behind the scenes of the new documentary Body of War which will premier on the new site.  Hope everyone has a good weekend and enjoys the spring weather!

-Justin

Questions for Mayor Dixon

On April 21st, we’re going to City Hall to interview Sheila Dixon, Mayor of Baltimore.  So, send us questions that you want the Mayor to answer.  You have issues in your neighborhood, bring them up.  Questions about any policy issues, or crime or poverty?  You can send us political questions about Annapolis and the coming Presidential election.  They are all fair game.  We may not be able to take your calls, but we can take your questions.  We’ll use them to help plan our interview, which will of course be available right here as a CEM podcast.  Thanks!!

4/2 CEM wins Peabody Award!

We’re so proud and pleased and overwhelmed to announce that this morning the Center for Emerging Media was honored with a 2007 Peabody Award for the series Just Words.  Just Words was a weekly documentary feature series that gave voice to marginalized people-low wage workers, ex felons, recovering addicts, the homeless, and more.  You can listen to it here.

We share the honor this year with some of our colleagues in public radio such as Speaking of Faith, the Brian Lehrer Show, and Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me!  Also honored were television programs such as The Colbert Report and the BBC/Discovery Channel series Planet Earth.  A full list of  2007 winners can be found here.  All the winners ever are listed here.

Thanks for all your support!  We couldn’t do without it.

Intern w/ CEM!

Interested in an intership with CEM?  We’re looking for someone to help us transcribe interviews.  Hours will be flexible, and you can work from home.  We’re looking for someone who will be consistently available and enthusiastic about the work we’re doing.  For more info, write to justinlevy2@gmail.com.