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Baltimore: The Rise of Charm City

The Rise of Charm City

A radio show and podcast telling intergenerational stories of place and memory in Baltimore City. Produced in partnership with WEAA 88.9 and AIR's Localore: Finding America project.

30:03 | Apr 16th, 2018

Have you ever wished that a band of roving podcasters would visit your community to collect stories of uplift, history, and hope, then broadcast those stories for you and your neighbors in a space right near your block? For months, the Rise of Charm ...Show More

29:49 | Sep 22nd, 2017

Episode 18, "Beach Your Bottom Dollar," tells the story of three of Maryland's historically Black beaches, Carr's and Sparrow's Beaches and Highland Beach. Hear all about the heyday of beachside concerts at Carr's Beach and the enduring civil rights ...Show More
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17:50 | Aug 24th, 2017

In the middle of an August night, the City of Baltimore removed four Confederate monuments from parks and public squares. A few people bore witness, and almost everyone in town had an opinion. In this bonus mini-episode, we talk to a few of them, not...Show More

36:00 | Jun 2nd, 2017

Episode 17 of the Rise of Charm City takes listeners to two of the city's most historically significant cemeteries: Mount Auburn, the oldest Black cemetery in the city, and Green Mount Cemetery, final resting place of many of Baltimore's 19th and ear...Show More

32:00 | May 12th, 2017

Episode 16 of the Rise of Charm City features the history of lacrosse in Baltimore city's various communities. Hear indigenous lacrosse history professor Dr. Allan Downey; Dr. Miles G. Harrison Jr, author of Ten Bears, the story of Morgan State's his...Show More
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