Roughly Speaking: Freddie Gray case trial; pastry chef Doug Wetzel's triathlon survival story; 'Creed' and 'Spotlight' reviews (episode 23)

To take us into the weekend, a cautionary tale for weekend warriors, as pastry chef Doug Wetzel describes his comeback from a near-death experience while he was competing in a Maryland triathlon last May. The recurring film segment reviews "Creed" and "Spotlight," and includes appreciations for Jeff Bridges, Ingrid Bergman and Orson Welles. To begin the episode, Sun opinion editor Andy Green and University of Maryland law professor David Gray help recap the first week of the trial of Officer William G. Porter, the first to be tried in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray. 


In this podcast:

  • 1:34: Baltimore Sun opinion editor Andy Green and University of Maryland law professor David Gray talk about the first week of trial for Officer William G. Porter, one of six Baltimore officers charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray.
  • 18:53: Film critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed review “Creed” and “Spotlight,” and offer appreciations of Ingrid Bergman, Orson Welles and, on his 66th birthday, the Big Lewbowski, Jeff Bridges.

  • 1:05:07: Doug Wetzel, a 32-year-old Baltimore pastry chef, describes his recovery from the heatstroke that almost cost him his life during a triathlon last spring on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.


Next episode: Coming Monday, a conversation with political scientist Don Norris of UMBC on whether regional government can ever work for Baltimore and the surrounding counties.  



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