Carl Stokes ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 1999. He's trying again. He tells us why in today's episode. The mayoral primary is April 26, 2016, almost a year to the day from the rioting that broke out following the funeral of Freddie Gray. The trial for the first of the six police officers charged in connection with Gray's arrest and death is the podcast's first topic. We hear from Sun reporter Kevin Rector and J. Amy Dillard, associate professor in criminal law the the University of Baltimore law school.

In this podcast:

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  • 1:32: Baltimore Sun court reporter Kevin Rector on what to expect as final jury selection and opening arguments approach in the trial of Officer William Porter in the death of Freddie Gray.
  • 8:57: A few questions about the Porter trial for our criminal law expert, J. Amy Dillard, associate professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

  • 14:11: Baltimore City Councilman Carl Stokes says he'll be a mayor who emphasizes public education as a way to address crime and poverty if he's elected in next April's city primary. Stokes talks about his second run for the top job in City Hall in the latest in a series of conversations with mayoral candidates.

Oh, we're going to audit. A lot.


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Next episode: Coming Friday, more on the Freddie Gray case, plus a story of a triathelete's recovery from life-threatening heat stroke.

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