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Surviving the Drug War: When you’re at the bottom of every statistic when it comes to income, education, and health, plus you havea  felony conviction, where do you find hope? Reporter Monica Potts tells us about her story for American Prospect about a community center in West Baltimore that provides tough love job training and the people it connects with and the people it still fails.

Coya Paz: The doctor is in and we will decide once and for all if assaulting someone because they are wearing a Google Glass constitutes as a hate crime. We are also gonna figure out how to make higher education less white.

A Long Walk Home: We continue our conversation about everyday violence faced by women and girls when we are going by Sangheetha Ravichandran and Larrinita Starks, a staff member and youth leader with A Long Walk Home. ALWH uses art therapy and visual and performing arts to help girls heal from violence and to seek ends to it.

Council of Feminist Thought: we are joined by dynamic duo, Dick Dastardly and Mutt— we mean, Mikki Kendall and Jamie Golden, are here to talk about acting like a white man online, the way prostitution laws can be used to profile vulnerable people, and how totally wacky it is that TV comedies featuring female losers have found success.

obitoftheday:

obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: Martin Richard, age 8
Martin Richard was one of three people killed in the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. Martin’s sister Jane, 7, and his mother, Denise, were injured. Mrs. Richard works at Neighborhood House Charter School in the school’s library. It was also the school Martin attended.
Martin’s older brother, Henry, was not injured and neither was Martin’s father, William Richard. Mr. Richard was a runner but was not running in this year’s marathon which led to some mis-reporting that he was actually participating in the race.
Mr. Richard was a community leader in Dorchester at one time serving as president of the board of directors for the St. Mark’s Main Street Area, a civic improvement project for the city.
Here is a statement released by Mr. Martin:
“My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you.”
(Image of Martin, apparently from his first Communion, is courtesy of WBZ-TV and via @TheMatthewKeys)
Source: Dorchester Reporter, St. Mark’s Area Main Street, AP, Neighborhood House Charter School, Yahoo, ABC7 Chicago
The other two people killed in the blast have not been named by authorities.

Posted originally one year ago there are some updates to the post:
Jane Richard, 7, lost her leg in the blast while her mother, Denise, lost her eye.
Wiliam Richard Martin ruptured both eardrums.
Henry, 11, suffered cuts and bruises but “was hurt in his heart” according to Jane.
Martin Richard was the youngest person to die that afternoon. The two other individuals killed by the two pressure cooker bombs were Krystle Marie Campbell, age 29, a restaurant manager and Lu Lingzi, age 23, a Boston University graduate student. More than 260 others were injured by the blasts.
Sean Collier, age 27, was killed later that night while on duty as an MIT police officer. He was shot several times whiel sitting his patrol car, allegedly by the Tsarnaev brothers.
Update sources: NY Daily News and Wikipedia

obitoftheday:

obitoftheday:

Obit of the Day: Martin Richard, age 8

Martin Richard was one of three people killed in the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15, 2013. Martin’s sister Jane, 7, and his mother, Denise, were injured. Mrs. Richard works at Neighborhood House Charter School in the school’s library. It was also the school Martin attended.

Martin’s older brother, Henry, was not injured and neither was Martin’s father, William Richard. Mr. Richard was a runner but was not running in this year’s marathon which led to some mis-reporting that he was actually participating in the race.

Mr. Richard was a community leader in Dorchester at one time serving as president of the board of directors for the St. Mark’s Main Street Area, a civic improvement project for the city.

Here is a statement released by Mr. Martin:

“My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you.”

(Image of Martin, apparently from his first Communion, is courtesy of WBZ-TV and via @TheMatthewKeys)

Source: Dorchester Reporter, St. Mark’s Area Main Street, AP, Neighborhood House Charter School, Yahoo, ABC7 Chicago

The other two people killed in the blast have not been named by authorities.

Posted originally one year ago there are some updates to the post:

  • Jane Richard, 7, lost her leg in the blast while her mother, Denise, lost her eye.
  • Wiliam Richard Martin ruptured both eardrums.
  • Henry, 11, suffered cuts and bruises but “was hurt in his heart” according to Jane.

Martin Richard was the youngest person to die that afternoon. The two other individuals killed by the two pressure cooker bombs were Krystle Marie Campbell, age 29, a restaurant manager and Lu Lingzi, age 23, a Boston University graduate student. More than 260 others were injured by the blasts.

Sean Collier, age 27, was killed later that night while on duty as an MIT police officer. He was shot several times whiel sitting his patrol car, allegedly by the Tsarnaev brothers.

Update sources: NY Daily News and Wikipedia

Can the Motor City (and the Second City) find some economic relief by returning to its manufacturing roots? WBEZ’s Lauren Chooljian joined the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams to share her report on Shinola, a watch, bikes, and leather company based in downtown Detroit that advertises in the pages of Vogue and does business with the Horween Leather Company in Chicago.

The annual celebration of the small, local record store is here and the AMp hosts Brian Babylon and Molly Adams spoke with Kevin Starke, owner of K. Starke Records in West Town/Humboldt Park about dealing, collecting, and the constant hunt for new customers.

Shinola, Detroit: Can the Motor City (and the Second City) find some economic relief by returning to its manufacturing roots? WBEZ’s Lauren Chooljian reports on Shinola, an watch, bikes, and leather company based in downtown Detroit that advertises in the pages of Vogue and does business with the Horween Leather Company in Chicago. 

Record Store Week: The annual celebration of the small, local record store is here and we talk with Kevin Starke, owner of K. Starke Records in West Town/Humboldt Park about dealing, collecting, and the constant hunt for new customers. 

Each week our trends expert Tim Barnes tells us what we need to be doing to be cool, and today it’s getting a pet and spending a ridiculous amount of money on it. Or STEALING a pet and re-selling it for profit. Evil!

WBEZ reporter Mike Puente checked in with hosts Molly Adams and Brian Babylon with his NWI report. This segment focused on the recent opposition to an immigrant detention center in Hobart, a judicial override to the legislature’s gay marriage ban, and the current status of Chicago’s own little BP oil spill.

NWI Report: Mike Puente checks in about opposition to an immigrant detention center in Hobart, a judicial override to the legislature’s gay marriage ban, and what is going on with our own little BP oil spill. 

What Is Hip: Each week our trends expert Tim Barnes tells us what we need to be doing to be cool, and today it’s getting a pet and spending a ridiculous amount of money on it. 

The Ivy League’s finest movie reviewer, Reggie Ponder, joins The Morning AMp each week to discuss the box office’s biggest hits and flops.