Diana Morris

As a local leader, Diana Morris serves as a guest commentator on WYPR 88.1 FM on issues critical to Baltimore. Listen to her past commentaries below.

An Update on the Proposed Youth Jail
January 10, 2012

Moving ahead with construction of the proposed youth jail is a waste of human capital and money, and will result in a lost opportunity to support the success of Baltimore’s most vulnerable kids.

A New Movement
November 29, 2011

The Baltimore Community Fellows are often instigators of social trends that, through their work, shape our city. For example, for several years now, many fellows have worked to make healthy food available to people living in poor neighborhoods.

Sometimes, Just Showing Up is Key
October 18, 2011

We need to let us our kids know that the first step to success is to show up to school every day. It’s our priority and it should be theirs.

Reducing Maryland’s Prison Population
September 6, 2011

If our leaders take bold and proven steps to reduce the state’s prison population, Maryland can enjoy low crime rates and low incarceration rates.

The Maryland DREAM Act Is the Right Thing to Do
July 26, 2011

No one loses from the DREAM act. It reinforces what we know about the importance of education and the value of immigrant contributions. So, let’s be practical, let’s discard misinformation and rhetoric, and let’s invest in our future.

An Idea That Works: Case Management for Individuals in Treatment
June 14, 2011

Sometimes, an idea is so logical you wonder why it hasn’t been adopted. Such is the case with a pilot project for those with addiction that began right here in East Baltimore.

Talking About White Privilege
May 3, 2011

Acknowledging white privilege is hard, but it is something we need to consider when we talk about equality and justice.

Treating Drug Addiction As a Health Issue
March 22, 2011

Addiction, like adult onset diabetes, is caused by behavioral, genetic and societal factors. And just as the treatment of diabetes is complex and individualized for each person, so should be the case with addiction.

Building a New Jail for Youth Charged As Adults Isn’t the Answer
February 8, 2011

Instead of warehousing young people charged as adults, we should find ways to treat kids as kids—even when they allegedly do wrong.

The Importance of School Attendance
November 16, 2010

School attendance is another one of those solutions that is so obvious when it comes to the reason why some kids succeed and others don’t. But only recently has it become the focus of intense scrutiny.