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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 3, 2011
Acknowledging white privilege is hard, but it is something we need to consider when we talk about equality and justice.
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.
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.
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.