American democracy is under threat. How do we protect it?


American democracy is under threat. How do we protect it?



Baltimore a year after the riots

Jennifer S. Vey, a fellow with the Centennial Scholar Initiative, discusses the current economic, social, and political situation in Baltimore a year after the riots.

“1/5 people in Baltimore lives in a neighborhood of extreme poverty, and yet these communities are located in a relatively affluent metro area, in a city with many vibrant and growing neighborhoods,” Vey says. In this podcast, Vey describes the current state of Baltimore and urges the start of discussions about the abject poverty facing many cities in the United States.

Also in this episode: stay tuned for our presidential election update with John Hudak. Also, Vanda Felbab-Brown discusses global drug policy and the upcoming United Nations General Assembly special session on drug policy.

Show Notes:
“The Third Rail”

One year after: Observations on the rise of innovation districts

Confronting Suburban Poverty in America

Subscribe to the Brookings Cafeteria on iTunes, listen in all the usual places, and send feedback email to [email protected].