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October 14, 2008

Ed Orser, American Studies, on WYPR-88.1 FM to Discuss New Book on Gwynns Falls Trail

Book Tells History of Surrounding Urban Neighborhoods

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BALTIMORE – A profile of Ed Orser, professor of American studies, aired during the Oct. 20 broadcast of Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast, the morning news and cultural affairs program produced by WYPR-88.1 FM in Baltimore. Orser discussed his new book, The Gwynns Falls: Baltimore Greenway to the Chesapeake Bay.

The segment can be heard by going to www.wypr.org/MD_MORNING.html and the Oct. 20 archive.

The Gwynns Falls describes the environmental and human record of the 15-mile urban landscape surrounded by the Gwynns Falls Trail.

The trail connects 30 Baltimore neighborhoods, from the city’s most affluent to some now experiencing considerable economic stress. The book also explains the role of race in shaping the heritage and social character of these neighborhoods along the Gwynns Falls.


Posted by mlurie at October 14, 2008 12:28 PM