Audio tour

Audio tourOut of the Blocks: 4700 Liberty Heights Avenue

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  1. Audio tour Summary
  2. Audio tour Summary

    What would it be like if you could meet everyone on an entire Baltimore city block, and you could do it in less than an hour?

    This is exactly what Out of the Blocks allows you to do.

    One block at a time, radio producer Aaron Henkin and music producer Wendel Patrick are sharing the stories of Baltimore in a way that's never been heard before, and this is your invitation to join the adventure.

    On this tour, you will get a glimpse into the lives of everyone on the 4700 block of Liberty Heights Avenue.  This block, in many ways, is a portrait of survival and adaptability. It's a self-governed, informal economy where the currency is respect. Space is shared by merchants, churches, longtime residents, and drug dealers. Immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, West Africa, and Korea have set up shops alongside a dwindling number of African American-owned businesses. Trust is earned here, not given lightly.

  3. 1 This used to be my district. We used to walk the beat because we didn't have cars.
  4. 2 Ask me to cook, and I'm ready.
  5. 3 People ask us if we're twins or sisters, and we say, both.
  6. 4 They say, Go big or go home. So we went big.
  7. 5 You come out of prison, it's hard to get a job. People don't trust you.
  8. 6 I had a horrible childhood, so I want my kids to get the best out of theirs.
  9. 7 Fashion is my calling.
  10. 8 I cannot imagine my day without meditation.
  11. 9 I've been stabbed, shot, robbed, almost killed 4 or 5 times.
  12. 10 We're not Harvard graduates. We come form the School of Hard Knocks.
  13. 11 I'm in the rapids. I'm trying to get to still water.
  14. 12 The Whole building was engulfed in flames.
  1. Audio tour Summary

    What would it be like if you could meet everyone on an entire Baltimore city block, and you could do it in less than an hour?

    This is exactly what Out of the Blocks allows you to do.

    One block at a time, radio producer Aaron Henkin and music producer Wendel Patrick are sharing the stories of Baltimore in a way that's never been heard before, and this is your invitation to join the adventure.

    On this tour, you will get a glimpse into the lives of everyone on the 4700 block of Liberty Heights Avenue.  This block, in many ways, is a portrait of survival and adaptability. It's a self-governed, informal economy where the currency is respect. Space is shared by merchants, churches, longtime residents, and drug dealers. Immigrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, West Africa, and Korea have set up shops alongside a dwindling number of African American-owned businesses. Trust is earned here, not given lightly.

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    5 out of 5 rating 11-01-2016

    Baltimore in its own words. Brilliant. Brutal. Beautiful.