REVIEWS

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“Look to be educated and enlightened about the realities that define the shape of America’s cities…Lanahan shows how the denial of safe, decent housing adds up to the denial of hope. He builds his case so methodically that it can’t be dismissed…His thorough reporting disrobes hypocrisy and leaves decades of political excuses flailing.” 
—Jacqui Banaszynski, Star Tribune

“A meticulous and affecting study, a precious resource for readers interested in urban politics, race, and city life.”
Booklist

“A solid choice for those who study urban race relations.”
—Caryn Nichter, Library Journal

“Lawrence Lanahan is a good storyteller…I could hardly put the book down…The main weakness in The Lines Between Us is that there is almost no editorializing or summarizing…when Lanahan winds up for the punch he never throws it hard enough.”

Matthew Loftus, Comment

“Insightful investigation…although dense with information, Lanahan’s prose is clear and engaging. This compassionate study will appeal to anyone interested in urban history and how social forces influence individuals’ decisions.” 
Publisher’s Weekly

"Many authors have answered the call, made sixty years ago by the eminent sociologist C. Wright Mills, to understand the social world by imagining the intersection of biography and history. But few have done so with the skill of Lanahan, an incisive journalist and marvelous storyteller."
—Patrick Sharkey, author of Uneasy Peace and Stuck in Place
 
"How does a journalist render the monster of structural racism? A historical force in motion? And in Baltimore, where its consequences remain terribly alive? The Lines Between Us begins with ordinary lives crossing between homes, schools, churches, neighborhoods. Lanahan tells a story that stretches far beyond the boundaries of (t)his city, that further awakens to our times and ourselves."
—Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of Random Family
 
"The Lines Between Us brings humanity and heart to a guided tour of our fraught racial past and its enduring consequences. . . . Endearing, searing, unflinching."
—Davarian Baldwin, author of Chicago’s New Negroes
 
"A brilliant account about race and class [that] captures the promise and challenges that test people and communities throughout America."
—Antero Pietila, author of Not in My Neighborhood and The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins

PRESS

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11/13/19

XRAY Radio Portland, OR (starts at 1:31:20)

11/11/19

Quoted in Oakland North

11/7/19

Podcast: In Deep with Angie Coiro

11/6/19

Podcast: "Who Belongs?" from UC Berkeley's Othering and Belonging Institute

10/28/19

Podcast: Elevate Maryland

AUDIO, VIDEO

10/25/19

"Dismantling America's Racism," profile in Portland State University Vanguard

10/14/19

Talk and conversation with john a. powell at UC Berkeley's Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

10/3/19

Keynote at Brookings/Minneapolis Fed conference: "Expanding and Diversifying Housing: Approaches and Impacts on Opportunity" [VIDEO]

10/2/19

"From the Fair Housing Act to the Baltimore Uprising," St. Mary's College of Maryland [VIDEO]

9/19/19

Discussion of disparate impact, housing/school segregation with reporter J. Brian Charles and NAACP LDF attorney Cara McClellan, hosted by Poverty & Race Research Action Council and the National Coalition for School Diversity [VIDEO]

9/12/19

Discussion of housing and school segregation with Elevate Maryland host Candace Dodson-Reed and Alec MacGillis of ProPublica [VIDEO] 

8/5/19

KGO 810, San Francisco, interview with Angie Coiro

8/2/19

KALW, San Francisco: The Race and Class Divide in Baltimore

7/31/19

Zócalo Public Square, Essay: "HOW DO WE GET WHITE PEOPLE OUT OF THEIR ‘RACIALLY CONCENTRATED AREAS OF AFFLUENCE’?"

7/31/19

"Who Gets to Live Where?" event at Impact Hub Baltimore [VIDEO]

7/30/19

Slate, Essay: "Trump Tried to Build a Wall Around West Baltimore"

7/29/19

Interview with WYPR's Sheilah Kast

7/29/19

Interview with Jaisal Noor of The Real News [VIDEO]:

- Part One

- Part Two

7/28/19

Quoted in The New York Times' "Some Very Specific Things the President Could Do to Help Baltimore"

7/19/19

See Dr. Noliwe Rooks and Lawrence in conversation at the NYC launch for THE LINES BETWEEN US

 

7/12/19

See Lawrence's keynote address from Baltimore Data Day

7/11/19

Baltimore Sun, OP-ED: Under Armour's Kevin Plank should turn down that tax break

6/7/19

“In Baltimore, segregation can be felt even in your wallet,” Marketplace

5/23/19

“‘The Lines Between Us:’ A New Look at Baltimore's Racial Divide, and Ways Across It,” Midday with Tom Hall, WYPR


11/26/18

“New Executive in Baltimore County,” On the Record, WYPR


3/7/18

“Baltimore's Perception Problem: Rewriting the Narrative,” Midday, WYPR

VIDEO

 
6/23/16

“Media coverage of police misconduct,” Your Call, KALW


4/22/16

“Who's Behind The Twitter Campaign Against State Senator Pugh?” Maryland Morning, WYPR 


1/27/16

Co-moderator, Democratic mayoral candidate forum, Baltimore, videostreamed by City Explainer


 

11/10/15

Urbanite Magazine Special Edition: Truth, Reconciliation & Baltimore,” Marc Steiner Show, WEAA 


11/9/15

“Truth, Reconciliation, and Baltimore,” Midday, WYPR


5/1/15

“Social unrest in Baltimore,” Your Call, KALW 

1/9/15

“Reimagining News From The Ground Up,” Emergency Journalism
 

11/21/14

“How are reporters covering the roots of social unrest in Ferguson?” Your Call, KALW
 

5/14/14

“What Exporting Rather Than Importing Natural Gas Could Mean For Southern Maryland,” Maryland Morning, WYPR
 

3/10/14
“Big Fish: Lawrence Lanahan on Journalism, the City, and ‘The Lines Between Us,’” Baltimore Fishbowl

1/21/14

Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Awards 

10/3/13

“The Future of Fair Housing and the Promise of Local Journalism,” New America Foundation
 

9/18/13

"Best Radio Series, 'The Lines Between Us,' WYPR," Baltimore City Paper
 

12/6/12

“Racism is alive and well and living in Baltimore,” Baltimore Post-Examiner
 

10/24/12

“WYPR’s ‘Lines Between Us’ interactive map plots data on Baltimore income inequality,” Technical.ly Baltimore 
 

1/10/08

“It's CJR's turn to examine the Simon/Carroll/Marimow saga,” Poynter
 

6/27/06

Interview and performance with songwriter Lawrence Lanahan, Artworks, Maryland Public Television

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