Kojo Nnamdi will be covering the recent Silver Spring explosion and fire at 12:25. Guests will include Maryland Scramble contributor and all around agitator Matt Losak of the Renters Alliance.
An explosion in Silver Spring last week displaced more than 100 residents — including some who are still missing. The incident occurred at a building largely inhabited by low-income Ethiopian and Latino residents. Since the tragedy, Montgomery County community members, officials and advocates have mobilized to support those affected, many of whom lost everything they own. Kojo explores what the incident reveals about the county and the safety net available to those affected.
Hopefully some discussion of the deplorable state of Maryland laws protecting renters might sneak into the conversation. Right, Matt?