City Paper is among a dozen or so alt-weeklies around the country that have signed on to a new syndicated column covering the Trump administration. Reported by Baltimore journalist Baynard Woods, the new Democracy in Crisis column will be supplemented with blog posts and a weekly podcast, the inaugural one featured here. 

In the first episode, Woods and co-host Marc Steiner—who has his own radio show on a Baltimore NPR affiliate—speak with one of the organizers of a protest at Baltimore’s BWI airport about the Trump administration’s indefinite ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries and his own family’s immigration experiences. The activist is a teacher, the son of Irani refugees, and an organizer with the grassroots collective Baltimore Bloc.

Democracy in Crisis is produced by Mark Gunnery and engineered by Imani Spence for The Center for Emerging Media. Music by Ruby Fulton and the Rhymes with Orchestra.