Baltimore's former health commissioner has come out with a way that just might get regular people to care about public policy -- he mixes in a heavy dose of
Dr. Peter Beilenson, who's now Howard County's chief health officer has written a book with journalist Patrick McGuire called "Tapping into The Wire: The Real Urban Crisis." Each chapter is a different scene from the beloved HBO show, but with the storylines broadened to examine public policy questions.
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"Living in Baltimore for most of the five years that I filmed The Wire," actor Michael Kenneth Williams writes, "I was astounded to see how closely life mirrors art for too many residents of this — and most other — major cities in America. I hope the readers of this intriguing book really 'feel' the problems that are highlighted and emerge committed to change."
Here's how Amazon describes the book:
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According to Amazon, even if you didn't watch the show, one would be able to get into the book.
Beilenson, who has also taught a public heath class at Hopkins with a 'Wire' theme, and McGuire will talk about their book at the