Orioles Owner John Angelos Gets Real

Nov 26, 2015, 07:00 AM

Orioles Owner John Angelos Gets Real, Son of Nun Raps In-Studio In April, protests in Baltimore over the police murder of Freddie Gray reached the gates of Camden Yards during a game. In response, Orioles front office chief John Angelos refused to vilify the protesters, instead offering a nuanced history of public policies that sapped cities like Baltimore of their well-paying jobs, tax base and working-class opportunities. As Baltimore braces for the accused officers' trials, we speak to John Angelos about his bold statement, the healing comments of O’s manager Buck Showalter and star outfielder Adam Jones, and the role of sports in shaping our society. We also hear Baltimore rapper, activist, educator, and former medic ‘Son of Nun’ spit a verse about awareness and social justice. Finally, a personal note about how global terror visited Dave’s own neighborhood. This show is dedicated to the memory of Anita Datar. Article text: http://thenation.com/article/on-the-death-of-takoma-parks-anita-datar-in-mali/Anita Datar’s organization, Tulalens: http://tulalens.orgJohn Angelos twitter: http://twitter.com/johnpangelosSon of Nun twitter: http://twitter.com/sonofnun7Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle: http://lbsbaltimore.com Songs: “Treegossip” by David Marston & Life On Planets (Better on Foot Records) [https://soundcloud.com/davidmarstonja | http://lifeonplanets.com | http://betteronfoot.org] “Baltimore” by Nina Simone [http://ninasimone.com] “It’s Like That” (live acapella excerpt) by Son of Nun [http://sonofnun.net] If you like the program, please subscribe, tell a friend, tweet us https://twitter.com/edgeofsports, or email edgeofsports@slate.com