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Shooting Survivor Turned Trauma Surgeon Fights Against Gun Violence

Sometimes, Dr. Joseph Sakran catches himself looking through the waiting room glass in the Johns Hopkins emergency room before delivering the news. He thinks about how his parents must have felt when Dr. Ahmed came to talk to them all those years ago. And he thinks about the 17-year-old version of himself who lived through the trauma and survived. “It never gets easy,” he says of breaking the tragic news to the families of victims of gun violence. “It’s heart-wrenching to watch that anguish, to listen to those screams.”

Baltimore Streetcar Museum Rebuilds From Ironic Accident

“Hello sir, how can I help you?” the man dressed like a conductor asks from just inside the front door of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum. He’s John La Costa, a 69-year-old, semi-retired electrical and systems engineer. Since the mid-1970s, he and small group of volunteers have spent much of their free time here, keeping alive the history of Baltimoreans’ primary form of public transportation during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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