Ron Smith

Ron Smith is a radio talk-show host in Baltimore.

Latest by Ron Smith in Chronicles

  • March 1995

    The Rise of Talk Radio

    Until the rise of Rush Limbaugh, talk-show hosts and callers were pretty much ignored by the people who regard themselves as the guardians of Correct Thought. They seemed to regard talk shows as forums for the intellectually deprived, unworthy of attention from the ivory tower set.

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  • August 1994

    Crime and Racial Politics

    A recent series of articles in the Baltimore Sun painted a gloomy (yet persuasive) picture of "the decline of the Baltimore City Police Force." But then, why should police forces be expected to maintain high standards when all institutions are falling in what's left of America?

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