Murders in Baltimore are just slightly behind last year’s pace of 233, but a dramatic spike in homicides in Southwest and Northwest has many in those communities especially alarmed. We talk about the ongoing battle against violence and homicide with Baltimore AFRO American reporter Roberto Alejandro.

And at 6 p.m., during the First Edition Happy Hour, we talk with DJ Mike Nyce about his new international radio broadcast, “The Hip-Hop Chronicles.” All coming up tonight on First Edition.