In our lead up to the Annapolis Summit, we are examining the hot button issue of Healthcare, which will be debated front and center once again, in the 2018 Maryland General Assembly. Should Maryland compensate for the repeal of the federal individual mandate shifting that mandate to the state? Some officials are looking to “re-insurance,” supported by the insurance industry. Will anything ensure coverage for all? And what about cost containment?
The debate is illustrated in this podcast by our two guests: Vincent DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative; and Baltimore County Republican Delegate Chris West.
The 15th Annual Annapolis Summit will be held on the Opening Day of the Maryland General Assembly, January 10, 2018, from 7:30-9:30am, at the Governor Calvert House in Annapolis. The event starts at 7:30am with a networking breakfast, and then beginning at 8:00 I will interview Governor Larry Hogan, President of the Senate Thomas V. ” Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael Busch.
It’s a brand new episode of Sound Bites. We start with Coach Mark Smallwood, Executive Director of the Rodale Institute, a nonprofit organization founded in 1954 and dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach, located in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.
Then we turn to beautiful northern Baltimore County, a land of fertile valleys, where visionaries in the 1960s decided that they were not going to allow development to overtake this pastoral paradise of rolling landscapes. The Plan for the Valleys was one of the first land planning documents to use ecology as the central theme. We talk with filmmaker Allen Moore about his stunning film, Designing with Nature: The Plan for the Valleys, which documents the fascinating history of how a few dedicated and committed people created the Valleys Planning Council and were able to save and preserve the Valleys. You will have the opportunity to watchDesigning with Nature next week on Maryland Public Television.
We close out the show with former Maryland State Senator and Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy Gerald Winegrad, on Chesapeake Bay restoration.
On the newest edition of Sound Bites, we’re talking chickens! A diverse group of poultry farmers speak candidly about their work. Guests include: Carole Morrison of Bird’s Eye View Farm in Pokomoke City; Ted Wycall, third generation farmer at Greenbranch Farm in Salisbury, MD; and Steve Martinez of Pluma Feliz Farms in Baltimore County.
Then we close the show with Tom Horton, professor of Practice in Environmental Studies at Salisbury University and former Baltimore Sun environmental reporter, and Michele Merkel, co-Director of the Food and Water Justice Project at Food & Water Watch, who will talk about a plan for which Maryland Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler has recently expressed public support: burning chicken litter as an alternative source of energy.
We were joined by Chris Brown, whose teenage son Christopher Brown was killed last year in a struggle with Baltimore County police officer James Laboard. Chris will talk about her son and share her thoughts on the upcoming criminal trial of Officer Laboard, scheduled to begin today.
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