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Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Health Care

Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)December 22, 2017 – Health Care in Maryland

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. 
The Annapolis Summit is produced in partnership with The Daily Record and is sponsored by Maryland State Bar Association, ChimesMaryland State Education AssociationAlexander & Cleaver, and VPC, Inc.
You can purchase tickets to the 15th Annual Annapolis Summit here!

Just Words: Child Care Unionization

March 24, 2017 – Segment 5

In one of our Peabody Award-winning Just Words segments, we meet Gloria Knight, a state-contracted daycare provider who is unable to afford health insurance. A bicycle accident left her with a $50,000 hospital bill. Gloria discusses the benefits she thinks would stem from unionizing child care providers in Maryland.


Local & State News Roundup: MD Health Exchange, Changing Media Landscape & More

Baltimore's Changing Media LandscapeFebruary 24, 2014 – Segment 3

We discuss important news in Baltimore and Maryland, with:


The Affordable Care Act’s Rollout In Maryland

O'MalleyDecember 16, 2013 – Segment 3

We turn to the Affordable Healthcare Act rollout in Maryland, with: Marta Mossburg, Visiting Fellow at the Maryland Public Policy Institute and syndicated columnist; Vinnie DeMarco, President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative; and Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University.


National News Roundup: Healthcare and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Trans Pacific PartnershipNovember 18, 2013 – Segment 3

On this week’s National News Roundup, we talk healthcare and the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), with: Bob Somerby, Editor of The Daily Howler; Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis and former Republican candidate for Comptroller of Maryland; andEdward Wyckoff Williams, author, columnist, and Contributing Editor of The Root.


Healthcare Is A Human Right March

healthcareisahumanrightOctober 30, 2013 – Segment 3

We hear the voices of participants of the Healthcare Justice March that took place in Baltimore Saturday, interviewed by former Steiner Show producer Cricket Arrison. We hear from Sergio Espana, the statewide organizer for Healthcare is a Human Right-Maryland, as well as speakers from the healthcare rally before the march, some of the participants at the march, and the amazing beats of the Baltimore Christian Warriors Marching Band.



National News Roundup: New NSA Revelations, Affordable Care & More!

NSA Rally

October 28, 2013 – Segment 2

We kick off the week with a National News Roundtable! Topics include the Affordable Care Act, new NSA revelations, and more. Our guests are:

  • E.R. Shipp, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and Journalist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Journalism at Morgan State University;
  • Tyrone Keys, author, public affairs strategist, and public relations expert;
  • and George Zornick, writer for The Nation.


Healthcare Is A Human Right

healthcareOctober 25, 2013 – Segment 5

We close out the show talking about the march this weekend sponsored by Healthcare is a Human Right, and the precedent set in Vermont, which has a statewide single-payer health system. Our guests are: Mary Gerish, President of the Vermont Workers’ Center; and Sergio Espana, Maryland statewide organizer for Healthcare is a Human Right.



Maryland Health Connection: What You Need To Know

Maryland Health Connection WebsiteOctober 10, 2013 – Segment 3

We look at health care enrollment in Maryland since the Affordable Care Act took effect earlier this month, with: Kathy Westcoat, CEO of HealthCare Access MarylandLauren Honeycutt, who is a “navigator” with HealthCare Access Maryland; and Matthew Celentano, Deputy Director of Healthcare for All.

For questions and help navigating the system, call HealthCare Access Maryland and talk to one of their navigators: 1-877-223-5201. To visit the Maryland Health Connection, go to


Affordable Care Act

healthcareOctober 3, 2013 – Segment 1

We host a conversation on the Affordable Care Act, which went into effect this week. Joining us to discuss it are: Dr. Margaret Flowers, co-Director of and co-host of Clearing the FOG (Forces of Greed) Radio Show; Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; Matthew Celentano, Deputy Director of Healthcare for All; Dr. Bradley Herring, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Brian Griffiths, blogger at Red Maryland and Chairman of the Maryland Young Republicans.


National News Roundup: Voting Rights, American Healthcare, NSA and More

HealthcareAugust 19, 2013 – Segment 1

We begin our week with a national news roundtable. Topics include voting rights, the latest on Edward Snowden, and the newest revelations about the NSA. Joining the panel is:

  • Bob Somerby, Editor of The Daily Howler;
  • Dr. Anne McCarthy, Dean of the Business School at Hamline University in Minneapolis;
  • and Shedd Johnson, News Director at WVAS in Montgomery, Alabama.


Pro-Choice Protests in Texas

austinJuly 3, 2013 – Segment 2

We discuss the demonstrations in support of reproductive rights in Austin, Texas. A special state legislative session is currently in progress, called for by Governor Rick Perry with the intention of pushing forward anti-abortion legislation. This has sparked large protests at the Capitol. We are joined by Rocio Villalobos, one of the demonstrations’ organizers, who works at the University of Texas at Austin’s Multicultural Engagement Center and organizes with local immigrant rights and and women’s rights groups in the Austin area.