Maryland

December 25, 2017
Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: The Budget

December 25, 2017 - The Battle over Budgets - In our newest Countdown to the Annapolis Summit podcast, we look at the issue of the Budget, which will be debated in the 2018 Maryland General Assembly. oining us are two State Senators, both of whom sit on the Budget and Taxation Committee: Washington County Republican Andrew A. Serafini, and Baltimore City Democrat Bill Ferguson.
December 22, 2017
Annapolis Summit (Credit: Maryland Daily Record)

Countdown to the Annapolis Summit: Sports Betting

December 22, 2017 - Sports Betting in Maryland  - As part of our lead up to the Annapolis Summit, we are continuing to bring you issues that will be discussed and debated in the 2018 Maryland Legislative Session. Today we examine the many questions associated with Sports Betting. We are joined by Delegate Frank Turner, Democrat representing Howard County, and Del. Jason Buckel, Republican representing Allegany County. 
December 13, 2016
The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore (Credit: Film's Indiegogo page)

The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore: Community Policing

December 13, 2016 - Segment 3 - We take a look at an important documentary in the works, The Friendliest Town on the Eastern Shore, about a Baltimore City police officer bringing community policing to a small town. With: Stephen Janis, and Taya Graham.
February 15, 2016

State Politics Roundtable: Criminal Justice Issues in the General Assembly

February 15, 2016 - Segment 1 - We begin the show with a look at criminal justice policy issues that are facing the Maryland General Assembly. With: Dayvon Love, Caryn York, Curt Anderson; and Neil Parrott.
November 4, 2015
Photo Credit: Thephilanews.com

Hartford County, Maryland Cross Burnings

November 3, 2015 - Segment 2 - Next we turn our focus on recent reports of cross burnings in Harford County, Maryland. With Gina Pierleoni, concerned resident of Bel Air, Maryland, and adjunct Painting and Drawing Professor at Harford Community College.
February 18, 2015
Cory-McCray

Delegate Cory McCray On Being A Freshman Legislator & Sponsoring Legislation

February 16, 2015 - Segment 2 - The 2015 Maryland General Assembly has been in session for over a month, and one of our state's new legislators, Delegate Cory McCray (D-District 45, Baltimore City), offers an update on the Session.
January 9, 2015
Maryland transportation policy

Lead Up To The Annapolis Summit: Future Of Maryland’s Transportation Policy

January 8, 2015 - Segment 4 - For our weekly Lead Up to the Annapolis Summit, when we discuss issues facing the 2015 Maryland General Assembly. The topic is Transportation, and our guests are: Dr. John Bullock and Charles Lollar.
December 1, 2014
Police body cameras

Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Police Body Cameras in Maryland

November 28, 2014 - Segment 2 - In coordination with The Daily Record and in lead-up to the 2015 Maryland Legislative Session, we look at the issue of police body cameras, with: David Rocah, senior staff attorney for ACLU of Maryland; and Delegate Sandy Rosenberg (District 41-Baltimore City), who sponsored body camera legislation last session.
November 14, 2014
Matt Soldano, who started Southtown Farms

Sound Bites: Veteran Farmers | Effect Of Larry Hogan’s Election On Maryland Environmental & Ag Policy

November 11, 2014 - Segment 3 - On our Veterans Day edition of Sound Bites we begin the hour by talking to veterans who have embraced farming after returning home from war. Then, we close out Sound Bites by looking at last week's election results and the potential effect on Maryland's environmental and agricultural policy.
November 10, 2014
Larry Hogan

Local & State Election Roundup: Governor-Elect Larry Hogan & More

November 5, 2014 - Segment 3 - We turn to local and state elections, with Dr. John Bullock, Delegate Jolene Ivey, Dr. Richard Vatz, and the Rev. Dr. Todd Yeary.
November 4, 2014
election

Pre-Election Roundtable: Baltimore & Maryland Candidates

November 3, 2014 - Segment 4 - We host an election roundtable with Charles Robinson, ER Shipp, and Stephen Janis.
October 30, 2014
emancipation

Maryland Emancipation Day

October 29, 2014 - Segment 2 - We celebrate the 150th anniversary of a very special day in history, Maryland Emancipation Day, which commemorates the day Maryland became the first slave state to free its slaves by popular vote, when the Maryland Legislature adopted a new state constitution that emancipated them.
October 14, 2014
Boone Street Farm

Best of Sound Bites: Small Farmers Talk About Why They Farm

October 14, 2014 - Segment 2 - We have a roundtable with small farmers, including: Denzel Mitchell, Founder and Farm Manager, Five Seeds Family Farm and Apiary; Cheryl Carmona, Co-founder of Boone Street Farm in East Baltimore; Ted Wycall third generation farmer at Greenbranch Farm in Salisbury, MD; and Carole Morrison of Bird's Eye View Farm in Pocomoke City.
September 16, 2014
frosh

Maryland Attorney General Candidate Sen. Brian Frosh

September 15, 2014 - Segment 4 - Marc speaks with Maryland State Senator Brian Frosh, Democratic candidate for Maryland Attorney General, about his vision for the state of Maryland.
June 23, 2014
election

Maryland Primary Pre-Election Roundtable

June 23, 2014 - Segment 2 - We have a Maryland Primary Pre-Election Roundtable! Our panel discusses key local and state candidates and elections. We are joined by: Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University; Jackie Wellfonder, conservative activist and blogger at jackiewellfonder.com; and Jenna Johnson, Maryland politics reporter at the Washington Post.
June 4, 2014
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Local Roundtable: Gubernatorial Debate, Black Guerilla Family, City and State Politics

June 3, 2014 - Segment 2 - We hear a national news roundtable. The topics include last night's gubernatorial debate, the Black Guerilla Family arrests, and the emerging conflict between African American and Latino youth in Baltimore. Our panel of guests include: Melody Simmons, independent journalist and reporter for the Baltimore Brew with over 35 years of journalism experience; Marshall Bell, Host of Midday Magazine with Marshall Bell on WOLB-AM, managing partner of The Bell Group, LLC, and author of the novel Baltimore Blues: Harm City; and Jason Rodriguez, Technical and Editing Manager for DMV Daily.
May 21, 2014
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Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Del. Heather Mizeur And Running Mate Rev. Delman Coates

May 20, 2014 - Segment 2 - We are joined by one of Maryland's Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates and her Lieutenant Governor running mate: Delegate Heather Mizeur, who represents District 20 in the Maryland House of Delegates, and is a candidate for Governor of Maryland; and the Rev. Delman Coates, Senior Pastor of Mt. Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, Maryland, and candidate for Maryland Lieutenant Governor.
April 3, 2014
annapolis

Update On The Maryland General Assembly

April 2, 2014 - Segment 3 - We have an update on the Maryland General Assembly with Dr. John Bullock, professor of Political Science at Towson University; Bryan Sears, Government Reporter for The Daily Record; and Marta Mossburg, Visiting Fellow at the Maryland Public Policy Institute and syndicated columnist.
March 13, 2014
Delegate Jon Cardin

“Revenge Porn” Bill Passes the Maryland House of Delegates

March 12, 2014 - Segment 2 - We turn to the Maryland Legislature and look at a bill that would make it a crime to post sexually explicit images on the Internet without the subject's consent. The bill, known as the "revenge porn" bill, passed unanimously through the Maryland House of Delegates and is moving forward to the Senate.
March 7, 2014
Baltimore Education Coalition Gubernatorial Forum

Baltimore Education Coalition Forum: MD Gubernatorial Candidates on Education

March 6, 2014 - Segment 2 - We listen back to the Non-Partisan Gubernatorial Forum on Education in Baltimore City, organized by the Baltimore Education Coalition, which I co-moderated. Democratic Gubernatorial candidates Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Delegate Heather Mizeur share their visions for education in Maryland.
February 25, 2014
stop-cove-point

Sound Bites: Food Insecurity And Seniors | “Stop Cove Point” Protest & Dominion Energy Response | Poultry Fair Share Act Dead In Maryland?

February 25, 2014 - Segment 4 - In our latest episode of Sound Bites, we talk about food insecurity among seniors, hear about why some people oppose the retrofitting of the Cove Point facility to export natural gas, and look at the controversial Poultry Fair Share Act.
February 24, 2014
Baltimore's Changing Media Landscape

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

February 24, 2014 - Segment 3 - We discuss important news in Baltimore and Maryland, including new issues surrounding Maryland's Health Exchange, Baltimore's changing media landscape, and more.
February 5, 2014
Education

Common Core Implementation And The MSAs

February 5, 2014 - Segment 5 - We turn to standardization of education, and discuss the move to delay implementation of the Common Core curriculum in Maryland schools and to cancel this year's MSAs (Maryland School Assessments), with: Dr. Jack Smith, Chief Academic Officer of the Maryland State Department of Education, and Cheryl Bost, Vice President of the Maryland State Education Association.
January 27, 2014
Governor Martin O'Malley

State Of The State Address

January 27, 2014 - Segment 3 - We move to politics, with a review and commentaries on Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley's final State of the State Address, issued last week. Our panel includes: Marta Mossburg, Visiting Fellow at the Maryland Public Policy Institute and syndicated columnist; Charles Robinson, political and business correspondent for Maryland Public Television; and Bryan Sears, government reporter for The Daily Record.
January 24, 2014
Christopher's Law, a police training law

Maryland Legislature: Christopher’s Law Would Improve Police Training

January 23, 2014 - Segment 4 - The Maryland Legislature is in session, and we look at a Maryland House bill that would improve police training by provisions including: requiring re-certification for life-saving skills; increasing sensitivity to cultural and gender diversity; and others. The proposed law is being called Christopher's Law in memory of Christopher Brown, a Randallstown teenager who was killed in 2012 by a Baltimore County police officer.
January 23, 2014
bail

Bail Reform In Maryland

January 22, 2014 - Segment 3 - Last year, the Maryland Court of Appeals ruled that individuals have a right to have an attorney present at bail hearings. There is some question, though, of how this ruling will be implemented. We discuss indigent defense and bail reform in Maryland with Doug Colbert, professor at the University of Maryland's Carey School of Law; Baltimore County States Attorney Scott Shellenberger; Tom Maronick, attorney and host of "The Tom Moore Show" on AM 680 WCBM; and Paul deWolfe, Maryland Public Defender.
January 21, 2014
Marijuana in Maryland

Will Marijuana Be Legalized This Year in Maryland?

January 21, 2014 - Segment 2 - We discuss the legalization of marijuana in Maryland. Our first panel of guests features members of the Marijuana Policy Coalition of Maryland. Then, we talk to delegates about the politics of marijuana passing this session.
January 8, 2014
(Kim Hairston, Baltimore Sun / January 8, 2014) Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-session-steiner-20140108,0,898119.story#ixzz2pqpVAGyw

Excerpt: Governor O’Malley, Senate President Miller and House Speaker Busch on Legalizing Marijuana

11th Annual Annapolis Summit - Excerpt - Listen to a ten-minute excerpt from this morning's Annapolis Summit, which takes place annually on the opening day of the Maryland Legislative Session, on marijuana. Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, Maryland Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller and Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch discuss their opinions on improving medical access, legalization and decriminalization of the drug.
January 8, 2014
Maryland Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller, and Maryland Speaker of the House of Delegates Michael Busch

11th Annual Annapolis Summit: Senate President Mike Miller & Speaker Michael Busch on 2014 Legislative Priorities

January 8, 2014 - Hour 2 - It is the Opening Day of the 2014 Maryland State Legislative Session, and it is also the 11th Annual Annapolis Summit! Tune in to hear what Maryland Senate President Thomas V. "Mike" Miller, and Maryland Speaker of the House of Delegates Michael Busch have to say about the issues facing our state in 2014.
January 8, 2014
Governor Martin O'Malley

11th Annual Annapolis Summit: Governor Martin O’Malley Discusses Agenda for Last Year as Governor

January 8, 2014 - Hour 1 - It is the Opening Day of the 2014 Maryland State Legislative Session, and it is also the 11th Annual Annapolis Summit! Tune in to hear what Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has to say about the issues facing our state in 2014, and his priorities in his last year as governor.
January 3, 2014
Fracking

Countdown to the Summit: Fracking and Maryland’s Energy Future

January 3, 2014 - Segment 4 - In preparation for next Wednesday's Annapolis Summit, we host our weekly "Countdown to the Summit." We talk about fracking and Maryland's energy future.
January 2, 2014
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

State & Local News Roundup: Top Stories of 2013

January 2, 2014 - Segment 3 - We look at the top state and local news stories of 2013 and discuss what they mean for the coming year with The Baltimore Sun's Krishana Davis, DMV Daily's Hassan Giordano, The Daily Record's Melody Simmons and The Baltimore Brew's Mark Reutter.
December 16, 2013
O'Malley

The Affordable Care Act’s Rollout In Maryland

December 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.
December 10, 2013
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Sound Bites: Food Insecurity in Maryland, The Richest State in the Nation

December 10, 2013 - Hour 2 - In partnership with the Center for a Livable Future, we launch a new feature: Hunger in the Richest State. Why does the richest state in the nation have so many food-insecure people? We hear the stories of those struggling to put food on the table – from Cambridge to Baltimore to Western MD – and learn about the good work that is being done to address the need.
December 2, 2013
governor Martin O' Malley

Countdown To The Annapolis Summit: Maryland’s Budget Deficit

November 29, 2013 - Segment 2 - Listen to the second installment of our new series leading up to the 11th Annual Annapolis Summit, in conjunction with our print partner The Daily Record, Countdown to the Annapolis Summit. Each week's installment coordinates with an article in The Daily Record. This week, we discuss Maryland's budget deficit.
October 10, 2013
Maryland Health Connection Website

Maryland Health Connection: What You Need To Know

October 10, 2013 - Segment 3 - We look at health care enrollment in Maryland since the Affordable Care Act took effect earlier this month, with HealthCare Access Maryland and Healthcare for All.
October 10, 2013
Federal Court rules Maryland violated constitutional commitment re: HBCUs

Maryland Federal Court Ruling: Traditionally White Institutions Unnecessarily Duplicate HBCUs’ Programs

October 10, 2013 - Segment 2 - We begin our show with a discussion of the recent federal court ruling that states that Maryland has violated its constitutional commitment by allowing traditionally White institutions of higher learning to duplicate programs already offered by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's).
September 16, 2013
Charles Lollar

Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate: Charles Lollar

September 16, 2013 - Segment 3 - We close out the show with Charles Lollar, who joins us to discuss his bid for Republican nomination for governor of Maryland. Lollar is a businessman and Marine Corps Reserve officer from Charles County.
September 13, 2013
Broadway Homes

The Future of the National Housing Trust Fund

September 13, 2013 - Segment 4 - We close out the show with a preview of an event on the future of the National Housing Trust Fund, sponsored by the Homeless Persons Representation Project and the Maryland Affordable Housing Coalition. The keynote speaker will be U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings.
September 13, 2013
A Place At The Table

Maryland Hunger Solutions, A Place At The Table, & Tackling Food Insecurity In Our Community

September 12, 2013 - Segment 2 - We talk to Maryland Hunger Solutions and someone experiencing food insecurity about a new documentary film "A Place At The Table" and food access, hunger, and poverty in our community.
September 12, 2013
I-70, Baltimore Red Line

Baltimore City Red Line Moving Forward: Future Of Transportation In Baltimore

September 10, 2013 - Hour 1 - Now that we know the Baltimore City Red Line transit project is moving forward, we bring you a conversation we recorded last month about the current state of transportation in the City of Baltimore and proposed alternatives, including the Red Line and a streetcar system.
August 27, 2013
Baltimore, Md--7/25/13--Left, Alexander Mustafa embraces (facing camera) Saleem El-Amin outside Courthouse East after El-Amin and several inmates convicted of murder are released. Mustafa, who had been in prison, but has been out for 17 years, met El-Amin while they were incarcerated. The men just released were convicted before 1980 and the Court of Appeals ruled jurors had been given improper instructions. Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun--#1841

MD Court Of Appeals Questions Fairness Of Jury Convictions Before 1980

August 27, 2013 - Segment 1 - We begin our show with a discussion on a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling last year that called into question the fairness of jury convictions before 1980, and led to the release from prison last week of five men who had been convicted of murder.
August 16, 2013
GanslerAndBrown

Local News Roundtable

August 16, 2013 -Segment 2 - We have a local news roundtable where we discuss the latest news from Baltimore and Maryland. Our guests are Dr. Lawrence Brown, Assistant Professor of Public Health at Morgan State University; and Marta Mossburg, columnist for The Baltimore Sun and The Frederick News-Post.
July 26, 2013
States' voting laws being challenged by Department of Justice

Weekly News Roundup: Maryland’s MSA Test Results | DOJ Challenges States’ Voting Laws | NYPD On Racial Profiling

July 26, 2013 - Hour 1 - Dr. Kimberly Moffitt sits in as our guest host for our weekly news round table. The panel discussion will focus on this week's release of the Maryland State Assessment scores, showing a slight decline statewide, and the Supreme Court's recent ruling on voting rights, among other topics.
June 18, 2013
Duane "Shorty" Davis

Republican Gubernatorial Candidates For MD: Brian Vaeth & Duane “Shorty” Davis

June 18, 2013 - Segment 2 - We begin our show with Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Vaeth and his running mate Duane "Shorty" Davis.
June 4, 2013

Corrections Officers Round Table

June 3, 2013-Segment 1-we will hear the perspectives of retired and active officers who have worked inside correctional institutions across Maryland.
May 31, 2013
Harford County Executive David Craig

Harford County Executive David Craig Running For Governor In 2014

May 31, 2013 - Segment 1 - Harford County Executive David Craig joins us to discuss his bid for governor in 2014.
May 23, 2013
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman Expected To Run For Governor

May 23, 2013 - Segment 1 - We talk about the issues facing the state of Maryland with Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, who is expected to run for governor in 2014.
April 23, 2013
school

Segregation In Maryland Schools

April 23, 2013 - Segment 5 - We discuss segregation based on race and class in Maryland public schools.
March 21, 2013
Arthur Morgan's Gather Baltimore - Food Stand In Baltimore's Oliver Neighborhood

Sound Bites: Farmer’s Markets, Race, & Food Access In Our Region And Beyond, Plus A Unique Passover Recipe

March 21, 2013 - Segment 3 - It's a new episode of Sound Bites. We look at farmers markets in Maryland and beyond and their connection to race, food access, and food insecurity. We learn about a project that's getting food that would otherwise go to waste into the hands of those that need it - Gather Baltimore - and hear a unique Passover recipe that fuses African-American and Jewish tradition.