Posts filed under ‘Politics’
Elected officials representing East Baltimore are vowing to shut down construction on EBDI, a large development project near Johns Hopkins Hospital. They say the project isn’t doing enough to hire local workers. We talk about the possible impact with Melody Simmons, reporter for the Daily Record.
Leaders from around the world are gathering today at Camp David in western Maryland for the G-8 summit. We speak with members of the Occupy movement who are planning both protests and an alternate G-8 people’s summit at the public library in Frederick.
As the General Assembly special session wraps up, we talk with two reporters about what happened.
Sheilah talks to William E. Lori, who will be installed tomorrow as the 16th Archbishop of Baltimore.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake unveiled her Vacants to Value initiative in November 2010. The mayor’s goal is to rehabilitate more than 1,000 vacant buildings in targeted neighborhoods with program. Now, 18 months later after its launch, she joins us to talk about how far the program has come towards its goal.
It’s time for Congress to reauthorize the five-year farm bill, and a version that just came out of the Senate Agriculture Committee would replace the direct payments that farmers receive from the government with an insurance plan for their crops. We’ll find out what the bill could mean for Maryland farmers, and for the environment.
Political observers are eager to see what happens this weekend at the Republican Party of Maryland’s Spring Convention on Solomon’s Island. We’ll ask Gazette political reporter C. Benjamin Ford about the current state of the Maryland GOP, and we’ll talk to the candidates in one of the party’s most heated contests.
The General Assembly passed a bill that would prohibit the posthumous use of a person’s sperm or eggs –without that person’s written consent.
Will new proposed solutions to health disparities work in Maryland?
If Governor O’Malley declines to call the legislature into a special session, hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts will go into effect. Sheilah talks to Warren Descheneux, the state’s top fiscal analyst, about how the state would handle those cuts.