Posts filed under ‘Politics’

6-5-12: The Future of EBDI

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.

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5-18-12: Occupying the G-8

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.

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5-16-12: So Long Special Session

As the General Assembly special session wraps up, we talk with two reporters about what happened.

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5-15-12: Baltimore’s 16th Archbishop

Sheilah talks to William E. Lori, who will be installed tomorrow as the 16th Archbishop of Baltimore.

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5-4-12: How to Value a Vacant

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.

Continue Reading May 4, 2012 at 8:00 am 1 comment

5-2-12: An End to Direct Payments for Farmers?

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.

Continue Reading May 2, 2012 at 8:15 am 1 comment

4-24-12: The Future of the Maryland GOP

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.

Continue Reading April 24, 2012 at 8:15 am 1 comment

4-18-12: When Is It Okay to Conceive…Posthumously?

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.

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4-17-12: Health Enterprise Zones

Will new proposed solutions to health disparities work in Maryland?

Continue Reading April 17, 2012 at 8:59 am 1 comment

4-17-12: Doomsday Details

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.

Continue Reading April 17, 2012 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

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