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Kids Get Back To School, Young Bows Out Of Governor’s Race, and The Latest On Replacing Pipkin In The State Senate
Aug 26 2013 - 7:16am
Public schools are getting back in session around the state. Frederick County Commissioners President Blaine Young says he won’t run for the 2014 GOP Gubernatorial nomination. The process of filling the State Senate seat left vacant when E. J. Pipkin retired is getting more complicated. Plus: West Nile Virus detected in 3 Baltimore-area humans, the future of campaign financing in Maryland, the future of the Grand Prix of Baltimore, and more.
The March On Washington, The MD GOP’s Executive Director Resigns, McDonough Calls For “Stand Your Ground” Law, and The MD State Fair Opens
Aug 23 2013 - 7:08am
The national mall in DC is expected to be crowded with tens of thousands of people this weekend, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The Executive Director of the Maryland Republican Party has resigned. Delegate Pat McDonough says he’ll propose “Stand Your Ground” legislation in next year’s General Assembly session. A Baltimore court has freed five more prisoners who were convicted in murder cases decades ago. The 132nd Maryland State Fair opens today at the Timonium fairgrounds. And more.
Police Respond To Baltimore Shootings, O’Malley Backs Later Start To School Year, and Baltimore School Lunch Prices Rise
Aug 22 2013 - 7:05am
Amid a surge of shootings in Baltimore, city police have deployed 150 extra officers to keep the streets safe; WYPR Senior News Analyst Fraser Smith says residents may be wondering when officials will consider some sort of “Plan B” to curb the violence. Governor Martin O’Malley gives tentative support to keeping Maryland schools closed until after Labor Day. School lunch prices are going up in Baltimore – for the fourth time in seven years. Former state GOP chair Audrey Scott is the frontrunner in the race to replace State Senator E. J. Pipkin. Two big bull sharks are caught in Southern MD. And more.
Dwyer’s Drunk Driving Arrest, Baltimore Firefighters Approve A 3-Year Contract, and Baltimore Police React After 20 People Are Shot In 80 Hours
Aug 21 2013 - 7:18am
Maryland lawmakers are reacting to yesterday morning’s drunk driving arrest of Delegate Don Dwyer. Baltimore police say they’ll pull officers out of administrative roles and put them back on patrol after 20 people were shot in 80 hours. Baltimore’s firefighters unions have voted overwhelmingly to approve a new 3-year contract. Baltimore County is considering whether to fight a court order that it refund health insurance premium overpayments to more than 400 of its police department retirees. Plus: why replacing Pipkin is a big deal for the MD GOP, investigating the continuing rash of dolphin deaths on the Atlantic coast, recycling oyster shells in Wicomico County, and the first day of class for Washington County schools. And more.
FROM WYPR'S COMMUNITY
WYPR's Fraser Smith talks to Keiffer Mitchell, Jr. about the increase in black political leadership since the March on Washington in 1963, and the suggestion that he might be Doug Gansler's gubernatorial running mate in 2014.
The Barbershop guys share their take on Nelson Mandela: what his life meant to them and how he will be remembered by the world. Writer Jimi Izrael, professor Sean Jacobs, and journalists Corey Dade and Michael Skolnik weigh in.
The world is reacting to news that Nelson Mandela has passed away. Ebrahim Rasool, South Africa's Ambassador to the United States, met Mandela in prison and he's been inspired by him ever since. Rasool speaks to host Michel Martin about Nelson Mandela's life and legacy.
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