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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.

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.

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.

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.

MARYLAND MEDIA

WBAL TV 11
A special New Jersey State Assembly committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal that has rocked the administration of Gov. Chris Christie gets to work on Thursday.
A Loyola University undergraduate student was diagnosed Wednesday with possible bacterial meningitis.
The Maryland Daily Record
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court debated Wednesday how to apply a federal gun ban to those with misdemeanor domestic violence records, with justices trying
The Baltimore Business Journal
Maryland is for millionaires, according to wealth research firm Phoenix Marketing International. Its annual list ranking states by millionaires says 167,287 Maryland households, or 7.7 percent of all households have investable assets of $1 million or more, the highest concentration of millionaires per capita in the nation. It is the third consecutive year Maryland has ranked No. 1, bumping Hawaii from the top spot in 2011. Virginia ranks No. 7, at 6.64 percent of all households.
Baltimore Sun
Annual convention gathers in the city for the first time in a decadeWhat's 6,000 mathematicians, multiplied by 2,500 talks, divided over four days?

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Al takes a look at delicious affordable whites for Spring; Hugh unearths treasures from Justin and Walter Hansel; new offerings from two great New Zealand wineries; meet Fritz Wine Cellars, a superstar in the making; Hugh reviews great inexpensive chardonnays; great efforts from Sicily and Sardinia.

In this first of two programs devoted to Bach’s towering masterpiece, Tom welcomes back noted lecturer Ray Sprenkle to talk about JS Bach’s singular place in the pantheon of great composers, in advance of Choral Arts concert performance of The B Minor Mass on October 27, 2013 at Kraushaar Auditorium.

Tom Pelton shares his perspective on the issues and people changing Maryland's natural world.

From tap dancing elephants to notorious train rides, Gil's Baltimore Stories are a true gem heard on Friday mornings at 7:35 am and 9:35 am.

Anirban Basu informs Marylanders of city, state and national economic issues including employment trends, banking and the stock market.  Weekday mornings at 7:33 am

Coming up on Radio Kitchen...Want to preserve some of your summer produce?  Jerry shows you how; you'd be surprised what sort of odd little things you can find at the market these days; learn the proper technique for making great sushi rice; Al digs into the basics of hot weather Moroccan cooking; and learn some of the basics of cooking that great Maryland delicacy, the soft-shell crab.

Covering nearly four centuries of heroes, scoundrels, floods, fires, riots, plots, athletes (two and four-legged), beautiful spies, brilliant writers, misunderstood pirates, and ghosts. All of that color, suspense, and humor is part of your Maryland with Ric Cottom.

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