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Maryland Morning finds the most intelligent and intriguing voices behind the headlines. From the Atlantic to the Appalachians, we probe beyond the regional news headlines, unravel local implications of national news stories, and explore the science, history, arts, and culture of Maryland.

Maryland Morning Podcast on WYPR Kyle Leslie

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Maryland Morning finds the most intelligent and intriguing voices behind the headlines. From the Atlantic to the Appalachians, we probe beyond the regional news headlines, unravel local implications of national news stories, and explore the science, history, arts, and culture of Maryland.

    Inside The Port Cov Deal; Green Party Candidate For Mayor Joshua Harris; "A Mother's Lament"

    Inside The Port Cov Deal; Green Party Candidate For Mayor Joshua Harris; "A Mother's Lament"

    After months of public hearings, private meetings, and political maneuvering, a deal to provide Tax Increment Financing to create the infrastructure for the massive Port Covington development appears to be headed for approval by the Baltimore City Council. A final vote is scheduled for Monday night. Tom speaks with Bishop Douglas Miles, a co-chair emeritus of Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD), one of the groups of community activists who negotiated what many are calling an

    • 39 min.
    Columnist E.J. Dionne On A Raucous Political Season; Musicians In Their Own Words: "Deerhoof"

    Columnist E.J. Dionne On A Raucous Political Season; Musicians In Their Own Words: "Deerhoof"

    We’re just about seven weeks away from the election, as one of America’s most divisive and unpredictable presidential campaigns continues to challenge political norms. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton blast each other as unfit for office, as charges of “deplorable” and “racist” and “hateful” fly from both camps. The tumultuous presidential campaign has led to uncertainty up and down the ballots of both major parties. Washington Post syndicated columnist E.J. Dionne joins Tom to try make sense of

    • 38 min.
    Fracking's Future In MD; GOP Candidate For Mayor Alan Walden; Rousuck's Review: "Come From Away"

    Fracking's Future In MD; GOP Candidate For Mayor Alan Walden; Rousuck's Review: "Come From Away"

    We begin with a conversation about the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking . There are some who believe that if this type of gas drilling were allowed in Western Maryland, it could generate up to 3,000 jobs and at least $5 million in annual tax revenues. But many have concerns about the impact on the environment and public health. We’ll hear from Dr. David Vanko , the former head of the Maryland Fracking Commission, and co-host Nathan Sterner talks to Dr. Brian Schwartz,

    • 41 min.
    Colin Kaepernick's Right To Protest; Movie Mayhem: The Obama Effect On Tinsel Town

    Colin Kaepernick's Right To Protest; Movie Mayhem: The Obama Effect On Tinsel Town

    T he NFL opened its season last night, amid a controversy surrounding San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick , who has protested inequality in communities of color by refusing to stand during the playing of the national anthem. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist ER Shipp joins Tom for a conversation about protests and patriotism. Plus, our Movie Mavens, Jed Dietz and Ann Hornaday , on this summer’s epidemic of “sequel-it is” and the Obama effect: how the first family has transformed tinsel

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    Focus On The Counties: Kent County Admin. Heller And Chestertown Mayor Cerino; Magical Experiences

    Focus On The Counties: Kent County Admin. Heller And Chestertown Mayor Cerino; Magical Experiences

    For the finale of our Focus on the Counties series with a look at Kent County . The smallest of Maryland’s 23 jurisdictions, it’s home to Chestertown , a popular destination for retirees, and Washington College. K ent County is one of nine counties in the state that does not have a county executive, instead administrators are appointed by a board of elected commissioners. Tom is joined by Kent County Administrator Shelley Herman Heller and Chris Cerino, the mayor of Chestertown , to talk about

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    Deadly Medical Errors; Civil Rights Pioneer Gloria Richardson; Kathy Flann's "Get A Grip"

    Deadly Medical Errors; Civil Rights Pioneer Gloria Richardson; Kathy Flann's "Get A Grip"

    Here’s a cheery thought to kick off your holiday: The first two leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease and cancer. The third leading cause? Medical errors. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found that mistakes in prescribing drugs, miscues in surgery, and miscommunication between care givers leads to an astonishing number of preventable deaths every year. One of the authors of the study, Dr. Michael Daniel , explains how the medical community is

    • 41 min.

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