News http://wypr.org en State Commissioners Raise Taxi Standards, But Not Fares http://wypr.org/post/state-commissioners-raise-taxi-standards-not-fares <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit P. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:35:08 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 502923 at http://wypr.org State Commissioners Raise Taxi Standards, But Not Fares NFL Decision On Rice Makes Goodell Look Small http://wypr.org/post/nfl-decision-rice-makes-goodell-look-small <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice." data-attribution="Credit Keith Allison via flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/Ray_Rice_taken_by_Keith_Allison_via_flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/07/7-28_FINAL_SAL_on_Ray_Rice.mp3" class="asset-audio">NFL Decision On Rice Makes Goodell Look Small</a><p>It isn’t often that you see a public figure, much less the commissioner of the National Football League, shrink before your very eyes.<p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:05:55 +0000 Milton Kent 502859 at http://wypr.org NFL Decision On Rice Makes Goodell Look Small City and County Pick It Up; Litter That Is http://wypr.org/post/city-and-county-pick-it-litter <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/07/PKB-Trash-0723.mp3" class="asset-audio">City and County Pick It Up; Litter That Is</a><p>Baltimore City and County are fighting a common enemy these days: trash.&#160; Both are finding ways to keep their foe out of the streams and rivers that flow through the two jurisdictions and into the Chesapeake Bay.<p>In the county, a series of booms guide those potato chip bags and fast food wrappers that wash into the Back River from Herring Run to the shoreline off Diamond Point Road in Essex. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:19:44 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 502651 at http://wypr.org City and County Pick It Up; Litter That Is Water Jetpacks: What’s The Deal? http://wypr.org/post/water-jetpacks-what-s-deal <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit JetLev - Jetpack Oahu, Hawaii by Maya S via flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/JetLev_-_Jetpack_Oahu%2C_Hawaii_by_Maya_S_via_flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials at Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources <a href="http://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2014/06/18/emergency-regulations-for-new-jetpack-vessels-to-take-effect/">want you to be careful</a> with those </span>jetpacks<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:58:10 +0000 Julian SadurJulian Sadur 502513 at http://wypr.org Water Jetpacks: What’s The Deal? Mosby Victory Not Precisely A Matter Of Black And White http://wypr.org/post/mosby-victory-not-precisely-matter-black-and-white <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Kyle Leslie, Matt Purdy / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201303/IMPLogoFlag_1.gif" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/07/7-21_FINAL_IMP_Smith_&_Duncan_on_Mosby_victory.mp3" class="asset-audio">Mosby Victory Not Precisely A Matter Of Black And White</a><p>WYPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;Fraser Smith and Ian Duncan of the Baltimore Sun talk about the </span><a href="http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2014-07-12/news/bs-md-ci-mosby-race-20140712_1_marilyn-mosby-neighborhoods-attorney-gregg-bernstein" style="line-height: 1.5;">vote breakdown in Marilyn Mosby's victory over Gregg Bernstein</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in the Democratic primary for Baltimore State's Attorney, and why it brings into question a typical assumption about who votes in Baltimore.</span><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:44:49 +0000 Fraser Smith 502508 at http://wypr.org Mosby Victory Not Precisely A Matter Of Black And White How Long Should Bias (And The University Of Maryland) Have Paid For His Crime? http://wypr.org/post/how-long-should-bias-and-university-maryland-have-paid-his-crime <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="University of Maryland&#039;s Cole Field House in 2006." data-attribution="Credit John Consoli/Digital Collections at the University of Maryland via flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/Cole_Field_House_taken_by_John_T._Consoli_Digital_Collections_at_the_University_of_Maryland_via_flickr.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/07/7-21_FINAL_SAL_on_Len_Bias.mp3" class="asset-audio">How Long Should Bias (And The University Of Maryland) Have Paid For His Crime?</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Does a single bad act obliterate the good that a person has done over a period of time?</span><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:42:46 +0000 Milton Kent 502505 at http://wypr.org How Long Should Bias (And The University Of Maryland) Have Paid For His Crime? Maryland Activists Vow To "Tame The Gerrymander" http://wypr.org/post/maryland-activists-vow-tame-gerrymander <div><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Activists brought puzzles of several Maryland Congressional districts to Lawyer&apos;s Mall next to the State House in Annapolis on Thursday." data-attribution="Credit Karen Hosler / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://news.wypr.org/sites/wypr/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/Puzzle_of_3rd_Congressional_district_taken_by_Karen_7-17-14_0.jpg" alt="" /><p>A coalition of civic groups launched today a long-term campaign to reform the way Maryland draws its congressional election districts.&#160; Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:05:04 +0000 Karen Hosler 502358 at http://wypr.org Maryland Activists Vow To "Tame The Gerrymander" Annual Crab Bake Is Equal Parts Food And Politics http://wypr.org/post/annual-crab-bake-equal-parts-food-and-politics <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Christopher Connelly/WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/IMG_7742.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/07/7-17_CC_TAWES.mp3" class="asset-audio">Annual Crab Bake Is Equal Parts Food And Politics</a><p>Hundreds turned out in Crisfield on Wednesday to pick crabs, eat clams, drink beer and to rub elbows at the 38<sup>th</sup> annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake.&#160;<p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:25:33 +0000 Christopher Connelly 502308 at http://wypr.org Annual Crab Bake Is Equal Parts Food And Politics All-Star Adam Jones A Rarity In Today's Game http://wypr.org/post/all-star-adam-jones-rarity-todays-game <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Orioles Adam Jones (r) and Manny Machado in 2012." data-attribution="Credit Manny Machado, Adam Jones taken 2012 by Keith Allison via flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201407/Manny_Machado%2C_Adam_Jones_taken_2012_by_Keith_Allison_via_flickr.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/07/7-14_FINAL_SAL_on_Adam_Jones.mp3" class="asset-audio">All-Star Adam Jones A Rarity In Today&#039;s Game</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When baseball officials were looking for someone to take part in this year’s Home Run Derby portion of the All-Star Game celebration, Orioles center fielder </span><a href="http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/j/jonesad01.shtml" style="line-height: 1.5;">Adam Jones</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wasted no time volunteering.</span><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:30:21 +0000 Milton Kent 502127 at http://wypr.org All-Star Adam Jones A Rarity In Today's Game Boston Conflicted About The Olympics? We'll Take 'Em http://wypr.org/post/boston-conflicted-about-olympics-well-take-em <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps." data-attribution="Credit Maryland Olympians Celebration in September 2012 taken by MDGovpics via flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201407/Michael_Phelps_in_Maryland_Olympians_Celebration_September_2012_taken_by_Maryland_GovPics_via_flickr_%28Jay_Baker%29_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/07/7-7_FINAL_SAL_on_Olympics.mp3" class="asset-audio">Boston Conflicted About The Olympics? We&#039;ll Take &#039;Em</a><p>It’s always helpful to seek out other people’s thinking on big issues.<p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:40:32 +0000 Milton Kent 501835 at http://wypr.org Boston Conflicted About The Olympics? We'll Take 'Em