WYPR News http://wypr.org en Chilly Temperatures, Campaign Finance, Harbor Point, & Franchot Calls For Wind Farm Bill Veto http://wypr.org/post/chilly-temperatures-campaign-finance-harbor-point-franchot-calls-wind-farm-bill-veto <p><em>A look at how the recent frosts could affect Maryland fruit crops.</em></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:14:17 +0000 Nathan Sterner 11717 at http://wypr.org Chilly Temperatures, Campaign Finance, Harbor Point, & Franchot Calls For Wind Farm Bill Veto Local Man's Second Chance Dashed By Tragedy http://wypr.org/post/local-mans-second-chance-dashed-tragedy <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/04/FS-JohnSmith.mp3" class="asset-audio">Local Man&#039;s Second Chance Dashed By Tragedy</a><p><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit Jean-jacques QUEYRIE via flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/Jean-jacques_QUEYRIE_via_flickr.JPG" alt="" /><p>John Henry Adams was psyched. &#160;Beyond excited. He could feel a new life.&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In comments made <a href="http://news.wypr.org/post/vehicles-change-definitely-roll">for a </a></span><a href="http://news.wypr.org/post/vehicles-change-definitely-roll">WYPR</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://news.wypr.org/post/vehicles-change-definitely-roll"> news story</a>, Adams was asked if he had any pressing problems.&#160;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“As long as I’m free and God wakes me up every day I don’t have no problems. I’m a humble individual,” he said.</span><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:17:30 +0000 Fraser Smith 11672 at http://wypr.org Local Man's Second Chance Dashed By Tragedy Kamenetz Eyes Future Of School Buildings http://wypr.org/post/kamenetz-eyes-future-school-buildings <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Members of the Baltimore County Council examining highlights of County Executive Kevin Kamenetz&#039; 2015 budget proposal. Kamenetz announced a decade long overhaul of school buildings; many of which are at least 40 years old." data-attribution="Credit P. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:42:37 +0000 P. Kenneth Burns 11664 at http://wypr.org Kamenetz Eyes Future Of School Buildings The Governor’s Race, Campaign Finance, Kamenetz’s Budget Proposal, & A MARC Ridership Record http://wypr.org/post/governor-s-race-campaign-finance-kamenetz-s-budget-proposal-marc-ridership-record <p><em>The latest on issues being discussed in the governor’s race. How Supreme Court campaign finance decision could affect Maryland. A look at the proposed budget for Baltimore County. Plus: record weekend ridership for MARC trains, fixing potholes in Frederick County, and more</em>. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:24:19 +0000 Nathan Sterner 11658 at http://wypr.org The Governor’s Race, Campaign Finance, Kamenetz’s Budget Proposal, & A MARC Ridership Record Monday’s Bill-Signing, Baltimore County’s Budget, Campaign Endorsements, & Phelps’ Return http://wypr.org/post/monday-s-bill-signing-baltimore-county-s-budget-campaign-endorsements-phelps-return <p><em>Governor Martin O’Malley signed dozens of bills into law on Monday, including measures addressing distracted driving, marijuana, and domestic violence. Plus: campaign endorsements, Baltimore County’s budget, and Olympian Michael Phelps’ return to competitive swimming. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:22:19 +0000 Nathan Sterner 11603 at http://wypr.org Monday’s Bill-Signing, Baltimore County’s Budget, Campaign Endorsements, & Phelps’ Return Swimming Superstar Michael Phelps Emerges From Retirement http://wypr.org/post/swimming-superstar-michael-phelps-emerges-retirement Swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete in history, is coming out of retirement.<p>Patrick Sandusky, the U.S. Olympic Committee public affairs officer, tweeted this morning: "It is official, Michael Phelps is back.... competing next week in Arizona."<p>Phelps, who will be 29 in June, has already competed in four Olympic Games, winning 22 medals, including 18 gold. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:56:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 11580 at http://wypr.org Swimming Superstar Michael Phelps Emerges From Retirement Mizeur Says Maryland Is Ready To Elect Her As Governor http://wypr.org/post/mizeur-says-maryland-ready-elect-her-governor <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Montgomery County Del. Heather Mizeur" data-attribution="Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/Mizeur2_taken_by_Chris_Connelly_on2-11-14.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/04/JL-Mizeur.mp3" class="asset-audio">Mizeur Says Maryland Is Ready To Elect Her As Governor</a><p>Ten years ago, when she was serving on the Takoma Park City Council, Heather Mizeur helped to pass a resolution putting the city on record as supporting same-sex marriage.&#160;<p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:45:04 +0000 John Lee 11554 at http://wypr.org Mizeur Says Maryland Is Ready To Elect Her As Governor A Bill-Signing Ceremony, Sunday Hunting, A Profile Of Heather Mizeur, and “Ghana At A Glance” http://wypr.org/post/bill-signing-ceremony-sunday-hunting-profile-heather-mizeur-and-ghana-glance <p><em>Governor Martin O’Malley is set to sign more than 100 bills into law today, including one that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Groups call on O’Malley to veto bills that would expand Sunday hunting. Plus, a profile Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur, the latest installment in our “Ghana At A Glance” series, and mor</em>e. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:08:19 +0000 Nathan Sterner 11548 at http://wypr.org A Bill-Signing Ceremony, Sunday Hunting, A Profile Of Heather Mizeur, and “Ghana At A Glance” FEMA Aid, Foreclosures, Baltimore-Area Unemployment, and Marijuana Decriminalization http://wypr.org/post/fema-aid-foreclosures-baltimore-area-unemployment-and-marijuana-decriminalization <p><em>President Obama has issued a disaster declaration for Maryland in connection with the snowstorm of February 12th and 13<sup>th</sup>, qualifying the state for aid from FEMA. Plus: foreclosures, Baltimore-area unemployment, marijuana decriminalization, invasive catfish, street sweeping, skyscraper plans, and more</em>. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:10:19 +0000 Nathan Sterner 11436 at http://wypr.org FEMA Aid, Foreclosures, Baltimore-Area Unemployment, and Marijuana Decriminalization Boat-Rocker Faces Rough Seas In Quest For Governor’s Mansion http://wypr.org/post/boat-rocker-faces-rough-seas-quest-governor-s-mansion <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Atty. Gen. Doug Gansler" data-attribution="Credit mdfriendofhillary via flickr" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wypr/files/styles/card_280/public/201404/Doug_Gansler2_by_mdfriendofhillary_via_flickr.jpg" alt="" /><a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wypr/audio/2014/04/KH-Gansler.mp3" class="asset-audio">Boat-Rocker Faces Rough Seas In Quest For Governor’s Mansion</a><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&#160;&#160;</span>At a recent candidates’ forum at Morgan State University, moderators Micheline Bowman and Marsha Jews were only partway through their warm-up chatter when Doug Gansler suddenly burst on stage from behind the curtains.<p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 13:21:30 +0000 Karen Hosler 11372 at http://wypr.org Boat-Rocker Faces Rough Seas In Quest For Governor’s Mansion