Maryland Morning
11:00 am
Fri September 4, 2015

Surge In Heroine Use; David Simon On Show Me A Hero; The Sketch Comedy Marylandia

Credit Paul Schiraldi

Maryland is grappling with what to do about the surge in overdoses of prescription pain pills and heroin.  Governor Hogan’s emergency task force has released its interim report.  We touch base with Baltimore’s health commissioner and a program coordinator on the Eastern Shore about how they’re approaching the epidemic. 

Then –  We speak with David Simon, producer of HBO’s famous depiction of Baltimore street life The Wire about Baltimore’s crime surge and Simon’s latest  HBO miniseries, about on public housing.

Plus: Two student filmmakers tell us about their web show Marylandia, a spoof of the Independent Film Channel hit Portlandia. It puts a comic edge on community issues like police brutality and transgender rights.

The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Fri September 4, 2015

West Virginia's Employment Woes - 9/4/15

Only one state has lost jobs over the past year – Maryland’s neighbor to the West – West Virginia.  According to data recently released by the Labor Department, West Virginia was alone in terms of having lost a statistically significant number of jobs between July of twenty fourteen and July of twenty fifteen. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Sept. 3, 1-2 PM
3:37 pm
Thu September 3, 2015

Midday on Culture

Activist DeRay McKesson and University of Maryland's Sheri Parks join Dan to talk about today's civil rights activism and the ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬ movement.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Sept. 3, 12-1 PM
3:27 pm
Thu September 3, 2015

First Hearing in #FreddieGraySix Case

The judge declined to recuse Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby from the case.

We discuss yesterday's rulings in the case of the ‪#‎FreddieGraySix‬. Our guests:  J. Amy Dillard of University of Baltimore School of Law and P. Kenneth Burns of the WYPR reporting staff.

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2:04 pm
Thu September 3, 2015

"Joe Gans"