Election 2014
11:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidate Survey

Clockwise from top left: Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, Del. Heather Mizeur, Larry Hogan, Del. Ron George, Harford County Executive David Craig, Charles Lollar
Credit Photos courtesy of Maryland State Government and campaigns

Over the next few months, Maryland voters will decide who will replace Gov. Martin O'Malley in the governor’s mansion. From the state’s energy future to the struggle to create quality jobs, the next governor will make key decisions on a range of issues facing the Free State.
WYPR asked all of the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates to respond to five questions the next governor will confront.

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24. Early voting begins June 12 and ends June 19. The general election will take place November 4.

Click on the candidate's name to read their response.

1) What is the most important issue the next governor of Maryland will deal with in his/her first term?

The Democrats:  Anthony BrownDoug Gansler, Heather Mizeur
The Republicans:  David Craig, Ron George, Larry Hogan, Charles Lollar

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Baltimore's Future
9:49 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Ben Wirz on Funding Media Innovation

Benoit (Ben) Wirz
Credit The Knight Foundation

In this episode of "Baltimore's Future" David Warnock speaks with Ben Wirz.

In this episode of "Baltimore's Future," David Warnock speaks with Benoit (Ben) Wirz, who is the director of Venture Investments for the Knight Foundation. Warnock and Wirz discuss the Knight Foundation's Enterprise Fund which provides venture funding for media innovation. 

8:27 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Cummings Named To Benghazi Panel, Cardin To Monitor Ukraine Election, & The AA County Exec. Race

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Baltimore)
Credit Howard County Library System via flickr

Congressman Elijah Cummings will serve on a new House select committee to investigate the 2012 terror attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi. US Senator Ben Cardin will visit Ukraine this weekend, as part of a delegation that will monitor that country's presidential election. Plus: a report on the Anne Arundel County Executive's race, another "secret audit" of Baltimore's speed camera system, complaints about GOP gubernatorial hopeful Larry Hogan's use of "Change Maryland" in his campaign, and much more.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Thu May 22, 2014

European Markets - 5/22/14

While most indicators suggest continued progress for the U.S.

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The First Five Years
5:06 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

The First Five Years: Military Families

Credit Maryland Family Network




Finding child care is often difficult. With frequent relocations, deployments, and distance from extended family, it can be especially hard for military families. That’s where Maryland Family Network comes in. LOCATE: Child Care has helped many military personnel find options that are right for them. A LOCATE Referral Specialist works directly with families to help identify quality care and find openings. This lets service members focus on jobs and their families. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. May 22, 1-2 p.m.
9:42 am
Wed May 21, 2014

American Maroons

In "Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons," Sylviane A. Diouf chronicles the overlooked stories of the men, women and children who escaped from slavery to make the swamps and caves of the Southern wilderness their home. Diouf is a curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library. Original air date 4/15/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. May 22, 12-1 p.m
9:38 am
Wed May 21, 2014

The Sixth Extinction

Since its formation more than 4.5 billion years ago, Earth has gone through five waves of extinction, the latest being the extinction of the dinosaurs, which scientists believe was caused by an asteroid. In "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History," the New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert warns of what some scientists are defining as the "Sixth Extinction," which she says is happening now at the hands of mankind. Original air date 4/17/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. May 21, 1-2 p.m.
9:35 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Matt Taibbi

The acclaimed investigative journalist examines the increasingly unequal distribution of wealth in America and the effect this has on the criminal justice system. As violent crime has been on a steady decline for the past two decades, why, Taibbi wonders, have incarceration rates among the poorest Americans exploded during the same period?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. May 21, 12-1 p.m.
9:32 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Washington and Wall Street

In "All The Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power," former Wall Street executive and journalist Nomi Prins chronicles the behind-the-scenes dealings between big bankers and Washington politicians, and how those relationships drove some of the country's most important policy decisions. Original air date 5/1/14

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Who Would Be Saved?

Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1900s. Hopkins was overwhelmed during the pandemic and lost many of its own nurses and doctors to the flu.
Credit Library of Congress

Sheilah Kast speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Lee Daugherty Biddison, Dr. Eric Toner and Dr. Lewis Rubinson.

During the flu pandemic of 1918 to 1919, tens of millions of people died worldwide.  A new study asked the citizens of Maryland to consider the ethical choices that would have to be made if such a flu were to strike again.  Who would be treated first? How would ventilators be allocated?   They asked people from around the state to consider those questions.  The results were published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 

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