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Bret Jaspers

Bret worked as an organizer, actor, and New York City waiter before he began his career as a radio producer. Past production work has been with WNYC’s On the Media, The Brian Lehrer Show, and Soundcheck, as well as with Wisconsin Public Radio. The Ravens won the Super Bowl one month after he moved to Baltimore, but he graciously declines the credit.

Despite a strong Republican showing in last week's election, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot easily won his bid to retain his seat. WYPR's Fraser Smith and Christopher Connelly talk about Franchot's unique place in the state Democratic party.

 

Creative races have become a fad world-wide.  Over the weekend, Maryland’s third congressional district served as the course for yet another: the Gerrymander Meander. About 20 people ran, biked, kayaked and motor-boated a relay that traced the district, for a combined 225 miles.

Energy company US Wind Inc, a subsidiary of the Italian company Renexia, won Tuesday's auction to develop wind farms on federal waters ten nautical miles off the coast of Ocean City.

The federal government holds an auction Tuesday for two leases to develop wind farms in federal waters off Ocean City.

  “Maryland’s not so big until you have to travel it just about every day,” said Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar on the campaign trail recently.

Today the federal government announced March jobs numbers for states and localitiesThe Bureau of Labor Statistics said that Maryland added 2,3oo jobs in March, and that February’s reported loss of 600 jobs was revised to a 1,000 job gain. Both months helped to make up for the 6,100 jobs lost in January.

Maryland was a top performer in a review of 2012 election data released Tuesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts, a nonprofit research organization.

Just three blocks north of a planned Walmart, a second project hopes to be the neighborhood’s “Main Street.” 

While many are trying to wade through the glitches in Maryland’s online health insurance exchange, there’s one specific group that won’t be able to get insurance, no matter what: undocumented immigrants.

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Tuesday headlines from around the region.

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