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.


8:35 am
Fri November 14, 2014

The Unique Political Position Of Peter Franchot

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (D).

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 12:58 pm

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.

12:13 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Md. Anti-Gerrymandering Activists Take It To The Streets, Literally

Compression socks.
Bret Jaspers WYPR

Originally published on Tue September 23, 2014 11:05 am


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.

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10:16 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Feds Declare Winner In Auction For Maryland Offshore Wind Leases

England's Thanet Wind Farm.

Originally published on Thu September 25, 2014 12:25 pm

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.

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9:44 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Maryland Offshore Wind Industry Takes the Next Step

Offshore wind turbines in the North Sea.

Originally published on Tue August 19, 2014 8:28 am

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

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9:23 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Lollar Hopes to Defy The Odds With Gubernatorial Bid

GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar (left) with (l-r) Art Fifer, his daughter Joy Hutter, a Lollar volunteer, and Fifer's sister Pixie Flynn, co-owner of Anne Arundel Seafood in Pasadena.
Bret Jaspers WYPR

Originally published on Tue May 20, 2014 10:52 am

  “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.

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