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.

6:51 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Maryland Jobs Numbers For March: Meh

Governor O'Malley (right) and Domino Sugar refinery manager Stu FitzGibbon in January.

Originally published on Fri April 18, 2014 4:02 pm

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.

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3:01 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

State Scores High In Pew Elections Review

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 3:58 pm

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

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12:45 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

"Main Street" Project May Accelerate Change In Remington

Baltimore Glass Company, at the corner of Remington Avenue and 27th Street.
Bret Jaspers WYPR

Originally published on Wed March 12, 2014 5:18 am

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

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8:03 am
Wed October 30, 2013

How Health Care Reform May Affect The Undocumented

Baltimore residents participate in Zumba class at Mueveton Por Tu Familia, a health fair held October 19th in Patterson Park.

Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 11:51 am

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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8:56 am
Tue October 29, 2013

'Revenge Porn' Laws, Sandy Aid, and Orioles Up For Gold Gloves

Attorney General candidate and state Del. Jon Cardin (D-Baltimore County).
Credit mdfriendofhillary via flickr

Tuesday headlines from around the region.

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8:04 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Howard County Shooter, Amazon in Baltimore, and Microchips For Horses

Originally published on Thu October 24, 2013 11:41 am

Thursday headlines from around the region.

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9:55 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Port Strike, Gansler Responds To Driving Accusations, Federal Shutdown Reverberations

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 10:30 am

Longshoreman at the Port of Baltimore are on strike. Attorney General Doug Gansler and the Maryland State Police continue their dispute over driving allegations. The federal government shutdown continues to affect Maryland residents. Plus: Baltimore's last video store prepares to close.

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