Christopher Connelly

Christopher Connelly is a political reporter for WYPR, covering the day-to-day movement and machinations in Annapolis. He comes to WYPR from NPR, where he was a Joan B. Kroc Fellow, and then worked as rundown editor for All Things Considered. Chris has a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley. He’s reported for KALW (San Francisco), KUSP (Santa Cruz, Calif.) and KJZZ (Phoenix), and worked at StoryCorps in Brooklyn, N.Y. He’s filed stories on a range of topics, from a shortage of dog blood in canine blood banks to heroin addicts in Tanzania. He got his start in public radio at WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio, when he was a student at Antioch College.


2:34 pm
Sat May 30, 2015

Likely To Announce Presidential Bid, O'Malley Moves Left

Originally published on Mon June 1, 2015 11:21 am

Martin O’Malley is expected to launch his campaign for president on Federal Hill tomorrow morning. The former Maryland Governor and Baltimore Mayor has been positioning himself over the as a progressive David to challenge the Goliath that is a Hillary Clinton campaign. It’s a record some progressives in the state dispute.

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2:44 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Hogan Signs Police Accountability, Tax Bills

Originally published on Tue May 12, 2015 2:21 pm

Gov. Larry Hogan signed 350 bills on Tuesday that were passed in the recent General Assembly session that ended last month. The list included some police accountability measures, bills aimed at improving the state's business climate and pieces of his own legislative agenda.

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3:07 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Hogan Lifts State Of Emergency, Approves State Worker Pay Bump

Gov. Larry Hogan with Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, left, and Keiffer Mitchell, right.

Originally published on Wed May 6, 2015 6:22 pm

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan lifted the state of emergency on Wednesday that he initiated last Monday night after protests against the death of Freddie Gray turned into looting and rioting. The governor said there’s still a lot of work to be done to help the city recover and address the underlying cause of the rage that spilled out over the city’s streets.

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12:27 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Tension, But No Injuries, From Penn-North Gunshot

Originally published on Mon May 4, 2015 6:26 pm

A week after Baltimore’s mostly peaceful protests turned into riots, tensions flared again after a shot rang out at the intersection of Pennsylvania and North Avenues. Officers pursued a man carrying a handgun, which the police department says discharged when the revolver was dropped.

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Baltimore City
8:57 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Most Obey Curfew, Though Some Protesters Push Back

The Maryland National Guard was activated to assist local law enforcement officials with peacekeeping operations in the city during recent protests.

Originally published on Wed April 29, 2015 12:03 pm

The streets of Baltimore were relatively clear after 10 o’clock on Tuesday night, due to a curfew instituted by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Black after rioters destroyed buildings and set fires across the city.

In the Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, home to Freddie Gray, where demonstrations throughout the day took on a fairly festive tone, many people streamed away as night fell and the curfew loomed. But a handful of activists committed to stay out and test the police.

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