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Inside Maryland Politics
2:24 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

As Baltimore County Becomes More Diverse, Kamenetz Talks "Inclusion"

Baltimore Co. Executive Kevin Kamenetz (D).

Originally published on Thu December 11, 2014 11:45 am

In his second inaugural address last weekBaltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said that he wants county residents to feel that their local government represents them all. WYPR's Joel McCord and John Lee talk about why this message of inclusion matters in the wake of protests around the country and how Kamenetz hopes to accomplish his goal.

9:58 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Why Jan Gardner Won Race For Frederick County Executive

Frederick County Executive-elect Jan Gardner.

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 5:42 am

Why Jan Gardner Won Race For Frederick County Executive

In their first election under charter government, voters in Frederick County rejected a conservative radio talk show host for county executive but gave the Democratic winner a majority Republican County Council. Cliff Cumber, the editorial page editor at the Frederick News Post, joins WYPR’s Joel McCord by phone to talk about the results.

Rockets' Red Glare
10:27 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Mr. Key's Questions

A full-size replica of the flag originally flown 200 years ago.
Sam Manas WYPR

Originally published on Mon September 15, 2014 9:12 am

As we all know, the first line of the first stanza of Francis Scott Key’s poem, the Defense of Ft. McHenry, talks about the “dawn’s early light.” So, why did the folks at Fort McHenry wait till 9 a.m. Sunday to raise that giant replica of the 1814 flag that inspired Key and say it was going up at the very moment 200 years later that Key saw the flag?

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10:55 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Election 2014: Who Is Russell Neverdon?

Originally published on Fri August 8, 2014 5:32 am

Election 2014: Who Is Russell Neverdon?

Though the primary is over, the race is still on for Baltimore City State's Attorney. WYPR's Joel McCord and P. Kenneth Burns talk about the background and platform of an independent candidate, local defense attorney Russell Neverdon.

12:58 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Joey Odoms' Big Night At M&T Bank Stadium

Joey Odoms will sing the national anthem at the Baltimore Ravens' preseason game tonight.

Originally published on Thu August 7, 2014 5:52 pm

The Baltimore Ravens open their preseason campaign at M&T Bank Stadium Thursday with a new inside linebacker, a new nose tackle and a new singer to deliver the national anthem, Baltimore native Joey Odoms.

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1:30 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Md. GOP Primary Upsets Show Preference For Purity--Sort Of

Originally published on Fri June 27, 2014 5:21 am

WYPR's Joel McCord and Bryan Sears of The Daily Record talk about a few incumbent Maryland Republicans who lost their seats in this week's primaries, and what the results say about how the party operates.

1:57 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Frosh Victorious In Attorney General Primary

State Sen. Brian Frosh won the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 5:18 am

Frosh Victorious In Attorney General Primary

In the race for attorney general, State Sen. Brian Frosh put on a late rush to close the gap with Del. Jon Cardin and win the Democratic nomination. Del. Aisha Braveboy ran third. WYPR’s Joel McCord and Kenneth Burns were at the Frosh and Cardin headquarters last night.

10:24 am
Fri May 9, 2014

The Dam is Not So Threatening After All, Geologists Say

The Conowingo Dam stretches across the Susquehanna River barely 10 miles from the Chesapeake Bay. It has been trapping sediment for more than 80 years.
Joel McCord WYPR

Originally published on Fri May 9, 2014 10:44 am

Federal geologists once warned that the silt trapped behind Conowingo dam was “a time bomb,” threatening to choke the life out of Chesapeake Bay. The mass of muck piled up behind the dam over the years is enough to fill M&T Bank Stadium 80 times over. And a major storm could hurl tons of it through the flood gates down river and into the bay, destroying grass beds and suffocating oyster bars.

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Election 2014
1:24 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Election 2014: The Debate Debate

Originally published on Wed January 29, 2014 5:33 am

Election 2014: The Debate Debate

WYPR's Joel McCord and Paul Herrnson of the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research talk about why Lt. Governor Anthony Brown's proposed gubernatorial debate schedule is surprising.

7:15 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Frederick Keeps Its Mayor; Annapolis Waits

Annapolis mayor Josh Cohen on election night.

Originally published on Wed November 6, 2013 7:14 am

Frederick Keeps Their Mayor; Annapolis Waits

WYPR's Karen Hosler and Joel McCord report on mayoral elections in Annapolis and Frederick.