The Maryland Transit Administration recently launched its Bus Network Improvement Project. What does that mean for riders? MTA CEO Robert Smith joins us in Studio A to answer questions about the project, along with Brian O'Malley, President & CEO of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance.
Summer tourists to the Delaware shore have probably seen old concrete watch towers near some of the beaches there. Today we'll learn about why they were built -- to watch for the German submarines on the East Coast during World War II. Our guest: Military journalist Ed Offley, who has chronicled the German U-boat campaign and the toll it took of ships, cargo and human life along the eastern seaboard, from New Jersey to North Carolina. Original air date 5/13/14
Joseph Luzzi, an Italian-American writer and Italian scholar at Bard College, tells his family's story and reflects on the culture's split personality -- the Italy of Dante and Michelangelo, and the one of corruption, Mafia and old-world ways. Luzzi is the author of "My Two Italies."