As he prepares to leave the office he's held since 2007, Doug Gansler joins Midday to talk about his accomplishments, plus his recent recommendation that the state vacate the sentences of its last four Death Row inmates.
According to a joint report by the Chesapeake Bay Journal and Chesapeake Quarterly, sea levels in the region are rising twice as fast as the global average, something of prime concern for thousands of Marylanders who live on or near coastal areas. Midday on the Bay contributor Rona Kobell, a reporter for the Bay Journal, shares her findings.
With a look back at the history of public school teaching, journalist Dana Goldstein gets a handle on the ongoing controversies in public schools today, from teaching to the test to Common Core. Her book is, "The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession."
WYPR’s P. Kenneth Burns and The Baltimore Sun’s Luke Broadwater join us to discuss recent news from City Hall, such as the ban on plastic bags and legislation to provide for police body cameras, both of which Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promises to veto.