Kevin Kamenetz, who started his second term as Baltimore County executive this week, talks about the state of the county and the state of the Democratic Party following the mid-term elections and the election of Republican Larry Hogan as Maryland’s next governor.
We discuss reaction to the recent decisions of grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict police officers in fatal deaths of two African American men. Munir Bahar of Baltimore’s 300 Men March and Midday cultural commentator and University of Maryland College Park Professor Sheri Parks join us in Studio A.
We tackle three religion-related stories this hour. First, Donald Kraybill, an expert on Amish culture, examines the spate of violent attacks that took place in Ohio in 2011 that involved nine Amish victims in, "Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergolz Barbers." Then, we hear from Craig Harline about his experiences as a Mormon missionary. And religious commentator Lerone A. Martin explains the importance of the phonograph in shaping modern African-American religion in, "Preaching on Wax."