Analysis of the second televised debate of Maryland's Democratic gubernatorial candidates, with Melissa Deckman, chair and professor of political science at Washington College, and Barry Rascovar of politicalmaryland.org
Lt. Governor Anthony Brown opted out of last night's gubernatorial debate on WBFF.
The documentary film "Point and Shoot" tells the story of our guest: Matthew Van Dyke, a shy young Baltimorean who went to Libya to join the rebels as they took up arms against the Gaddafi regime in 2011. Van Dyke was captured and spent six months in solitary confinement before escaping and returning to the front lines. Van Dyke is a filmmaker who also spent time among the rebel fighters in the Syrian Civil War.
Walk to work, bike to work -- more and more civic groups in American cities, including Baltimore, are encouraging people to commute on foot or by bicycle. It’s cheap, healthy, environmentally impeccable. But is it safe? After decades of designing streets for the motorist, how can American cities make sufficient room for the pedestrian or pedalist? What makes a 21st Century street complete? And what effect could self-driving cars have on future urban planning?
Loopholes in the draft helped many young, well-educated men dodge the Vietnam War. But not all Ivy Leaguers chose to do so. We hear the stories of Phil Schaefer, Alan McKee and Bill Riggs, three Dartmouth College graduates with connections to Maryland, who each spent time in combat. Each contributed to a new book of essays, “Dartmouth Veterans—Vietnam Perspectives.”
From President Obama to Pope Francis, income inequality -- the widening gap between rich and poor -- is a recurring theme in public discourse in the U.S. and around the world. But what does it really mean? How bad is it and what are its long-term consequences for U.S. economy and the emerging generation of American workers?