Melissa Deckman, chair of the political science department at Washington College, and Don Norris, professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, discuss the year’s most significant state and national political stories.
In this hour, we hear about three efforts to improve the lives of others. First up, Tyler Mains is a Johns Hopkins medical student and co-founder of MERIT, Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens. MERIT connects high school students in Baltimore with internships and mentors in the medical field. Next, Gather Baltimore repurposes leftover food and redistributes it across Baltimore, providing fresh, local produce to families in need.
The December edition of Midday on The Bay with Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal tackles two subjects: How two Democratic governors -- O'Malley in Maryland and Cuomo in New York -- take vastly different approaches to the controversial drilling process known as fracking for natural gas, and how two Maryland governors -- the outgoing O'Malley and the incoming Larry Hogan -- take vastly different approaches to curtailing phosphorus pollution from Eastern Shore chicken far