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WYPR's Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler talk about Jon Cardin's high rate of absenteeism during committee votes in the House of Delegates and how it will affect his candidacy for Attorney General.

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Lou Peck of Bethesda Magazine talk about a hard-fought State Senate Democratic primary in Montgomery County and why the era of genteel politics there might be over.

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24th. This is a special podcast we’ve put together with all of Maryland Morning's interviews with the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Governor. We’ve arranged them in alphabetical order. The total run time is about 37 minutes.

Heather Mizeur, Candidate for Governor

May 9, 2014
Maryland State Government

Maryland’s primary election is less than seven weeks away, on June 24th. Next week, we’ll be talking with the three Democratic candidates for Attorney General. This week, we’re hearing from the major Democratic candidates for Governor. We’ve already spoken with Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. With Sheilah Kast in the studio today is Del. Heather Mizeur, of Montgomery County.

This is not the first rodeo for David Craig. In fact, it’s his 21st run for public office; a lot of campaigning for a man who considers himself less flashy than his opponents in the race for the Republican nomination for governor.

But making this race is something he’s been working toward for a long time. He’s been a state delegate, a state senator, Mayor of Havre de Grace and now, the Harford County Executive. And he’s developed a long record of balancing budgets, something he points to in his campaign.

Maryland’s Democratic gubernatorial candidates squared off Wednesday in the first debate of the season.  Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, and Delegate Heather Mizeur took to the stage at the University of Maryland- College Park. It was the first chance for voters to see and hear the candidates lay out their pitch for why they should be their party's pick to run the state. You can listen to a recap of the debate below.

Anthony Brown, Candidate for Governor

May 7, 2014
State of Maryland

Maryland’s primary election for governor is just under seven weeks away, on June 24th. Last week, we spoke with the Republican candidates for governor. This week, we’re hearing from the major Democratic candidates for governor. With us today is Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown

Doug Gansler, Candidate for Governor

May 6, 2014
Maryland Attorney General website

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24th.  Next week, last week we spoke with the Republicans running for Governor. This week, we’re talking to the three men running for the Democratic nomination. One of them is Attorney General Doug Gansler.

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Alison Knezevich of the Baltimore Sun talk about the race for state Senate in Baltimore County's 42nd district, and why incumbent Jim Brochin (D) is being opposed by some powerful state Democrats.

A Dose of Education for Your Brain

May 5, 2014

Could education act like medicine for your brain?  That’s the question that an epidemiologist and physician at Johns Hopkins are considering.  In a new study published in the journal Neurology, they looked at the effect a person’s level of education had on her ability to recover from a traumatic injury.