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Mileah Krohmer, Associate Professor of Political Science at Goucher College joins Fraser to look at the most recent summer polls in Maryland.

    

Fraser Smith and John Fritze, of the Baltimore Sun's Washington Bureau, discuss potential changes in the gun control debate now that the GOP's presumptive nominee has veered from party orthodoxy.

Fraser Smith and Bryan Sears, who covers the state house for the Daily Record, talk about Governor Larry Hogan's recent vetoes and the prospects that the General Assembly will override them next year.  

    

Fraser Smith and Luke Broadwater, of the Baltimore Sun's City Hall bureau, talk about the possibility of a city government shutdown if city council members don't get what they want.

University of Maryland Medical Center

When neighborhood leaders convinced the big university hospital nearby to join them in a community improvement project, no one thought that would lead to a role in reform of the nation’s health care system. Four years later, though, the Southwest Baltimore Partnership finds itself immersed in a program necessitated by the Affordable Care Act – aka Obamacare.

    

Former GOP speech writer Richard Cross explains to Fraser Smith his high opinion of Democratic mayoral nominee Catherine Pugh.

    

Fraser Smith and Luke Broadwater, of the Baltimore Sun, take up the state Board of Elections' review of the city's primary results.

    

Fraser Smith and Bryan Sears, of The Daily Record, take on the politics of air conditioning schools.

    

News Director Joel McCord and WYPR's Karen Hosler talk about the Donna Edwards--Chris Van Hollen race to be the Democratic nominee to replace retiring Barbara Mikulski; what a recent poll suggests and the prospects for the General Election in November.

WYPR's Frasier Smith talks to John Lee about the nuances and possible wrinkles in Maryland as early voting begins Thursday.

    

Fraser Smith and Luke Broadwater, of the Baltimore Sun, talk about the newspaper's latest poll, which gives state Senator Catherine Pugh a clear lead in the race to be Baltimore's next mayor, and the attack ads that followed.

Contrasting campaigns

Apr 2, 2016

    

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Andy Green, of the Baltimore Sun, talk about the vitriol in Maryland's Democratic Senate primary and the lack of it in the Baltimore mayor's race. Green says the mayoral candidates are actually talking about issues.

Polling and the GOP

Mar 30, 2016

Fraser Smith and Mileah Kromer, head of the Goucher Poll, discuss the latest polling and what it tells us about divisions within the national Republican party.

    

WYPR's senior news analyst has some advice for those of you frustrated with media coverage of the Baltimore mayor's race.

WYPR's senior news analyst says Councilman Nick Mosby's entrance into Baltimore's crowded mayoral race creates the potential for conflicts of interest with his wife, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

Pigtown Ascending

Oct 12, 2015

Back in the day, pigs arrived in Charm City by train and hit the streets running on their way to the breakfast table.  They were doomed, of course. But they earned a measure of immortality.  The blue collar railroad and steel workers who lived here in those days started calling their neighborhood Pigtown.