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.
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.
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.
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.
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.