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4:25 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Anthony Hamilton Join the Movement at Artscape 2014

Members of the Daydreams Nightmares Aerial Theatre demonstrating their flying dance moves above Charles and Lanvale Streets after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the highlights for Artscape 2014

Originally published on Tue May 27, 2014 1:15 pm

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, along with Ozomatli, Galactic and Anthony Hamilton will be among the musicians to perform at the 33rd annual Artscape in Baltimore, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday.

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WYPR News
9:39 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Why Primary Turnout Matters For Baltimore

Originally published on Mon May 26, 2014 5:08 am

What Might Happen If Primary Turnout Is Low

WYPR's Fraser Smith and Roberto Alejandro of the Afro talk about efforts to increase voter turnout in the June 24th primary, and who would benefit if the vast majority of voters stay home.

Headlines
8:33 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Memorial Day Holiday Travel, Harbor Point, Chesapeake Bay Health, & The Poe House Reopens

Maryland roads will be busy over the next four days, with Memorial Day holiday travel expected to be at its highest level since 2005. The final approval has been given for construction to begin at Baltimore’s Harbor Point. A new report card is out on the health of the Chesapeake Bay. The Edgar Allan Poe House is set to reopen tomorrow. Plus: MD’s cigarette tax, plans for a cybersecurity training center at the Naval Academy, and MD’s US Senators call for the Redskins to change their name. And more.

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WYPR News
11:01 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Who’s A Better Republican?

State Delegate Steve Schuh (top) speaking to Severna Park resident Paul English as he campaigns for Anne Arundel County Executive. Schuh faces Laura Neuman in the Republican primary. Neuman was selected by the County Council over Schuh to finish the term of John Leopold, in the Republican Primary in February 2013.

Originally published on Thu May 22, 2014 8:43 am

Who’s A Better Republican?

Policy wise, Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman and State Delegate Steve Schuh agree on most everything: cutting taxes and county fees, hiring more police officers and building new schools.

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WYPR News
11:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Following White House Lead, Local Colleges Look Into Sexual Assault Surveys

Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 1:57 pm

During the last General Assembly session, Del. Jon Cardin introduced a bill that would have required state colleges and universities to survey their students about the atmosphere on their campuses regarding sexual assault.

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Election 2014
11:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidate Survey

Clockwise from top left: Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, Del. Heather Mizeur, Larry Hogan, Del. Ron George, Harford County Executive David Craig, Charles Lollar
Credit Photos courtesy of Maryland State Government and campaigns

Over the next few months, Maryland voters will decide who will replace Gov. Martin O'Malley in the governor’s mansion. From the state’s energy future to the struggle to create quality jobs, the next governor will make key decisions on a range of issues facing the Free State.
WYPR asked all of the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates to respond to five questions the next governor will confront.

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24. Early voting begins June 12 and ends June 19. The general election will take place November 4.

Click on the candidate's name to read their response.

1) What is the most important issue the next governor of Maryland will deal with in his/her first term?

The Democrats:  Anthony BrownDoug Gansler, Heather Mizeur
The Republicans:  David Craig, Ron George, Larry Hogan, Charles Lollar

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WYPR News
10:59 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Allegations Fly In Republican Gubernatorial Contest

Republican gubernatorial hopefuls Harford County Executive David Craig, left, and Del. Ron George joined forces to call for an investigation into the relationship between a third candidate for the Republican nomination, Larry Hogan, and Change Maryland, the organization he founded.

Originally published on Wed May 21, 2014 4:31 pm

Larry Hogan, Del. Ron George and Harford County Executive David Craig are all hoping to win the Republican gubernatorial nomination next month, and they're all hoping to get public campaign finance funds to do it. Larry Hogan, a former Ehrlich cabinet member and founder of Change Maryland, announced Wednesday that he is the first to cross the fundraising threshold to qualify for the $2.6 million in public funds. 

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Headlines
8:27 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Cummings Named To Benghazi Panel, Cardin To Monitor Ukraine Election, & The AA County Exec. Race

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Baltimore)
Credit Howard County Library System via flickr

Congressman Elijah Cummings will serve on a new House select committee to investigate the 2012 terror attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi. US Senator Ben Cardin will visit Ukraine this weekend, as part of a delegation that will monitor that country's presidential election. Plus: a report on the Anne Arundel County Executive's race, another "secret audit" of Baltimore's speed camera system, complaints about GOP gubernatorial hopeful Larry Hogan's use of "Change Maryland" in his campaign, and much more.

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Planet Money
3:20 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

How Far Your Paycheck Goes, In 356 U.S. Cities

Quoctrung Bui/NPR

Originally published on Tue May 20, 2014 2:16 pm

There's this thing people say all the time in New York and other expensive cities: If I could move somewhere cheaper, and keep my income the same, I'd be much better off.

Alas, in places where the cost of living is lower, pay tends to be lower as well.

So what you really want to know is this: How much do workers make in different cities? And how far does that money go in each city?

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WYPR News
9:23 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Lollar Hopes to Defy The Odds With Gubernatorial Bid

GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar (left) with (l-r) Art Fifer, his daughter Joy Hutter, a Lollar volunteer, and Fifer's sister Pixie Flynn, co-owner of Anne Arundel Seafood in Pasadena.
Bret Jaspers WYPR

Originally published on Tue May 20, 2014 10:52 am

Lollar Hopes to Defy The Odds With Gubernatorial Bid

  “Maryland’s not so big until you have to travel it just about every day,” said Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar on the campaign trail recently.

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