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State Circle Guests

Friday, August 16, 2019

NewsMaker

50% increase in drug and gun cases this year.

Robert Hur
US Attorney, Maryland
https://www.justice.gov/usao-md/us-attorney

Future Of The Baltimore Orioles

Concerns the team could leave Baltimore when its lease expires in two years.

John Moag
Former Chairman, Maryland Stadium Authority

National Museum Of Civil War Museum

Did you know the birthplace of modern medicine can be traced back to the Civil War? MPT's Nancy Yamada visits downtown Frederick, site of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

Maryland Zoo

There are some new exhibits at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, MPT's Charles Robinson went there to explore and learn about the new activities.

Friday, August 9, 2019

An Uncommon Perspective On Guns

Cassandra Crifasi, PhD
Assistant Professor Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research
https://www.jhsph.edu/

NewsMakers

Is your local volunteer Fire Department lacking volunteers?

Stephen Wantz
President, Carroll County Commissioners

John McDowell
President, Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association

Around Maryland

In the 19 th century, Baltimore was one of the largest immigration hubs on the East Coast.

http://immigrationbaltimore.org/

Friday, August 2, 2019

Luke Paper Mill Closing

131 year old paper mill closing costing 675 jobs in western Maryland.

Dave Caporale
Allegany County Board of Commissioners
https://www.alleganygov.org/377/Board-of-County-Commissioners

NewsMaker

Steve Joust
MD 2020 Census Grant Program Panel

Around Maryland

A ton of memorabilia, historic photos and championship trophies, those are just some of the items on display at the Lacrosse National Hall of Fame and Museum in Sparks, Maryland.

Joshua Christian
Managing Director, U.S. Lacrosse Museum
https://www.uslacrosse.org/about-us-lacrosse/museum

Friday, July 26, 2019

College Roadtrip

Kent Devereaux
Goucher College President

Salute To Veterans

In this Salute To Veterans, we take you to La Plata, Maryland where MPT's Nancy Yamada met a veteran who has turned the skills that made him successful in the Air Force into a very unique second career.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Keep Your Rights Guide

A look at CAIR's 'Know Your Rights During Encounters With Law Enforcement' guide's purpose and mission in the state of Maryland, and what should employers, green card holders and undocumented immigrants be aware of.

Zainab Chaudry
Director, Maryland Outreach, Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Zanah Ghalawanji
Attorney, Council on American-Islamic Relations

Political Roundtable

Del. Susan McComas
(R) Harford County

Del. Charles Sydnor
(D) Baltimore County

Around Maryland

You’ve seen it from route 50. This week MPT's Charles Robinson talks to the artist behind the giant mural featuring Harriet Tubman in Cambridge.

Friday, July 12, 2019

NewsMaker

A call for marijuana legalization on the federal level. Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby testifies on Capitol Hill that the drug should no longer be listed under the controlled substances act.

Marilyn Mosby
Baltimore City State's Attorney
https://www.stattorney.org/

College Road Trip

Maryland's largest university by enrollment and degrees granted is changing it's name.

Javier Miyares
President, University of Maryland Global Campus
https://www.umuc.edu/

Around Maryland

A visit to Talbot County where the Oxford to Bellevue ferry has been continuously operated since 1836. It's believed to be the nation's oldest privately operated ferry service. It began operations in 1683. MPT's Charles Robinson caught up with the Captains Judy and Tom Bixler who own and operate it.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Health Of The Horse Racing Industry

Alan Foreman
CEO, Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association
http://tharacing.com/

Steve Byk
Host, At The Races, Sirius

College Road Trip

A focus on higher education in Maryland

Dr. Jackie Durst
Athletic Training Program Director, Frostburg State University
https://www.frostburg.edu/

Around Maryland

A strong focus on highlighting the heritage of African American families who settled in Montgomery County is one of many reasons why you should visit a long-standing museum in Silver Spring. Yolanda Vazquez explores its history and diversity.

Joy Turner
Executive Director, Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery

Sandy Williams
Board Member, Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery

Judith Belton
Board Member, Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery
https://www.sandyspringslavemuseum.org/

Friday, June 28, 2019

Supreme Court Partisan Gerrymandering Decision

Impact of the Supreme Court decision in a Maryland case that effectively clears the way for more partisan gerrymandering.

Sen. Cheryl Kagan
(D) Montgomery County

Del. Jesse Pippy
(R) Carroll & Frederick Counties

Capital Gazette Shooting 1 Year Anniversary

A memorial garden dedication for the five employees of the Annapolis Capital Gazette on the one year anniversary of the deadly shooting.

Gavin Buckley
Annapolis Mayor

Salute To Veterans

In our Salute To Veterans we take you to Montgomery County where dogs are being bred and raised for a unique purpose, to help veterans with PTSD or mobility issues. MPT's Nancy Yamada has our story from Boyds.

Friday, June 21, 2019

What you need to know about Real ID

Christine Nizer
MVA Administrator

NewsMaker

The rapidly changing landscape for new marijuana laws.

Shad Ewart
Chair of the Department of Business Management, Anne Arundel Community College

Around Maryland

MPT'S Charles Robinson takes us to a new exhibit that tells the story of the Bethlehem Steel Mill at Sparrows Point.

Friday, June 14, 2019

NewsMaker

New Efforts To Protect Ellicott City From Damaging Flooding.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

College Road Trip

How the Food Lab at Washington College is changing how people eat.

Bill Schindler Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anthropology, Washington College

Nicole Hatfield
Eastern Shore Food Lab, Washington College

Friday, June 7, 2019

Opportunity Zones

Maryland's efforts to capitalize on opportunity zones.

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford
(R) Maryland

NewsMaker

Cheryl Bost
President, MSEA

Around Maryland

A visit to the Baltimore Tattoo Museum, an eclectic place that’s celebrating it’s 20th anniversary this year. MPT' Nancy Yamada with owner Chris Keaton about how tattoos have gone from subculture to pop culture.

Maryland Dove

Efforts are underway to recreate one of the ships from the 17th Century that helped shape the colony of Maryland. MPT's Charles Robinson with our story.

Friday, May 31, 2019

National Harbor Summer 2019

What's new at National Harbor this summer and what can visitors expect in the future?

Mary Rinaldo
Regional Vice President, Entertainment Cruises
https://www.potomacriverboatco.com/water-taxi/

David Iannucci
President & CEO, Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation
https://www.pgcedc.com/

Kent Digby
Executive Vice President, Peterson Companies

Salute To Veterans

In this Spotlight On Veterans, we take you to Montgomery County, Maryland where the V-A Medical Center’s fifth satellite clinic in the region is receiving rave reviews from veterans. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes a closer look at the clinic and the people it serves.

Friday, May 24, 2019

New Strategies For Protecting The Chesapeake Bay

Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio
Secretary, Maryland DNR
https://news.maryland.gov/dnr/

New Efforts To Curb Annapolis Flooding

Lisa Grieco
Bureau of Engineering & Construction, Annapolis Public Works
https://www.annapolis.gov/618/Public-Works

Chesapeake Bay Crabs

The highest valued commercial fishery in the Chesapeake Bay is none other than Blue Crabs. Whether it’s fried, steamed, soft-shell or in cake-form, each year crabs are a huge draw for tourists. MPT"s Nancy Yamada visited an iconic Baltimore restaurant to find out about the upcoming season and how they keep up with demand.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Health Of The Horse Racing Industry

Alan Foreman
CEO, Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association
http://tharacing.com/

Steve Byk
Host, At The Races, Sirius

College Road Trip

A focus on higher education in Maryland

Dr. Jackie Durst
Athletic Training Program Director, Frostburg State University
https://www.frostburg.edu/

Around Maryland

A strong focus on highlighting the heritage of African American families who settled in Montgomery County is one of many reasons why you should visit a long-standing museum in Silver Spring. Yolanda Vazquez explores its history and diversity.

Joy Turner
Executive Director, Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery

Sandy Williams
Board Member, Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery

Judith Belton
Board Member, Sandy Spring Slave Museum & African Art Gallery
https://www.sandyspringslavemuseum.org/

Friday, May 10, 2019

Luke Paper Mill Closing

131 year old paper mill closing costing 675 jobs in western Maryland.

Dave Caporale
Allegany County Board of Commissioners
https://www.alleganygov.org/377/Board-of-County-Commissioners

NewsMaker

Steve Joust
MD 2020 Census Grant Program Panel

Around Maryland

A ton of memorabilia, historic photos and championship trophies, those are just some of the items on display at the Lacrosse National Hall of Fame and Museum in Sparks, Maryland.

Joshua Christian
Managing Director, U.S. Lacrosse Museum
https://www.uslacrosse.org/about-us-lacrosse/museum

Friday, May 3, 2019

NewsMaker

A dramatic week at the state house. The Maryland House of Delegates elects a new speaker. The historic and unexpected winner is Del. Andrienne Jones.

Del. Darryl Barnes
Chair, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland

College Road Trip

A focus on higher education.

Stewart Edelstein
Executive Director, Universities At Shady Grove

Around Maryland

Built as one of three modest log dwellings, a small cabin in Silver Spring takes us back in time. Yolanda Vazquez explores this 19th century African-American home.

Shirl Spicer
Museum Manager, Oakley Cabin African American History Museum and Park
https://www.montgomeryparks.org/parks-and-trails/oakley-cabin-african-american-museum-park/

Friday, April 26, 2019

FBI Raids Baltimore City Hall

FBI agents serve search warrants at Baltimore’s city hall. They leave with boxes of materials, and also took boxes from the home of Mayor Catherine Pugh and from her lawyer's office. The mayor is the focus of an investigation into sales of her Healthy Holly books.

Leon Pinkett
Baltimore City Council

John Bullock
Baltimore City Council

Political Roundtable

The race to succeed one of the state's top leaders is heating up. Following the death of Speaker of the House Michael Busch.

Sen. James Rosapepe
(D) Prince George's & Anne Arundel Counties

Sen. Ed Reilly
(R) Anne Arundel County

Friday, April 19, 2019

New Strategies For Protecting The Chesapeake Bay

Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio
Secretary, Maryland DNR
https://news.maryland.gov/dnr/

New Efforts To Curb Annapolis Flooding

Lisa Grieco
Bureau of Engineering & Construction, Annapolis Public Works
https://www.annapolis.gov/618/Public-Works

Chesapeake Bay Crabs

The highest valued commercial fishery in the Chesapeake Bay is none other than Blue Crabs. Whether it’s fried, steamed, soft-shell or in cake-form, each year crabs are a huge draw for tourists. MPT"s Nancy Yamada visited an iconic Baltimore restaurant to find out about the upcoming season and how they keep up with demand.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Looking Back On The 2019 Legislative Session & Remembering Speaker Busch

Sen. Thomas V. Mike Miller
(D) Senate President

Del. Adrienne Jones
(D) Baltimore County

Governor Larry Hogan
(R) Maryland

Friday, April 5, 2019

Prescription Drugs Affordability

Vincent DeMarco
Maryland Citizens' Health Initiative

Political Roundtable

Erin Cox
The Washington Post

Friday, March 29, 2019

Annapolis FaceOff

Del Eric Ebersole
(D) Baltimore & Howard Counties

Del. Jason Buckel
(R) Allegany County

Political Roundtable

Steve Lash
The Daily Record

Friday, March 22, 2019

Annapolis FaceOff

Sen. Paul Pinsky
(D) Prince George's County

Sen. Stephen Hershey
(R) Kent, Queen Anne's, Cecil, and Caroline Counties

Political Roundtable

Len Lazarick
https://marylandreporter.com/

Friday, March 15, 2019

Annapolis FaceOff

Del. Vanessa Atterbeary
(D) Howard County

Del. Lauren Arikan
(R) Harford & Baltimore Counties

Political Roundtable

Will Ford
The Washington Informer

Friday, March 8, 2019

NewsMaker

Peter Franchot
Maryland Comptroller

Political Roundtable

Pamela Wood
The Baltimore Sun

Friday, March 1, 2019

Annapolis FaceOff

Sen.Andrew Serafini
(R) Washington County

Sen. Bill Ferguson
(D) Baltimore City

Political Roundtable

Dominique Maria Bonessi
Maryland Reporter, WAMU-885

Friday, February 22, 2019

Annapolis FaceOff

Del. Andrew Cassilly
(R) Harford & Cecil Counties

Del. Brooke Lierman
(D) Baltimore City

Reporters Roundtable

Samantha Hogan
The Frederick News-Post

Friday, February 15, 2019

Annapolis FaceOff

Del. Diana Fennell
(D) Prince George's County

Del. Christopher Adams
(R) Eastern Shore

Political Roundtable

Brian Witte
Associated Press

Friday, February 8, 2019

NewsMaker - Addiction Week

A look at the mission of the new Opioid Operational Command Center.

Steve Schuh
Executive Director, Opioid Operational Command Center

Political Roundtable

Rachel Baye
State Government & Politics Reporter, WYPR

Friday, February 1, 2019

Annapolis Face-Off

Sen. Sarah Elfreth
(D) Anne Arundel County

Del. Jesse Pippy
(R) Carroll & Frederick Counties

Reporters Roundtable

Bruce DePuyt
MarylandMatters.ORG

Friday, January 25, 2019

Legislative Session Coverage

Sen. Chris West
(R) Baltimore County

Del. Charles Sydnor
(D) Baltimore County

Political Roundtable

Ovetta Wiggins
The Washington Post

Friday, January 18, 2019

Annapolis Face-Off

Sen. James Rosapepe
(D) Prince George's & Anne Arundel County

Sen. Adelaide Eckardt
(R) Eastern Shore

Political Roundtable

Bryan Sears
The Daily Record

Friday, January 11, 2019

Beginning of 2019 legislative session.

Annapolis Face-Off

Sen. Will Smith
(D) Montgomery County

Sen. Bob Cassilly
(R) Harford County

Luke Broadwater
The Baltimore Sun

Friday, January 4, 2019

NewsMakers

Previewing the 2019 Maryland Legislative Session.

Del. Michael Busch
(D) House Speaker

Sen. Thomas V. Mike Miller
(D) Senate President

Friday, December 14, 2018

High Speed Train Update

Wayne Rogers
Chairman & CEO, Northeast Maglev
https://northeastmaglev.com/about/

Holidays At Hampton

MPT's Charles Robinson takes us to the Hampton House in Towson where they are preparing for the holiday season.

http://www.historichampton.org/holidays-20161.html

Friday, December 7, 2018

Women In Command

A first for Maryland and for our nation - Maryland National Guard's first all-female command staff.

Maj. Gen. Linda L. Singh
Maryland National Guard

New Leadership

A look at the new leadership of a foundation working to improve the lives of children, families and communities in Maryland and beyond.

Lisa Hamilton
Executive Vice President & Chief Program Officer, Annie E.Casey Foundation

Friday, November 30, 2018

Political Roundtable

Del. Charles Sydnor
(D) Baltimore County

Sen. Stephen Hershey
(R) Kent, Queen Anne's, Cecil, and Caroline Counties

Salute To Veterans

In this Salute To Veterans, we head to a Catholic school in Gaithersburg, Maryland where Veterans Day is more than a holiday. It's a chance to show their appreciation to the men and women in uniform. MPT's Nancy Yamada reports.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Maryland's Juvenile Justice System

Rikki Spector
Former Baltimore Councilwoman

Odeana R. Neal
Associate Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law

NEWSMAKER

Starbucks Customer Service Training

What the employees of the coffeehouse chain stores heard during the racial-bias training.

Kaye Whitehead, Ph.D.
Loyola University Maryland

Around Maryland

Charles Robinson takes us on a journey to Fort Smallwood Park in Anne Arundel County.

Matthew Grey
Park Ranger

Friday, November 16, 2018

NewsMaker

An inside look at how one of the state's most important and historic industrial properties is being redeveloped for 21st century jobs.

Aaron Tomarchio
Senior VP, Administration & Corporate Affairs, Tradepoint Atlantic

Political Roundtable

Richard Vatz, Ph.D.
Professor of Rhetoric and Communication, Towson University

Jack Fruchtman
Professor, Political Science, Towson University

Friday, November 9, 2018

Political Roundtable

Barry Glassman
Harford County Executive

John Olszewski
Baltimore County Executive Elect

NewsMaker

David Iannucci
Prince George's County Economic Development

Around Maryland

One of Harford County’s best kept secrets, a farm museum with a variety of agricultural exhibits and a bit of country charm. Yolanda Vazquez takes a peek inside some of their historic buildings.

Lara Murphy
Executive Director, Steppingstone Farm Museum

Abby Harting
Curator, Steppingstone Farm Museum

http://www.steppingstonemuseum.org/

Friday, November 2, 2018

UMD Football Fallout

Rick Maese
The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/regional/

Political Roundtable

John Dedie
Professor, Political Science, CCBC

Raymond Winbush
Director, Research Professor, Morgan State University

Role Of Social Media In Hate Crime

Gary LaFree
Chair, Criminology Dept, Univ. Of Maryland

Friday, October 26, 2018

NewsMaker

Tyrone Powers, Ph.D
Director, Homeland Security & Criminal Justice Institute, Anne Arundel Community College

Salute To Veterans

One of the biggest challenges facing some veterans is homelessness. In our Salute To Veterans, MPT's Nancy Yamada heads to Cecil County where veterans are finding help, hope and housing.

Around Maryland

It's one of the oldest lighthouses in continuous operation on the east coast. Our Yolanda Vazquez visits the concord point lighthouse in Havre de Grace.

Jessica LaPota
Executive Director
https://concordpointlighthouse.org/

Friday, October 19, 2018

Open Enrollment - What's New For 2018?

A look at some of the changes within Maryland's health insurance marketplace.

Michele Eberle
Executive Director, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

Political Roundtable

Del. Keith Haynes
(D) Baltimore City

Del. Kathy Szeliga
(R) Baltimore and Harford Counties

Around Maryland

Demonstrating the diversity of Africa through artifacts and other artistic expressions, that’s the mission behind a long-standing, cultural museum in Howard County. Yolanda Vazquez has more.

Doris Ligon
Director, African Art Museum of Maryland
http://africanartmuseum.org/

Friday, October 12, 2018

New Poll

The political polls seem to agree but will voters do as they say?

Patrick Gonzales
Gonzales Research & Media Services
http://www.gonzalesresearch.com/

UMD Football Program Investigation

Leadership of the state’s flagship university, its athletic department, and football program remain up in the air, four months after the death of student athlete Jordan McNnair.

Rick Maese
The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/

Baltimore Scooters

They’re either the coolest way to get around town or a hazard for pedestrians. Internet connected electric scooters are suddenly everywhere.

Michelle Pourciau
Baltimore Transportation Department Director

Jon Laria
Chair, Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Commission

Around Maryland

New reasons to visit the historic Maryland State House. Restored full-length portraits of the six Lords Baltimore are now hanging in the rotunda and the grand staircase. MPT's Charles Robinson with a history lesson.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Spy Plane

Controversy over the use of new technology to fight crime in Baltimore, which recently saw 22 homicides in ten days. The Baltimore city council is looking at whether to renew an aerial surveillance program, which for a time used equipment in a small plane to track people and events across the city.

Ted Walsh
UMD Center for Public Policy & Private Enterprise

David Rocah
Attorney, Maryland ACLU

Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Some 5-thousand people are gathering in Frederick County to honor 103 fallen firefighters. Each year, it all takes place at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg.

Political Roundtable

Len Lazarick
Marylandreporter.com

Luke Broadwater
The Baltimore Sun

Friday, September 28, 2018

Governor's Race

A new Mason Dixon poll gives Governor Hogan a 15 percent lead over Ben Jealous. Other recent polls had put the margin at 16 percent and 22 percent. The survey said 9 percent are undecided. Union endorsements played a big role in the democratic primary for governor and have continued to be a battleground in the general election campaign.

David McClure
President, ATU Local 1300

Daniel Loveless
Business Manager, Steamfitters Local 602

Libertarian Party Candidate For Governor

Prime Time Living

In our Primetime Living segment, produced in partnership with the Maryland Department of Aging we tackle the complexities of Medicare open enrollment with Sherry Kolbe, SHIP coordinator of Baltimore County.

Sherry Kolbe
SHIP Coordinator of Baltimore County

Around Maryland

It was scheduled for demolition in the late 1930’s but a forward-thinking historical society saved one of Baltimore’s most-prized possessions. Yolanda Vazquez visits the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum.

Enrica Jang
Executive Director, Poe Baltimore
http://www.poeinbaltimore.org/

Friday, September 21, 2018

Improving Emergency Response

Critical issues that a new Montgomery County 9-1-1 Commission will attempt to address.

Sen. Cheryl Kagan
(D) Montgomery County

Bill Ferretti
Director, Montgomery County's 911 Operation

NewsMaker

What the Goucher poll numbers say weeks before the 2018 gubernatorial election.

Mileah Kromer Ph.D
Director, Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center, Goucher College

Green Party Candidate For Governor

Friday, September 14, 2018

Bloede Dam Breached

A century old dam on the Patapsco River is no more after being intentionally breached with explosives this week. Bloede dam once generated hydroelectric power. Its demise was moved up by fears of flooding from hurricane Florence.

Ranger Stephen McCoy
MD Park Service, Dept. Of Natural Resources
http://dnr.maryland.gov

Political Roundtable

Sen. Justin Ready
(R ) Carroll County

Del. Samuel "Sandy" Rosenberg
(D) Baltimore City

NewsMaker

What's new in education technology?

Matt Doyle
Technology Coordinator The Park School of Baltimore

Salute To Veterans

In our salute to veterans, we introduce you to a Maryland photographer giving veterans a better shot at getting a job. MPT's Nancy Yamada has the story.

Friday, September 7, 2018

NEWSMAKER

Class is in-session at colleges around the state. How is higher education growing and changing?

Kim Schatzel
President, Towson University

Political Roundtable

Bryan Sears
Government Reporter, The Daily Record

Pam Ward
The Baltimore Sun

Around Maryland

In this week's Around Maryland, a preview of the Star Spangled Defenders Day Weekend at Fort McHenry. MPT's Nancy Yamada is our tour guide.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Political Roundtable: Single Payer Healthcare

A discussion on the single-payer healthcare system, also known as "Medicare for all."

Dr. Eric Naumburg
Co-Chair, Maryland Physicians for a National Health Program

Bradley Herring, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

NEWSMAKER

A conversation about what happened or changed in the weeks and years following the death of Freddie Gray.

Sean Yoes
Author, "Baltimore After Freddie Gray: Real Stories from One of America’s Great Imperiled Cities" & Editor, Afro American Newspaper

Salute To Veterans

Veteran Compost

Nancy Yamada
MPT.org