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State Circle Guests

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

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

Friday, August 24, 2018

NEWSMAKER

One of the major party candidates for Governor in the studio.

Ben Jealous
(D) Candidate for Governor

Prime Time Living

New resources for older drivers to stay safe behind the wheel.

Dr. Gina Prevall
Chief, Medical Advisory Board, MDOT MVA

David Trolio
Director, Cecil County Department of Community Services

Friday, August 17, 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, August 10, 2018

Opioid Epidemic

The latest in the opioid epidemic impacting Maryland.

Dr. Leana Wen
Baltimore City Health Commissioner

Political Roundtable

A look at this week in the heated Maryland governor's race including political endorsements and more.

Erin Cox
The Washington Post

Bruce DePuyt
MarylandMatters.org

Around Maryland

In this Around Maryland segment Yolanda Vazquez talks with a member of The Preservation Society who shares the story of a young merchant and his home built near Baltimore’s waterfront in the mid 18th century.

David Gleason
President, The Preservation Society
https://www.preservationsociety.com/about-us/robertlong.html

Friday, August 3, 2018

NEWSMAKER

A federal judge in Seattle ordered a halt to the release of instructions for creating guns using 3D printers, which can fabricate almost anything based on digital blueprints.

Brian Frosh
Attorney General of Maryland

Political Roundtable

A look at the upcoming Maryland election for governor from two opposing angles.

Greg Kline
Author, Red Maryland

Larry Stafford
Executive Director, Progressive Maryland

Around Maryland

Radar equipment, infrared cameras, space sensors, just some of the items you’ll see at a museum in Linthicum. In this Around Maryland Yolanda Vazquez takes a look at the history of the nation’s defense electronics industry.

Mike Simons
Director, National Electronics Museum
http://www.nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/

Friday, July 27, 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

Friday, July 20, 2018

NewsMaker

The one-year anniversary of ceasefire Baltimore. It's a grassroots group trying to stop the violence and maybe seeing some results.

Erricka Bridgeford
Founder, Baltimore Ceasefire

Political Roundtable

Donald Norris
Professor Emeritus, Public Policy, UMBC

John Dedie
Professor, Political Science, CCBC

Around Maryland

A resource center designed to promote the future sustainability of Baltimore County’s agricultural industry also doubles as a farm park with walking trails, a demo garden and lots of equine opportunities. Yolanda Vazquez takes us there.

Chris McCollum
Executive Director, Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park
https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/recreation/countyparks/mostpopular/agcenter.html

Friday, July 13, 2018

NewsMaker

Grieving and recovering in Annapolis after the mass shooting in the newsroom of the Annapolis Capital Gazette.

Mayor Gavin Buckley
Annapolis

Helping Students Learn During Summer Break

Stacie Sanders Evans
President & CEO, Young Audiences

Lara Ohanian
Director, Differentiated Learning, Baltimore City Public Schools

Maryland Model Healthcare Program

Robert Neall
Maryland Health Secretary

Around Maryland

A new reason to visit the Baltimore Streetcar Museum. MPT's Nancy Yamada talks with the author of a new book dedicated to early public transportation.

Friday, July 6, 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

If you're looking to mix a little outdoor fun and a history lesson, you might want to visit Fort Smallwood Park. It has a fishing pier, children’s playground, historic gun battery and barracks, walking trails, beaches, pond and volleyball courts.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Reaction To Annapolis Capital Gazette Shooting

Terence Smith
Columnist, Capital Gazette

Political Roundtable

Sen. Will Smith
(D) Montgomery County

Sen. Andrew Serafini
(R ) Washington County

NewsMaker

Michael Hayes
Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law

Friday, June 22, 2018

Political Roundtable

Three days of campaigning remain before the primary election and several races are beginning to get heated.

Rachel Baye
WYPR Radio

Danielle Gaines
Frederick News Post

The Future Of Pimlico

Should the state pay to upgrade the Pimlico Race Course?

Ryan King-White, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Sports Management Program, Towson University

Chris Daley
Director, Brand & Business Development, Maroon PR

Around Maryland

A sneak peek inside the highly anticipated National Law Enforcement Museum that will be opening in Northwest DC this fall. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us there.

Friday, June 8, 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, June 1, 2018

Ellicott City Flooding

Ellicott City, again wiped out by another flash flood, this one claiming the life of a national guard member who was himself trying to save a life. What accounts for main street turning into a river for the second time in two years?

Jeffrey Halverson
Professor, Dept. Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Friday, May 25, 2018

Chesapeake Bay Grasses

For decades, scientists have been tracking underwater grasses, aquatic vegetation that is an important part of the bay's ecosystem.

Bill Dennison, Ph.D.
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

The Bay In Focus

Tom Pelton, a national award-winning environmental journalist, discusses his new book focused on the Chesapeake Bay.

Tom Pelton
Author, The Chesapeake in Focus: Transforming the Natural World

Calling Out BS College Course

Calling out B.S. The Art of Deceptive Misrepresentation is a new course taught at a local college meant to help students sort through deceptive information.

David Tengwall, Ph.D.
Professor of History & Political Science, Anne Arundel Community College

Friday, May 18, 2018

Preakness Preps

Michael Algeo
Chairman, Maryland Racing Commission

Political Roundtable

Erin Cox
State House Bureau Chief, The Baltimore Sun

Bryan Sears
Government Reporter, The Daily Record

Salute to Veterans

This week we spotlight a veteran who went to Vietnam and was on the front lines AFTER getting out of the military. As Nancy Yamada reports, his covert intelligence missions are helping tell the story of what happened during the fall of Saigon.

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Sudden Death Of Kevin Kamenetz

Andy Green
Opinion Editor, The Baltimore Sun

NewsMakers

Linda Lamone
Maryland State Board of Elections Administrator

Nikki Charlson
Deputy Administrator

Inside Politics

Tim Hickman
Co-Author, How to get Elected to State & Local Office

Cathy Hickman
Co-Author, How to get Elected to State & Local Office

Friday, April 27, 2018

Chesapeake Bay Grasses

For decades, scientists have been tracking underwater grasses, aquatic vegetation that is an important part of the bay's ecosystem.

Bill Dennison, Ph.D.
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

The Bay In Focus

Tom Pelton, a national award-winning environmental journalist, discusses his new book focused on the Chesapeake Bay.

Tom Pelton
Author, The Chesapeake in Focus: Transforming the Natural World

Calling Out BS College Course

Calling out B.S. The Art of Deceptive Misrepresentation is a new course taught at a local college meant to help students sort through deceptive information.

David Tengwall, Ph.D.
Professor of History & Political Science, Anne Arundel Community College

Friday, April 20, 2018

Political Roundtable

Melissa Deckman, Ph.D.
Chair, Political Science Dept., Washington College

Todd Eberly, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, St. Mary's College of Maryland

NewsMaker

Charlotte Davis
Rural Broadband Internet Wireless & Cellular Service

NewsMaker

Krish Vignarajah
(D) Candidate For Governor

Friday, April 13, 2018

NewsMakers

The 2018 Maryland Legislative Session wrap-up.

Del. Michael Busch
(D) House Speaker

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

Friday, April 6, 2018

Annapolis FaceOff

Del. Frank Turner
(D) Howard County

Del. Herb McMillan
(R) Anne Arundel County

Political Roundtable

This week in Annapolis.

Kelsi Loos
Frederick News-Post

Friday, March 30, 2018

Annapolis FaceOff

Lawmakers debate a $500 fine for texting and driving.

Del. Frank Turner
(D) Howard County

Del. Herb McMillan
(R) Anne Arundel County

Political Roundtable

This week in Annapolis.

Charles Robinson
MPT.org

Yolanda Vazquez
MPT.org

Friday, March 23, 2018

Political Roundtable

Steve Lash
The Daily Record

Friday, March 9, 2018

NEWSMAKER

The president of the Women Legislators of Maryland caucus is sponsoring legislation that calls for an independent investigator to look into some sexual harassment complaints in the Maryland General Assembly.

Del. Ariana Kelly
(D) Montgomery County

Political Roundtable

Steve Lash
The Daily Record

Friday, March 2, 2018

Annapolis FaceOff

Del. Deborah Rey
(R) St. Mary's County

Del. Vanessa Atterbeary
(D) Howard County

Political Roundtable

Erin Cox
The Baltimore Sun

Friday, February 23, 2018

NEWSMAKER

Ben Jealous
(D) Candidate for Governor

Political Roundtable

Ovetta Wiggins
The Washington Post

Friday, February 16, 2018

NEWSMAKER

Kevin Kamenetz
(D) Candidate for Governor

Political Roundtable

A look at this week in Annapolis.

Bryan Sears
The Daily Record

Friday, February 9, 2018

Annapolis FaceOff

Sen. Cheryl Kagan
(D) Montgomery County

Del. Christian Miele
(R) Baltimore County

Political Roundtable

Len Lazarick
Marylandreporter.com

Friday, February 2, 2018

NEWSMAKER

A look at the impact of the 19th amendment in the progress of women's rights.

Maj. Gen. Linda Singh
Maryland National Guard

Political Roundtable

Rachel Baye
WYPR Radio

Friday, January 26, 2018

NEWSMAKER

The impact of the new federal tax law on your tax bill.

Peter Franchot
Comptroller of Maryland

Political Roundtable

Danielle Gaines
Frederick News Post

Friday, January 19, 2018

Annapolis Face-Off

Sen. Andrew Serafini
(R ) Washington County

Sen. Bill Ferguson
(D) Baltimore City

NewsMaker

Rushern Baker
(D) Candidate For Governor

Friday, January 12, 2018

NEWSMAKER

Gov. Larry Hogan joins us from Annapolis to discuss some of the most pressing issues for Maryland this legislative session.

Gov. Larry Hogan
(R) Maryland

Friday, January 5, 2018

NewsMakers

Previewing the 2018 Maryland Legislative Session.

Del. Michael Busch
(D) House Speaker

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

Friday, December 15, 2017

Newsmaker

Rep. Elijah Cummings sits down with Jeff Salkin to talk about the latest in Pres. Trump's Russian investigation and dealing with crime in Baltimore.

Rep. Elijah Cummings
(D) Maryland

Dealing with Homelessness

A look at a major problem our city is facing: homelessness.

Sonce Reese
Board Member, Journey Home

Lee Martin
Program Director, Catholic Charities of Baltimore

Salute to Veterans

In our Salute To Veterans, we introduce you to a woman who's dedicated her life to veterans, even though she's never served in the military. MPT's Nancy Yamada has her inspiring story.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Newsmaker

Archbishop William E. Lori reflects on Catholic faith and Baltimore.

Archbishop William E. Lori
Archdiocese of Baltimore

Political Roundtable

Christopher Summers
President, Maryland Public Policy Institute

Jessica Shiller
Assistant Professor of Education, Towson University

Friday, December 1, 2017

Political Roundtable

Del. Susan McComas
(R) Harford County

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

Around Maryland

In this week's Around Maryland, Yolanda Vazquez visits the newest museum on the National Mall.

https://nmaahc.si.edu/

Friday, November 24, 2017

CONOWINGO DAM

What to do about the wall of mud built up behind the Conowingo Dam?

Roy McGrath
Director, Maryland Environmental Service

CHESAPEAKE BAY

New imaging software giving scientists a closer look at problem areas.

​​Joel Dunn
Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Conservancy

AROUND MARYLAND

It's considered to be Maryland's first museum house and the oldest Colonial-era structure in Baltimore City. Yolanda Vazquez visits a place that as their tagline says is "minutes from the Inner Harbor, but centuries away."

Rose Gallenberger
Director, Mount Clare Museum House
http://www.mountclare.org/

Friday, November 17, 2017

Political Roundtable

Sarah Oliver
Assistant Professor, Political Science, Towson University

John Dedie
Professor, Political Science, CCBC

NewsMaker

Isiah Leggett
Montgomery County Executive

Around Maryland

What started off as a place to simply leave wartime memorabilia has now turned into a formal museum dedicated to Maryland military service.
http://www.marylandmuseumofmilitaryhistory.org/

Friday, November 3, 2017

Political Roundtable

Del. Luke Clippinger
(D) Baltimore City

Del. Kathy Szeliga
(R) Baltimore & Harford Counties

NewsMaker

Ben Steffen
Executive Director, Maryland Health Care Commission

Around Maryland

What life was like in 18th and 19th century Maryland.

Holly Burnham
Museum Educator, Montpelier Mansion
http://history.pgparks.com/sites_and_museums/Montpelier_Mansion.htm