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State Circle Guests

Friday, December 6, 2019

NewsMaker

Robert Caret
Chancellor, University System of Maryland
https://www.usmd.edu/

Around Maryland

In this week's Around Maryland, we visit Clifton Mansion, the summer home and only surviving residence of Johns Hopkins. MPT's Charles Robinson with the latest on the restoration project there.

College Roadtrip

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

Javier Miyares
President, University of Maryland Global Campus
https://www.umgc.edu/index.cfm

Friday, November 29, 2019

An Uncommon Perspective On Guns

Cassandra Crifasi, PhD
Assistant Professor Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the 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

Friday, November 22, 2019

Political Roundtable

Don Mohler
Former Baltimore County Executive

Nicolee Ambrose
National Committeewoman, Maryland GOP

Salute To Veterans

In this Salute To Veterans we head to Calvert Hall College High School where alumni have ensured students get a daily reminder of the commitment and sacrifices that have been made by students past and present. MPT's Nancy Yamada reports from Towson, Maryland.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Republican Populist: Spiro Agnew and the Origins of Donald Trump's America

A look at the rise of the former Maryland Governor and Baltimore County Executive, Spiro Agnew, and his legacy in national politics.

Charles Holden, Ph.D.
Department of History, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Political Roundtable
Impeachment Developments

Chris Edelson
Assistant Professor of Government, American University

William Blake, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science, UMBC

Baltimore Spotlight
NOVA: The Violence Paradox

Looking for solutions to crime in Baltimore.

Aaron Fennell
Safe Streets Park Heights Site Director

Derek Mitchell
Safe Streets Park Heights Supervisor

Friday, November 8, 2019

Kirwan Commission Finalizes Report

Barry Glassman
Harford County Executive and President of the Maryland Association of Counties

Cheryl Bost
President, Maryland State Education Association

NewsMaker

Dr. David Wilson
President, Morgan State University
https://www.morgan.edu/

Around Maryland

This week we take you to the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland. As MPT's Nancy Yamada reports, it has several interesting collections including one that highlights the iconic, Smokey Bear.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Political Roundtable

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

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

NewsMaker

Johnny Holliday
Voice of Maryland Terrapins

Friday, October 25, 2019

Political Roundtable

John Stierhoff
Partner, Venable LLC

Bill Zori
Marylandmatters.org

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

Salute To Veterans

In this month's Salute To Veterans, we head to Frederick County, Maryland for a very special luncheon honoring World War II Veterans. Here's MPT's Nancy Yamada.

Friday, October 18, 2019

NewsMaker

University of Maryland Athletics announces plans to expand their basketball facility.

Brenda Frese
Women's Basketball Head Coach, University System of Maryland

Political Roundtable

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

Jack Fruchtman
Political Science, Towson University

Friday, October 11, 2019

Political Roundtable

The Future of Pimlico

Luke Broadwater
The Baltimore Sun
https://www.baltimoresun.com/

Danielle Gaines
Maryland Matters
https://www.marylandmatters.org/

Maryland Zoo Celebrates ZooBooo

Ghouls, goblins and pumpkins for the animals.

Amy Eveleth
The Maryland Zoo
https://www.marylandzoo.org/

Around Maryland

A unique farm in Howard County, Maryland has everything for visitors from friendly animals to a pumpkin patch and even the Enchanted Forest. MPT's Charles Robinson takes us there.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Howard County School Redistricting Plan

Pastor Larry Walker
Celebration Church

Dr. Hemant Sharma
Families For Education Improvement

NewsMaker

The Future Of Solar Power In Maryland

Dru Schmidt-Perkins
Abell Foundation, Solar Report

Around Maryland

October 5th, 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of Maryland Public Television. MPT's Nancy Yamada takes us on a tour tracing the five decades of history. It's all part of a year long exhibit at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Friday, September 27, 2019

9th Grade: From West Baltimore

A new documentary follows the difficult journey of five 9th grade students from West Baltimore determined to succeed, overcoming the barriers posed by their neighborhoods plagued with violence, poverty, and racial tensions. This is a crucial time in their lives as high school is the first hurdle in their personal fight for a better life.

Susan Hadary
Oscar-winning Producer & Medschool Maryland Productions Director

Davioin Hill
Student

Friday, September 20, 2019

Political Roundtable

The Debate Over Education Funding

Del. Shelly Hettleman
(D) Baltimore County

Del. Nino Mangione
(R) Baltimore County

NewsMaker

The Washington Monument Opens.

Mike Litterst
National Park Service
https://www.nps.gov/index.htm

Around Maryland

A visit to the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore where the unique work of self-taught artists is on display. Here's MPT's Nancy Yamada.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Maryland Hospitals Caring For The Caregiver

A new program across Maryland hospitals is providing framework for staff to deal with medical errors that can result in harm to patients, workplace violence and other stressors.

Bonnie DiPietro
Maryland Patient Safety Center

Political Roundtable

Pamela Wood
The Baltimore Sun
baltimoresun.com

Bryan Sears
The Daily Record
https://thedailyrecord.com/

Around Maryland

A trip back in time to the oldest continuously operated grist mill in the country. MPT's Charles Robinson visits the Old Wye Grist Mill on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

Friday, September 6, 2019

The Fight Over A Third Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Steuart Pittman
Anne Arundel County Executive

Del. Trent Kittleman
(R) Carroll & Howard Counties

Around Maryland

MPT's Charles Robinson talks to the artist behind the giant mural featuring Harriet Tubman in Cambridge.

Friday, August 30, 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, August 23, 2019

NewsMaker

What's being done about the dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay?

Doug Myers
Senior Scientist, Chesapeake Bay Foundation
https://www.cbf.org/

Maryland Lynching Memorial Project

A new memorial is going up in Annapolis near the spot where a black prisoner was lynched by a white mob in 1906. It’s one of at least 40 known lynching cases in Maryland history.

Will Schwarz
President, MD Lynching Memorial Project

Iris Barnes, Ph.D.
VP, MD Lynching Memorial Project and Curator, Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum

Around Maryland

A lot of us exercise and train our bodies, but how many of us train our minds? MPT's Nancy Yamada visits the Meditation Museum in Silver Spring, Maryland where people are finding refuge from the stresses of daily life.

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 Medicine

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