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State Circle Guests

Friday, July 22, 2016

Political Roundtable - 2016 National Conventions

A talk about this week's Republican National Convention that concluded last night with Donald J. Trump as the GOP presidential nominee, and what to expect from next week's Democratic National Convention.

Sen. Johnny Ray Salling
(R) Baltimore County

Del. Brooke Lierman
(D) Baltimore City

Friday, July 15, 2016

Political Roundtable

In light of the recent event in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas we take a look at policing and the relationship between law enforcement and the community.

Dr. Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead
Associate Professor, Loyola Univ. Maryland

Ret. Col. Edward C. Jackson
Professor, Baltimore City Community College

NEWSMAKER

Why Evergreen Health Cooperative is suing the federal government over insurance payment program.

Dr. Peter L. Beilenson
Evergreen Health Co-op

Friday, July 8, 2016

NEWSMAKER

Baltimore's Democratic candidate for mayor stops by to talk about local and national politics and how she plans to move Baltimore forward.

Sen. Catherine Pugh
(D) Baltimore City

2016 Crab Season

A look at this season's crab harvest and whether it meets expectations.

Dave Blazer
Fisheries Service Director, DNR

Friday, July 1, 2016

An Ocean City Kind Of Summer

Summer means a trip to Ocean City for locals and tourits alike. What's new this​ ​year? Hear it all from Mayor Rick Meehan.

Mayor Rick Meehan
Ocean City

A Legacy Arena

Big acts and lots of history when it comes to the aging arena once known as the Baltimore Civic Center. Frank Remesch, GM of the Royal Farms Arena, talks with Jeff Salkin about what's next for this historic entertainment venue.

Frank Remesch
GM, Royal Farms Arena

Peabody

Making it as a musician can be challenging, but as Nancy Yamada shows us once local grad student is getting valuable experience all because of his unconventional living arrangement.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Newsmaker

The gun control debate on Capitol Hill.

Rep. John Sarbanes
(D) Maryland

Officer Goodson Not Guilty

A Circuit Court Judge finds Officer Goodson not guilty in the death of Freddie Gray.

Kenneth Burns
WYPR Radio

David Jaros
Professor, University of Baltimore

Friday, June 17, 2016

MPT Salutes Vietnam Veterans

A discussion on state's initiatives and legislation to help honor and help veterans.

Sen. John Astle
(D) Anne Arundel County

George Owings
Secretary, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs

Friday, June 10, 2016

Newsmaker

A business leader, national security expert and women's advocate, Amie Hoeber stops by to discuss her running for Maryland's 6th Congressional District.

Amie Hoeber
(R) Candidate for Maryland's 6th Congressional District

Political Roundtable

A close look at how closely the community is watching the latest Freddie Gray trial, also the voting irregularities in Baltimore City.

Sen. Robert Cassilly
(R) Harford County

Del. Curt Anderson
(D) Baltimore City

Friday, June 3, 2016

Reporter Roundtable

A close look at this week in Maryland politics including Gov. Larry Hogan's appointment of Joseph Getty, his legislative lobbyist, to the Court of Appeals.

Bryan Sears
The Daily Record

Rachel Baye
WYPR

An Ocean City Kind Of Summer

Summer means a trip to Ocean City for locals and tourits alike. What's new this​ ​year? Hear it all from Mayor Rick Meehan.

Mayor Rick Meehan
Ocean City

Friday, May 27, 2016

Newsmaker

The efforts to merge the University of Maryland, Baltimore and College Park.

Dr. Jay Perman
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Newsmakers

The Treasury Department announces Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill.

Roni Jolley, Ph.D
Director of Education, Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Cheryl LaRoche, Ph.D
Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park

Friday, May 20, 2016

Newsmakers

Analysis of the trial of Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero accused in the death of Freddie Gray.

Warren Alperstein
Attorney & Former Prosecutor

Heather Cobun
The Daily Record

Future Of The Preakness

What are the plans to improve Pimlico?

Josh McDaniel
Maryland Racing Commission Chairman

Around Maryland

Exploring A Farmer's Market

Friday, May 13, 2016

Newsmaker

The efforts to merge the University of Maryland, Baltimore and College Park.

Dr. Jay Perman
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Friday, May 6, 2016

Newsmaker

What's new this Preakness season.

Sal Sinatra
GM, Maryland Jockey Club

A Legacy Arena

Big acts and lots of history when it comes to the aging arena once known as the Baltimore Civic Center. Frank Remesch, GM of the Royal Farms Arena, talks with Jeff Salkin about what's next for this historic entertainment venue.

Frank Remesch
GM, Royal Farms Arena

Friday, April 22, 2016

Annapolis Face Off

Lawmakers consider changes to the system of electing judges.

Del. Terri Hill
(D) Baltimore & Howard Counties

Del. Jill Carter
(D) Baltimore City

Newsmakers

The Treasury Department announces Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the twenty dollar bill.

Roni Jolley, Ph.D
Director of Education, Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Cheryl LaRoche, Ph.D
Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park

Republican Candidates For U.S. Senate

Kathy Szeliga
Chrys Kefalas
Richard Douglas

Friday, April 15, 2016

NEWSMAKER

Congresswoman Donna Edwards joins us to talk about her campaign running for the U.S. Senate.

Rep. Donna Edwards
(D) Maryland

Friday, April 8, 2016

NEWSMAKER

Chris Van Hollen joins us to talk about his US Senate campaign.

Chris Van Hollen
(D) U.S. Senate Candidate

Friday, March 18, 2016

NEWSMAKER

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby joins us to talk about her push in Annapolis to protect victims of sexual assault.

Marilyn Mosby
State's Attorney for Baltimore City

Friday, March 11, 2016

Annapolis Face-Off

Lawmakers in the House Judiciary Committee consider major changes to the Law Enforcement Officers' Bill of Rights (LEOBR), however not everyone agrees with the proposed changes.

Del. Curt Anderson
(D) Baltimore City

Del. Susan McComas
(R) Harford County

Friday, March 4, 2016

Tax Season Prep

What you need to be aware of this tax season plus practices for best tax prep.

Peter Franchot
Comptroller of Maryland

Reporter Roundtable

A look at this week in Maryland politics.

Charles Robinson
MPT

Steve Lash
The Daily Record

Friday, February 26, 2016

New Goucher Poll Numbers

What the numbers say about Governor Hogan, the candidates in the Senate race and much more.

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

Reporter Roundtable

A look at this week in Maryland politics.

Charles Robinson
MPT

Anjali Shastry
The Washington Times

Friday, February 12, 2016

Annapolis Face-Off

Maryland lawmakers debate gun safety legislation.

Del. Will Smith
(D) Montgomery County

Del. Susan McComas
(R) Harford County

Reporter Roundtable

A look at this week in Maryland politics.

Charles Robinson
MPT

Danielle Gaines
Frederick News Post

Friday, February 5, 2016

Annapolis Face-Off

Maryland lawmakers introduce bills in both the House and Senate that would guarantee a week of paid sick leave for all workers.

Del. Nicholaus Kipke
(R) House Minority Leader

Del. Luke Clippinger
(D) Baltimore City

Reporter Roundtable

A look at the latest in Maryland politics including reactions to Gov. Larry Hogan's State of the State address.

Charles Robinson
MPT

Josh Hicks
The Washington Post

Friday, January 29, 2016

Annapolis Face-Off

A close look at Gov. Larry Hogan's proposals on taxes and spending.

Sen. Addie Eckardt
(R) Eastern Shore

Sen. Bill Ferguson
(D) Baltimore City

Friday, December 25, 2015

Faces Of Heroin

It's easy to get hooked and hard to escape, a crisis for our community and the many faces of heroin. Emergency rooms have seen heroin cases triple since the beginning of the decade. We think we know what this is all about, what it's like to be hooked, how it happens, tonight we meet some of the people affected.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Fantasy Sports Gambling

The state investigates fantasy sports gambling.

Byron Warnken
Attorney

Mistrial

The mistrial in the case of Officer William Porter, the first police officer to face trail in the death of Freddie Gray.

Roya Hanna
Defense Attorney

Dwight Pettit
Civil Rights Attorney

Friday, December 11, 2015

Marijuana Program in Maryland

The outgoing executive director of the Maryland cannabis commission will discuss the implementation of the medical marijuana program in Maryland.

Hannah Byron
Executive Director, Maryland Medical Marijuana Commission

Friday, December 4, 2015

First Officer Faces Jury

Week one in the first of the Freddie Gray trials.Officer William Porter is the first of the accused officers to face a jury.

Charles Robinson
mpt.org

Justin Jouvenal
The Washington Post

Del. Keith Haynes
(D) Baltimore City

Friday, November 20, 2015

Lyme Disease Battle

What lawmakers are proposing in the battle against Lyme disease.

Del.Karen Lewis Young
(D) Frederick County

Del. Kathryn Afzali
(R) Carroll & Frederick Counties

Friday, November 13, 2015

NEWSMAKER

Rep. John Sarbanes stops by to talk about campaign financing as well as next year's President Election.

Rep. John Sarbanes
(D) Maryland

Political Roundtable

A look at the latest in Maryland politics.

Max Hilaire
Chair, Political Science, Morgan State University

John Dedie
Political Science Professor, CCBC

Friday, October 16, 2015

Battle For New House Speaker

John Boehner is resigning as Speaker of the House and Republicans can't agree on a replacement.

Rep. Andy Harris
(R) Maryland

Police Body Cameras

The practical and legal challenges to the use of police body cameras.

John Fitzgerald
Chevy Chase Police Chief

David Rocah
Senior Staff Attorney | ACLU of Maryland

Around Maryland

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science's Appalachian Laboratory in Frostburg has several labs around the state looking at environmental science. MPT's Charles Robinson visits one in Frostburg.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Death With Dignity

Doctor assisted suicide gains an important backer in Maryland

Shira Wakschlag
Staff Attorney, The Arc

Brandi Alexander
National Constituency Manager, Compassion & Choices

New Poll Numbers

Good news for Governor Hogan, not so good news for former Governor O'Malley

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

Friday, October 2, 2015

India Awakes

A documentary airing on October 7th @ 10pm on MPT explores India's new economic and personal freedom. MPT's Charles Robinson visits the Embassy of India for a chat with the Indian Ambassador to the U.S.

Arun Kumar Singh
Indian Ambassador to the United States

Friday, September 25, 2015

Baltimore Police Commissioner

Baltimore Police Commissioner discusses the aftermath of the riots, gun violence, and becoming the permanent Commissioner.

Kevin Davis
Baltimore Police Commissioner

Friday, September 18, 2015

City Jail

Secretary of Corrections will discuss the closing of the city jail.

Stephen Moyer
Secretary of Corrections

Friday, September 4, 2015

American Graduate

Charles Robinson takes a close look at a program that promises a second chance at a high school diploma for young people who had given up on education.

Kerry Owings, manager of Youth Opportunity (YO!) Westside Community Center in Baltimore, joins us to discuss how teens and young adults turn their lives around through programs provided by the City of Baltimore and its partners.

Kerry Owings
Manager, YO! Westside Community Center
http://www.yobaltimore.org/

Gaming Responsibly

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica stops by to discuss how the Marylan dLottery and Gaming contributed $1.012 billion to the state in FY2015.

Gordon Medenica
Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director

Friday, August 28, 2015

Around Maryland

A number of communities around Maryland have decided to give local farmers a leg up by creating Farmer's Markets. Charles Robinson takes a look at one created in a Baltimore park.

Friday, August 21, 2015

American Graduate

Charles Robinson takes a close look at a program that promises a second chance at a high school diploma for young people who had given up on education.

Kerry Owings, manager of Youth Opportunity (YO!) Westside Community Center in Baltimore, joins us to discuss how teens and young adults turn their lives around through programs provided by the City of Baltimore and its partners.

Kerry Owings
Manager, YO! Westside Community Center
http://www.yobaltimore.org/

Gaming Responsibly

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica stops by to discuss how the Marylan dLottery and Gaming contributed $1.012 billion to the state in FY2015.

Gordon Medenica
Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director

Friday, August 14, 2015

Political Roundtable

A look at the Red Line fallout, the issue of redistricting and more in local politics.

Del. Robert Flanagan
(R) Howard County

Del. Sandy Rosenberg
(D) Baltimore City

Partnership To Fight Crime

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland stops by to talk about the federal partnership with the Baltimore police meant to fight crime and violence.

Rod Rosenstein
US Attorney for the District of Maryland

Friday, August 7, 2015

Common Core

A close look at the new tests meant to match the Common Core standards and their impact.

Casey Day-Kells
Frederick County Teachers Association

Joseph Ganem
Professor, Loyola University

Newsmaker

Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen talks about new strategies to combat the surge in heroin deaths.

Dr. Leana Wen
Baltimore City Health Commissioner

Friday, July 31, 2015

US Senate Race

Congresswoman Donna Edwards joins us to talk about her campaign running for the U.S. Senate.

Rep. Donna Edwards
(D) Maryland

Early Learning Strategies

We're putting the spotlight on early learning strategies and why keeping kids involved in after school and summer programs is key in their academic success.

Ellie Mitchell
Director, Maryland Out OF School Time Network

Friday, July 10, 2015

Newsmaker

Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford
(R) Maryland

Political Roundtable

Del. Nicholaus Kipke
(R) Anne Arundel

Del. Brooke Lierman
(D) Baltimore City

Friday, July 3, 2015

Protecting The Health of the Chesapeake Bay

With the summer underway, State Circle goes on the road to the Chesapeake Bay with reports from a Pocomoke poultry farm, an interview with Del. Dan Morhaim talking about his microbeads bill and interviews with a grain producer and a riverkeeper, plus, a Sandy Point State Park ranger looking at the 60 years of the park on the Bay.

Jeffrey Horstman
Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy

Kevin Anderson
Grain Producer

Steve McCoy
Park Manager, Sandy Point State Park

Del. Dan Morhaim
(D) Baltimore County

Friday, June 26, 2015

Political Roundtable

A look at the latest announcements by the Hogan administration and their impact.

Melissa Deckman
Washington College

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

Newsmaker

Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot, joins us to talk what the latest Hogan health announcement means for the state.

Peter Franchot
Maryland Comptroller
http://www.comp.state.md.us/