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State Circle Guests

Friday, February 17, 2017

Annapolis Face-Off

A close look at the statewide debate over drug pricing including two bills making their way through the legislature.

Vinny DeMarco
Maryland Initiative

Caitlin Carroll
Communications Director, PhRMA

Friday, February 10, 2017

NEWSMAKER

As part of our special programming focused on heroin addiction this week, we look at the heroin epidemic in Anne Arundel County and in our state and what is being done about it.

Wes Adams
Anne Arundel County State's Attorney

Friday, February 3, 2017

Tax Season

A look at what you can expect this tax season.

Peter Franchot
Maryland Comptroller

Friday, January 27, 2017

Annapolis Face-Off

One new administration and two different views of its impact on Maryland.

Sen. Johnny Ray Salling
(R) Baltimore County

Sen. Cheryl Kagan
(D) Montgomery County

Friday, January 20, 2017

Annapolis Face-Off

A look at the 2018 state budget.

Sen. Richard Madaleno
(D) Montgomery County

Sen. Adelaide Eckardt
(R) Eastern Shore

Political Roundtable

Bryan Sears
The Daily Record

Friday, January 13, 2017

Annapolis Face-Off

Sen. Brian Feldman
(D) Montgomery Co.

Sen. J.B. Jennings
(R) Baltimore & Harford Counties

Political Roundtable

Erin Cox
baltimoresun.com

Friday, January 6, 2017

The 437th Legislative Session

The 437th session of the General Assembly will convene in Annapolis from January 11 to April 10, 2017. We talk with Speaker Mike Busch and Senate President Mike Miller about some of the issues we can expect to be raised this session.

Del. Mike Busch
(D) House Speaker

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

Del. Nick Kipke
(R) House Minority Leader

Sen. Stephen Hershey
(R) Minority Whip

Friday, December 30, 2016

5 Months Later

Ellicott City 5 months after July's historic flood. A night of terror, months of rebuilding now the future of a historic Maryland city.

Jim Caldwell
Howard County Community Sustainability

Del. Robert Flanagan
(R) Howard County

Councilman Jon Weinstein
Howard County Council

Friday, December 23, 2016

Senator Mikulski: A Look At Her Legacy

The longest serving woman in congressional history sits down with Jeff Salkin to look back at her political career and legacy.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski
(D) Maryland

Political Roundtable

A look at whether Maryland's experimental new global hospital payment system puts patients at risk.

Gene Ransom
CEO, MedChi

Nelson Sabatini
Chairman, Health Services Cost Review Commission

Friday, December 16, 2016

Technology Going Too Far?

Will lawmakers reign in new surveillance technologies by police?

David Rocah
Senior Staff Attorney,| ACLU of Maryland

Scott Shellenberger
Baltimore County State's Attorney

Friday, December 9, 2016

MGM Opening

The newest casino opens in Maryland, whats the impact?

Rushern Baker
Prince George's County Executive

NewsMaker

Troubling news about life expectancy in the United States.

Josh Sharfstein
Director, American Health Initiative, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Friday, December 2, 2016

Political Roundtable

A look at Donald Trump's transition as the president of the United States and what it might mean for Maryland.

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

Sen. Johnny Ray Salling
(R) Baltimore County

The Future Of Immigration

A discussion on the current state of immigration law and what could change under the new president-elect, and what the "sanctuary" city/campus means.

‎Sirine Shebaya
Civil Rights & Immigration Attorney

Jill Marie Bussey
Advocacy Attorney, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)

Friday, November 25, 2016

Senator Mikulski: A Look At Her Legacy

The longest serving woman in congressional history sits down with Jeff Salkin to look back at her political career and legacy.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski
(D) Maryland

Political Roundtable

A look at whether Maryland's experimental new global hospital payment system puts patients at risk.

Gene Ransom
CEO, MedChi

Nelson Sabatini
Chairman, Health Services Cost Review Commission

Friday, November 18, 2016

Report Hate Crimes

The dark side of a divisive campaign. The increase in hate crimes and harassment. Maryland's Attorney General has set up a hotline to report these incidents.

Brian Frosh
Maryland Attorney General
http://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/Pages/contactus.aspx

Political Roundtable

Breaking down the politcal fallout from the presidential election.

Bryan Sears
The Daily Record

Kenneth Burns
WYPR Radio

Holiday Travel

Beating the gridlock.

Ragina Cooper Averella
AAA Mid-Atlantic
http://midatlantic.aaa.com/DrivingPrograms/Classroom/Maryland

Around Maryland

The National Park Service is asking everyone to Find Your Park. Yolanda Vazquez visits one in Baltiore County chock full of local history.

https://www.nps.gov/hamp/index.htm

Friday, November 11, 2016

Political Roundtable - Presidential Election Results Analysis

What will the unexpected victory of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States mean for the country and for Maryland.

Todd Eberly, Ph.D.
Chair, Dept. of Political Science, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Tiffany Davenport, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Political Science, United States Naval Academy

NEWSMAKER: New Librarian of Congress

Jeff Salkin pays a visit to the 14th Librarian of Congress to talk about her new role and plans for the largest library in the world.

Carla Hayden
Librarian of Congress

Friday, November 4, 2016

Senator Mikulski: A Look At Her Legacy

The longest serving woman in congressional history sits down with Jeff Salkin to look back at her political career and legacy.

Sen. Barbara Mikulski
(D) Maryland

Presidential Election Just Days Away

With the presidential election just days away we look at any last minute strategies that candidates might use to sway voters - and how successful would these be at this point.

Matthew Crenson
Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences

NEWSMAKER

The new leader of a historic university in Maryland joins us to talk about her plans for the school.

Kim Schatzel, Ph.D.
Towson University President

Friday, October 28, 2016

U.S. Congressional Race, Maryland Second District

Rep. Dutch C.A. Ruppersberger joins us in studio to talk about his campaign for Congress.

Rep. Dutch C.A. Ruppersberger
(D) U.S. Congress Candidate

Maryland's Third Congressional District

Rep. John Sarbanes
(D) U.S. Congress Candidate

Mark Plaster
(R ) U.S. Congress Candidate

Friday, October 21, 2016

Student Debt Crisis and Tuition Affordability

Former FDIC chair and current President of Washington College, Sheila Bair, joins us to discuss some of the ways she plans to make college tuition more affordable.

Sheila Bair
President, Washington College

Political Roundtable - Presidential and Local Politics

With the presidential election just around the corner, we look at voters' registration, the latest concerns about a rigged election, millennial voters' impact and much more with the two major Maryland political parties chairs.

Diana Waterman
Chair, MD Republican Party

Bruce Poole
Chair, MD Democratic Party

Friday, October 14, 2016

NEWSMAKER

How a former Howard County executive is building partnerships for a better, richer future.

Ken Ulman
President, Margrave Strategies

Maryland Voting

Accusations that a new system for making absentee ballots is at risk from hackers.

Linda Lamone
Maryland State Board of Elections Administrator
http://www.elections.state.md.us/

Friday, October 7, 2016

NEWSMAKER

Big rate increases are coming for many Marylanders who get their health insurnace through the Affordable Care Act, why is this happening?

Al Redmer
Commissioner, Maryland Insurance Administration
http://insurance.maryland.gov

NEWSMAKER

Scandal at Maryland's largest prison

Stephen Moyer
Secretary, Public Safety & Correctional Services
https://www.dpscs.state.md.us/employment/

Friday, September 30, 2016

US Senate race

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

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

Noah's Law

As The Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016 also known as Noah's Law is scheduled to take effect Saturday October 1st, we talk with Rich Leotta, father of police officer Noah Leotta who was killed by a drunk driver last December.

Rich Leotta
Father of Noah Leotta

Friday, September 23, 2016

Fracking in Maryland

A look at the pros and cons of hydraulic fracturing in Maryland.

Britten "Leo" Martin
Mayor, Mountain Lake Park

Shawn Bender
VP, Oil & Gas Services, Beitzel Corporation

Bear Country

Did you know that there are about 2,000 adult bears living in the four western counties in Maryland? Harry Spiker, Bear Project Leader at Maryland Department of Natural Resources, joins us to talk about the bear population management programs and why these programs are so important.

Harry Spiker
Bear Project Leader, DNR

Friday, September 16, 2016

Education Week - County Schools

A look at county schools with Montgomery County Schools Superintendent, Jack Smith.

Jack Smith, Ph.D.
Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent

Friday, September 9, 2016

Labor Day School Start Order

A roundtable on Governor Hogan's executive order to change the school calendar.

Del. Will Smith
(D) Montgomery County

Del. Kathy Afzali
(R) Frederick & Carroll Counties

US Senate Race

A look at Del. Kathy Szeliga's race for the seat of retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski.

Del. Kathy Szeliga
(R) Baltimore & Harford Counties

Friday, September 2, 2016

NEWSMAKER

Brian Frosh joins us to talk about consumer awareness and issues involving moving companies, electric utilities, and the importance of advance medical directives.

Brian Frosh
Maryland Attorney General

Political Roundtable

A look at whether Maryland's experimental new global hospital payment system puts patients at risk.

Gene Ransom
CEO, MedChi

Nelson Sabatini
Chairman, Health Services Cost Review Commission

Friday, August 26, 2016

NewsMaker

How safe are the rides at the Maryland State Fair & other fairs around the state?

Rob Gavel
Manager, MD Department of Labor's Safety Program

Talented & Gifted

A controversial change in the way some Maryland schools are handling their top performers.

Jeanne Paynter, Ed. D.
Executive Director, Talent Program Solutions

Wade Kerns
Assistant Principal, Baltimore County Public Schools

Around Maryland

The Maryland Zoo has a summer plan to attract more visitors. Charles Robinson explains.

Friday, August 19, 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, August 12, 2016

NEWSMAKER

Brian Frosh joins us to talk about consumer awareness and issues involving moving companies, electric utilities, and the importance of advance medical directives.

Brian Frosh
Maryland Attorney General

Political Roundtable

A look at whether Maryland's experimental new global hospital payment system puts patients at risk.

Gene Ransom
CEO, MedChi

Nelson Sabatini
Chairman, Health Services Cost Review Commission

Friday, August 5, 2016

Rebuilding Ellicott City

Latest developments on the recovery and rebuilding of Ellicott City.

Allan Kittleman
Howard County Executive

Zika Virus

What Maryland officials are doing about the Zika Virus.

Dr. Richard Brooks
Medical Epidemiologist, Dept of Health & Mental Hygiene

Friday, July 29, 2016

Political Roundtable

An analysis of Wednesday's announcement by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby that she is dropping the charges against the remaining police officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray, and her criticism of the criminal justice system and police.

Dwight Pettit
Criminal Defense Attorney

Heather Cobun
The Daily Record

NEWSMAKER

A look at why Horseshoe Casino Baltimore is adding continuous shuffling machines and an update on the gambling industry.

James Karmel, Ph.D.
Professor of History, Harford Community College

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