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Friday, September 25, 2020

Supreme Court Confirmation Battle

Remembering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and a look at the confirmation battle for her seat on our nation's highest court.

Sen. Chris Van Hollen
(D) Maryland

Law Enforcement Officers Bill of Rights

Sen. Will Smith
(D) Montgomery County

Sen. Robert Cassilly
(R) Harford County

Opioid Fatalities Up Since Coronavirus Pandemic

A crisis within a crisis: How the COVID-19 pandemic is indirectly driving overdose deaths up.

Steve Schuh
Executive Director, Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center

Friday, September 18, 2020

Coppin State New Leadership

Anthony Jenkins, Ph.D.
Coppin State University President

Disconnected Student & COVID-19

Sen. Bill Ferguson
(D) Senate President

Friday, September 11, 2020

State Gaming Revenues During Covid

Gordon Medenica
Director, Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
https://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/25ind/html/50lotf.html

Digital Divide For Students

Meghan McCorkell
Enoch Pratt Free Library
https://www.prattlibrary.org/

Political Roundtable

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

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

Friday, September 4, 2020

A New Perspective On The Life of Freddie Gray

Wes Moore
Author, Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City & CEO, Robin Hood Foundation

Futuristic Take On Pandemic

Helping leaders and organizations preparing for complex futures, including ones where a pandemic strikes.

Amy Webb
Founder, Future Today Institute

Friday, August 28, 2020

Maryland Schools Set For Distance Learning

Monifa McKnight, Ed.D.
Montgomery County Public Schools
https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/

Political Roundtable

Sen. Cheryl Kagan
(D) Montgomery County

Sen. Ed Reilly
(R) Anne Arundel County

Friday, August 21, 2020

NewsMaker

Del. Adrienne Jones
(D) Speaker Of The House

Back After Bout With Coronavirus

Gregory Branch, MD
Director, Health and Human Services, Baltimore County
https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/hhs/

Friday, August 14, 2020

Plans For Upcoming General Election

Maryland Board of Elections approves a plan for the General Election.

David Garreis
Maryland Association of Election Officials
https://maeo.net/

COVID-19 Measures in Maryland Courts

Rich Gibson
State’s Attorney for Howard County

Allen Wolf
Montgomery County District Public Defender

Friday, August 7, 2020

A New Perspective On The Life of Freddie Gray

Wes Moore
Author, Five Days: The Fiery Reckoning of an American City & CEO, Robin Hood Foundation

Futuristic Take On Pandemic

Helping leaders and organizations preparing for complex futures, including ones where a pandemic strikes.

Amy Webb
Founder, Future Today Institute

Friday, July 31

Averting Mass Evictions

Sen. Shelly Hettleman
(D) Baltimore County

Sen. Chris West
(R) Baltimore County

Purple Line

Katherine Shaver
Transportation Reporter, The Washington Post

Friday, July 24, 2020

COVID-19 Rebound

Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos
Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Political Roundtable

Del. Julian Ivey
(D) Prince George's County

Del. Jason Buckel
(R) Allegany County

Friday, July 17, 2020

Reopening Schools

Reopening schools and the risk of spreading COVID-19.

Cheryl Bost
President, Maryland State Education Association

Michelle Grossman
President, Westland MS PTSA

Race and Policing

Rev. Derrick DeWitt
First Mount Calvary Baptist Church

Pastor Larry Walker
Celebration Church

Downtown Baltimore Partnership

A history-making change in leadership at a Baltimore business advocacy group.

MPT News

Downtown Baltimore Partnership

A history-making change in leadership at a Baltimore business advocacy group.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Political Roundtable

Sen. Justin Ready
(R) Carroll County

Del. Charles Sydnor
(D) Baltimore County, Baltimore City

NewsMaker

Robert Chiles, PhD.
Senior Lecturer, Department of History, University of Maryland

Friday, July 3, 2020

What You Need To Know About Voting

Kim Wehle
University of Baltimore Law Professor

Job Hunting During The Pandemic

Janet Glover-Kerkvliet
Baltimore Job Hunters Support Group

Angela Heath
Virtual Gig Summit

Friday, June 26, 2020

Talbot County Statue Controversy

Corey Pack
President, Talbot County Council

Police Reform Legislation

Rep. Anthony Brown
(D) Maryland

Friday, June 19, 2020

Interview With Future Mayor

Brandon Scott, the winner of the Baltimore democratic primary, talks about his hopes and vision as future mayor of Charm City.

Brandon Scott
Baltimore City Council President

Juneteenth

Kelly Navies
National Museum of African American History and Culture
https://nmaahc.si.edu/

Friday, June 12, 2020

Baltimore Uprising

A look at how the Baltimore protests unfolded so far, the "defund the police" movement and where we go from here.

Erricka Bridgeford
Baltimore Ceasefire

Political Roundtable

A discussion about the latest Baltimore politics, elections and voting.

John Bullock
Baltimore City Councilman

John Dedie
Political Science Professor, CCBC

Friday, June 5, 2020

Election Results Turbulences & Police Violence Crisis

Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford
(R) Maryland

Reopening State Universities

Jay Perman, MD
Chancellor, University System of Maryland

Friday, May 29, 2020

Reopening Maryland

Del. Jazz Lewis
(D) Prince George's County

Del. Neil Parrott
(R) Washington County

Reopening Community Colleges

Some community college students could be on campus this summer.

Sandra Kurtinitis
President, CCBC

Baltimore Mayoral Race

Bernard C. "Jack" Young
(D) Candidate for Baltimore Mayor

Friday, May 22, 2020

Coronavirus Testing Now Available Without Doctor's Order

Nilesh Kalyanaraman
Anne Arundel County Health Officer

Explaining Absentee Voting

Nikki Charlson
Deputy Administrator, Maryland Board Of Elections

Baltimore Mayoral Race

Sheila Dixon
(D) Candidate for Baltimore Mayor

Friday, May 15, 2020

Political Roundtable

Sen. Mary Beth Carozza
(R) Somerset, Wicomico & Worcester Counties

Sen. Jill Carter
(D) Baltimore City

Baltimore Mayoral Race

Brandon Scott
Candidate for Baltimore Mayor

Friday, May 8, 2020

Political Roundtable

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

Erin Cox
The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/

Baltimore Mayoral Race

Thiru Vignarajah
Candidate for Baltimore Mayor

Friday, May 1, 2020

Mfume Wins Special Election

Kweisi Mfume
MD Congressman-Elect 7th District

Covid-19 Impact on Nursing Homes

Ed Singer
Carroll County Health Officer
https://cchd.maryland.gov/

Baltimore Mayoral Race

Mary Miller
Candidate for Baltimore Mayor

Friday, April 24, 2020

Maryland's Road To Recovery

Peter Franchot
Comptroller of Maryland

Racial Disparities In Coronavirus Cases

Oliver Brooks, MD
President, National Medical Association

Baltimore Mayoral Race

T.J. Smith
Candidate for Baltimore Mayor

Friday, April 17, 2020

State Schools Closed Through Mid-May

Monica Goldson, Ed.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Prince George’s County Public Schools

Racial Disparities In Coronavirus Cases

Letitia Dzirasa, MD
Baltimore City Health Commissioner

Friday, April 10, 2020

Avoiding Coronavirus-Related Scams

Brian Frosh
Maryland Attorney General

Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks in Nursing Homes

Joseph DeMattos
President & CEO, Health Facilities Association of Maryland

Friday, April 3, 2020

Local Hospitals During Pandemic

How local hospitals are faring during these times of crisis.

Bob Atlas
President & CEO, Maryland Hospital Association (MHA)

At-Home Learning Initiative

The region's three public television stations partner to support families and students during the COVID-19 emergency.

Betsy Peisach
Vice President, MPT Education

https://www.facebook.com/MarylandPublicTelevision/videos/200918284541265/

https://www.mpt.org/education/

Friday, March 27, 2020

How Congress & Maryland Are Helping In The Coronavirus Fight

Sen. Ben Cardin
(D) Maryland
https://www.cardin.senate.gov/

Michele Eberle
Executive Director, Maryland Health Benefit Exchange

https://www.marylandhealthconnection.gov/

https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/

Friday, March 20, 2020

The Maryland 2020 Legislative Session Wraps Up Early Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Sen. Bill Ferguson
(D) Senate President

Del. Adrienne Jones
(D) House Speaker

Sen. J.B. Jennings
(R) Senate Minority Leader

Friday, March 13, 2020

Political Roundtable

Bryan Sears
The Daily Record
thedailyrecord.com

Friday, March 6, 2020

Annapolis FaceOff

Del. Eric Luedtke
(D) Montgomery County

Del. Jason Buckel
(R) Allegany County

Political Roundtable

Bryan Renbaum
marylandreporter.com

Friday, February 28, 2020

Annapolis FaceOff

Del. Luke Clippinger
(D) Baltimore City

Del. Lauren Arikan
(R) Baltimore & Harford Counties

Political Roundtable

Steve Lash
The Daily Record
https://thedailyrecord.com/

Friday, February 21, 2020

Annapolis FaceOff

Sen. Justin Ready
(R) Carroll County

Del. David Moon
(D) Montgomery County

Political Roundtable

Ovetta Wiggins
The Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/

Friday, February 14, 2020

Political Roundtable

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

Statues of Change

MarylandPublicTV

Statues of Change

Douglass Tubman Statues

Friday, February 7, 2020

NewsMaker

Robert McCord
Maryland Secretary of Planning
https://2020census.gov/

Political Roundtable

Josh Kurtz
https://www.marylandmatters.org/

Friday, January 31, 2020

Annapolis FaceOff

Sen. Mary Washington
(D) Baltimore

Sen. Andrew Serafini
(R) Washington County

Political Roundtable

Brian Witte
Associated Press

Friday, January 24, 2020

Annapolis FaceOff

Sen. Will Smith
(D) Montgomery County

Del. Kathy Szeliga
(R) Baltimore & Harford Counties

Political Roundtable

Bruce DePuyt
Senior Reporter
MarylandMatters.org

Friday, January 17, 2020

NewsMaker

Peter Franchot
Maryland Comptroller
https://www.marylandtaxes.gov/

Political Roundtable

Dominique Maria Bonessi
Maryland Reporter, WAMU 88.5
https://wamu.org/

Friday, January 10, 2020

Annapolis FaceOff

Del. Nic Kipke
(R) House Minority Leader

Del. Sandy Rosenberg
(D) Baltimore City

Political Roundtable

Pamela Wood
The Baltimore Sun
https://www.baltimoresun.com/

Friday, January 3, 2020

Previewing Maryland's 2020 Legislative Session

Del. Adrienne Jones
(D) Speaker of the House

Sen. Bill Ferguson
(D) Senate President Nominee

Friday, December 27, 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, December 20, 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, December 13, 2019

NewsMaker

Is there a way to improve voter turnout?

Eric Cortellessa
Digital Editor, Washington Monthly
https://washingtonmonthly.com/

Salute To Veterans

In this Salute To Veterans, we visit Frederick County, Maryland where the art work of some talented and creative veterans is on display at the Delaplaine Arts Center.

Cannabis Edibles

Maryland lawmakers looking at allowing the sale of cannabis edibles.

William Tilburg
Acting Executive Director, Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission
https://mmcc.maryland.gov/Pages/home.aspx

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

Previewing Maryland's 2020 Legislative Session

Del. Adrienne Jones
(D) Speaker of the House

Sen. Bill Ferguson
(D) Senate President Nominee