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State Circle Guests

Fridays at 7pm

Friday, February 16, 2024

NewsMaker

Tisha Edwards
Maryland Secretary of Appointments

Political Roundtable

Hannah Gaskill
baltimoresun.com

Friday, February 9, 2024

Political Roundtable 

Erin Cox
Washington post.com

2024 CIAA Basketball Preview

Al Hutchinson
President & CEO, Visit Baltimore
baltimore.org

Friday, February 2, 2024

Political Roundtable

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

Previewing the 2024 CIAA Basketball Tournament

Dr. Aminta Breaux
President, Bowie State University
https://bowiestate.edu/
theciaa.com

Friday, January 26, 2024

Annapolis FaceOff

Del. Michele Guyton
(D) Baltimore County

Del. Ryan Nawrocki
(R) Baltimore County

Political Roundtable

Will Ford
marylandmatters.org

Friday, January 19, 2024

NewsMaker

Brooke Lierman
Maryland Comproller
marylandtaxes.gov

Political Roundtable 

Matt Bush
WYPR.ORG

Friday, January 12, 2024

Previewing the 2024 Legislative Session

Sen. Bill Ferguson
(D) Senate President

Friday, January 5, 2024

Previewing the 2024 Legislative Session

Del. Andrienne Jones
(D) House Speaker

Sen. Steve Hershey
(R) Senate Minority Leader

Del. Jesse Pippy
(R) Frederick County

Book Beat

Carole Boston Weatherford
Author, "Kin: Rooted In Hope"

Friday, December 29, 2023

Marylanders on the Edge

Carmen Del Guercio
President, Maryland Food Bank
https://mdfoodbank.org/

Anirban Basu
CEO, Sage Policy Group
https://sagepolicy.com/

Friday, December 22, 2023

Finding Your Ancestors

Ari Wilkins 
blackgenesis.com

Filling Legislative Vacancies

Emily Scarr
MD PIRG
https://pirg.org/maryland/

Joanne Antoine
Common Cause Maryland
https://www.commoncause.org/maryland/

Friday, December 15, 2023

Marylanders on The Edge

Carmen Del Guercio
President, Maryland Food Bank
https://mdfoodbank.org/

Anirban Basu
CEO, Sage Policy Group
https://sagepolicy.com/

Friday, December 8, 2023

Finding Your Ancestors

Ari Wilkins 
blackgenesis.com

Filling Legislative Vacancies

Emily Scarr
MD PIRG
https://pirg.org/maryland/

Joanne Antoine
Common Cause Maryland
https://www.commoncause.org/maryland/

Friday, December 1, 2023

Improving Highway Work Zone Safety

Lt.Gov. Aruna Miller
(D) Maryland

Juvenile Crime

Joseph Sakran, MD
Trauma Surgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/

Friday, November 24, 2023

Political Roundtable

Del. Kevin Hornberger
(R) Cecil County

Del. Eric Ebersole
(D) Baltimore County

NewsMaker

Maj. Gen. Janeen  Birckhead
Adjutant General for Maryland

Friday, November 17, 2023

New Mayors

Randy Taylor
Mayor-Elect Salisbury 

Keith Sydnor
Mayor-Elect Laurel

Emergency Room Delays 

Gene Ransom
CEO, MEDCHI
medchi.org

Friday, November 10, 2023

NewsMaker

Rep. John Sarbanes
(D) Maryland

New Book On The Late MD Senator Daniel Brewster

John Frece
Author, "Self Destruction: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of U.S. Senator Daniel Brewster"

Gerry Brewster
Sen. Daniel Brewster's Son

Friday, November 3, 2023

The Future of Harborplace

Ed Gunts
Baltimore Fishbowl
https://baltimorefishbowl.com/

Rebecca Hoffberger
American Visionary Museum
https://www.avam.org/

Book Beat

Philip Slayton
Author, Antisemitism: An Ancient Hatred in the Age of Identity Politics

Friday, October 27, 2023

Previewing Maryland Political Races

Roger Hartley Ph.D
Dean, College of Public Affairs, University of Baltimore
https://www.ubalt.edu/

New Investment in Baltimore Tech

John Foster
Partner & Chief Impact Officer, Fearless
https://fearless.tech/

Consumer Alert - Medicare Open Enrollment

Karen Morgan
Member, Executive Council AARP Maryland
https://states.aarp.org/maryland/

Friday, October 20, 2023

New Maryland Elections Chief

Jared DeMarinis
Maryland State Elections Administrator
https://elections.maryland.gov/

NewsMaker

Mayor John Carroll, Galena, MD
President, Maryland Municipal League
https://www.mdmunicipal.org/

Maryland 5 Star

Jeff Newman
President & CEO, MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill
https://www.maryland5star.us/

Terry Hasseltine
Executive Director, Maryland Sports Commission
https://marylandsports.us/

Friday, October 13, 2023

Morgan State University Campus Shooting

Joseph Sakran, MD
Trauma Surgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/

NewsMaker

Paul Monteiro
Secretary, Service & Civic Innovation
https://dsci.maryland.gov/

Friday, October 6, 2023

Juvenile Justice Reforms

Vincent Schiraldi
Secretary, Department of Juvenile Services
https://djs.maryland.gov/

NewsMaker

Rep. Glenn Ivey
(D) Maryland

Friday, September 29, 2023

NewsMaker

Andrew York
Executive Director, Maryland Prescription Drug Affordability Board
https://pdab.maryland.gov/

Political Roundtable

Del. David Fraser-Hidalgo
(D) Montgomery County

Del. Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk
(D) Anne Arundel & Prince George's Counties

Friday, September 22, 2023

NewsMaker

Will Jawando
(D) Candidate For U.S. Senate
https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/

NewsMaker
Dr. Peter Goodwin
President, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
https://www.umces.edu/

Friday, September 15, 2023

Political Roundtable

Del. Kevin Hornberger
(R) Cecil County

Del. Eric Ebersole
(D) Baltimore County

NewsMaker

Maj. Gen. Janeen  Birckhead
Adjutant General for Maryland

Friday, September 8, 2023

What's New at Your HBCU?

Dr. Anthony L. Jenkins
Coppin State University
https://www.coppin.edu/

Dr. Heidi M. Anderson
President, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
https://wwwcp.umes.edu/

Dr. Aminta Breaux
President, Bowie State University
https://bowiestate.edu/

Dr. Maurice Edington
President, University of the District of Columbia
https://www.udc.edu/

Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick
Howard University
https://howard.edu/

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

Friday, September 1, 2023

NewsMaker

David Trone
(D) Candidate For U.S. Senate
https://trone.house.gov/

CIAA Basketball Tournament 2024

Jacqie McWilliams
CIAA Commissioner
https://theciaa.com/

Al Hutchinson
President & CEO, Visit Baltimore
https://baltimore.org/

Dr. Aminta Breaux
President, Bowie State University
https://bowiestate.edu/

Friday, August 25, 2023

Political Roundtable

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

Del. Antonino Mangione
(R) Baltimore County

HBCU Week

Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick
Howard University
https://howard.edu/
MPT HBCU Week

Friday, August 18, 2023

NewsMaker

Paul Monteiro
Secretary, Service & Civic Innovation
https://msa.maryland.gov/

Book Beat

Dee Write
Author, Little Ruth Children's Collection & Book Series

HBCU Week

Dr. Aminta Breaux
President, Bowie State University
https://bowiestate.edu/
MPT HBCU Week

Friday, August 11, 2023

National Crisis Hotline

Alana Purnell
Baltimore Crisis Response Inc.
https://www.bcresponse.org/

Adrienne Breidenstine
Behavioral Health System Baltimore
https://www.bhsbaltimore.org/

HBCU Week

Dr. Anthony L. Jenkins
Coppin State University
https://www.coppin.edu/
MPT HBCU Week

Friday, August 4, 2023

NewsMaker

Angela Alsobrooks
(D) Candidate For U.S. Senate
https://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/

New Book On Children Embracing Their Uniqueness

Sherrika Myers
Author, Herbie's New Friend

NewsMaker

Vincent DeMarco
President, Maryland Citizens Health Initiative
https://healthcareforall.com/

Friday, July 28, 2023

NewsMaker

Anthony Brown
Attorney General
https://www.marylandattorneygeneral.gov/

Rent Control

Jud Ashman
Gaithersburg Mayor
Gaithersburgmd.gov

Matt Losak
Montgomery County Renters Alliance
rentersalliance.org

Friday, July 21, 2023

New Book On The Late MD Senator Daniel Brewster

John Frece
Author, "Self Destruction: The Rise, Fall and Redemption of U.S. Senator Daniel Brewster

Gerry Brewster
Sen. Daniel Brewster's Son

NewsMaker

Mark Anthony Thomas
CEO, Baltimore Greater Committee
https://gbc.org/

Friday, July 14, 2023

Red Line Project

Joe Richardson
President, Edmondson Community Organization
edmondsoncommunity.org

Jonathan Sacks
Executive Director,  HUB West Baltimore
hubwestbaltimore.org

Ben Rosenberg
Canton Resident

Political Roundtable

Ovetta Wiggins
The Washington Post
washingtonpost.com

Pamela Wood
The Baltimore Banner
thebaltimorebanner.com

Friday, July 7, 2023

NewsMaker

Daniel Webster
Johns Hopkins Center For Gun Violence Solutions

New Book On Racial Violence

Wesley Lowery
Author, American Whitelash

Friday, June 30, 2023

Maryland's History of Lynchings

David Fakunle Ph.D
Maryland Lynching Truth & Reconciliation Commission
https://msa.maryland.gov/lynching-truth-reconciliation

Pandemic Learning Loss

Tom Kane Ph.D
Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
https://www.gse.harvard.edu/

Friday, June 23, 2023

Inside The Baltimore Banner

Imtiaz Patel
CEO, The Baltimore Banner
https://www.thebaltimorebanner.com/

Ballistics Evidence At Trials

Jeff Gilleran
Chief Attorney, Forensics Division, Office of the Public Defender
https://www.opd.state.md.us/forensics

Friday, June 16, 2023

Building Religious Tolerance  

Lt. Governor Aruna Miller
(D) Maryland
https://www.maryland.gov/

NewsMaker

Vincent DeMarco
President, Maryland Citizens Health Initiative
https://healthcareforall.com/

Friday, June 9, 2023

Gender Related Health Care

Dr. Sebastian Ruhs
Chief Medical Officer, Chase Brexton Health
https://chasebrexton.org/

NewsMaker

Mark Anthony Thomas
CEO, Baltimore Greater Committee
https://gbc.org/

Friday, June 2, 2023

New Low-Level Crime Strategy

Ivan Bates
Baltimore City State's Attorney
https://www.stattorney.org/

Political Roundtable

Al From
Democratic Strategist
https://talbotspy.org/

Craig Fuller
Republican Strategist
https://talbotspy.org/