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U.S. Catholic Bishops Told to 'Wait' on Reforms

"We are not ourselves happy about this."


Dominique Maria Bonessi

Baltimore City Schools’ board of commissioners voted seven to zero at Tuesday night’s meeting in favor of closing Banneker Blake Academy in north Baltimore. WYPR’s Dominique Maria Bonessi was at the meeting and spoke to Morning Edition Host Nathan Sterner about the board's decision.

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Maryland has filed a legal challenge to Matthew Whitaker’s appointment as U.S. acting attorney general. The move is part of an ongoing lawsuit aimed at protecting the Affordable Care Act.

Dominique Maria Bonessi


Parents and faculty from Banneker Blake Academy, a charter school in North Baltimore, gathered in front of city school headquarters Monday to protest the threatened closing of the school next January.

School officials say the academy didn’t meet requirements for renewal of its charter, but advocates argue it goes beyond that.

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Despite their growing numbers in the U.S. population, Latino voters turn out in notoriously low numbers on Election Day. WYPR went looking for Latino voters at polls on Tuesday to see who showed up and who they voted for.

Maryland Department of Planning

A federal court in Baltimore threw out Maryland’s congressional district map on Wednesday as unconstitutional. The three-judge panel gave state lawmakers until March to submit new districts.

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Out of the Blocks


A street preacher pleads with passersby to heed the word of God, a Pentecostal pastor struggles with her calling, a Muslim father and son confront anti-Islamic sentiment, a man behind bars reinvents himself through Islam, an Orthodox Jew flees religious oppression in Iran, a Mennonite couple opens an urban school, and a Native American man decolonizes his spiritual self.

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Small businesses line Main Street in Annapolis. Credit: Mr. T In DC / Flickr / Creative Commons
Small businesses line Main Street in Annapolis. Credit: Mr. T In DC / Flickr / Creative Commons

The federal online health insurance exchange has delayed its start for small businesses until November 2014. But, Maryland’s on-line marketplace will start selling insurance to small businesses in April, as scheduled. How will rates for small businesses change? Today, on The Checkup, we talk about that with Frank Kelly, Jr., founder of a big insurance brokerage in Maryland.

Karen Hosler / WYPR

Delegate Michael Hough proposes imposing term limits on state lawmakers. A report on Maryland’s medical marijuana program. Mike Pantelides is inaugurated as Annapolis’s mayor. Weekend MARC service begins on Saturday. And much more.

Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

Dec 2, 2013

When do you need a runway to test for HIV?

Karen Hosler / WYPR

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Congressman Chris Van Hollen defend the Affordable Care Act – while acknowledging shortcomings of its rollout. Mike Pantelides will be sworn in today as Annapolis’s mayor. Plus: MD’s minimum wage, O’Malley’s trip to Brazil, and more.

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Dec 1, 2013

Baltimore Sun City Hall reporter Luke Broadwater, and Sun investigative reporter Scott Calvert, discuss some of the city’s recent managerial errors.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation - 11/28/13

Brain Science Institute