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Pam Jones

  • The Supreme Court has struck down the landmark Roe V. Wade decision which legalized abortion across the U.S. five decades ago. Today’s decision is sending shock waves across the country for women’s right’s advocates and praise from anti-abortion groups. In this special edition of today’s podcast we have coverage from our news team and reaction from local leaders across the state. ..and we’ll still update you on where we are on the state’s Covid positivity rate and the other big news this week….on vaccines for children five years old and younger!
  • An uptick in hospitalizations, we’ll have Maryland’s latest COVID numbers. Gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore picks up more endorsements. The Baltimore Ravens are mourning the death of two of its own. It will cost a bit more to ride the MTA. And a Baltimore County 4th grader campaigns against unidentifiable school lunches.
  • The union representing workers at a state psychiatric facility say security issues and understaffing continues to put the lives of employees and patients in danger. More than one-thousand Baltimore County residents facing eviction will get to stay in their homes. A contract vote by the county school board ends a three decade career of the school system’s chief auditor. And we’ll hear about a new work by a local professor of composition and music theory that will premiere in Baltimore just in time for Juneteenth.
  • A show of support for the Baltimore County School Superintendent currently under fire. Baltimore’s City Council introduces resolutions to deal with the city’s vacant property problem. The expert we’ve all come to know and turn to for guidance these last 2 years on COVID19 has now tested positive himself. And Baltimore City’s new director of LGBTQ Affairs says inclusion and accountability are among their top priorities.
  • Hospitalizations are down with COVID19 in Maryland - We’ll have the latest numbers. State health officials say they’re ready for vaccines for children 6 and under as soon as the green light is given by the FDA and CDC and in Baltimore County it’s the return of the summer meals program for those 18 and under.
  • A software tool helps young people tap into their emotional well being
  • The state’s COVID-19 positivity rate still hovers above eight percent, with more than 2,000 new cases added. Gas prices in the state have hit a new record high according to Triple-A. Baltimore Pride is returning to the city this year. We’ll have those stories for you in headlines. Plus, we’ll have a report about how the pandemic has created a work life riddled with underfunding, staff shortages, fear and intimidation for Maryland’s county health officers.
  • Maryland’s COVID positivity rate goes up slightly. After a delayed start, a Baltimore County commission created to examine the Inspector General’s office will convene next week. If not new legislation, can anything be done about gun violence and mass shootings in the U.S.? We’ll hear from the co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence Solutions
  • Baltimore City has announced a lawsuit against the country’s largest manufacturer of ghost guns. Candidate for Attorney General Anthony Brown scores an endorsement from big labor. Brooke Lierman and Tim Adams lay out their job descriptions for Maryland Comptroller. Baltimore County school officials get raked over the coals again, for chronically late school buses. And as the Biden administration reportedly weighs wiping out some student loan debt for millions of Amercians, two physicians say it should be through a lens of racial justice.