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The Daily Dose

An evening roundup of WYPR's latest reporting on Maryland's COVID-19 response, a summary of essential state and local updates, and a forum for locals who want to share stories about everyday life in the era of Coronavirus. Let your voice be heard on the podcast! Leave a voicemail with your thoughts, questions, and insights about life in the Coronavirus era at 410-235-6060.

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  • The CDC revises mask guidelines. A commission looks redrawing Towson's county council district lines. And Olympian Shannon Miller talks about women’s health.
  • Baltimore’s mayor says he’s ready to reimpose mask mandates if health experts recommend it. And Maryland’s Health Department teams up with hair salons and barbershops to improve the state’s vaccination rate.
  • Baltimore’s mayor pledges to reduce gun violence by %15 annually. Baltimore County closes down its Timonium mass vaccination site. And an epidemiologist discusses the link between virus transmission and mutation.
  • Baltimore approves another settlement related to the city’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force. Plus, a report on how companies and their employees are navigating the return to in-person work.
  • Baltimore City Council considers adding a suicide prevention role to the city health department and renaming a park in honor of Tupac Shakur. A Baltimore County health center sets up at Security Square Mall. And the county school system plans to allow some students to learn online this school year.
  • Baltimore County pours resources into its troubled Essex neighborhood. Victims’ families react to the verdict in the Capital Gazette shooter’s trial. Legalizing recreational marijuana could be decided by Maryland voters in 2022. And local ‘porch concerts’ are happily here to stay.
  • In the trial Capital Gazette shooter, the verdict is in. Local officials say Baltimore is the best city to host the 2026 World Cup. The city’s comptroller wants an evaluation of the oversight of the Inspector General’s office. And how do young people learn emotional intelligence? There’s an app for that.
  • A police officer is charged with murdering his 15-year old stepson. The prosecution rests in the Capital Gazette shooter’s sanity trial. Plus, a report on the scope of the city’s ongoing eviction crisis and strategies to overcome it.
  • Unemployed Marylanders get a legal victory. Baltimore’s Inspector General gets a performance review. And Dr. Fauci is unsure when the pandemic will completely subside.
  • Fauci says vaccine booster shots are not currently necessary. Baltimore County’s IG releases her report on a year’s worth of investigations. And to-go cocktails are legal (again) in Baltimore County.