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The Daily Dose 2-5-21

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Maryland lawmakers unanimously pass a major COVID relief package. Some mass vaccination sites open in Maryland. Baltimore’s new public tracking system shows who’s getting vaccinated and who’s being left out. A bill requiring businesses to provide hazard pay for essential workers faces stiff opposition. Baltimore Schools CEO tells City Council they're prepared to safely open. And stakeholders testify at a hearing before lawmakers on the ongoing effort to reform policing in Maryland.

Aaron creates and produces original radio programs and podcasts for WYPR. His current project is The Maryland Curiosity Bureau. Aaron's neighborhood documentary series, Out of the Blocks, earned the 2018 national Edward R Murrow Award. His past work includes the long-running weekly cultural program, The Signal, and the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series, Tapestry of the Times. Aaron's stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.