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  • The Maryland General Assembly wraps up its annual session tonight at midnight in what’s been an historic session. We take a look at its major legislative accomplishments, including a final bill to reform the parole process over Republican objections. Plus: Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott gives an update on the city’s ongoing vaccination efforts.
  • Today, Robert Kanter is an international recovery and family advocate. When he talks about addiction, he speaks from experience. At one point, Robert's drug and alcohol use had destroyed his life. After he recovered, he almost lost his daughter to an overdose. Robert talks with Theo about his family's own journey and the work he does now to support other families suffering from addiction.
  • Maryland is opening vaccine eligibility to all residents 16 and older, weeks earlier than anticipated. The Maryland State Fairgrounds will become a mass vaccination site. Baltimore County is expanding services to help residents experiencing a mental health crisis. A bill limiting no-knock warrants is moving through the Maryland General Assembly. Meanwhile, a controversial bill that would provide Baltimore renters alternatives to security deposits, awaits the mayor’s signature. And the director of the state health department’s call center for vaccines talks about pre-registration and how to secure your first dose.
  • Stephen Morris drove the shift from punk to postpunk as the drummer for Joy Division and New Order, and helped further open postpunk to new sounds. On this episode, he discusses how the music of Can, Terry Riley, and Grandmaster Flash shaped his course.
  • Howard County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball and Aaron Tomarchio, Senior Vice-President of Corporate Affairs at Tradepoint Atlantic, talk about how the Baltimore region is building a 21st century economy through the marriage of new technologies with blue collar history.
  • All Maryland adults are now eligible to register for a COVID-19 vaccine. With infection numbers up in Baltimore, city officials urge residents to stay cautious over the holiday weekend. And advocates for Baltimore renters say a bill being considered by the City Council will only help landlords.
  • Maryland will get billions of federal dollars to help residents hit hard by the pandemic, and there’s bipartisan agreement on how to spend it. National polls show Republicans are less likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine, but some Baltimore County republican lawmakers scoff at a few of the theories swirling about. And the Maryland General Assembly considers bills that would change the way those sentenced to long prison terms are treated.
  • The state’s Acting Secretary of Health, Dennis Schrader, moves a step closer to becoming the head of the Maryland’s Health Department. And new training for Baltimore City officials aims to change how trauma is addressed and healed.
  • The top headlines of the day, plus reporter Sarah Y Kim takes us on a tour through the mass vaccination site at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium.
  • All Baltimore City residents over the age of 16 are now encouraged to pre-register for a Covid-19 vaccine. We'll hear from an OBGYN encouraging pregnant women to get vaccinated. Baltimore County contemplates summer school to combat learning loss created by remote learning. Plus, could funding from the American Rescue Plan provide an opportunity to re-envision the country’s educational system?
  • Baltimore City residents are now getting priority at one of the state’s mass vaccination sites. Health experts say the Covid vaccine is safe for pregnant women. And housing advocates say Maryland lawmakers need to act now to prevent an eviction crisis.