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The Nehman Briefing is hosted by WBAL NewsNow's Bryan Nehman. Bryan gives us his thoughts on Baltimore's top news stories. Hear Bryan Nehman weekday mornings on WBAL Radio.


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The Nehman Briefing is hosted by WBAL NewsNow's Bryan Nehman. Bryan gives us his thoughts on Baltimore's top news stories. Hear Bryan Nehman weekday mornings on WBAL Radio.




Remote Learning Will Remain A Reality At Least Some Of The Time In The Fall

School system administrators are not entertaining any plan that includes all students going to school in person every day. It will likely place a burden on working parents. Is it necessary?


What Will Schooling Look Like In The Fall?

Kids are going to have to go back to learning next fall. But what will learning look like and how will services related to schools, like nutrition, be provided?


What Will The Next School Year Look Like?

Students ended the school year out of the classroom? How will they begin the next one, with the coronavirus outbreak still among us? There are concerns that some students may not be in an equitable position to succeed with continued distance learning.


Does Defunding The Police Really Mean Rethinking The Police?

The City Council trimmed $22 million from Baltimore's policing budget. A former head of the DEA says just taking money away won't do much to reshape policing.


Table Service Resumes, Restaurants Look To Catch Up

Indoor dining resumed in much of Maryland over the weekend and it seems to be a huge success. But can Ocean City handle a socially distance deluge?


The Push For Fewer Cops

Protesters say we need fewer cops and more social workers. Naomi Reilly from the American Enterprise Institute says sending social workers into potentially explosive situations is a bad idea.


Protests Continue Unabated As Activists Call For De-Funding Police

Protests continued this morning as calls escalate in some corners to defund the police. In Minneapolis, local lawmakers, but not the mayor, have their minds set on disbanding the department and starting over.


In Atlanta, Emotional Pleas From Powerful Voices

In Atlanta on Friday, rapper Killer Mike of Run The Jewels and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gave voice to the causes of protesters and decried rioters. Killer Mike also had words for one of the targets, CNN. CNN Center, also home to a police precinct, was the site of a confrontation between rioters and police.


Matt Lauer Returns To Challenge Celebrated Reporter

Disgraced former anchor Matt Lauer takes issue with the reporting of Ronan Farrow in the wake of an article challenging Farrow's reporting on the scandal that led to Lauer's dismissal from NBC. Farrow and The New Yorker stand by his work.


In Phased Reopening, Small Businesses' Futures On The Line

Restaurants were among the first to close and could be among the last to fully reopen. But with many being small businesses, some can't afford to wait that long.


Democratic Lawmaker Stokes Conspiracies

Speaking this morning, State Sen. Jim Rosapepe suggested, without evidence, that the testing kits a Korean Air jet brought to Maryland did not in fact exist.


Economist: More Balance Needed In Reopening Conversation

Conquer the disease at all costs? An economist talked to Bryan about seeking balance in easing the restrictions forced by COVID-19.


Mild Weather Reveals Weariness Over Social Distancing Orders

As a caravan of protesters rolled across Maryland, a large crowd turned out to the National Mall to watch the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds flyover. In Florida, beaches are reopening. Is Maryland in worse position or is the state dragging its heels on reopening.


Some Small Businesses Want More Specifics On Reopening

A Carroll County delegate says small businesses in his district want predictability, including a specific date from the governor on when they can reopen. Nearly half of the state's COVID-19 deaths have been in nursing homes. Does that mean, then, that businesses that don't have a link to those sectors can reopen?


Are Increased Unemployment Benefits Backfiring

The Paycheck Protection Program is a lifeline for small businesses, but a few lawmakers concerned about a perverse incentive for people to stay on employment may have been right.


A Troubling Drop In Hospital Visits

Parents are looking to limit their trips out and other vectors of potential exposure to COVID-19. However, other people who should be going to the hospital aren't.


Small Business Loans Back Before Congress

Congress gave the Small Business Administration $349 billion in lending authority for small businesses. That money has been tapped. The ball is now back in Congress' court. How long can small businesses and their employees wait for Congress to get its act together?


Origin Of COVID-19 Grows A Bit Cloudy

What do we know about COVID-19 and where it came from? Was it a wet market, as originally indicated, or research gone awry?


President Trump Lacks Authority To Overrule Governors But Unchecked Power Goes Back A Way

Yuripzy Morgan says the president is wrong to say he can overrule governors on reopening businesses, but it's not the first time a president has overstepped.


Mask Mandates Spread, But How Much Do They Help?

Some localities are telling -- not asking -- residents to wear masks when they go out to grocery stores and other essential businesses. But how much do mask mandates help and whom?