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Former Governor Robert Ehrlich

From the show today, we spoke with Former Governor Robert Ehrlich about a prison reform bill that is expected to pass. We also spent some time talking about the recent election results in Maryland and very briefly about his role studying the culture of the Maryland football program.


Lamar Jackson Gets His First Win, What Does This Mean For The Ravens?

In Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Baltimore Ravens gave fans a whole new view of the team as rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson filled in for Joe Flacco and got the win. What does this mean for the future of the Ravens? We talk to ESPN's Jamison Hensley and ask him his thoughts.


Amazon Said To Be Splitting Second HQ Between New York, Virginia

It is being reported that Amazon will split its second headquarters between Long Island City in New York and Crystal City in northern Virginia, according to a person familiar with the plans. I say there has never been a more tone deaf, ho-hum, "really?", yawn, decision made - especially when you account for all the actions made by cities to attempt to court Amazon to come to their city.


Joe diGenova the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

This morning we talked to Joe diGenova, a former U.S. attorney and an informal adviser to President Donald Trump, about the firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


Maryland's 2018 Election Results - Trouble For State Republicans?

This morning we took a long look at the 2018 election results in Maryland. Sure, Larry Hogan won decisively in the Governor race, but the rest of the results from last night do not look good for Republicans in Maryland.


U.S. Attorney Robert Hur Talks Case Of McKenzie Elliott's Killing And Gang Violence In Baltimore

This morning, we had U.S. Attorney Robert Hur in studio who provided us with an update on the case of the killing of 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott. Hur also gave us a little insight in some of the gang activitiy in Baltimore calling gangs the "primary driver of violence in Baltimore City."


Is The Move To The Big 10 The Reason For The University Of Maryland's Reported "Toxic Culture"?

Much of our show this morning centered around the latest news from the University of Maryland and the resignation of James Brady, the chair of the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents. Many people have speculated that the recent issues of the Maryland Football program being labeled by some as a "toxic culture" and the issues that have come from it started because of the school's move to the Big 10 conference. Here is what I think


Maryland Football Coach, Athletic Director Stay, President Wallace Loh To Retire

After weeks of investigations into the death of Maryland football player Jordan McNair, the University System of Maryland Board of Regents declined to order the institution to fire its athletic director, president or head football coach. However, President Wallace Loh said he will retire. Today, we spoke to State Sen. Jim Rosapepe, a College Park Democrat and former regent, who had some fiery comments about how the decisions in this case were made.


President Trump Looking To End Constitutional Right To Citizenship For Babies Born In The United States To Non-Citizens

During today's show, news broke from the outlet Axios that President Trump was looking to maybe sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens. We were able to speak to Axios reporter Stef W. Kight about the news as it was coming out. We also got local reaction from Thiru Vignarajah, former Deputy Attorney General of Maryland.


Mega Millions Jackpot Reaches Record Amount

It's Lottery fever across the U.S. with Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots hitting record amounts. This morning, I spoke with Carol Gentry, a spokesperson for the Maryland Lottery, on what the state’s take will be if the winning Mega Millions ticket is sold in Maryland and what you should do IF you win.


Justin Tucker's Extra Point Miss

This morning, a lot of talk about that Justin Tucker extra point miss. Do I think it cost the Baltimore Ravens the game? Take a listen to find out. We also talk with ESPN's Jamison Hensley about his thoughts on yesterday's Ravens loss to the Saints.


Interim Baltimore police Commissioner Gary Tuggle and U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur

This morning, Interim Baltimore police Commissioner Gary Tuggle and U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur joined the show talk about the latest efforts to reduce violent crime.


The Recent Spike in Baltimore City Violence

Today we take a moment to look the shocking amount of violence happening in Baltimore over the past few weeks. On Tuesday alone, 11 people were shot and three died in seven separate shootings. We examine the issues in hiring more police officers and I look at how politics could be involved when it comes to asking for help.


Senator Bill Ferguson On Commission Looking Into Baltimore Police Corruption

A new state commission tasked with getting to the root of police corruption in Baltimore met for the first time Tuesday. So how bad is it? According to State Senator Bill Ferguson representing District 46,Baltimore City, it is a "crisis". Ferguson talks about the goals of the commission and what he has learned so far.


Kevin Davis Calls On T.J. Smith For Mayor 2020

I was on Richard Sher's show "Square Off" over the weekend along with former Baltimore City Police Commissioner Kevin Davis who had an interesting call for former Baltimore City police spokesman T.J. Smith to run for Baltimore City Mayor.


Podcast Special: Survivors: Personal Stories of Abuse in the Catholic Church

There have been numerous stories of abuse within the Catholic Church over the years, punctuated recently by the bombshell grand jury report from Pennsylvania. The Netflix series “The Keepers” shined the spotlight on a long-untold part of Baltimore history. On this special podcast, I have a conversation with those who lived it, “Survivors: Personal Stories of Abuse in the Catholic Church." I speak with abuse survivors Cindy Lovell, Teresa Lancaster and Gloria Larkin.


Hear From Survivors Of Abuse In Catholic Church

There have been numerous stories of abuse within the Catholic Church over the years, punctuated recently by the bombshell grand jury report from Pennsylvania. I will be hosting a special one-hour show this weekend with three survivors of sexual abuse from Baltimore, Cindy Lovell, Teresa Lancaster and Gloria Larkin.


New Poll Finds Hogan Maintaining Double-Digit Lead

Yet another poll is showing Gov. Larry Hogan with a double-digit lead over challenger Ben Jealous in the November general election. The Gonzales Research poll out Wednesday asked who voters would pull the lever for if the election were held today. Fifty-four percent said they would vote for the Republican Hogan, with 36 percent supporting the Democrat Jealous. Take a listen to some other interesting info I found in these results.


Josh Blackman

Josh Blackman and Joe diGenova join the show.


Orioles Move On From Duquette, Showalter

It's an end of an era for Baltimore as both manager Buck Showalter and general manager Dan Duquette are out following a disappointing season of historic proportions. We spoke to Rich Dubroff who covers the Baltimore Orioles for BaltimoreBaseball.com on the legacy of Buck and Dan Duquette and how the team moves forward. Take a listen.