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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senator Ben Cardin joined us this morning to discuss yesterday's hearings with Judge Brett Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford which he called "a very difficult day for the United States Senate and our country". He also spoke out on wanting to delay the vote on Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court vote until the incident between Kavanaugh and Ford is properly investigated.
Former college basketball coach Rick Pitino joined WBAL News Now Wednesday morning to discuss his new book, why he isn't coaching anymore and what college sports should do to address cheating concerns.