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State's Attorney Race: Thiru Vignarajah Addresses #MeToo, Race, Residency, and Money
In the second part of our interview with former Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah, he talks about a controversial hidden video, persistent rumors, and a contentious residency hearing

  April 6, 2018

State's Attorney's Race: Marilyn Mosby on Tyrone West, Keith Davis and Her Critics
In the third and final part of our conversation with Marilyn Mosby, we talk about some of the criticism she has faced in her role as Baltimore City's top prosecutor

  April 17, 2018

Can a Government Program End Racist Government Practices?
Several proposals are now before the Baltimore city council that would fund affordable housing and restore racial equity in government agencies that have sown division in the past, but can it work?

  April 17, 2018

Another Massive Tax Break for Developers? One Key Official Says No
Baltimore's latest proposal to overhaul a low income housing project and an abandoned outdoor mall may include a huge tax incentive for developers, but city council president Jack Young says he has "no appetite" for another tax break.

  April 16, 2018

Mayor Asks Goldman Sachs to Increase Investment in Baltimore
Mayor Catherine Pugh said she asked investment bank Goldman Sachs to finance a movie theater in Mondawmin Mall, a retail center that just lost one of it's biggest tenants Target

  April 12, 2018

Maryland Gubernatorial Candidate Jim Shea on His Vision for Public Education
Jim Shea on equitable funding for Maryland schools, the teacher strikes sweeping the nation, and MLK's legacy in Maryland 50 years after his assassination

  April 12, 2018

The Arch Social Club Holds More Than 100 Years of Black Baltimore History
The Arch Social Club, which sits at Penn North, at the heart of the Uprising after the death of Freddie Gray, has provided a haven for Black men in an often racist city for more than a century

  April 11, 2018

Advocates say Democrats Worked Tirelessly to Defeat Reforms in MD
Last minute efforts to pass tough on crime legislation and thwart reforms aimed at banning destructive water bill liens has frustrated advocates who say the state legislature needs to be more forward thinking

  April 10, 2018

State's Attorney Race: Thiru Vignarajah Addresses #MeToo, Race, Residency, and Money
In the second part of our interview with former Deputy Attorney General Thiru Vignarajah, he talks about a controversial hidden video, persistent rumors, and a contentious residency hearing

  April 6, 2018

How Blue-State Democrats Continually Beat Back Reform
As part of TRNN's in-depth coverage of the legislative session in Maryland's state capital, we take a quick tally of all the reform proposals that didn't even get a vote this year

  April 5, 2018

Should Johns Pay a Steeper Price for Prostitution?
A Baltimore councilman wants to focus on punishing people who purchase sex as a way to curb demand, but will it work in a city that has a bustling red-light district just blocks from city hall?

  April 3, 2018

'Jobs Not Incarceration': Baltimore Activists Mobilize Against New Crime Bill
The Maryland governor's "tough on crime" bill (SB 122) passed the state Senate by a 36-8 vote, but critics say the legislation reinforces the existing inequalities within the criminal justice system

  April 1, 2018

Should Sex Work be Decriminalized? One Advocate says Yes
Caroline Unger of the Sex Workers Outreach Program Baltimore discusses how best to protect sex workers in light of new human trafficking legislation currently being debated by the city council

  April 1, 2018

Adnan Syed Prosecutor On What The Serial Case Means For His State's Attorney Bid
In wake of an appeals court ruling that upholds overturning the conviction of Adnan Syed, prosecutor Thiru Vignarajah talks about what the case says about his bid for Baltimore City State's Attorney and the criminal justice system.

  March 31, 2018

Legislation Fights Liens Based on Water Bills
Reverend Keith Bailey is about to lose his church because of an erroneous water bill. Two bills being considered in the Maryland Senate would prevent this from happening

  March 31, 2018

Black Baltimore Responds to Marvel's Black Panther
Executive Producer Eddie Conway speaks to Baltimore residents about the controversy within the black community about the Black Panther film

  March 30, 2018

Adnan Syed of 'Serial' May Receive New Trial
A Maryland Court has upheld a ruling overturning the conviction of Adnan Syed, whose story went viral on the 2014 podcast 'Serial'

  March 30, 2018

Baltimore State's Attorney's Race: Marilyn Mosby on Criminal Justice Reform
Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby says she is running on her record and working to improve the criminal justice system

  March 29, 2018

Baltimore State's Attorney's Race: Ivan Bates on Criminal Justice Reform
Defense lawyer and candidate for State's Attorney Ivan Bates talks about how to reform the criminal justice system, with a nod to Philadelphia's Larry Krasner

  March 28, 2018

Kevin Kamenetz: Maryland Must Must Increase School Funding
The Baltimore County executive and Maryland gubernatorial candidate says he supports increasing education spending and universal pre-K, but does not support immediately shifting casino revenue to schools

  March 26, 2018

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