Roughly Speaking: Police and protests, Monday's debate, and 'Drunk History'

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Z on TV Critic David Zurawik writes about the business and culture of TV
Clinton, Trump teams will spin on social media as candidates spar on stage

Monday night's presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is expected to make television history with the largest audience ever for such an event — exceeding the 80 million in 1980 for Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter.

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WYPR's 'Out of the Blocks' shares Baltimoreans' stories block by block

In Baltimore, the streets are brimming with untold stories, and Aaron Henkin and Wendel Patrick, producers of the WYPR documentary series "Out of the Blocks," have been on a quest to give residents and business owners a chance to share them, block by block.

With the slogan "One hour of radio. One city block.

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Lutherville's Derek Waters returns to revels of 'Drunk History,' Season 4

The first piece Derek Waters ever staged for what would become "Drunk History" involved Alexander Hamilton. The scenario featured Mark Gagliardi, a friend of Waters, recounting the duel between Hamilton and Aaron Burr — with a little help from a bottle of scotch.

Waters, a Lutherville native, will return to those Hamiltonian roots in Season 4, which premieres at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday on Comedy Central.

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Mix 106.5 DJ Maria Dennis on her battle with cancer and life beyond it

On the presidential campaign trail, Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" became a bit of a joke after it appeared in heavy rotation at Hillary Clinton's rallies.

But for Maria Dennis, the anthem may never get old.

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Zurawik: Ravens win needed more video, less analyst opinion

Carter Blackburn, Chris Simms and Jenny Dell are not exactly household names. But when you have two smaller market teams like Baltimore and Cleveland playing each other, don’t expect the A team in the booth.

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Candidates' lack of transparency part of a trend that's bad for democracy

A 70-year-old reality TV star running for president shared a sketchy two-page health summary with a doctor-host on a syndicated daytime show and had the gall to boast of his transparency compared to that of his opponent.

His 68-year-old opponent, meanwhile, kept a diagnosis of pneumonia secret until a citizen videographer captured her stumbling into a van and the video went viral.

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