Roughly Speaking

Roughly Speaking Dan Rodricks: Commentary and conversation on life in Baltimore, Maryland and the USA
Rodricks: Hogan's yesterday thinking on public transit

Larry Hogan has an odd sense of timing.

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Podcast: I stream, you stream, we all stream: Our critics review Netflix and Amazon Prime

Film critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed have been binge-watching original shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime, and today they talk about what they've seen and what they like.

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Podcast: U.S. takes up the rear on Syrian refugee crisis

On the show today, a look at the crisis with Alia Malek, Baltimore-based journalist and civil rights attorney who traveled with Syrian refugees and profiled some of them for Foreign Policy.

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Rodricks: Emboldened criminals, plenty of guns, unsophisticated motives

Two weeks ago, a tow-truck driver, apparently concerned about the city’s recently deployed speed cameras, asked if I knew of any along Northern Parkway. I said I did not. “All these homicides in Baltimore,” he groused, “and all they care about is money from speeding tickets.”

“Is that right?” I said. “That’s all we care about?”

“Seems that way.”

I recognized the guy’s voice. I’ve heard it before.

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Podcast: After Harvey and Irma, getting serious about climate change

Will the twin punches of Harvey and Irma persuade more Americans that climate change is real and causing extreme weather?

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Baltimore archbishop responds to Bannon's cynicism about Dreamers

Archbishop William E. Lori will celebrate a “Dreamers Mass” in Spanish Wednesday night in a grand, old Baltimore church in the heart of the city’s immigrant community -- an act of hierarchical resistance to President Donald J. Trump’s decision to rescind protections for immigrants brought into the country illegally as children.

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