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Roughly Speaking podcast: Mayor Pugh on crime; a challenge to Andy Harris; a good book (episode 324)

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4:02: Mayor Catherine Pugh, who last week declared crime out of control in Baltimore, talks about the need for more police on the street and what her administration is doing about that. The mayor objected to the suggestion, in Dan Rodricks' Wednesday column, that she was slow to put together a crime-fight strategy. Today, she talks about her plan to reduce violence across the city. The interview was recorded before the Wednesday afternoon shooting of a city police detective.

23:19: Paula Gallagher, Baltimore County librarian and Roughly Speaking book critic, recommends the new novel by Louise Erdrich, "Future Home of the Living God," which, Gallagher says, is bound to invite comparison's with Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale."

27:18: Allison Galbraith wants to be one of the few millennials in Congress, so the 34-year-old Harford County Democrat is running for her party's nomination in Maryland's First congressional district. Galbraith says she's running because of incumbent Republican Andy Harris' ardent opposition to the Affordable Care Act.




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