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  • Shock Trauma anti-violence worker held in federal drug case

    After leading a life of crime, being charged with murder and being shot, Howard McCray was ready for a change. In 2008, he began working with Maryland Shock Trauma Center, where he had been treated for gunshot wounds, to reach out to other victims who...
  • O'Malley sees success in jail indictments, but critics take aim

    O'Malley sees success in jail indictments, but critics take aim
    As critics of Martin O'Malley sensed a new political vulnerability, the governor insisted Tuesday that last week's indictment of inmates and correctional officers at the Baltimore City Detention Center was "a positive achievement" in Maryland's fight...
  • NPR was, well, different early Monday morning in Baltimore

    NPR was, well, different early Monday morning in Baltimore
    Technical difficulties, as they euphemistically say in broadcasting, left some NPR affiliates like Baltimore's WYPR scrambling Monday morning. WYPR confirmed that it had problems with the National Public Radio feed Monday. WTMD General Manager Steve...
  • Boston coverage by CNN, King and Fox lead us into more confusion

    Boston coverage by CNN, King and Fox lead us into more confusion
    Just when it was starting to look like cable news might have actually learned something from its rush-to-judgment sins in covering the Newtown massacre, John King, CNN and Fox News showed Wednesday how shaky and journalistically confused even the genre'...
  • 'Right wing' doesn't equal 'terrorist'

    'Right wing' doesn't equal 'terrorist'
    "If history were to repeat itself," warned President Franklin D. Roosevelt in his 1944 State of the Union address, "and we were to return to the so-called normalcy of the 1920s, then it is certain that even though we shall have conquered our enemies on...
  • Proposed press shield has holes

    Proposed press shield has holes
    In response to the acknowledged abuses of his own Justice Department, President Barack Obama has urged Sen. Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, to reintroduce legislation for a "journalist shield law." And in typical Washington fashion, the proposed...
  • Young violinist Beilman already knows the score

    Young violinist Beilman already knows the score
    When violinist Benjamin Beilman performs for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre, he'll surely be one of the younger people in the house. That's because this 22-year-old Curtis...
  • The pollution of political discourse

    The pollution of political discourse
    As the dust settles in the wake of the latest presidential election, where can the open-minded voter turn these days for reasonably unbiased analysis and commentary on the state of political affairs? It's a challenge in this era of talk radio and cable...
  • Maryland Proton Treatment Center getting some competition

    Maryland Proton Treatment Center getting some competition
    The competition for medical dollars within the Baltimore-Washington area got a national radio audience this morning, when NPR aired a story about plans for two proton beam therapy facilities in the District of Columbia. If built, those facilities --...
  • Manners maven: Humorist Henry Alford on the importance of being civil

    Manners maven: Humorist Henry Alford on the importance of being civil
    Henry Alford, author of 2012’s “Would It Kill You to Stop Doing That? A Modern Guide to Manners,” will join the Howard County Library System for its Choose Civility symposium Oct. 11 at the Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City. The...
  • Frank Deford comes out as a diehard Orioles fan

    Frank Deford comes out as a diehard Orioles fan
    NPR sports commentator Frank Deford threw propriety to the wind Wednesday morning in favor of hometown pride and loyalty, admitting on air that he was rooting -- hard -- for the Orioles. Deford, who grew up in North Baltimore, first explained that when...
  • Looking for a solution to mounting media confusion and misinformation

    One of the driving principles in the live and late-breaking world of TV news is to just keep moving on. Don’t dwell too long on yesterday’s mistakes, or you’ll miss today’s big story. But the mistakes made by social media and...