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Release Date: 08/31/2021

The World Cup in Baltimore? show art The World Cup in Baltimore?

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Baltimore is one of 17 U.S. cities in the running to host games in the 2026 World Cup. With sites likely to be selected in May, resident agency soccer fans Alan Brody and Alex Butler talk with Terry Hasseltine, President of the Baltimore Maryland 2026 Bid, about the chances of being chosen, what it would mean for Maryland and talk of a joint Baltimore-Washington, D.C-bid that could improve the prospects of being picked.

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I Scream, You Scream show art I Scream, You Scream

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In this episode we are joined by Sean Smeeton and Detric Mccoy, respectively the founder and owner of Taharka Brothers Ice Cream. They discuss the origins of this Baltimore-based business, the innovations they've made before and during COVID-19, and the social change efforts their business supports in and around the Baltimore area.

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Tax Season 101 show art Tax Season 101

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The 2022 tax season is underway and two top agency gurus, Debora Gorman and Pat Guiles, give us a crash course on some of the big news for this year, including extended deadlines for state individual income taxes, changes to look out for and how to get help preparing and filing taxes from the Comptroller’s Office.

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2022 General Assembly Preview show art 2022 General Assembly Preview

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We’re joined once again by State Senator Craig Zucker for an overview of the upcoming 90-day Maryland General Assembly session, which begins January 12th. We talk about another legislative session impacted by COVID-19, the big issues likely to dominate discussion and balancing family life and legislative responsibilities as an elected official. Stick around at the end as Craig shares a few lighter moments from his Senate tenure.

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Maryland’s (Ex) Treasurer: A Treasure show art Maryland’s (Ex) Treasurer: A Treasure

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In this year-end episode, we chat with now-retired Treasurer Nancy Kopp about her incredible 50-year public service career, the changes she’s seen, her relationship with Comptroller Franchot and advice for her successor, Dereck Davis. Listen closely as we “dig up” something you may not know about this legendary Marylander and her plans for post-political life.

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Shop Local and Save for the Holidays show art Shop Local and Save for the Holidays

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It’s the most wonderful time of year! Holiday shopping season is upon us and that means the Comptroller’s annual push to support small, local businesses. Once again, several Maryland-based credit unions are offering special rewards and incentives to its members who buy local and we’re joined by Becky Smith of SECU to tell us more about the initiative, how credit unions differ from banks and how the pandemic has changed their approach.

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Revenue Recap, Fiscal Forecast show art Revenue Recap, Fiscal Forecast

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Thanks largely to the success of federal relief, Maryland has an extra $5 billion in the bank. Bureau of Revenue Estimates Director Andy Schaufele joins us to break down the recent Fiscal Year 2021 Closeout Report and updated revenue projections for FY 2022 and 2023. Then we chat with Janice Shih, director of the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service about their work and how a new law allows them to help more taxpayers.

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Alongside President Bush on 9/11 show art Alongside President Bush on 9/11

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Community Affairs and Outreach Manager Kia Baskerville, then a CBS News producer covering the White House, shares her recollections of travelling in Florida on September 11, 2001 with President George W. Bush when news broke of the terrorist attacks in New York and the Pentagon. Kia takes us behind the scenes of what it was like on Air Force One and back in the Oval Office on such a tumultuous day and the bond she developed with the First Family.

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Back to School show art Back to School

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Summer is nearly over and many schools are back in session. We discuss youth activism, political involvement and college in the age of COVID with two of our summer interns, Megan Moulsdale and Tim Jones (05:29). Afterwards, a riveting conversation with Dr. Steven Thomas, founder of the HAIR Campaign, which has achieved national attention for its work enlisting black barbershops and beauty salons in the fight to achieve health equity (40:29).

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Shopping, Savings, Scholarships show art Shopping, Savings, Scholarships

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Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week runs August 8-14 and we’re joined by Sarah Price of the Maryland Retailers Association to talk about how businesses have managed to survive during the pandemic and the scholarship contest that has become an annual highlight of the tax-free week. Afterwards, Fells Point Surf Co. owner Ali Schuch gives us a firsthand perspective of running a business in challenging times.

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Summer is nearly over and many schools are back in session. We discuss youth activism, political involvement and college in the age of COVID with two of our summer interns, Megan Moulsdale and Tim Jones (05:29). Afterwards, a riveting conversation with Dr. Steven Thomas, founder of the HAIR Campaign, which has achieved national attention for its work enlisting black barbershops and beauty salons in the fight to achieve health equity (40:29).