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A conversational take on Maryland news and culture from The Baltimore Sun newsroom.

Latest Episodes

Closing out 2019 at the movies

ELocal film critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed join columnist Dan Rodricks to review the year's best movies. (PHOTO CREDIT: Lacey Terrell/TriStar Pictures).

63 MIN2 w ago
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Closing out 2019 at the movies

A new take on the crab cake?

Thirty years is a long, good run for any restaurant, and so attention must be paid: Saturday, Oct. 12 marks three full decades for Nancy Longo’s Pierpoint in Fells Point. It was early 1989 when Longo bought the Emma Giles Tavern, a rowhouse-barroom at 1822 Aliceanna Street, with an ambition to turn it into a restaurant serving “Maryland cuisine with a contemporary style.” As her 30th anniversary approached, Sun columnist Dan Rodricks paid a visit for the Roughly Speaking podcast and recorded a conversation with Longo in the Pierpoint kitchen.In this episode: Secrets of a great crab cake. Plus, something new: The Crab Corn Coddie, a mashup of a classic crab cake and the Baltimore coddie, with some sweet corn added for crunch. It was Dan’s idea, developed at home, and he asked Longo to bring her expertise to the evolving recipe. The chef was game to give it a try. In fact, Longo liked the concept so much she plans to put the Crab Corn Coddie on Pierpoint’s menu as a special on We...

28 MINOCT 11
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A new take on the crab cake?

The Orioles' rebuild and the long road ahead

The Orioles have encouraged fans to have patience through he next few years of Baltimore baseball until the rebuild process shows results.

26 MINOCT 4
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The Orioles' rebuild and the long road ahead

The Kirwan Commission and the fight over public school reform

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has voiced opposition to the ambitious Kirwan Commission proposals calling them “half baked” and “fiscally irresponsible.” With recommendations for how to pay for the plans slated to go public this month, lawmakers expect a clash between Hogan and his allies and supporters of education reform.

21 MINSEP 27
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The Kirwan Commission and the fight over public school reform

In Carroll County, an emotional church-state issue divides residents

In Carroll County, Maryland, a years-old lawsuit that sought to bar the county’s commissioners from leading prayers at their meetings came to a dramatic close this month. But residents might not be content to let the fight end.

21 MINSEP 19
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In Carroll County, an emotional church-state issue divides residents

Saving the symphonies: The BSO's familiar plight

EAfter a summer-long work stoppage and public back-and-forths with management, the BSO’s future appears more uncertain than ever.

15 MINSEP 13
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Saving the symphonies: The BSO's familiar plight

Cal Ripken's other streak: Being mentioned in dozens of rap songs

ENearly two decades after his retirement from the Orioles, Cal Ripken Jr. remains an icon sports world, especially in the Baltimore area. But as it turns out, Ripken’s legacy has inspired more than just baseball fans.

18 MINSEP 6
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Cal Ripken's other streak: Being mentioned in dozens of rap songs

In Baltimore schools, disparities in and out of the classroom affect performance

EEducation advocates say that the difference between Baltimore County and Baltimore City test scores shouldn’t surprise anyone.

15 MINAUG 29
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In Baltimore schools, disparities in and out of the classroom affect performance

Cal Ripken references in rap lyrics

EBaltimore Orioles star Cal Ripken has been honored in several rap songs.

4 MINAUG 27
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Cal Ripken references in rap lyrics

A year after scooters first hit Baltimore's streets, safety and equity concerns persist

EOn Baltimore streets for over a year, dockless scooters are no longer a novelty. And, with the city recently awarding permanent licenses to four vendors, they, along with dockless bikes now coming online, will be part of its transportation mix for the foreseeable future. So far, things have gone smoother than with their Baltimore Bike Share predecessor, but equity and safety issues raised during the pilot program remain. In this episode, Baltimore Sun interns Oyin Adedoyin and Christine Condon share what residents and doctors are saying about the vehicles and explain why Baltimore may be especially well suited for the dockless networks. They’re joined by Sun transportation reporter Colin Campbell.

10 MINAUG 23
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A year after scooters first hit Baltimore's streets, safety and equity concerns persist

Latest Episodes

Closing out 2019 at the movies

ELocal film critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed join columnist Dan Rodricks to review the year's best movies. (PHOTO CREDIT: Lacey Terrell/TriStar Pictures).

63 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Closing out 2019 at the movies

A new take on the crab cake?

Thirty years is a long, good run for any restaurant, and so attention must be paid: Saturday, Oct. 12 marks three full decades for Nancy Longo’s Pierpoint in Fells Point. It was early 1989 when Longo bought the Emma Giles Tavern, a rowhouse-barroom at 1822 Aliceanna Street, with an ambition to turn it into a restaurant serving “Maryland cuisine with a contemporary style.” As her 30th anniversary approached, Sun columnist Dan Rodricks paid a visit for the Roughly Speaking podcast and recorded a conversation with Longo in the Pierpoint kitchen.In this episode: Secrets of a great crab cake. Plus, something new: The Crab Corn Coddie, a mashup of a classic crab cake and the Baltimore coddie, with some sweet corn added for crunch. It was Dan’s idea, developed at home, and he asked Longo to bring her expertise to the evolving recipe. The chef was game to give it a try. In fact, Longo liked the concept so much she plans to put the Crab Corn Coddie on Pierpoint’s menu as a special on We...

28 MINOCT 11
Comments
A new take on the crab cake?

The Orioles' rebuild and the long road ahead

The Orioles have encouraged fans to have patience through he next few years of Baltimore baseball until the rebuild process shows results.

26 MINOCT 4
Comments
The Orioles' rebuild and the long road ahead

The Kirwan Commission and the fight over public school reform

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has voiced opposition to the ambitious Kirwan Commission proposals calling them “half baked” and “fiscally irresponsible.” With recommendations for how to pay for the plans slated to go public this month, lawmakers expect a clash between Hogan and his allies and supporters of education reform.

21 MINSEP 27
Comments
The Kirwan Commission and the fight over public school reform

In Carroll County, an emotional church-state issue divides residents

In Carroll County, Maryland, a years-old lawsuit that sought to bar the county’s commissioners from leading prayers at their meetings came to a dramatic close this month. But residents might not be content to let the fight end.

21 MINSEP 19
Comments
In Carroll County, an emotional church-state issue divides residents

Saving the symphonies: The BSO's familiar plight

EAfter a summer-long work stoppage and public back-and-forths with management, the BSO’s future appears more uncertain than ever.

15 MINSEP 13
Comments
Saving the symphonies: The BSO's familiar plight

Cal Ripken's other streak: Being mentioned in dozens of rap songs

ENearly two decades after his retirement from the Orioles, Cal Ripken Jr. remains an icon sports world, especially in the Baltimore area. But as it turns out, Ripken’s legacy has inspired more than just baseball fans.

18 MINSEP 6
Comments
Cal Ripken's other streak: Being mentioned in dozens of rap songs

In Baltimore schools, disparities in and out of the classroom affect performance

EEducation advocates say that the difference between Baltimore County and Baltimore City test scores shouldn’t surprise anyone.

15 MINAUG 29
Comments
In Baltimore schools, disparities in and out of the classroom affect performance

Cal Ripken references in rap lyrics

EBaltimore Orioles star Cal Ripken has been honored in several rap songs.

4 MINAUG 27
Comments
Cal Ripken references in rap lyrics

A year after scooters first hit Baltimore's streets, safety and equity concerns persist

EOn Baltimore streets for over a year, dockless scooters are no longer a novelty. And, with the city recently awarding permanent licenses to four vendors, they, along with dockless bikes now coming online, will be part of its transportation mix for the foreseeable future. So far, things have gone smoother than with their Baltimore Bike Share predecessor, but equity and safety issues raised during the pilot program remain. In this episode, Baltimore Sun interns Oyin Adedoyin and Christine Condon share what residents and doctors are saying about the vehicles and explain why Baltimore may be especially well suited for the dockless networks. They’re joined by Sun transportation reporter Colin Campbell.

10 MINAUG 23
Comments
A year after scooters first hit Baltimore's streets, safety and equity concerns persist
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