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WBAL NewsNow with Bryan Nehman is a daily digest of Baltimore's top news stories. Hear Bryan Nehman weekday mornings on WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5.

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Latest episodes from WBAL News Now With Bryan Nehman Podcast

Remote Learning Will Remain A Reality At Least Some Of The Time In The Fall

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2020 3:33

School system administrators are not entertaining any plan that includes all students going to school in person every day. It will likely place a burden on working parents. Is it necessary?

What Will Schooling Look Like In The Fall?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2020 3:19

Kids are going to have to go back to learning next fall. But what will learning look like and how will services related to schools, like nutrition, be provided?

What Will The Next School Year Look Like?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2020 3:36

Students ended the school year out of the classroom? How will they begin the next one, with the coronavirus outbreak still among us? There are concerns that some students may not be in an equitable position to succeed with continued distance learning.

Does Defunding The Police Really Mean Rethinking The Police?

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2020 3:47

The City Council trimmed $22 million from Baltimore's policing budget. A former head of the DEA says just taking money away won't do much to reshape policing.

Table Service Resumes, Restaurants Look To Catch Up

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 3:19

Indoor dining resumed in much of Maryland over the weekend and it seems to be a huge success. But can Ocean City handle a socially distance deluge?

The Push For Fewer Cops

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2020 3:39

Protesters say we need fewer cops and more social workers. Naomi Reilly from the American Enterprise Institute says sending social workers into potentially explosive situations is a bad idea.

Protests Continue Unabated As Activists Call For De-Funding Police

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2020 3:27

Protests continued this morning as calls escalate in some corners to defund the police. In Minneapolis, local lawmakers, but not the mayor, have their minds set on disbanding the department and starting over.

In Atlanta, Emotional Pleas From Powerful Voices

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2020 3:25

In Atlanta on Friday, rapper Killer Mike of Run The Jewels and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms gave voice to the causes of protesters and decried rioters. Killer Mike also had words for one of the targets, CNN. CNN Center, also home to a police precinct, was the site of a confrontation between rioters and police.

Matt Lauer Returns To Challenge Celebrated Reporter

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2020 3:57

Disgraced former anchor Matt Lauer takes issue with the reporting of Ronan Farrow in the wake of an article challenging Farrow's reporting on the scandal that led to Lauer's dismissal from NBC. Farrow and The New Yorker stand by his work.

In Phased Reopening, Small Businesses' Futures On The Line

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2020 3:01

Restaurants were among the first to close and could be among the last to fully reopen. But with many being small businesses, some can't afford to wait that long.

Democratic Lawmaker Stokes Conspiracies

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2020 3:17

Speaking this morning, State Sen. Jim Rosapepe suggested, without evidence, that the testing kits a Korean Air jet brought to Maryland did not in fact exist.

Economist: More Balance Needed In Reopening Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2020 3:38

Conquer the disease at all costs? An economist talked to Bryan about seeking balance in easing the restrictions forced by COVID-19.

Mild Weather Reveals Weariness Over Social Distancing Orders

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2020 3:54

As a caravan of protesters rolled across Maryland, a large crowd turned out to the National Mall to watch the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds flyover. In Florida, beaches are reopening. Is Maryland in worse position or is the state dragging its heels on reopening.

Some Small Businesses Want More Specifics On Reopening

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2020 3:07

A Carroll County delegate says small businesses in his district want predictability, including a specific date from the governor on when they can reopen. Nearly half of the state's COVID-19 deaths have been in nursing homes. Does that mean, then, that businesses that don't have a link to those sectors can reopen?

Are Increased Unemployment Benefits Backfiring

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2020 3:28

The Paycheck Protection Program is a lifeline for small businesses, but a few lawmakers concerned about a perverse incentive for people to stay on employment may have been right.

A Troubling Drop In Hospital Visits

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2020 3:31

Parents are looking to limit their trips out and other vectors of potential exposure to COVID-19. However, other people who should be going to the hospital aren't.

Small Business Loans Back Before Congress

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2020 3:24

Congress gave the Small Business Administration $349 billion in lending authority for small businesses. That money has been tapped. The ball is now back in Congress' court. How long can small businesses and their employees wait for Congress to get its act together?

Origin Of COVID-19 Grows A Bit Cloudy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2020 3:27

What do we know about COVID-19 and where it came from? Was it a wet market, as originally indicated, or research gone awry?

President Trump Lacks Authority To Overrule Governors But Unchecked Power Goes Back A Way

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2020 3:24

Yuripzy Morgan says the president is wrong to say he can overrule governors on reopening businesses, but it's not the first time a president has overstepped.

Mask Mandates Spread, But How Much Do They Help?

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2020 3:07

Some localities are telling -- not asking -- residents to wear masks when they go out to grocery stores and other essential businesses. But how much do mask mandates help and whom?

Officials Tighten Guidance On Gatherings As Young People Remain Reckless

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2020 4:08

The CDC issues tighter guidance on public gatherings. Meanwhile, if you took a drive through Federal Hill or Canton over the weekend, you might not have known anybody was concerned.

Marylanders May Need To Cope With Big Changes

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2020 4:11

Authorities are taking bold actions in response to COVID-19. How prepared are you for adjustments? Meanwhile, at the time of this recording, school systems were stopping short of closing schools and instead doing everything but. (Since this piece has aired, Gov. Larry Hogan ordered public schools to close.)

As Italy Makes Big Moves, What Can Americans Expect In Mitigation Of Coronavirus?

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2020 4:33

Italy is taking drastic steps to stop the coronavirus. Is it a preview of decisions some American workplaces might soon make?

Mitigation, Coronavirus And The Stock Market

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2020 4:19

Is the pandemic horse out of the barn? What can the federal and state authorities do to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus?

Herculean Task Faces Health Investigators

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2020 4:06

Maryland confirms its first three coronavirus diagnoses. The three patients have been out and about since Feb. 20. Are more positive tests to come? What can really be done to stop an outbreak? And The New York Times endorsed not one, but two candidates for president. Both of them--Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren--have since folded.

If Gov. Hogan Can Legally Send State Troopers To Baltimore, Why Wait?

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2020 4:56

Attorney General Brian Frosh says the governor doesn't need a state of emergency like one proposed by state Senate Republicans to send state troopers into Baltimore whenever he wants. Bryan says that that's exactly what Gov. Larry Hogan should do. And there's a silver lining to the coronavirus fears--the tactics being used to avoid it are also useful for flu season.

Biden Surges Ahead With Big Super Tuesday Wins

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2020 4:34

Joe Biden's campaign made a remarkable turnaround with a Super Tuesday to remember. What's Bernie Sanders' next move? In Baltimore, Sheila Dixon leads a new poll on the mayoral race.

Democratic Moderates Start Lining Up Behind Biden

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2020 2:38

Two Democrats dropped out of the presidential race to back Joe Biden. Why is it that Elizabeth Warren, who has plans by the dozen, is being bugged to drop out and endorse Bernie Sanders rather than the other way around? And business leaders turned out to oppose a plan to expand the sales tax to pay for the Kirwan Commission's education reforms.

South Carolina Primary Shakes Up Democratic Race

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2020 4:22

South Carolina throws Joe Biden's campaign a liferaft. Two Democrats--Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg--dropped out and endorsed him. The Democratic field becomes a three-horse race. In Annapolis, a Talbot County council member says the state should cover the entire price tag for the Kirwan Commission reforms without sharing costs with localities.

State Health Official Advises Marylanders Not To Get Too Spooked

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2020 4:23

Three Marylanders just met CDC criteria to be tested for the coronavirus. A top health official urges Marylanders not to panic, especially given that it appears that many people who have been sickened seem to be making full recoveries if they are symptomatic at all. Closer to home, a tone-deaf statement from the prison-bound Catherine Pugh.

Pugh Plays The Hits In Ostensible Apology Video

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2020 4:12

Prior to her sentencing, disgraced former Mayor Catherine Pugh released a video that was 10% apology, 90% "greatest hits." Also, NFL players rebuff a proposal to lengthen the regular season.

Doctors Differ On Coronavirus Risk

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2020 4:45

Are we headed for a coronavirus pandemic? It depends who you ask. And at Tuesday's debate, candidates took the gloves off in dealing with Bernie Sanders, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. Are they a bit

Gansler Supports Element Of Gov. Hogan Crime Proposals

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2020 4:20

Former Attorney General Doug Gansler says it makes sense to have mandatory minimum sentences for "violent convicted felons that are toting guns." The penalty is part of Gov. Larry Hogan's crime proposals. Meanwhile, the arrest of an armed student at Patterson High highlights the legal barriers to city school police officers carrying service weapons in schools.

Polls Show Voters Want Improvements To Education, Don't Want Tax Hikes To Pay For Them

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2020 4:21

A new poll finds Marylanders plead ignorance when asked about the Kirwan Commission. That said, they said they're generally in favor of the commission's ideas even as they oppose higher taxes. That's the multi-billion dollar question, isn't it? And the fundamentals show strong potential for Bernie Sanders, should he be the Democrats' nominee in the fall.

Expanded Sales Tax Eyed To Fund Kirwan

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2020 4:23

The House majority leader defends his idea of changes to the sales tax to fund the Kirwan Commission's education reforms.

Tax Proposal Sets Off Big Fight; Bloomberg Unprepared For Debate

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2020 4:06

Democrats plan to change the sales tax to fund the Kirwan Commission's proposals. Maryland families may pay more for services like haircuts and repairs. However, the proposal was met with swift opposition by Maryland's popular Republican governor. And Michael Bloomberg was not ready for prime time in Wednesday's Democratic debate and the shots he knew were coming.

State Lawmakers Consider Bag Ban

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2020 4:35

State lawmakers are considering a plastic bag ban, this one carrying a more hefty fee than the version passed this year in Baltimore City. Why are retailers on board with the plan? Meanwhile, localities are worried about losing the revenue from their own bag fees. Meanwhile, the baseball world is aflame over the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal and all Commissioner Rob Manfred can seem to bring is gasoline.

Professor Says Months To Come Will Determine Course Of Coronavirus, Should You Ask Before You Recline?

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2020 3:59

COVID-19, the coronavirus, has gotten worse in China and a professor with the University of Maryland says the course of the virus will be determined in the coming months. After a video went viral of a man kicking the reclined seat of a woman in front of him, the CEO of Delta is saying it is polite to ask before you recline.

Does Prosecutors' Filing Ahead Of Pugh Sentencing Put Another City Official In Hot Water?

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 14, 2020 5:02

Prosecutors say former Mayor Catherine Pugh should spend nearly five years in prison, revealing new details about the breadth of her criminal activity and the steps she took to conceal it. Prosecutors said those steps included laundering money through a shop she co-owned with Comptroller Joan Pratt.

PGA Tour A Boon For Baltimore

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2020 4:42

The PGA Tour is coming back to Baltimore, and the event will be nothing to sneeze at. And what can be drawn from the record Democratic turnout in New Hampshire... and the record turnout for the non-competitive Republican primary?

As Bodies Pile Up In Baltimore, What Are Annapolis Democrats Up To?

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2020 4:46

Baltimore is again close to averaging a killing a day. The state Senate minority leader says he doesn't think the violence is a priority for Democrats in Annapolis.

A Tough Week For Democrats, Another Violent Weekend In Baltimore

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2020 4:17

Iowa did little to narrow the Democratic field and a pollster says President Trump is finding new voters, even if they're not all fans of his. And Baltimore had a rough weekend, including a possible arson.

A Week Of Washington Theatrics

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2020 4:20

You could write a book on this week in politics, from the end of the impeachment acquittal to the theatrics of the State of Union.

Sarbanes: Impeachment Acquittal Not The End Of The Road

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2020 3:52

The impeachment trial is over, but Rep. John Sarbanes says House Democrats are intent on continuing oversight of the executive branch, though they want to talk about issues as well. On the other side of the aisle, Mitch McConnell secured exactly what he promised with the swift end to the impeachment trial, which he called a "colossal political mistake" by Democrats.

Though Results In Doubt, Winners And Losers To Be Found In Iowa

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2020 4:32

Candidates spent substantial time and treasure to win over Iowans to find a circus on caucus night. In the chaos, there are still winners and losers. Among the losers? Iowa's first-in-the-nation status, possibly.

City Could Polish Its New Squeegee Policy

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2020 3:59

Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison says it's unconstitutional to arrest "squeegee kids" and his department has bigger fish to fry. Does that send the right message to annoyed drivers? And last night's halftime show delivered.

Alexander Takes Drama Out Of Impeachment Trial

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2020 4:12

Sen. Lamar Alexander tried to split the baby--he says the Democrats proved their case but that it doesn't rise to an impeachable offense. His announcement took the drama out of Friday's vote on witnesses in the impeachment trial. The vote comes on the same day Brexit goes from a concept to a reality.

Gov. Hogan Revives Push On Post-Labor Day School Starts

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2020 4:29

Gov. Larry Hogan revives his push to make schools start after Labor Day, perhaps a quixotic goal in front of the same lawmakers who countered his old executive order with a veto-proof majority. And Planters is rethinking its Super Bowl plot twist of killing off Mr. Peanut after Kobe Bryant's shocking and tragic death.

Bolton Memoir Raises Questions

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2020 5:14

John Bolton's upcoming memoir set off a political earthquake on Capitol Hill. A bill in Annapolis looks to protect kids' lemonade stands. Some say the law aims to protect enterprising suburban children yet look less kindly on Baltimore's "squeegee kids."

Lawmaker Proposes Tax Credit For Those With Long Drives To Work

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2020 4:15

A penny for your thoughts while stuck in a long commute? Actually, make that a tax credit. And the coronavirus may be making its way into Maryland after state health officials say a Marylander met the CDC criteria to be tested. We're now learning the virus may spread from people who aren't showing symptoms.

A Sales Tax Overhaul To Fund Kirwan Goals?

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2020 4:08

William E. "Brit" Kirwan suggests ways to pay for his commission's multi-billion-dollar education reforms and the outcomes that could emerge from implementing said measures. And young people are talking less and using emojis more. One state is taking that trend to license plates.

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