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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) On Tuesday, Governor Larry Hogan announced a series of updates regarding COVID-19 in Maryland.

The governor addressed a decline in COVID-19 cases and positivity rates, expanded surveillance of COVID-19 variants, a fourth mass vaccination site and a new executive order regarding the reopening of schools.  

Maryland lawmakers absent after positive rapid virus tests

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Nine Maryland state senators have missed their morning floor session as a precaution after positive rapid tests for the coronavirus.

Maryland Senate President Bill Ferguson made the announcement Tuesday at the start of the session.

Thirty-eight senators were present and work continued.

Ferguson says contact tracing has occurred, and they're waiting for more reliable polymerase chain reaction test results Tuesday evening.

Ferguson says once the PCR results are known, they'll be able to make decisions on any changes in operations.

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —Dr. Raymond Winbush, Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University joins Farajii Muhammad to discuss sacrificial leadership, the United States government and new developments regarding the death of human rights activist Malcom X. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — What does it mean to be Black in America?

Dr. Kaye and callers weigh in:

In the second hour of the show, Senator Ben Cardin joins the conversation to discuss his legislation to ban religious, racial and discriminatory profiling by law enforcement.  

Maryland planning statewide vaccine appointment system

Feb 22, 2021

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's acting health secretary says the state will launch an online statewide system next month to pre-register for COVID-19 appointments at mass vaccination sites.

Dennis Schrader told a panel of lawmakers Monday the pre-registration system will enable the state to manage the flow of appointments.

He says it also will better prepare for when vaccine supplies are much more abundant.

Lawmakers on the panel have criticized Maryland's vaccine rollout for not having a centralized way of registering for appointments.

 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) Maryland is seeing a decrease in daily coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and positivity rates.

 

The Maryland Department of Health reports 611 new coronavirus cases within 24 hours.

'Obviously a mistake': Cruz returns from Cancun after uproar

Feb 22, 2021

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says his family vacation to Mexico was “obviously a mistake” as he returned stateside following an uproar over his disappearance during a deadly winter storm.

The Republican senator said he began second-guessing the trip since the moment he first got on the plane Wednesday.

Maryland Senate OKs tax credit for immigrants

Feb 22, 2021

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Senate has voted to extend a state tax credit for low-income workers to include immigrants, including those in the country illegally, as part of pandemic relief.

The Senate voted 32-15 Friday for the measure.

It now goes to the House. It's a follow-up to a separate relief measure that steers more than $1 billion measure to state residents.

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — “It has been horrific…”

Dr. Alicia Moore, Associate Professor of Education at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas joins Dr. Kaye to share her personal experience during the deadly, historic winter storm.

 

Dr. Kaye also interviews Joshua Evans, an 11-year-old who recently published his first book. Joshua introduces us to his book’s adventurous characters and shares what inspired him to start writing. 

  To listen to the second hour of the show, click the link. 

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Dr. David Satcher, the first African American Director of the CDC and the first African American man named Surgeon General joins Dr. Kaye to address racial health disparities and COVID-19.


Website mistakenly allowed people to sign up for vaccine

Feb 22, 2021
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BALTIMORE (AP) — A large number of Marylanders had signed up to get the coronavirus vaccine at a sports stadium only to have the appointments canceled.

The Baltimore Sun reported Sunday that most people had signed up using an invalid link.

The vaccine appointments had been scheduled to occur at M&T Bank Stadium.

The University of Maryland Medical System said the booking link was made “inadvertently” public.

Former UPS Driver Gives Morgan State University $20 Million

Feb 22, 2021

BALTIMORE — Morgan State University today announced receipt of a $20 million commitment from alumnus and philanthropist Calvin E. Tyler Jr. and his wife, Tina, increasing an endowed scholarship fund previously established in the Tylers’ name.

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(THE CONVERSATION) In her speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention Kamala Harris saluted seven women who “inspired us to pick up the torch and fight on.” 

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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —Maryland health officials say more than 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in the state. 

 

Governor Larry Hogan tweeted, “I want to thank all the vaccinators working around the clock to get shots into arms, and ask Marylanders for their continued patience during this historic undertaking.” 

 

The governor released a video message Friday morning to announce the milestone and to provide an update on the state's vaccine supply. 

 

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