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BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA)—Teachers are protesting the decision to reopen schools before everyone is vaccinated.  Cindy Sexton, president of the Teachers Association of Baltimore County joins Dr. Kaye to discuss the many concerns educators have regarding in-person learning.

Dr. Kaye also addresses the grim milestone the United States has reached, surpassing 500,000 COVID-related deaths. 

In the second hour, Dr. Kaye is joined by Dr. Aysha Khoury as part of the Vaccination Hesitation Conversation Series. 

Maryland state senators get negative COVID-19 test results

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Senate president says tests for COVID-19 have turned out negative after several state senators missed a day of session as a precaution.

Senate President Bill Ferguson said Wednesday that while several rapid virus tests were positive a day earlier, follow-up PCR tests came back negative.

Six senators missed the Senate's session on Tuesday. Most of them were back on the Senate floor on Wednesday.

Ferguson says any absences were “wholly unrelated to any testing issues.”

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) — Baltimore City Police Commissioner Michael Harrison joins Farajii Muhammad to discuss BPD public safety measures, community policing, the repeal of the Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights and more. 

 

States pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — States are not willing to wait for more federal help and have been moving ahead with their own coronavirus relief packages.

Maryland and California recently approved help for small businesses, the poor, the jobless and those needing child care.

New Mexico and Pennsylvania are funneling grants directly to cash-starved businesses.

The spending shows that many states have proved unexpectedly resilient during the pandemic.

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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

Feb 23, 2021

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.


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