Maryland gubernatorial campaign previewListen now (23 min) | In “Free State Politics” episode 7, John Rydell talks to a longtime political observer who examines the growing field of…
University of Maryland ends debate: Get vaccinated or don't go to collegeListen now (17 min) | Free State Politics episode 9 examines how Maryland’s colleges and universities are struggling to return to normal as they…
Baltimore County teachers’ union President Cindy Sexton sounds off on masks and vaccinations as schools prepare to openListen now (18 min) | In Free State Politics episode 8, public education takes center stage as John Rydell speaks to the president of the Teachers…
Recovery tops agenda for upcoming Maryland Association of Counties ConferenceListen now (20 min) | Maryland’s convention business is still struggling to recover after literally being shut down by COVID-19 last year. But in…
How will new voting and gun laws impact Maryland?Listen now (22 min) | Episode 2 of Free State Politics podcast examines controversial voting laws enacted in several states, which critics fear will…
Criminal sentencing controversyListen now (24 min) | Free State Politics episode #5 examines a controversial rule change being considered by Maryland’s Judiciary which could result in…
Former Gov Robert Ehrlich opines on the good the bad and ugly on Trump transforming the Republican PartyListen now (20 min) | Award-winning journalist John Rydell interviews former Governor Robert Ehrlich on the state of the Republican party and the impact…
A Marylander's first-hand account of living in Israel during the recent bombings - and a deep dive into Covid-19 impact on health insuranceListen now (22 min) | The bombing may have subsided, but tensions are still high in Israel, where Israeli defense forces have had deadly clashes with…
Maryland public schools face many challenges as they prepare to open in the fallListen now (24 min) | Free State Politics podcast episode 4 examines the lingering struggles facing Maryland public schools as they attempt the…