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Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspends his campaign for president. And COVID-19 is ravaging the black community in some areas, including Milwaukee.

2020Talks - April 9, 2020 


Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders drops out of the race for president, though he assured supporters yesterday his movement will continue. A federal judge ruled this week a lawsuit in Florida awaiting trial will apply to all people with former felony convictions, not just the 17 plaintiffs.

Public News Service - MD: Civic Engagement

In addition to school closings and a ban on large gatherings, Maryland officials are closing the Port of Baltimore to passenger cruise ships in light of the new coronavirus. (Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Maryland officials have announced the state's first case of community-transmitted new coronavirus. That has contributed to a series of large-scale actions to slow the spread of the virus. Some of the actions the state is mandating include closing all public schools from March 16 t

The Rev. William Barber of the Poor People's Campaign leads a rally in Washington in June 2019. (Poor People's Campaign)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Poor People's Campaign, led by Rev. William Barber, is marking MLK Day Monday with screenings in Maryland and around the country of a new documentary that chronicles the organization's fight to make poverty reduction a national priority. The organization is continuing Martin

A proposed bill in Maryland aims to put the state's rules for shotgun purchases on par with those for handguns. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- When the Maryland General Assembly starts on Wednesday, a gun bill that didn't pass last year's session will be one of the top priorities for gun-control advocates in the new session. House Bill 4 would close a dangerous gap in state law that allows Marylanders to privately sell

Reform efforts for gerrymandering saw a setback from Thursday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling, which allowed the practice to continue in Maryland and North Carolina. (iStockphoto)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Politicians in Maryland essentially got permission to draw voting districts to favor one party over others, as the U.S. Supreme Court decided on Thursday that federal courts shouldn't be deciding gerrymandering cases. In its 5-to-4 decision, the high court sent cases from Ma

Hundreds of students and teams across the United States and Canada compete in 11 events as part of the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl. (APPE)

BALTIMORE – It's an event that organizers hope many in Washington, D.C., can watch and learn from. But the ultimate goal of this weekend's Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Baltimore is to help train students before they enter the workforce on how to work through complex moral issues. This year

National Week of Conversation, which runs through Oct. 13, encourages people of all stripes coast to coast to connect with one another and be more civicly engaged. (Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – This week, a national movement is helping people to listen and exchange ideas instead of shunning others with differing views. The second National Week of Conversation has organizers hoping to temper political furies and divide by encouraging people to have #ListenFirst conv

Capital Gazette reporters were put in the frightening situation of covering a mass shooting in their own building on Thursday. (Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – In what appears to be one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history, the nation's journalism associations are offering all available resources to support The Capital Gazette. Police continue to investigate and interrogate the gunman who opened fire at the Annap

A gunman is dead after wounding two fellow students with a handgun Tuesday morning at a high school in southern Maryland. (Pixabay)

GREAT MILLS, Md. — In the wake of the latest school shooting, that took place at Great Mills High School, both sides of the gun control debate have found reasons to praise ongoing efforts to limit gun violence. The shooter, just 17 years old, opened fire in the hallway of the school just be

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