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Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for four specific witnesses in Senate impeachment trial; giving Iowans with disabilities a voice in caucuses; and an expert says Seasonal Affective Disorder is a lot more than just the holiday blues.

2020Talks - December 16, 2019 


Sen. Cory Booker led the charge asking the DNC to ease up debate qualification requirements. All seven candidates who made the cut for Thursday's debate say they won't participate in the debate at Loyola Marymount in LA if it means crossing the picket line of Unite Here Local 11.

Public News Service - MD: Youth

Children and young people are being bombarded with tobacco industry marketing for flavored e-cigarettes. (Adobe stock)

BALTIMORE – As the number of vaping related illnesses continues to rise, Maryland is looking to join five other states in banning the sale and marketing of e-cigarettes. The legislation is sponsored in the House of Delegates by Prince George's County Democrat Dereck Davis and is planned for

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BALTIMORE – More low-income preschoolers in the Baltimore area will be ready when kindergarten starts next week because of their time at what are commonly known as the "Judy Centers." The Baltimore Community Foundation is a supporter of the Judith P. Hoyer Center Early Learning Hubs. Billie M

Advocates say teaching the history of LGBTQ rights and disability rights in Maryland schools can help underrepresented students feel more accepted in the classroom. (Manny DaCunha/Adobe Stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland Department of Education says it is looking to add curriculum that explores the history of the LGBTQ rights and disability rights movements. The move comes after a push by lawmakers earlier this month to expand the state's history studies to include lessons focus

Children and teens now consume 17% of their calories from added sugars, nearly half of which come from drinks alone, according to the American Heart Association and Academy of Pediatrics. (igorovsyannykov/Pixabay)<br />

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics are endorsing regulations and additional taxes aimed at reducing kids' consumption of sugary drinks. According to health officials, sugary drinks are the largest source of added sugar, which is strongly li

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

The 2018 Maryland Report Card offers public access to more details on measures of success in the state's 1,400 public schools. (Wokandapix/Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Achievement gaps persist between students of color and white students, according to a new analysis of Maryland's public schools. Education advocates say the state needs to make finding solutions a priority. The Baltimore Community Foundation commissioned the report by The Education

The National Toxicology Program conducted studies in rats and mice to help clarify potential health hazards of cellphones, which are used by 95 percent of American adults. (terimakasih0/Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – A federal agency has released the final results of what could be the world's largest and most costly experiment linking cancer in male rats to cellphone radiation. The National Toxicology Program concluded there's "clear evidence" that prolonged exposure to high levels of ra

Montgomery County Schools began the school year by offering free condoms at four high schools before expanding countywide. (Pixabay)

ROCKVILLE, Md. – After seeing a double-digit surge in chlamydia and gonorrhea, the Montgomery County school board voted unanimously Tuesday to offer condoms at all of its high schools. The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show a continuous rise of sexually tran

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