Media Apperances.

I’ve done radio and television interviews with local and national outlets to discuss news stories in Maryland.  I also host Facebook Live broadcasts and “Roughly Speaking” podcasts for The Baltimore Sun. Here’s a sampling of some of my appearances.

“State Circle,” Maryland Public Television, October 2020: I was back on Maryland Public Television with host Jeff Salkin and Bryan Sears of The Daily Record, talking about the economic forecast, state ballot questions and voting. Featuring my pandemic hair and a home office setup that earned an 8/10 from @ratemyskyperoom on Twitter. Watch the full show here.

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“Baltimore Positive” podcast, July 2020: I recorded two segments with hosts Don Mohler and Nestor Aparicio, covering topics ranging from Gov. Larry Hogan’s new book to why we need local ownership of The Baltimore Sun. Listen to the first segment here and the second segment here.

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“Kojo Nnamdi Show,” WAMU-FM, April 2020: I spoke with host Kojo Nnamdi and political analyst Tom Sherwood about Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Listen to the show here.

Facebook Live, The Baltimore Sun, 2020: My co-host Luke Broadwater and I did another run of weekly political chats on the Facebook page of The Baltimore Sun during the 2020 General Assembly session. Watch the videos here.

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“State Circle,” Maryland Public Television, January 2020: I joined reporter Charles Robinson and host Jeff Salkin to discuss the first week of the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session. Watch here.

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“State Circle,” Maryland Public Television, September 2019: I joined host Jeff Salkin and Bryan Sears of The Daily Record to discuss the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s labor dispute, education funding, Comptroller Peter Franchot’s political future, leadership in the House of Delegates and more. Watch here.

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Channel 4 News, July 2019: I spoke via Skype with a producer for Channel 4 News in the U.K. about President Donald Trump trashing Baltimore and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings. Watch here.


“View from the States,” C-SPAN Radio, May 2019: I discussed the debate over legislation in Maryland that would have legalized medically-assisted suicide. Listen here.


“Roughly Speaking,” The Baltimore Sun, 2019: After regularly appearing as a guest on “Roughly Speaking,” I spent several months hosting the podcast. Recent episodes have covered the Baltimore Police Department’s corrupt Gun Trace Task Force, recovery from catastrophic flooding in Ellicott City and Chesapeake Bay crab season.


Facebook Live, The Baltimore Sun, 2019: During the 2019 Maryland General Assembly session, I co-hosted a weekly Facebook Live show about state politics. Click here for the full playlist.


“State Circle,” Maryland Public Television, March 2019:  I joined MPT reporter Charles Robinson and host Jeff Salkin to discuss the latest in state politics and government. Click here to watch.

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Maryland gubernatorial debate, September 2018: I was one of four panelists for the only debate between gubernatorial candidates Larry Hogan and Ben Jealous. Watch the full debate here.

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“State Circle,” Maryland Public Television, June 2018: I joined Robert McCartney of The Washington Post to discuss the Democratic gubernatorial primary in Maryland. Here is a short clip.

“Midday,” WYPR-FM, May 2018: I was joined by Bryan Sears of The Daily Record on on Baltimore’s public radio station to talk about the death of Baltimore County Executive and gubernatorial candidate Kevin Kamenetz, and how his death changed the election landscape. Listen to the audio here or watch a video on Facebook.

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“State Circle,” Maryland Public Television, October 2017: I discussed Elon Musk’s proposed “hyperloop,” Maryland’s gubernatorial race, the race to become the next Baltimore County executive and the annual school construction money “beg-a-thon.” Watch the video here.

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“Washington Journal,” C-SPAN, August 2017: C-SPAN interviewed me via Skype about monuments in Maryland linked to the Confederacy and Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, who authored the Dred Scott decision. Watch the video here.

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“State Circle,” Maryland Public Television, June 2017: I discussed Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch’s liver transplant, medical cannabis, climate change and brewery laws. Watch the video here.

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“Kojo Nnamdi Show,” WAMU-FM, April 2017: The day after the General Assembly session ended,  I joined Washington College’s Melissa Deckman to talk politics. Listen to the show here.

“Direct Connection,” Maryland Public Television, April 2017: On Sine Die (the last day of the session), I discussed all the day’s action with MPT’s Yolanda Vazquez. Watch the video here or here, starting at the 01:11 mark.

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“State Circle,” Maryland Public Television, January 2017: MPT’s Yolanda Vazquez and I talked about the latest news in state politics.

kojo logo - Copy“Kojo Knamdi Show,” WAMU-FM, January 2017: I joined Howard County Councilman Greg Fox to discuss a proposal to make Howard County a “sanctuary county.” Click here to listen to the discussion.


“Marc Steiner Show,” WEAA-FM, August 2016: Two important Baltimore County issues were the focus of this show. Click here to listen to a discussion of an anti-discrimination housing bill and click here for the discussion of the fatal police shooting of Korryn Gaines.


MSNBC, April 2016: I spoke with MSNBC live from the scene outside Fox 45’s studios where a man wearing an animal suit with a fake bomb had just been shot by police.

Fox News, April 2016: I also spoke with Fox News about the Fox 45 incident. Watch the video here.


“State Circle,” Maryland Public Television, January 2016: I appeared on State Circle, Maryland Public Television’s weekly political newsmagazine, to discuss the Maryland General Assembly.  You also can view the video here, at the 19:45 mark.

MSNBC, May 2015: I spoke live with MSNBC about the charges against police officers who were involved in the arrest and transport of Freddie Gray, a young Baltimore man who suffered fatal injuries in police custody.

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