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Baltimore Ravens prep to host NFL playoff game

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Excitement is building in Baltimore where the Ravens host the Kansas City Chiefs this Sunday in the AFC championship game. It's been half a century since the city hosted an AFC title game.


Baltimore museum adapts Polar Express ride to be more sensory-friendly

Sunday, December 24, 2023

Baltimore's B&O Railroad Museum aims to bring holiday cheer to children on the autism spectrum by making its Polar Express ride more sensory-friendly for neurodivergent young people.


Muppets from Sesame Workshop help explain opioid addiction to children

Monday, December 18, 2023

Sesame Workshop has new resources for kids affected by the opioid epidemic, featuring videos explaining addiction and treatment. (This first aired on All Things Considered on Dec. 4, 2023.)


BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport wins national contest for best restroom

Thursday, November 23, 2023

The airport's restrooms have been declared the best place to visit the bathroom this year. What makes them so special for the 24 million people who go through the airport each year?


After historic strike, Kaiser Permanente workers win 21% raise over 4 years

Friday, October 13, 2023

The health care giant and the coalition of unions that walked out for three days earlier this month announced a contract deal that averts another strike.


The Archdiocese of Baltimore declares bankruptcy just as new child sex abuse law passes

Sunday, October 08, 2023

The Archdiocese of Baltimore declared bankruptcy days before a Maryland state law could take effect that would expose the organization to numerous sexual abuse claims.


Fentanyl mixed with cocaine or meth is driving the '4th wave' of the overdose crisis

Thursday, September 14, 2023

A new study finds a 50-fold growth in deaths from combined use of stimulants and opioids. The toxic and contaminated drug supply is to blame.


Zoos are getting creative about caring for older animals

Saturday, September 02, 2023

Humans aren't the only ones who need geriatric care. Zoos are increasingly concerned with the needs of their older residents. Some are getting creative about how they care for these elderly animals.


Caring for people with fentanyl addiction often means treating terrible wounds

Sunday, August 13, 2023

The fentanyl-additive Xylazine causes open wounds, making the illegal drug supply even more dangerous and treatment more complicated


A landmark study opens a new possible way for Black Americans to trace their ancestry

Sunday, August 06, 2023

Researchers have connected the DNA from enslaved individuals buried in a Maryland village to nearly 42,000 present-day descendants.


A landmark study opens a new possible way for Black Americans to trace their ancestry

Friday, August 04, 2023

Researchers have compared the DNA of 27 Black people who lived at the Catoctin furnace between 1774 and 1850, finding a link between these enslaved Americans and nearly 42,000 living relatives.


How Baltimore is trying to keep its people safe from xylazine

Monday, July 17, 2023

Baltimore is seeing an influx of xylazine as dealers are mixing it with opioids. The city is dedicating resources to try to keep people safe from the drug, the overdoses are which are extra dangerous.


Veterinarians worry about their access to tranquilizer xylazine with new restrictions

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Multiple states are cracking down on xylazine after it started showing up in illicit opioids. But controlling the drug is causing headaches for veterinarians who use the drug to sedate large animals.


Forward Party faces uphill battle as it preps to run its first slate of candidates

Wednesday, July 05, 2023

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang's Forward Party is preparing to put up its first candidates in 2024.


A year since Dobbs, these are the many ways states are protecting abortion

Friday, June 23, 2023

Abortion access has declined dramatically nationwide, but many states have further protected abortion by enacting "shield laws," allocating funding, stockpiling medication and repealing old laws.


How residents of Baltimore are coping with the smoke coming from Canada

Friday, June 09, 2023

Homeless shelters handed out masks and schools cancelled activities as Baltimore residents endured another day of smoky air from wildfires in Canada.


Hundreds of people are set to sue the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore for sex abuse

Friday, June 02, 2023

States are rethinking how long victims can seek damages for sex abuse. Maryland abolished its civil statute of limitations as hundreds of people prepare to sue the Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore.


Maryland created a Prescription Drug Affordability Board to rein in prices

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Maryland is working on a new way to keep prescription drugs affordable, as pharmaceutical companies continue to raise prices. Other states are following Maryland's lead.


Minnesota to join at least 4 other states in protecting transgender care this year

Friday, April 21, 2023

In 2023, a record number of states have passed rules or legislation to eliminate youth gender-affirming care, but a record number of states have also moved to protect care for trans youth and adults.


Maryland attorney general releases report on decades of sex abuse by Catholic priests

Thursday, April 06, 2023

Maryland's attorney general has released a report on clergy sex abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.