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Aug 17, 2018
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Don Rush sits down with Jim Mathias , candidate for Maryland's  State Senate.  In the second half, meet Jerome Segal, who is working to establish the Bread and Roses Pary in Maryland.

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The money race has already begun in Maryland First Congressional district with incumbent Republican Andy Harris leading his Democratic challenger Jesse Colvin. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush talked with Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsive Politics which tracks campaign contributions.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - The parents of offensive lineman Jordan McNair say suspended University of Maryland coach DJ Durkin should be fired.

McNair collapsed during a preseason conditioning drill May 29 and died two weeks later. Durkin was placed on administrative leave Saturday after ESPN reported that coaches had been bullying the players.

On Tuesday, the university said it takes "legal and moral responsibility" for the death.

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Ocean Pines Association officials will be looking for alternative ways to handle the over population of geese.

Last month the Association euthanized around 290 in an effort to deal with the impact on water quality in the Southside Pond.

WBOC reports that at last night’s meeting of the Association organizer Mary Wilson wanted more transparency about its decision.

She said there were a number of causes for the water quality that had nothing to do with the geese.

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan says he is urging Pennsylvania to do something about the pollution problem that is coming from the Conowingo Dam.

And with the recent rains he told WBOC that there was concern about the debris that has been piling up on the northern side of the dam.

One solution, he said, was a pilot project to dredge the dam which has not been cleared out in the last 80 years.

But he told the station that dredging is “a million dollar question.”

Earlier this month Maryland asked Exelon which owns the dam to help with bay restoration.

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