Baker Focuses On Taking Office | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Baker Focuses On Taking Office

Play associated audio

In Maryland, Prince George's County's new executive-elect will have little time to savor his victory.

Rushern Baker received plenty of hugs and handshakes congratulating him on his victory at the Democratic election night party in Baltimore. But in just a month, he will take office. And that has his focus.

"I think for us, if we can get the right men and women into every position in the government, and make sure that we take advantage of the fact that Prince George's County has these development projects that we can do, that will be enough to start off," he says. "We're looking forward to moving those projects."

Among the projects Baker speaks of is massive development around both the New Carrollton and Branch Avenue Metro stations.

NPR

There's Never A Dull Moment On This Trans-Siberian Adventure

Steve Inskeep talks with Morning Edition's own David Greene about his new book Midnight in Siberia, a chronicle of his trip — in third class — across Russia aboard the Trans-Siberian Express.
NPR

Chef Ottolenghi Makes The Case For 'Plenty More' Vegetables

Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Rachel Martin about the difference between supermarket hummus and Middle Eastern hummus and why he doesn't like to call his cookbooks "vegetarian."
NPR

N.H. Senate Race Becomes Focal Point For Both Parties

Incumbent Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen had maintained a lead over the Republican field throughout the year in the swing state. But Republican Scott Brown, former Massachusetts senator, has closed the gap since his nomination in September.
NPR

Getting Medical Advice Is Often Just A Tap Away

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with infectious disease specialist and HealthTap member Dr. Jonathan Po about telemedicine and hypochondria in a time of heightened health concern.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.