WAMU 88.5 : News

Maryland State Workers Rally Over Health Care, Pensions

Play associated audio

Gwen Filipiak, a teacher at Lewisdale Elementary School in Hyattsville, is concerned about plans to move pension responsibilities from the state to each school district.

"So we might pay into the pension for 25 years, and have some kind of upheaval in the ocunty and lose everything we've put into it," she says.

The union says workers have already taken furloughs and even pay cuts, but Gov. Martin O'Malley says Maryland is facing $35 billion in unfunded pension and health care liabilities and these changes are necessary.

WAMU 88.5

A WAMU Guide To The 2015 National Book Festival

Need some help navigating the schedule? We've come up with an agenda that highlights authors we’ve spoken with here at WAMU.

WAMU 88.5

The Democracy Of The Diner (Rebroadcast)

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

NPR

Sen. Mikulski's Vote Clears The Way For Obama's Deal With Iran

With the approval of Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, announced Wednesday, President Obama has secured enough support in Congress to sustain his nuclear deal with Iran.
WAMU 88.5

Environmental Outlook: How To Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says traffic in the U.S. is worse than it's been in years. But some say there are reasons to be optimistic. For this month's Environmental Outlook: How revitalized urban centers and new modes of transportation are changing how we get around our cities.

Leave a Comment

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