WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Md. Legislature Will Tackle Redistricting In October

Play associated audio

Maryland's legislature normally meets in Annapolis for a 90-day session beginning each January, but lawmakers need a special session this year to redraw Congressional districts based on the results of the last census.

It's possible that lawmakers would consider additional legislation during the special session as well, AP reports.

Some members have discussed introducing bills to raise money for the state's depleted Transportation Trust Fund. But it's unclear how much support there would be to take on such challenging revenue issues.

A spokesman for the governor says O'Malley is still considering that possibility.

NPR

He Died At 32, But A Young Artist Lives On In LA's Underground Museum

When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.
NPR

The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Seattle's Blackberries

Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
WAMU 88.5

State Taxes, School Budgets And The Quality Of Public Education

Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending and the quality of public education.

NPR

Listen: 'Web Site Story,' NPR's Musical About The Internet — From 1999

Found in our archives: an Internet-themed remake of West Side Story from the dot-com bubble era. It begins with Bill Gates and features the sound of a modem but isn't as obsolete as you might expect.

Leave a Comment

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