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Only Days After Being Chosen As Running Mate, Ivey Turns To Defending Gansler

In Maryland, Doug Gansler's running mate is defending him amidst a swirl of controversies for the attorney general as he seeks to become the state's next governor.

Gansler tapped Prince George's County Delegate Jolene Ivey earlier this week to be his running mate. She says the controversy over Gansler's use of his state police escort during his time as attorney general, and his earlier comments about his chief opponent Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown's race, never deterred her from taking the number two slot on the ticket.

Ivey herself is African-American and says Gansler's remark that Brown is running solely on his race in order to become Maryland's first black governor was not racist. If it was, Ivey says she would not have accepted Gansler's invitation to be his running mate.

"It was really not about race at all. If you look at what Doug Gansler was saying, he was saying that the other candidate is not running on any issues. He's only running on something that he has nothing to do with. Which is his race," she said.

Brown's campaign demanded Gansler apologize, which he refused to do.


Christopher Marlowe Credited As Shakespeare's Co-Author On Henry VI Plays

True authorship of Shakespeare has been debated for centuries. Now, the New Oxford Shakespeare edition will list Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe as co-author on the three Henry VI plays, part one, two and three. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Florida State University professor Gary Taylor, one of the general editors of the new volume.

2,500 Years Ago, This Brew Was Buried With The Dead; A Brewery Has Revived It

In an ancient burial plot in what is now Germany, scientists uncovered a cauldron with remnants of an alcoholic beverage. They teamed up with a Milwaukee brewery to re-create the recipe.
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Do Hyper-Local Term Limits Work?

Montgomery County residents are voting this fall on term limits for their local council representatives. Are they picking up on lessons learned from Prince George's County?

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AT&T’s Proposed Acquisition Of Time Warner

AT&T’s bid to acquire Time Warner: Join us to talk about what the proposed merger of the country’s second-largest wireless carrier and a major content company could mean for consumers and the future of U-S media and telecommunications.

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