Episode 524

What is ailing Baltimore and who can fix it?


August 7th, 2019

53 mins 21 secs

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  • Gallup: 71% of Americans Say No to Banning Possession of Handguns — In the wake of the terrible mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, the Gallup polling firm has posted its "Guide to U.S. Public Opinion on Guns" on its website. The information posted shows that in Gallup's last survey on whether to ban handguns, from October 2018, 71% of American adults said, "no."
  • Baltimore Is a Mess. Here Are 3 Big Issues the City Faces. — However, when one steps away from the squabble between Cummings and Trump, one finds the comments about conditions in parts of Baltimore are largely true. The city has become dangerous, trash removal is a serious problem, and rodent infestations have become so bad that former Mayor Catherine Pugh (who recently resigned over allegations of corruption) actually said in a television interview that she could smell the dead rats while touring parts of the city.
  • Here’s how the 2020 Democratic race for president is stacking up a week after the last debate… – The Right Scoop — We’ve had a bevy of national polling in the last couple of days giving us a good idea as to how the 2020 Democratic candidates for president are stacking up against each other since the second debate. First up, Politico/Morning Consult released yesterday: Biden 33, Sanders 19, Warren 15, Harris 9, Buttigieg 6, O’Rourke 3, Booker 3, Yang 2, Gabbard 1, Castro 1, Klobuchar 1, Steyer 1, Bullock 1