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We all know people who watch the news all day and then complain about what our politicians are not doing. Many of those who grumble never actually do anything to make things better.

But then there are people like Charlee Childs who run for office and affect political change on their own terms.

Childs is a native of Baltimore with family ties to Maryland's Eastern Shore.

She ran for a seat on the State Central Committee in Baltimore County's 10th District in 2018.


On this episode of UMES 30, host Dr. Joshua K. Wright speaks with U.S. District Judge (Maryland) George J. Hazel, who was nominate by President Barack Obama and sworn in on May 2, 2014, becoming the youngest District Judge to be appointed to the post. (ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 4/7/2019) 

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UMES 30 host Dr. Joshua K. Wright has a conversation with Dr. E. Faye Williams, Esq., National Chair of the National Congress of Black Women. (ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 3/10/2019) 

BALTIMORE (AP) — Judges are refusing to attend a meeting Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has called to discuss Baltimore's high crime rate.

The meeting involving Hogan and members of the Baltimore City Criminal Justice Coordinating Council is scheduled for next week. Hogan has said he's concerned that many Baltimore gun offenders have more than half their sentences suspended.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Republican governor has criticized President Donald J. Trump's comments blaming "both sides" for racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Hogan made the remarks Wednesday after a meeting of the Board of Public Works, of which he is a member. He says he thinks Trump "made a terrible mistake."