Tag: John Rydell

‘Free State Politics’ Episode 8: Covid and schools, patent rights and SCOTUS

The 18-minute episode features interviews with Teachers Association of Baltimore County President Cindy Sexton and Baltimore County businessman Larry Porter. Sexton discussed how educators and staff are preparing for the upcoming school year, which begins at the end of the month and coincides with the rapid spread of the Delta variant and the full-scale return to in-person learning. Porter discussed how he has been impacted by a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision that essentially invalidated a patent he had obtained for the creation of software that expedites the mortgage application approval process.

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‘Free State Politics’ Episode 6: MACo conference to focus on economic recovery

The 20-minute episode features interviews with Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Executive Director Michael Sanderson and Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman, who sits on MACo’s board. They discussed the agenda and the key issues for MACo’s upcoming annual conference in Ocean City which will take place from Aug. 18-21 at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.

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