Inside Maryland Politics

WYPR Senior News Analyst Fraser Smith and his guests break down recent political news in Maryland.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 6 am and 8:45 am.


Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler, of the WYPR news team, talk about the tightening primary for the Democratic nomination to replace retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski and Rep. Donna Edwards' reputation for not playing well with others.

Haunted by her past?

Mar 4, 2016

Fraser Smith and John Lee, of the WYPR news team talk about former Mayor Sheila Dixon's corruption plea and how her opponents in the race for mayor are using it against her.

Their Survey Said...

Feb 24, 2016


Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College, joins senior news analyst Fraser Smith to talk about the latest Goucher poll.

Fraser Smith and Bryan Sears, of The Daily Record, discuss Gov. Larry Hogan's "spring break" shot and his rapidly souring relationship with Democrats in the General Assembly.


Fraser Smith and Todd Eberly, the coordinator of Public Policy studies at St. Mary's College of Maryland, examine how the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has affected the presidential campaign.

Keeping Millenials

Feb 10, 2016


Fraser Smith and Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College, talk about what the next mayor has to do to keep millennials in the city after they've had children.


Fraser Smith and Richard Cross, speechwriter for former Republican Gov. Robert Ehrlich, talk about the Iowa caucuses, the upcoming New Hampshire primary and what that means for current Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's support of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

What Happened In Iowa

Feb 3, 2016


Fraser Smith and Melissa Deckman, of Washington College's political science department, analyze what happened to former Gov. Martin O'Malley in Iowa.


Fraser Smith and Luke Broadwater, of the Baltimore Sun, discuss the politics of snow removal.


Fraser Smith asks Andy Green, of the Baltimore Sun editorial board, "Where's the beef?" when it comes to Gov. Larry Hogan's budget and his promise to spend $75 million over the next five years to rid Baltimore of blighted vacant houses.