A recent court decision allowed federal officials to resume processing visas offered to the many seasonal workers providing the labor behind the U.S. seafood industry. The prospect of a visa stoppage sent a panic through many seafood businesses in the mid-Atlantic region, who've come to depend on the visa program to fill manual labor jobs like picking crabs and shucking oysters. We explore why the visa program was caught in limbo and what's at stake for the seafood industry as things move forward.
With an execution pending in Maryland, the death penalty remains a hot-button issue in our region. Join Kojo for a discussion of the state of Maryland’s capital punishment debate.
- Gary Christopher attorney; and First Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland
- Raymond Paternoster Professor of Criminology, University of Maryland
- Stephen Bailey Deputy State's Attorney, Baltimore County, Maryland
- Cathy Knepper Board Member, Maryland Citizens Against State Executions; also Maryland Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator, Amnesty International USA
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