Across the Aisle with Senator Bobby Zirkin

Across the Aisle with Senator Bobby Zirkin

In this age of politics, bipartisanship seems impossible to achieve. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Across the Aisle with former State Senator Bobby Zirkin seeks to bridge the divide and tackle important issues without regard to party politics. Join Senator Zirkin and his guests from all across the political spectrum as we search to find common ground for the common good. Tune in for a new episode every Friday and stay connected with us @atawithbz on Instagram.

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August 11, 2023 38 mins

The Maryland General Assembly tried to right old wrongs with passage of a new law allowing individuals to sue today for acts occurring many decades ago against private institutions, local government, and the State. Is it constitutional?  Is it good policy?  Will it hold up in court?  What does it mean for the future of tort and insurance law in Maryland?  Come hear this fascinating conversation on Maryland’s new law.

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The Maryland General Assembly tried to right old wrongs with passage of a new law allowing individuals to sue today for acts occurring many decades ago against private institutions, local government, and the State. Is it constitutional?  Is it good policy?  Will it hold up in court?  What does it mean for the future of tort and insurance law in Maryland?  Come hear this fascinating conversation on Maryland’s new law

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August 4, 2023 37 mins
Senator Jill Carter has spent her life in public service, as a public defender, a Delegate, in the Mayor’s Office, and now as a Senator. She is unafraid of controversy and willing to buck the system. And she’s been effective. Come hear Senator Carter on a wide-ranging conversation about issues and a life in public service. 
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August 4, 2023 43 mins

Senator Jill Carter has spent her life in public service, as a public defender, a Delegate, in the Mayor’s Office, and now as a Senator. She is unafraid of controversy and willing to buck the system. And she’s been effective. Come hear Senator Carter on a wide-ranging conversation about issues and a life in public service. 

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Baltimore County FOP President Dave Folderauer has been on the frontlines of public safety for decades. He has seen the swings in the politics of policing and joins Across the Aisle to discuss all things criminal justice. Join ATA for this important conversation on issues that matter as we look for answers to out of control crime. 

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Baltimore County FOP President Dave Folderauer has been on the frontlines of public safety for decades. He has seen the swings in the politics of policing and joins Across the Aisle to discuss all things criminal justice. Join ATA for this important conversation on issues that matter as we look for answers to out of control crime. 

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Christine McComas lost her daughter Grace to suicide after the young teen had been savaged by online bullying and abuse. At the time there was nothing that could be done to stop the onslaught. But the McComas family was determined to protect the next child from the scourge of online abuse. Working with Senator Zirkin, the McComas family helped pass Grace’s Law 2.0 in Maryland, the nation’s strongest anti-bullying law. And her figh...
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Christine McComas lost her daughter Grace to suicide after the young teen had been savaged by online bullying and abuse. At the time there was nothing that could be done to stop the onslaught. But the McComas family was determined to protect the next child from the scourge of online abuse. Working with Senator Zirkin, the McComas family helped pass Grace’s Law 2.0 in Maryland, the nation’s strongest anti-bullying law. And her figh...
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Allan Kittleman has done it all in public service. He’s a former councilman, state senator, county executive, and is currently a worker’s compensation commissioner. He is also one of Maryland’s profiles in courage, having spent his entire career doing what he thought was right regardless of the political consequences. From same-sex marriage to the death penalty, Allen always fought for what he believed to be the best public policy,...

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Allan Kittleman has done it all in public service. He’s a former councilman, state senator, county executive, and is currently a worker’s compensation commissioner. He is also one of Maryland’s profiles in courage, having spent his entire career doing what he thought was right regardless of the political consequences. From same-sex marriage to the death penalty, Allan always fought for what he believed to be the best public poli...
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Dan Morhaim is an emergency room physician, a former long-time Maryland legislator, an author, and a fierce advocate. Come join us for a great conversation about innovative ideas related to the War on Drugs, safe-injection sites, drug treatment and so much more. Dr. Dan brings his unique experience and perspective to important issues of our day. 

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Dan Morhaim is an emergency room physician, a former long-time Maryland legislator, an author, and a fierce advocate. Come join us for a great conversation about innovative ideas related to the War on Drugs, safe-injection sites, drug treatment and so much more. Dr. Dan brings his unique experience and perspective to important issues of our day. 

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June 30, 2023 31 mins

The epidemic of gun violence and mass shootings that grips the nation is a problem that is not going away. Politics bitterly divided those who believe in gun rights’ against those who advocate ‘gun control’. But it’s not that simple. In the gun debate, Senator Zirkin interviews Mark Pennak, President and legal counsel to Maryland Shall Issue, a gun rights group that adheres to their strict interpretation of the the 2nd Amendment. M...

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June 30, 2023 51 mins

The epidemic of gun violence and mass shootings that grips the nation is a problem that is not going away. Politics bitterly divided those who believe in gun rights’ against those who advocate ‘gun control’. But it’s not that simple. In the gun debate, Senator Zirkin interviews Mark Pennak, President and legal counsel to Maryland Shall Issue, a gun rights group that adheres to their strict interpretation of the the 2nd Amendment. M...

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June 23, 2023 44 mins

Today's segment of "Across the Aisle" with Senator Bobby Zirkin features Professor Anupam Joshi, director of cybersecurity at UMBC. We discuss all issues related to Artificial Intelligence, as we seek to understand the future of this new technology. Join us for a fascinating conversation - "Is Humanity on the Brink?"

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From one Chairman to another! Senate Judicial Proceedings Chair Will Smith and former Chair Bobby Zirkin talk crime, family law, civil law, and other important topics. JPR is always a hub of controversy and the Chair's job is to make good policy that makes legal sense. Hear how that is done with the two Chairs!

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From one Chairman to another! Senate Judicial Proceedings Chair Will Smith and former Chair Bobby Zirkin talk crime, family law, civil law, and other important topics. JPR is always a hub of controversy and the Chair's job is to make good policy that makes legal sense. Hear how that is done with the two Chairs!

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Former State Senator Bobby Zirkin and guest Senator Michael Hough discuss a range of important topics as they seek "common ground for the common good." Serving side-by-side on the Senate floor, Zirkin and Hough spent a decade working together across the political aisle.

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Former State Senator Bobby Zirkin and guest Senator Michael Hough discuss a range of important topics as they seek "common ground for the common good." Serving side-by-side on the Senate floor, Zirkin and Hough spent a decade working together across the political aisle.

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Join former Maryland State Senator Bobby Zirkin every Friday as we tackle important current issues in a non-partisan way. With guests from all over the political spectrum, Across the Aisle will try and find common ground for the common good, ignoring political party in the search for real solutions.

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