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Ryan Miner

Ryan Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast. This Maryland Podcast features Marylanders from all walks of life - from politics, government, business, and education. Nothing is off-limits on A Miner Detail Podcast, including trending Maryland news, politics, political campaigns, education, pop culture, and so much mor

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Shaun Porter takes on Larry Hogan, Jan Gardner I Episode 289
Jun 26 2021
Shaun Porter takes on Larry Hogan, Jan Gardner I Episode 289
Frederick County resident Shaun Porter joined A Miner Detail Podcast host Ryan Miner and A Miner Detail Deputy Editor Eric Beasley on Sunday, March 21, 2021.  Porter is known for traveling around Maryland and standing alongside busy roads and intersections with a giant sign targeting Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner.  Mr. Porter joined A Miner Detail Podcast to explain why he's holding the sign and some of the trouble he's run into while protesting Maryland's COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.  MORE ABOUT A MINER DETAIL  Ryan Miner is the Editor, Founder and Publisher of A Miner Detail, a leading Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  In addition, Ryan Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.Feedback and News tips: Ryan@AMinerDetail.com. A Miner Detail is a Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  Listen & Subscribe to A Miner Detail Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts The Podcast Index TuneInStitcher iHeartRADIOListen Notes
Shaun Porter takes on Larry Hogan, Jan Gardner I Episode 289
Jun 26 2021
Shaun Porter takes on Larry Hogan, Jan Gardner I Episode 289
Frederick County resident Shaun Porter joined A Miner Detail Podcast host Ryan Miner and A Miner Detail Deputy Editor Eric Beasley on Sunday, March 21, 2021.  Porter is known for traveling around Maryland and standing alongside busy roads and intersections with a giant sign targeting Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner.  Mr. Porter joined A Miner Detail Podcast to explain why he's holding the sign and some of the trouble he's run into while protesting Maryland's COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.  MORE ABOUT A MINER DETAIL  Ryan Miner is the Editor, Founder and Publisher of A Miner Detail, a leading Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  In addition, Ryan Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.Feedback and News tips: Ryan@AMinerDetail.com. A Miner Detail is a Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  Listen & Subscribe to A Miner Detail Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts The Podcast Index TuneInStitcher iHeartRADIOListen Notes
Election Palooza Part IV: Are you ready for Election Night? I Episode 286
Jun 26 2021
Election Palooza Part IV: Are you ready for Election Night? I Episode 286
A Miner Detail Podcast is featured with Maryland podcasts Baltimore Positive and Elevate Maryland alongside Maryland state Del. Brooke Lierman (D-Baltimore City), Marc Steiner and Lucinda Ware. ABOUT A MINER DETAIL  Ryan Miner is the Editor, Founder and Publisher of A Miner Detail, a leading Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  In addition, Ryan Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.Feedback and News tips: Ryan@AMinerDetail.com. Listen & Subscribe to A Miner Detail Podcast: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts The Podcast Index TuneInStitcher iHeartRADIOListen Notes
Columnist Paul Schwartz on Trump's big loss I Episode 288
Nov 10 2020
Columnist Paul Schwartz on Trump's big loss I Episode 288
White House political columnist Paul Schwartz joins A Miner Detail Podcast on Monday, November 9, 2020, to discuss Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' election victory over Donald Trump and Mike Pence.  MORE ABOUT A MINER DETAIL  Ryan Miner is the Editor, Founder and Publisher of A Miner Detail, a leading Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  In addition, Ryan Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.Feedback and News tips: Ryan@AMinerDetail.com. A Miner Detail is a Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  Listen & Subscribe to A Miner Detail Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts The Podcast Index TuneInStitcher iHeartRADIOListen Notes
Pennsylvania President Politics with Jon Delano I Episode 287
Nov 2 2020
Pennsylvania President Politics with Jon Delano I Episode 287
KDKA-TV Money and Politics Editor Jon Delano joined A Miner Detail Podcast to break Pennsylvania's presidential contest.  MORE ABOUT A MINER DETAIL  A Miner Detail is a Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  Listen & Subscribe to A Miner Detail Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts The Podcast Index TuneInStitcher iHeartRADIOListen Notes
Charlotte Aufdem-Brinke talks Politics & Political Activism I Episode 285
Oct 25 2020
Charlotte Aufdem-Brinke talks Politics & Political Activism I Episode 285
Dan's Restaurant and Tap House co-owner Charlotte Aufdem Brinke joined A Miner Detail Podcast on Sunday, October 18, 2020.  Charlotte and Dan's Tap House has been the subject of ongoing harassment and mischaracterization since her business took a public stance in support of civil rights.  MORE ABOUT A MINER DETAIL  Ryan Miner is the Editor, Founder and Publisher of A Miner Detail, a leading Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  In addition, Ryan Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.  Feedback and News tips: Ryan@AMinerDetail.com. A Miner Detail is a Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  Listen & Subscribe to A Miner Detail Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts The Podcast Index TuneInStitcher iHeartRADIOListen Notes Ryan Miner is the Editor, Founder and Publisher of A Miner Detail, a leading Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  In addition, Ryan Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.  Feedback and News tips: Ryan@AMinerDetail.com. Listen & Subscribe to A Miner Detail Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts The Podcast Index TuneInStitcher iHeartRADIOListen Notes
Cecil County Politics with Jeff Kase I Episode 284
Oct 23 2020
Cecil County Politics with Jeff Kase I Episode 284
Cecil County Executive candidate Jeff Kate joined A Miner Detail Podcast on Monday, October 5, 2020.  MORE ABOUT A MINER DETAIL  Ryan Miner is the Editor, Founder and Publisher of A Miner Detail, a leading Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  In addition, Ryan Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.  Feedback and News tips: Ryan@AMinerDetail.com. A Miner Detail is a Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  Listen & Subscribe to A Miner Detail Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts The Podcast Index TuneInStitcher iHeartRADIOListen Notes
Robin Ficker vs. Montgomery County Machine Politics I Episode 283
Oct 23 2020
Robin Ficker vs. Montgomery County Machine Politics I Episode 283
Attorney and political activist Robin Ficker joined A Miner Detail Podcast on Sunday, September 27, 2020, to discuss Montgomery County Ballot Initiative Question B.  Question B would take away the county’s power to enact property taxes that would exceed the rate of inflation even if all nine members of the county council agreed to the increase. MORE ABOUT A MINER DETAIL  Ryan Miner is the Editor, Founder and Publisher of A Miner Detail, a leading Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  In addition, Ryan Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.  Feedback and News tips: Ryan@AMinerDetail.com. A Miner Detail is a Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  Listen & Subscribe to A Miner Detail Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts The Podcast Index TuneInStitcher iHeartRADIOListen Notes
Western Maryland News with with Cassie Conklin I Episode 282
Oct 22 2020
Western Maryland News with with Cassie Conklin I Episode 282
Cassie Conklin is one of Western Maryland's leading investigative journalists. She joined A Miner Detail Podcast on Sunday, September 20, 2020, to break down what's happening in Mountain Maryland.  MORE ABOUT A MINER DETAIL  Ryan Miner is the Editor, Founder and Publisher of A Miner Detail, a leading Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  In addition, Ryan Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.  Feedback and News tips: Ryan@AMinerDetail.com. A Miner Detail is a Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  Listen & Subscribe to A Miner Detail Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts The Podcast Index TuneInStitcher iHeartRADIOListen Notes
Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg I Episode 281
Oct 22 2020
Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg I Episode 281
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruther Bader Ginsburg died Friday, Sept. 18, 2020.  An all-star Maryland political panel joined A Miner Detail Podcast on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, to discuss RBG's life and legacy.  Panelists include:  State Del. Stephanie Smith (D-Baltimore City)State Del. Brooke Lierman (D-Baltimore City) State Del. Sara Love (D-Montgomery) Harvard Law School student Amy Frieder Journalist Cassie ConklinPodcast host, political strategist and writer Cheri Jacobus  MORE ABOUT A MINER DETAIL  Ryan Miner is the Editor, Founder and Publisher of A Miner Detail, a leading Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  In addition, Ryan Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.  Feedback and News tips: Ryan@AMinerDetail.com. A Miner Detail is a Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  Listen & Subscribe to A Miner Detail Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts The Podcast Index TuneInStitcher iHeartRADIOListen Notes
Single Member Council Districts in Montgomery County I Episode 280
Oct 22 2020
Single Member Council Districts in Montgomery County I Episode 280
Nine Districts for MoCo founder Kim Persaud joined A Miner Detail Podcast on Sunday, September 13, 2020 to discuss the grassroots movement to amend Montgomery County's Charter to require each of the Council's nine members to be elected from a Council district where she or he lives.  MORE ABOUT A MINER DETAIL  Ryan Miner is the Editor, Founder and Publisher of A Miner Detail, a leading Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  In addition, Ryan Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.  Feedback and News tips: Ryan@AMinerDetail.com. A Miner Detail is a Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  Listen & Subscribe to A Miner Detail Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts The Podcast Index TuneInStitcher iHeartRADIOListen Notes
Roy McGrath's Big Payout I Episode 279
Sep 9 2020
Roy McGrath's Big Payout I Episode 279
Roy McGrath resigned as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's (R) chief of staff on Aug. 17, 2020, after The Baltimore Sun reported that McGrath was given a six-figure severance package when leaving the Maryland Environmental Service. State Sen. Clarence K. Lam (D-Howard/Baltimore) and Del. Marc Korman (D-Montgomery) joined A Miner Detail Podcast host Ryan Miner on Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, to discuss McGrath's severance and his tenure at the Maryland Environmental Service. MORE ABOUT A MINER DETAIL  Ryan Miner is the Editor, Founder and Publisher of A Miner Detail, a leading Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  In addition, Ryan Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.  Feedback and News tips: Ryan@AMinerDetail.com. A Miner Detail is a Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  Listen & Subscribe to A Miner Detail Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts The Podcast Index TuneInStitcher iHeartRADIOListen Notes Lam and Korman serve on the General Assembly's Joint Committee on Fair Practices & State Personnel Oversight. Their committee is holding hearings on McGrath's severance package.
Larry Hogan staffer Fired over Social Media Posts I Episode 278
Sep 8 2020
Larry Hogan staffer Fired over Social Media Posts I Episode 278
Arthur "Mac" Love IV Arthur "Mac" Love IV served as deputy director for the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives, which is responsible for outreach to diverse ethnic groups and faith communities.   Love shared a series of social media posts supporting Kenosha shooting suspect Kyle Rittenhouse. Love was fired from his statehouse job on Saturday, Aug. 29th, 2020.   A Miner Detail Podcast host Ryan Miner moderated a panel discussion about Love's firing on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020.   This is A Miner Detail Podcast episode 278.   Panelists included: Charlotte Aufdem-Brinke, co-owner, Dan's Restaurant and Tap House; Mark McLaurin, Maryland progressive activist and union leader; Sarahia Benn, candidate for the Maryland House of Delegates; Michael Feldman, progressive activist; Jake Burdett, progressive activist; Henry Callegary, attorney and Baltimore Couty Democratic leader; Eric Beasley, A Miner Detail Correspondent MORE ABOUT A MINER DETAIL  Ryan Miner is the Editor, Founder and Publisher of A Miner Detail, a leading Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  In addition, Ryan Miner is the host of A Miner Detail Podcast.  Feedback and News tips: Ryan@AMinerDetail.com. A Miner Detail is a Maryland politics blog featuring Maryland political news, political commentary and opinion.  Listen & Subscribe to A Miner Detail Podcast on: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Google Podcasts The Podcast Index TuneInStitcher iHeartRADIOListen Notes
EPISODE 277: State Del. Carl J. Anderton Jr. on the Wicomico County executive selection process
Sep 1 2020
EPISODE 277: State Del. Carl J. Anderton Jr. on the Wicomico County executive selection process
Maryland state Del. Carl J. Anderton Jr. (R-Lower Shore) joined A Miner Detail Podcast host Ryan Miner on Sunday, Aug. 30 to discuss his journey through the Wicomico County executive selection process. This is A Miner Detail Podcast Episode 277.
EPISODE 276: Maryland Politics Roundup (Aug. 23)
Sep 1 2020
EPISODE 276: Maryland Politics Roundup (Aug. 23)
A Miner Detail Podcast featured a guest panel on Sunday, Aug. 23, for its monthly Maryland politics roundup show. This is A Miner Detail Podcast Episode 276. Topics discussed: Visiting Circuit Court Judge Thomas G. Ross ruled against Dr. Alan McCarthy in his lawsuit aimed to toss Danielle Hornberger from the Nov. general election ballot for failing to file the required paperwork at the time she filed her county executive candidacy last fall;Gov. Larry Hogan's chief of staff resigned on Aug. 17 after the Baltimore Sun reported that Roy McGrath received a six-figure severance package from the Maryland Environmental Service;The Wicomico County Council generated drama around its selection process to replace the late Bob Culver, who died in July;Maryland Matters recently published a story this month about Maryland's potential 2022 statewide candidates. The panel dissects the article;The panel reacts to the Democratic National Convention. Panelists include: Len Foxwell, Chief of Staff to Maryland Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot (D);Mark J. McLaurin, Director of Political and Legislative Affairs for the Service Employees International Union Local 500;Richard DeShay Elliott, Maryland progressive activist, and candidate for state delegate in Prince George’s County.
The story behind the removal of the Talbot Boys statue I Episode 275
Aug 30 2020
The story behind the removal of the Talbot Boys statue I Episode 275
A monument honoring Confederate soldiers is staying put for now in front of Talbot County’s Courthouse in Easton, Maryland. The Talbot County Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, against removing the statue. The statue, dedicated in 1916, commemorates the 84 soldiers from the county who fought for the Confederacy. This is A Miner Detail Podcast Episode 275. On Sunday, August 23, 2020, A Miner Detail Podcast, hosted by A Miner Detail Editor in Chief Ryan Miner, featured five panelists to discuss the fallout from the council’s decision to allow the racist statue to remain on public property. Panelists include: Len Foxwell, Chief of Staff to Maryland Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot (D);Corey W. Pack, president, Talbot County Council;Wini Roche, President of Roche & Associates and the former executive director of the Maryland Tourism Coalition;Mark J. McLaurin, Director of Political and Legislative Affairs for the Service Employees International Union Local 500;Richard DeShay Elliott, Maryland progressive activist, and candidate for state delegate in Prince George’s County.
Maryland News: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Aug 21 2020
Maryland News: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Maryland News: Monday, August 17, 2020
Aug 18 2020
Maryland News: Monday, August 17, 2020
Roy McGrath resigned Monday as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's chief of staff amid turmoil over a six-figure severance package he received from his previous state government job. McGrath officially assumed the role of Hogan's top aide on June 1. The Maryland Environmental Service board of directors approved McGrath's severance in May. The board offered McGrath a year's salary - roughly $233K - plus tuition reimbursement and other perks. Senate President Willam C. "Bill Ferguson IV (D) and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones (D) released a statement Friday calling for special hearings into McGrath's severance. Though McGrath did not release an official statement, he wrote on Facebook that he "remains focused" on his job, and he decried the report as toxic, partisan politics." The governor and his press officials declined to comment. On Monday, however, McGrath said he was "exiting state service," referring to the latest incident as a "distraction." "For me, this entire topic is simply the sad politics of personal destruction, and right now, we cannot afford unnecessary distractions from the critical work the governor and his team are doing," McGrath said in a statement. Hogan's office released a statement Monday announcing the governor regretfully accepts McGrath's resignation. "It is with regret that I have accepted Roy McGrath’s resignation as chief of staff. Roy has been a deeply valued member of our administration, and our state is better for his dedicated service," Hogan said. "I recognize that this was a difficult decision for Roy, but I understand and respect his reasons for making this decision. I have always known Roy to be someone of the highest character, and I wish him well in his future endeavors." Hogan taps Keiffer Mitchell Jr. as Acting Chief  The governor tapped Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr., the administration's chief lobbyist, as his acting chief of staff. Mitchell is widely respected by both sides of the political aisle and established himself as a bipartisan consensus builder. “I am humbled that Governor Hogan has put his trust in me. We have a first-rate team that is working around the clock at such a critical moment in our history. Together, we will continue to change Maryland for the better," Mitchell said in a statement, released by Hogan officials. Both Bill Ferguson and Adrienne Jones released a statement Monday saying that agreed with McGrath's decision to step aside. Hogan's spokesman said McGrath is "not receiving severance from the governor's office," the Sun reported. A Subplot  A Miner Detail received a data dump earlier Monday morning from someone apparently on the inside of state government - someone who worked closely with McGrath. Stay tuned. Feedback/Questions? Ryan@AMinerDetail.com.
Maryland News: Friday, August 14, 2020
Aug 15 2020
Maryland News: Friday, August 14, 2020
News in 5: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Aug 13 2020
News in 5: Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Monday, Aug. 10, 2020: Hogan Signs Off on SBE November Plan; Hornberger Hires the Haires
Aug 11 2020
Monday, Aug. 10, 2020: Hogan Signs Off on SBE November Plan; Hornberger Hires the Haires