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MPT News Direct Connection with Jeff Salkin is a different type of local public affairs program with its focus on personalities from all arenas. Viewers can join in by asking their question directly to the guest via phone call-ins and e-mails.
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Whether conversational or confrontational, Salkin, known for his thorough investigative style, does what it takes to get in-depth answers to the questions viewers want asked. Following the interview, viewers get a chance to join in a discussion with experts or reporters who are covering stories in the mid-Atlantic region.

06/08/2021

"We want everybody to arrive to Ocean City safely, be safe while they're here and return home safely," says Ocean City mayor, Rick Meehan. Learn what the town is doing to keep tourists and locals safe while enjoying some sun and waves here. Town of Ocean City - Government Ocean City, MD - Tourism Ocean City Boardwalk

Watch Jeff interview Ocean City mayor, Rick Meehan, about summer fun activities after a pandemic. Tune to Direct Connect...
06/07/2021
Direct Connection: Special Live Interview June 7, 2021

Watch Jeff interview Ocean City mayor, Rick Meehan, about summer fun activities after a pandemic. Tune to Direct Connection tonight at 7PM for this and an interview from Somerset County - the county with the lowest vaccination rate in our state.

Go behind the scenes with your host Jeff Salkin as he interviews Mayor Rick Meehan about what's in store for Ocean City, Maryland this Summer.

06/07/2021
06/07/2021
Right here on Facebook at 5PM: Jeff Salkin interviews  Mayor Rick Meehan about what you can expect this summer in Ocean ...
06/07/2021

Right here on Facebook at 5PM: Jeff Salkin interviews Mayor Rick Meehan about what you can expect this summer in Ocean City. Watch our live stream: https://youtu.be/LoEYZs69Qb0 - Ocean City, MD - Tourism Ocean City Boardwalk Town of Ocean City - Government (Photo courtesy WAVY.com)

Right here on Facebook at 5PM: Jeff Salkin interviews Mayor Rick Meehan about what you can expect this summer in Ocean City. Watch our live stream: https://youtu.be/LoEYZs69Qb0 - Ocean City, MD - Tourism Ocean City Boardwalk Town of Ocean City - Government (Photo courtesy WAVY.com)

Monday on Direct Connection Jeff Salkin talks with Town of Ocean City - Government mayor Rick Meehan about what tourists...
06/05/2021

Monday on Direct Connection Jeff Salkin talks with Town of Ocean City - Government mayor Rick Meehan about what tourists & locals can expect this summer in Ocean City. Send questions at [email protected], tweet @mptnews. Special live stream from OC right here on Facebook Monday at 5pm! Photo courtesy OCbound.com Ocean City, MD - Tourism @Ocean City Boardwalk Town of Ocean City - Government

Monday on Direct Connection Jeff Salkin talks with Town of Ocean City - Government mayor Rick Meehan about what tourists & locals can expect this summer in Ocean City. Send questions at [email protected], tweet @mptnews. Special live stream from OC right here on Facebook Monday at 5pm! Photo courtesy OCbound.com Ocean City, MD - Tourism @Ocean City Boardwalk Town of Ocean City - Government

It’s all about #cicadas tonight on Direct Connection  at 7pm! Tune in!
05/24/2021

It’s all about #cicadas tonight on Direct Connection at 7pm! Tune in!

05/24/2021
05/24/2021
05/24/2021
Monday on Direct Connection: A close look at the 2021 cicadas invasion with Mike Raupp of the University of Maryland Dep...
05/21/2021

Monday on Direct Connection: A close look at the 2021 cicadas invasion with Mike Raupp of the University of Maryland Department of Entomology. We will be live right here on Facebook at 5PM! https://youtu.be/B2WCYKC_b0k

Monday on Direct Connection: A close look at the 2021 cicadas invasion with Mike Raupp of the University of Maryland Department of Entomology. We will be live right here on Facebook at 5PM! https://youtu.be/B2WCYKC_b0k

Monday, May 24 at 8PM stay tuned for a special edition of Direct Connection: What's Next For Racial Justice? A conversat...
05/21/2021

Monday, May 24 at 8PM stay tuned for a special edition of Direct Connection: What's Next For Racial Justice? A conversation about what has happened in the year since George Floyd's killing and what still needs to change. Catch our conversation with community leaders Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, Sean Yoes, Tre Murphy, Ashiah Parker, Kwame Rose and Erricka Bridgeford.

Jeff Salkin and Farajii Muhammad of WEAA - 88.9 FM: The Voice of the Community in studio today for our special Direct Co...
05/20/2021

Jeff Salkin and Farajii Muhammad of WEAA - 88.9 FM: The Voice of the Community in studio today for our special Direct Connection: What’s Next For Racial Justice? Tune in on Monday, May 24 at 8pm. - Farajii Muhammad Maryland Public Television MPT News

05/18/2021

Dr. Jinlene Chan of Maryland Department of Health discussing the new CDC guidelines on mask wearing.

TONIGHT on Direct Connection 7pm: Dr. Jinlene Chan Maryland Department of Health joins us live to discuss the new CDC gu...
05/17/2021
Direct Connection: May 17, 2021

TONIGHT on Direct Connection 7pm: Dr. Jinlene Chan
Maryland Department of Health joins us live to discuss the new CDC guidelines on #masks wearing. Tune in live at https://youtu.be/5eH0sfkjPHk, tweet your questions MPT News or email [email protected].
#COVID19

Direct Connection with your host Jeff Salkin. Direct Connection is a different type of local public affairs program with its focus on personalities from all ...

05/14/2021

Following the announcement yesterday on the change in policy by the CDC and in consultation with our health department, team of public health officials, and medical experts, the State of Maryland will be lifting the mask mandate in addition to all other capacity and distancing restrictions.

For the time being, and also following CDC guidance, public transportation, health care settings, and schools are the only exception.

For anyone who has not yet been vaccinated, masks are still strongly recommended in most situations. However, if you are fully vaccinated, you should feel free to safely resume any activities without wearing a mask indoors or outdoors.

Businesses across the state and other workplaces are obviously free to set their own policies with respect to masking, and we support their ability to do so.

Today is the day that so many of us have been waiting for and working toward. We finally do clearly see the light at the end of that tunnel.

Our long, hard-fought battle against the worst global pandemic in more than a century is finally nearing an end. As we reflect on the hard work and sacrifices that it has taken to finally reach this point, we say thank you to the countless Marylanders who helped us get here.

Read the full announcement: https://governor.maryland.gov/2021/05/14/governor-hogan-announces-end-of-statewide-mask-mandate/

05/14/2021
Mental Health Awareness Month

"Reaching out for help is typically the first, hardest part of it." Tonight on State Circle at 7PM, Jeff Salkin talks with Jeanne Dobbs of Life Crisis Center, and Timothy Jansen of Community Crisis Services, about #MentalHealthMonth awareness and the 2-1-1 Maryland #crisis hotline. Watch stream here: https://youtu.be/Jkp87BOASv4.

TONIGHT on Direct Connection 7PM: Dr. Greg Schrank of University of Maryland Medical Center talks practical advice for #...
05/10/2021
Direct Connection LIVE Stream

TONIGHT on Direct Connection 7PM: Dr. Greg Schrank
of University of Maryland Medical Center talks practical advice for #COVID19, including travel, gathering with friends & #masking. Send your questions to [email protected], tweet
@mptnews and watch live stream at https://www.mpt.org/programs/direct-connection-stream/.

Maryland Public Television (MPT) is a public television station that broadcasts throughout Maryland, DC, and parts of DE, PA, VA, and WV.

05/08/2021
Jobs of the Future

Greg Fowler of University of Maryland Global Campus talks with Jeff Salkin about the jobs of the future, and looks at how the #pandemic influenced the demand for IT security, healthcare industry etc.

Today we talked about the racial justice movement in the year that passed since the death of George Floyd with Baltimore...
05/07/2021

Today we talked about the racial justice movement in the year that passed since the death of George Floyd with Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott. Stay tuned for a special program on May 24th. - Mayor Brandon M. Scott

05/05/2021
Vaccine Hesitancy

Dylan Selterman with University of Maryland, College Park joined Jeff Salkin on Direct Connection Monday to discuss #vaccine hesitancy and what needs to happen for people to be open to get vaccinated. #COVID19

Watch our full interview with Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman of Anne Arundel County Department of Health talking about what vac...
05/03/2021
Direct Connection: May 3, 2021

Watch our full interview with Dr. Nilesh Kalyanaraman of Anne Arundel County Department of Health talking about what vaccinated people can safely do right here: https://youtu.be/XPDcFSWUeYc?t=705

Direct Connection with your host Jeff Salkin. Direct Connection is a different type of local public affairs program with its focus on personalities from all ...

Maryland lifts outdoor mask requirement in line with CDC
04/29/2021
Maryland lifts outdoor mask requirement in line with CDC

Maryland lifts outdoor mask requirement in line with CDC

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland is lifting its outdoor mask requirement in line with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, Gov. Larry Hogan announced Wednesday, citing improved health metrics while strongly urging reluctant residents to get vaccinated. “If you're an individu...

Dr. Scott Jerome talks about exercising after COVID-19. Join us now with questions/comments at livequestions@mpt.org
04/26/2021

Dr. Scott Jerome talks about exercising after COVID-19. Join us now with questions/comments at [email protected]

Dr. Scott Jerome talks about exercising after COVID-19. Join us now with questions/comments at [email protected]

04/24/2021

In addition to our positivity rate and hospitalizations trending downward, Maryland has seen a 43% decline in new COVID-19 cases over the last week—the biggest drop in the country.

Please encourage your friends and family to get vaccinated: covidvax.maryland.gov

04/22/2021
PPE For Children

"All masks aren't created equal" says Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson of Columbia University in the City of New York discussing the idea behind Little Lives PPE - high personal protective equipment for for kids. Watch Nancy Yamada's story here. Maryland Public Television #MasksSaveLives #Masks

04/20/2021
Chesapeake Bay Week

"We have all that and more here in the Chesapeake Bay [area]. So this is really about getting that due recognition and being able to fully benefit from and leverage the power of the National Park Service," explains Reed Perry of Chesapeake Conservancy for Direct Connection, as part of MPT's Chesapeake Bay Week. #BayWeek Chesapeake Conservancy

TONIGHT at 7PM: a discussion w Michelle Gourdine & Mary Ghaffari of University of Maryland Medical System about #Monoclo...
04/19/2021
Direct Connection LIVE Stream

TONIGHT at 7PM: a discussion w Michelle Gourdine & Mary Ghaffari of University of Maryland Medical System
about #Monoclonal Antibody (mAb) Treatment for #COVID19 - the only therapy option currently available for certain high-risk individuals who have mild-to-moderate COVID19. Email your questions and comments at [email protected] and watch our live stream at https://www.mpt.org/programs/direct-connection-stream/

Maryland Public Television (MPT) is a public television station that broadcasts throughout Maryland, DC, and parts of DE, PA, VA, and WV.

04/13/2021
Larry Hogan on Direct Connection

"We came together on a lot of major things, but we didn't agree on everything." Gov. Larry Hogan joined Jeff Salkin for Direct Connection last evening to discuss the accomplishments and challenges encountered during the 2021 legislative session.

04/12/2021
Larry Hogan Talking Asian Crimes Hotline

"As a society we're becoming more divisive," says Gov. Larry Hogan, while discussing the creation of a new task force to ensure that Asian-American crimes don't go unreported. - Governor Larry Hogan Larry Hogan

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Happy Birthday to famous and iconic actress Veronica Cartwright. She is also the sister to actress Angela Cartwright! I interviewed her at Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Con a few years back. Awesome lady, awesome convention!
Love watching MPTV but the last couple months the reception has so bad. I can't watch my lovely afternoon programs. So sad😢
With the FBI investigation and the second time someone has died from a knee on the neck by a law enforcement officer.. America should make putting pressure on the body's weakest part, the neck,, illegal and subject to immediate incarceration and charges of attempted murder,
Watch Dr. Joshua Sharfstein of @Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health takes your #Coronavirus questions now
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There’s still time to submit your homeowner or renter tax credit application. Michael Higgs of the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation has the details Thursday on Your Money & Business.
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I am beyond disappointed in Direct Connection tonight. Why not just acknowledge it was a Slam Trump show. Clearly Jeff Salkin did not do his homework and invited in two profs with their own agenda. Your viewers deserve more than this. It is presentations like this that convince people that PBS should not receive federal funds. You treat it like it is your own money to promote your own agenda. Some of us, you might be frightened to know, actually support the President POTUS Donald J Trump and we are not bots or zombies or mindless unthinking individuals with racist views. Tonight's show just did me in as a Maryland taxpayer. Sorry Governor Larry Hogan please step in here.
I would first like to say, Jeff, it was great seeing you again after 30 some years. Thanks for showing people that Duckpins are alive and well. So if we need a sub, are you in? Great feature and again thank you.