This summer the READY program (Restoring the Environment and Developing Youth) provided green jobs to young adults, while helping Howard County work toward meeting stormwater regulations to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Partners include Howard County, Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, PATH (People Acting Together in Howard), Parks People Foundation, and UMCES Maryland Sea Grant. Created by the Chesapeake Bay Program and produced by Steve Droter.
Luisa "Lu" Brant is the newly elected-- and first female-- state's attorney of Howard County, Maryland, a job in which her widower father famously served. Fiercely intelligent and ambitious, she sees an opportunity to make her name by trying a mentally disturbed drifter accused of beating a woman to death in her home. It's not the kind of case that makes headlines, but peaceful Howard County doesn't see many homicides.