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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Episodes

Friday Aug 11, 2023

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.

Friday Aug 11, 2023

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

A Life in Service

Friday Aug 04, 2023

Friday Aug 04, 2023


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. 

A Life in Service

Friday Aug 04, 2023

Friday Aug 04, 2023

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. 

Friday Jul 28, 2023

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. 

Friday Jul 28, 2023

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. 

Friday Jul 21, 2023


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 fight is not nearly over. Come hear from this incredible hero, the tragedy that led to activism, and the fight that lies ahead. 
 

Friday Jul 21, 2023


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 fight is not nearly over. Come hear from this incredible hero, the tragedy that led to activism, and the fight that lies ahead. 
 

Friday Jul 14, 2023

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, regardless of party politics.

Friday Jul 14, 2023


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 policy, regardless of party politics.

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