Dr. Ed interviews historian Joyce Bennett, author of the book Maryland my Maryland: The Cultural Cleansing of a Small Southern State.
They discuss Maryland’s culture, dialect, and cuisine showing that Maryland is a culturally Southern State. Maryland’s attempted secession is also discussed.
The primary discussion centers around HB506 and HB606, pending legislation to “sanitize” or simply eliminate the State song of Maryland.
This matter is very close to Dr. Ed;s heart and as a result he shares some personal stories that normally he would not share in a personal interview. This episode of TBR Radio Presents The Dixie Heritage is dedicated to the host’s late Father-in-Law.