Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast en Examining the Messages in Handel's Messiah <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Although many people associate the Hallelujah Chorus and Handel’s Messiah with the Christmas holiday season, in fact, Handel, who performed the work dozens of times, never once performed it in December. &nbsp;All of his performances were during this time of year, Lent. &nbsp;</span></p><div> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:45:47 +0000 Tom Hall 11776 at Examining the Messages in Handel's Messiah Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s estimated that there are about 4,000 people in Maryland prisons with a diagnosable mental illness. A <a href="">new, controversial report</a> from the Treatment Advocacy Center and the National </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sherriff’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Association has drawn attention to those inmates and how they get treatment.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:00:06 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 11777 at Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research, Resources and Portrayals <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">1 in 68 U.S. children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. In Maryland, 1 in 60 children are on the Spectrum.</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">These statistics were <a href="" target="_blank">released last month in a report</a> conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the second part of this interview, we’ll hear from <a href="" target="_blank">Dr. Li-Ching Lee</a>, the School’s principal investigator for that report and <a href="" target="_blank">Dr. Rebecca </a></span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Landa</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="" target="_blank">,</a> of Kennedy </span>Krieger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But first, we want to get a picture of what it’s like for one family who has a child with </span>ASD<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an Autism Spectrum Disorder.</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Sheilah Kast, Jamyla Kay & Stephanie Hughes 11660 at Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research, Resources and Portrayals What Impact Has The Affordable Care Act Had On Maryland Health Care? <div>Welcome back to The Checkup, our weekly series on how health care is changing in Maryland. This is our final segment in the series. For seven months, we’ve dug into the details of the Affordable Care Act. How have specific groups of people have been affected by it? Who has and has not been able to get access to insurance through it? How have different components of the health care system responded to the changes?<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we’re going to take a step back and ask the question: How does the Affordable Care Act fit into the big picture of Maryland’s health care system?</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:00:06 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 11609 at What Impact Has The Affordable Care Act Had On Maryland Health Care? The Role Of Religion In The Public Square <div>Tonight is the second night of Passover for Jews, and this is Holy Week for Christians. &nbsp;This morning, a conversation about religion in the public square. &nbsp;The founding fathers spent lots of time discussing the separation of church and state, and the argument about religion in general and prayer in particular in public settings continues to this day. &nbsp;Here in Maryland, late last month, a federal court judge issued an injunction against the Carroll County Commission which prohibits “invoking the name of a specific deity associated with any one specific faith in prayers given at Board meetings.”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:45:06 +0000 Tom Hall & Matt Purdy 11613 at The Role Of Religion In The Public Square Common Core Bills in the General Assembly <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The General Assembly considered </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">several bills </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to change implementation of the Common Core State Standards—or as Maryland refers to it—the ‘Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.’ Only three bills passed.</span></p><div>Gov. O’Malley is &nbsp;expected to sign one of those bills this morning-<a href=";stab=01&amp;pid=billpage&amp;tab=subject3&amp;ys=2014RS" target="_blank">HB</a><a href=";stab=01&amp;pid=billpage&amp;tab=subject3&amp;ys=2014RS" target="_blank"> 1164</a>.</div><div> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Jamyla Kay 11550 at Common Core Bills in the General Assembly Safer Streets, Safer Spaces <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Warm temperatures bring more people out on the street, making them more vulnerable to catcalling. Street harassment is sexual harassment or assault in public spaces. This form of harassment can happen in any public space.</span></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:50:00 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Cassandra Morales 11339 at Safer Streets, Safer Spaces "The Memo" at Single Carrot Theatre <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Maryland Morning&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">theater critic J. Wynn </span>Rousuck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been to see "The Memo"</span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> at Single Carrot Theatre</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. It's up until April 27.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:45:00 +0000 J. Wynn Rousuck & Jamyla Kay 11500 at "The Memo" at Single Carrot Theatre The Evolution of Stokely Carmichael <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stokely Carmichael’s name comes down to us from the civil rights struggle, and even most of us who recognize his name attach it to just part of his thinking and legacy. We learn more about Carmichael from a new biography by Tufts professor </span><a href="" style="line-height: 1.5;">Peniel Joseph</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><div> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:40:25 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Stephanie Hughes 11553 at The Evolution of Stokely Carmichael When Will You Be Able To Get Medical Marijuana In Maryland? <div>Twenty states and the District of Columbia, have medical marijuana programs. Patients can either buy or grow marijuana for things like pain relief. The General Assembly took a first, cautious stab at creating a medical marijuana program last year. Marijuana was to be made available through academic medical centers. But, none of the centers in Maryland signed up to participate. Legislators decided this past session to allow certified doctors to write prescriptions for medical marijuana that can be bought from licensed growers and dispensaries.</div><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:00:06 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 11438 at When Will You Be Able To Get Medical Marijuana In Maryland?