Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast http://wypr.org en Children Facing Hunger In The Summer http://wypr.org/post/children-facing-hunger-summer <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While many kids fill their summer days running, playing and swimming, there are thousands of kids in Maryland who find themselves distracted by their hunger. &nbsp;For the most part,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the kids who are hungry in the summer are the ones who received free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch during the school year.</span></p><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While in school some kids can get three meals a day, but this summer, for the first time, only two meals a day.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What are the barriers to feeding these children and how does summer nutrition loss affect a student’s achievement when school starts?</span></div> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:49:06 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Jamyla Kay 502014 at http://wypr.org Children Facing Hunger In The Summer "Baltimore's Deaf Heritage" http://wypr.org/post/baltimores-deaf-heritage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kathleen Brockway’s new book has a grand title, <em>Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage,&nbsp;</em>but it feels&nbsp;like family album. Brockway has done both: given us an overview of a deaf community organizing and fighting for new rights as well as an intimate profile of families who led that community.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:22:39 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Jamyla Kay 501865 at http://wypr.org "Baltimore's Deaf Heritage" How 'Bout Them O's? http://wypr.org/post/how-bout-them-os <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As we approach Major League Baseball's All Star Break, "how ‘bout them O's"? &nbsp;They’re in first place, three games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays. &nbsp;To help us revel in this good fortune, and for insight into the how and why of it, Tom turns again to Mark Hyman.</p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:45:30 +0000 Tom Hall & Matt Purdy 502015 at http://wypr.org How 'Bout Them O's? Will The Cost of Sending Money Abroad Go Up? http://wypr.org/post/will-cost-sending-money-abroad-go <div>More than $50 billion were sent from the United States to people in other countries in 2012, according to the World Bank. In Maryland, there are dozens of money transfer companies operating, with thousands of different places you can transfer money abroad. But, the cost of doing so, which has been falling in recent years, might reverse course soon and start going up.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">With </span>Sheilah<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Kast<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to talk about it is Paul Dwyer, co-founder and CEO of </span><a href="https://www.viamericas.com/CustomerDirect/sendmoney">Viamericas</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a national money transfer company headquartered in Bethesda.</span></div><div> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:00:14 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 501896 at http://wypr.org Will The Cost of Sending Money Abroad Go Up? What Sri Lanka Can Teach You About Parenthood http://wypr.org/post/what-sri-lanka-can-teach-you-about-parenthood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you give a toddler everything she wants, she’ll develop a bad case of the Terrible Two’s, into the Terrible Three’s and Four’s.&nbsp;&nbsp; She’ll become a spoiled brat, and she’ll probably spend her whole life demanding her own way.&nbsp; Everybody knows that, right?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Maryland, Baltimore County associate professor Bambi Chapin’s anthropological research in Southeast Asia shows it isn't necessarily true.</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:55:00 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 501864 at http://wypr.org What Sri Lanka Can Teach You About Parenthood African-Americans and Gentrification in D.C. http://wypr.org/post/african-americans-and-gentrification-dc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This morning, a conversation with a Baltimore-based cultural anthropologist who studies contemporary African-American urban life. </span>Sabiyha<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Prince has written books and articles on the black middle class in Harlem, New York, diversity in the African-American community, and African-Americans and comedy.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Tom Hall & Jamyla Kay 501863 at http://wypr.org African-Americans and Gentrification in D.C. Should Poor Marylanders Have Free Access To A Lawyer In Certain Civil Cases? http://wypr.org/post/should-poor-marylanders-have-free-access-lawyer-certain-civil-cases <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fifty years ago the U.S. Supreme Court established a right to a lawyer in criminal cases if the defendant can’t afford one. That was the decision Gideon v. Wainwright.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But, should the state provide a lawyer in certain civil cases? How would such a system work? And, who would pay for it?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Those are questions that a task force in Maryland has been grappling with since last fall. It comprises judges, legislators, and lawyers and is staffed by Pamela Ortiz, Executive Director of the </span><a href="http://www.mdcourts.gov/mdatjc/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Maryland Access to Justice Commission</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She joins </span>Sheilah<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Kast<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to talk about it.</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:03:23 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 501384 at http://wypr.org Should Poor Marylanders Have Free Access To A Lawyer In Certain Civil Cases? Tracking the Ospreys http://wypr.org/post/tracking-ospreys-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's a long way from the Chesapeake Bay to Venezuela. More than 2,000 miles. But it's a trip made twice a year by ospreys. They summer in our region, and spend the winter where it's warmer.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is tracking the movement of four of them with the Osprey Tracking Project.&nbsp;</span></p><div> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:55:00 +0000 Nathan Sterner & Jamyla Kay 501243 at http://wypr.org Tracking the Ospreys "As You Like It" at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company http://wypr.org/post/you-it-chesapeake-shakespeare-company <div><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&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.chesapeakeshakespeare.com/tickets.html" target="_top">Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s </a>production of “As You Like It.”&nbsp;</span></p></div><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:50:15 +0000 J. Wynn Rousuck & Jamyla Kay 501781 at http://wypr.org "As You Like It" at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Bluegrass in Studio B: "Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen" http://wypr.org/post/bluegrass-studio-b-frank-solivan-and-dirty-kitchen <p>Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen are an up-and-coming bluegrass band from the D.C. area who will be playing in Baltimore at The 8x10 this Thursday night. They’re led by mandolinist and singer-songwriter Frank Solivan with Mike Munford on banjo, Chris Luquette on guitar, and Danny Booth on bass. Tom Hall spoke with them last January when they crowded around a microphone to play a few songs.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Tom Hall & Matt Purdy 501385 at http://wypr.org Bluegrass in Studio B: "Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen"