Sheilah Kast http://wypr.org en Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails http://wypr.org/post/mental-illness-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="http://tacreports.org/treatment-behind-bars/executive-summary">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 http://wypr.org Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research, Resources and Portrayals http://wypr.org/post/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="http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6302a1.htm?s_cid=ss6302a1_w" 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="http://www.jhsph.edu/faculty/directory/profile/4014/Lee/Li-Ching" target="_blank">Dr. Li-Ching Lee</a>, the School’s principal investigator for that report and <a href="https://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/faculty-staff/rebecca-landa" target="_blank">Dr. Rebecca </a></span><a href="https://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/faculty-staff/rebecca-landa" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Landa</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/faculty-staff/rebecca-landa" 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 http://wypr.org Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research, Resources and Portrayals What Impact Has The Affordable Care Act Had On Maryland Health Care? http://wypr.org/post/what-impact-has-affordable-care-act-had-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 http://wypr.org What Impact Has The Affordable Care Act Had On Maryland Health Care? Common Core Bills in the General Assembly http://wypr.org/post/common-core-bills-general-assembly <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The General Assembly considered </span><a href="http://marylandreporter.com/2014/03/23/state-legislatures-see-rise-in-bills-targeting-common-core/" 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="http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?id=hb1164&amp;stab=01&amp;pid=billpage&amp;tab=subject3&amp;ys=2014RS" target="_blank">HB</a><a href="http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmMain.aspx?id=hb1164&amp;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 http://wypr.org Common Core Bills in the General Assembly Safer Streets, Safer Spaces http://wypr.org/post/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 http://wypr.org Safer Streets, Safer Spaces The Evolution of Stokely Carmichael http://wypr.org/post/evolution-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="http://www.penielejoseph.com/" 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 http://wypr.org The Evolution of Stokely Carmichael When Will You Be Able To Get Medical Marijuana In Maryland? http://wypr.org/post/when-will-you-be-able-get-medical-marijuana-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 http://wypr.org When Will You Be Able To Get Medical Marijuana In Maryland? How to Bridge the Gender Pay Gap http://wypr.org/post/how-bridge-gender-pay-gap <div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Obama signed&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/04/08/executive-order-non-retaliation-disclosure-compensation-information" style="line-height: 1.5;">an executive order&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">yesterday that is intended to help even out the gender pay gap. &nbsp; It would require federal contractors to allow employees to share salary information with each other. &nbsp;</span></p><div> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:36:32 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Stephanie Hughes 11323 at http://wypr.org How to Bridge the Gender Pay Gap Taking Time to Just Be http://wypr.org/post/taking-time-just-be <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Robert Wicks is a clinical psychologist on the faculty of Loyola University Maryland. In his latest book, "Perspective: The Calm Within the Storm," he writes about ways to approach thinking, meditation, and the narratives we tell ourselves about our lives.</span><br /><br /> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 13:45:47 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Stephanie Hughes 11334 at http://wypr.org Taking Time to Just Be As Session Ends, Lawmakers Increase Minimum Wage, Create New System for Medical Marijuana http://wypr.org/post/session-ends-lawmakers-increase-minimum-wage-create-new-system-medical-marijuana <div><p></p></div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The population of Annapolis has gone down this morning. &nbsp;Maryland state senators and delegates are home, or heading home. &nbsp;In the legislative session that ended at midnight, they raised the minimum wage to $10.10/hour by 2018 and expanded the school day for some pre-schoolers. &nbsp;</span></div><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:00:47 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Stephanie Hughes 11245 at http://wypr.org As Session Ends, Lawmakers Increase Minimum Wage, Create New System for Medical Marijuana