Stephanie Hughes http://wypr.org en 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 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 Author James McBride, on Making History Accessible http://wypr.org/post/author-james-mcbride-making-history-accessible <div><p></p><div>National Book Award winner James McBride will be at the CityLit Festival in Baltimore this weekend. &nbsp;His latest novel "The Good Lord Bird," depicts famous abolitionist John Brown.</div><div> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:45:25 +0000 Tom Hall & Stephanie Hughes 11443 at http://wypr.org Author James McBride, on Making History Accessible 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 Why Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore are Facing Off over Wind Development http://wypr.org/post/why-southern-maryland-and-eastern-shore-are-facing-over-wind-development <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>It’s Sine Die, the last day of the 2014 General Assembly in Annapolis. &nbsp;This morning, we look at some of the bills that the legislature has passed that affect the environment. &nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Stephanie Hughes 11198 at http://wypr.org Why Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore are Facing Off over Wind Development Films for Spring: A Band, A Vermeer, and an Arc http://wypr.org/post/films-spring-band-vermeer-and-arc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann </span>Hornaday<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, film critic for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Washington Post</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Jed </span>Dietz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the Maryland Film Festival, join us to discuss the must-see movies for April. </span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Tom Hall & Stephanie Hughes 11056 at http://wypr.org Films for Spring: A Band, A Vermeer, and an Arc How Labor Trafficking Looks in Maryland http://wypr.org/post/how-labor-trafficking-looks-maryland <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Labor trafficking is the use of intimidation, threats, and sometimes violence, to force people to work against their will. The national non-profit Polaris Project, and others working to prevent trafficking, say certain populations are especially vulnerable, such as immigrants; they may be working legally in the US, but their legal status is tied to a particular employer. &nbsp;</span></p><div> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:23:24 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Stephanie Hughes 10975 at http://wypr.org How Labor Trafficking Looks in Maryland Author David Shipler on "The Working Poor" http://wypr.org/post/author-david-shipler-working-poor <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a program at the Community College of Baltimore County’s Essex Campus called the Community Book Connection. &nbsp;Students and staff at </span>CCBC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> read a book, and throughout the year, the college presents events related to the themes of that book. &nbsp;The book they chose this year is "The Working Poor: Invisible in America" by the Pulitzer Prize winning author David </span>Shipler<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;It paints portraits of people who are for the most part employed, but constantly navigating that terrifying space where there is never quite enough to get by. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:30:47 +0000 Tom Hall & Stephanie Hughes 10977 at http://wypr.org Author David Shipler on "The Working Poor"