Programs en California Pinot Noirs - 7/23/14 <p><strong>Price key:&nbsp;</strong> $=less than $20&nbsp; $$= $20-40&nbsp;&nbsp; $$$=$40-60&nbsp; $$$$=above $60<br /><strong>Quality key:</strong>&nbsp; * = good decent wine&nbsp; ** = very good wine&nbsp;&nbsp; *** = superb wine<br /><br />La Crema Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast&nbsp; 2012 *1/2&nbsp; $$<br />(Light, fruity, rounded, good every day pinot noir.)<br /><br />La Crema Pinot Noir, Monterey, 2012 **&nbsp; $$<br />(A bigger, earthier pinot noir with good complexity.)<br /><br />Wild Ridge Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2011&nbsp; ***&nbsp; $$<br />(Impressive, full bodied, well balanced, nuanced.)<br /><br />Champ de Reves Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 2011&nbsp; *** $$<br />(Very complex, great body, very elegant.)<br /><br /><em>Many of these fine wines can be purchased at <a href="">Wine World</a>.&nbsp; See sponsor tab.</em><br /> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Al Spoler & Hugh Sisson 502550 at Northern Copperhead Snakes <p>Northern copperheads can be found in forested hillsides and wetlands, and will even occupy wood or sawdust piles from the Eastern Shore west to the Blue Ridge Mountains.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:46:00 +0000 W. Brooks Paternotte 502524 at Northern Copperhead Snakes Multiplying Oyster Harvest Triggers Debate Over Catch Restrictions <p>After more than a century of decline, the&nbsp; harvest of oysters from the Chesapeake Bay has quadrupled over the last four years.&nbsp; This increase has inspired a debate over whether more -- or fewer -- restrictions are needed on the harvest of the Bay's keystone species.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:56:21 +0000 Tom Pelton 502525 at Multiplying Oyster Harvest Triggers Debate Over Catch Restrictions Conversation Starters for Retirement <p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:07:58 +0000 Greg Tucker & Catherine Collinson 502514 at The Banjo’s Twisted History, The Washington Monument's Restoration, and Nick Sjostrom’s “I Am OK" <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The twisted history of the banjo in America; a visit to the Washington Monument at Mount Vernon Place; and Nick </span>Sjostrom’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> album, “I am OK”</span></div><div> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:08:48 +0000 Aaron Henkin 502509 at The Banjo’s Twisted History, The Washington Monument's Restoration, and Nick Sjostrom’s “I Am OK" The Lost Art of Dress <p><strong>Linda Przybyszewski</strong>, author of "The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish," describes the fascinating history of American style, along with the do's and don'ts of modern wardrobe. <em>Guest host Nikki Gamer </em></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>With production help from Midday intern Anna Muckerman</em></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:55:08 +0000 Nikki Gamer 502504 at The Lost Art of Dress Unrest Abroad <p>The latest on the ongoing violence in Israel-Palestine and the U.S. response to it. Plus, we'll look at the geopolitics involving last week's plane disaster that resulted in the deaths of nearly 300 passengers. Our guests: Middle East expert <strong>Kimberly Katz</strong>, associate professor of history at Towson University; and <strong>Max Hilaire,</strong> chair of the political science department at Morgan State University.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:51:58 +0000 Dan Rodricks 502503 at Unrest Abroad Heirloom Radishes and Carrots <p><strong>July 22, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Heirloom Radishes and Carrots</strong><br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br />Our national celebration has just past, so it's a good time to consider the great heritage America's farms have bestowed upon us.&nbsp; During this season of tomatoes, corn and watermelons, it's easy to overlook a pair of bit players in the summer, and that would be radishes and carrots.&nbsp;&nbsp; But we've now started to see some heirloom varieties of these garden greats.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:26:11 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 502484 at Seaside Wonders: Sea Stars and Urchins - 7/22/14 <p>A common decorating theme for beach houses and shore hotels, sea stars, sand dollars and sea urchins signify summer vacation.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:09:13 +0000 John Racanelli 502483 at Air Passenger Traffic on the Rise - 7/22/14 <p>Global air passenger traffic is doubling every 15 years, bringing more people to already congested airports and airplanes.&nbsp; Over the past two decades, the average number of seats per flight has increased by 32 percent according to Airbus.&nbsp; Flying can be uncomfortable, but certain airlines are taking steps to make their customers more comfortable, at least those that can afford a higher quality of service.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:02:40 +0000 Anirban Basu 502482 at