WYPR Programs http://wypr.org en Federal Spending on Healthcare - 7/29/14 http://wypr.org/post/federal-spending-healthcare-72914 <p>The growth in federal spending on healthcare will continue to decline as a proportion of the overall economy according to a recent report supplied by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.&nbsp; The budget office stated in its annually produced 25-year forecast that federal spending on major healthcare programs would amount to 8 percent of gross domestic product by 2039, one-tenth of a percentage point lower than its previous projection.&nbsp; With this latest revision, the Congressional Budget Office has now reduced its 10-year estimate for spending by Medicare, Medicaid and other health programs by 1 point two three trillion dollars starting in 2010, the year in which the Affordable Care Act took effect.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:30:00 +0000 Anirban Basu 502836 at http://wypr.org Market Galette http://wypr.org/post/market-galette <p><strong>July 29, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Market Galette</strong><br /><br />I've has become a big fan of taking vacations in Normandy, France.&nbsp; There is something about the gentle Norman countryside that really appeals to me, and believe me you do eat well over there.&nbsp; And one of the most popular items in Normandy threw Jerry a curve ball the first time I ever mentioned it, and that is the galette.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:19:37 +0000 Al Spoler & Jerry Pellegrino 502838 at http://wypr.org Living Chapters, Spare Rooms, and the Amazing Linotype http://wypr.org/post/living-chapters-spare-rooms-and-amazing-linotype <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Community artist Beth </span>Barbush<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hands her life-story over to her friends; Matthew Bowden discusses his film, “Spare Rooms”; and Ray Loomis demonstrates the mechanical marvels of the Linotype.</span></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:44:28 +0000 Aaron Henkin 502811 at http://wypr.org Living Chapters, Spare Rooms, and the Amazing Linotype Fear of Food http://wypr.org/post/fear-food <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:38:39 +0000 Tony Foreman & Cindy Wolf 502810 at http://wypr.org Midday on Health: Volunteerism in Retirement http://wypr.org/post/midday-health-volunteerism-retirement <p>As the population of retirees increases, more organizations are turning to seniors for volunteers. A talk about the mutual benefits to the community and to the health of retirees who volunteer. Our guests: <strong>Bill Romani,</strong> director of AARP Experience Corps. of Baltimore ; <strong>Dora Tapp</strong>, a local volunteer with Experience Corps; and <strong>Hal Handley</strong>, a former senior vice president with McCormick &amp; Co. recently named "Volunteer of the Decade" by the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:09:12 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 502803 at http://wypr.org Midday on Health: Volunteerism in Retirement Midday on Health: Progress on Strokes http://wypr.org/post/midday-health-progress-strokes-0 <p>Fewer Americans are having strokes and those who do are now less likely to die from them, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers and reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Our guests: Two of the report's co-authors, <strong>Josef Coresh</strong>, professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and <strong>Dr. Rebecca Gottesman</strong>, associate professor of neurology. Original air date 7/16/14</p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:07:10 +0000 Dan Rodricks 502802 at http://wypr.org Midday on Health: Progress on Strokes Reducing Federal Drug Sentences http://wypr.org/post/reducing-federal-drug-sentences <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 100,000 people are incarcerated for federal drug crimes in the United States.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The crimes could be “manufacturing, distributing, or possessing with intent to distribute” to “acting as a principal administrator, organizer or leader of a continuing criminal enterprise.”&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Those convicted of federal drug crimes can serve anywhere from a year to life in prison.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A little over a week ago, when the U.S. Sentencing Commission </span><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/thousands-of-felons-could-have-drug-sentences-lessened/2014/07/18/4876209e-0eb1-11e4-8341-b8072b1e7348_story.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">voted unanimously to reduce federal drug sentences,</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about half of those 100,000 offenders became eligible to have their sentences reviewed by a judge…which means that there is a possibility that their sentences could be reduced.</span></p></div><div> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Jamyla Kay 502801 at http://wypr.org Reducing Federal Drug Sentences Sketches Of A Confederate P.O.W. http://wypr.org/post/sketches-confederate-pow <div>It’s the hot summer of 1864. You’re a private in the Confederate Army. You’ve been captured by the Union Army and you’re being held at Point Lookout, the North’s biggest and southern-most &nbsp;prisoner-of-war-camp at the tip of southern Maryland. What do you do?</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:55:27 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 502712 at http://wypr.org Sketches Of A Confederate P.O.W. Does "Legally Blonde, the Musical" Pass the Good Theater Bar? http://wypr.org/post/does-legally-blonde-musical-pass-good-theater-bar <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">T</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">wo brunettes, Tom Hall and J. Wynn </span>Rousuck<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, discuss <a href="https://www.ccbcmd.edu/cockpit/shows.html" target="_blank">Cockpit in Court's production of "Legally Blonde, The Musical"</a> now at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:50:51 +0000 Tom Hall, J. Wynn Rousuck & Jamyla Kay 502806 at http://wypr.org Does "Legally Blonde, the Musical" Pass the Good Theater Bar? "The White Rail" by Clarinda Harriss http://wypr.org/post/white-rail-clarinda-harriss <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Baltimore is a weird place. Whether its quirk is distinct from that of other cities is often a topic of debate, but </span><a href="http://www.itascabooks.com/the-white-rail.html" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>The White Rail</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span>Clarinda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Harriss<span style="line-height: 1.5;">' new collection of short stories, provides some compelling anecdotal evidence. The poet and author</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;has published six volumes of poetry, and more than 350 of her poems have appeared in journals and magazines. &nbsp;She was a professor of English at Towson University for 40 years, and with this new collection, s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">he ventures for the first time into the world of short stories.</span></p><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Tom Hall & Matt Purdy 502709 at http://wypr.org "The White Rail" by Clarinda Harriss