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Baltimore's Future
9:26 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Will McKenna

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David Warnock speaks with Will McKenna.

On today's episode of "Baltimore's Future," David Warnock speaks with Will McKenna, co-chair of the Coalition of Baltimore Public Charter Schools, and the executive director of Afya Baltimore, Inc. 

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Headlines
7:54 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Hogan Opts For Public Financing, MD’s Bail Hearing System, and Summer Camp For Homeless Kids

Homeless 'tweens,' ages 12 and 13 years old, get to attend free summer camp for first time at St. Vincent de Paul. A $50,000 grant from the Weinberg Foundation made the expansion possible.
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Republican Larry Hogan will be the first gubernatorial candidate to take part in the state’s public financing system in a general election in two decades. A look at Maryland’s new bail hearing system. A report on a summer camp that serves homeless kids. Plus: changes to Baltimore’s suspension policy, staffing concerns at a Towson courthouse, Wayne Curry’s funeral, and more.

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The First Five Years
5:56 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

The First Five Years: Math

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The First Five Years on "Math."

Math helps children develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. The developing brain is not only ready to learn and use language, it is also capable of learning and using math and scientific thinking. It is important to practice and develop these skills early.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Will The Cost of Sending Money Abroad Go Up?

100 peso bill.
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Sheilah talks with Paul Dwyer, co-founder and CEO of Viamericas, a national money transfer company based in Bethesda.
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. With Sheilah Kast to talk about it is Paul Dwyer, co-founder and CEO of Viamericas, a national money transfer company headquartered in Bethesda.

Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed July 9, 2014

What Sri Lanka Can Teach You About Parenthood

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Professor Chapin joins Sheilah in the studio to share her experiences.

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.   She’ll become a spoiled brat, and she’ll probably spend her whole life demanding her own way.  Everybody knows that, right? University of Maryland, Baltimore County associate professor Bambi Chapin’s anthropological research in Southeast Asia shows it isn't necessarily true.

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Headlines
8:51 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Tuesday Night’s Storms, Smallpox Found At NIH, Wayne Curry Remembered, & MD’s AAA Bond Rating

A view of last night's storm as it approached Baltimore, as seen from the city's Arcadia neighborhood.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Severe thunderstorms ripped across Central Maryland last night, downing trees and power lines. A look at the wake of the storms, plus: smallpox found at NIH, remembering Wayne Curry, MD’s AAA bond rating, Baltimore homicides, a runway closure at BWI, and more.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed July 9, 2014

African-Americans and Gentrification in D.C.

Dr. Sabiyha Prince
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Tom and Sabiyha Prince discuss her latest book.

This morning, a conversation with a Baltimore-based cultural anthropologist who studies contemporary African-American urban life. Sabiyha 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. 

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Student Debt Forgiveness - 7/9/14

The federal government has taken certain steps to relieve some of America’s student debt burden.  President Obama recently announced that he is expanding the Pay as You Earn Repayment Plan, which targets borrowers with low incomes relative to their overall federal student loan debt.  The program reduces borrowers’ monthly payments and provides the opportunity for debt forgiveness.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, there were 190,000 borrowers enrolled at the end of March.  According to the White House, the recent change could render up to 5 million more borrowers eligible over the next year or so. 

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Cellar Notes
11:33 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Byron Winery - 7/9/14

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = good decent wine  ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine

Byron Chardonnay, Santa Barbara '12  *  $
(Very nice entry level chardonnay, good value.)

Byron Pinot  Noir, Santa Barbara '12  *  $$
(Very good varietal character, great value.)

Byron Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley '11  *** $$
(Creamy, rich, well balanced, textbook chard.)

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The Environment In Focus
2:57 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Pollution Now Driving Evolution

For years, people thought that evolution was something that happened slowly, over thousands or millions of years. Not true, as it turns out.

Environment In Focus Podcast 7-9-2014

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