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The Nature of Things
5:47 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Fireflies

Credit Takashi Ota

Fireflies thrive in our forests and fields, and the margins between them.  But there just aren’t as many of these bioluminescent beetles as there once were.  Fireflies are disappearing.

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The Environment In Focus
3:37 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Farmer Profits by Flying from Big Poultry Company

After 23 years of raising chickens for Perdue, Carole Morison found she could earn more money by becoming an independent farmer and selling her own pasture-raised eggs.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 17, 1-2 p.m.
10:13 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Legislative Races

The race for Anne Arundel County Executive has been heating up in recent weeks as incumbent Laura Neuman fights to keep her position.
Credit The Baltimore Sun

Barry Rascovar of Political Maryland and Len Lazerick, editor and publisher for Maryland Reporter, join us as we examine the legislative races in the Baltimore region, Western Maryland, and the Eastern Shore. We’ll also be joined by the reporters who have been closely covering these races. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 17, 12-1 p.m.
9:56 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: George

Ron George is a two-term Maryland State House Delegate from Anne Arundel County. And he’s one of four Republicans vying for his party’s nomination in next week’s gubernatorial primary. Among his top, would-be priorities: Decrease the tax burden on small-to-midsize businesses. His push: To build the private sector, and bring more jobs to Maryland. The Annapolis jeweler store owner supports medical marijuana, but is against its legalization.

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Headlines
9:27 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Early Voting, Baltimore’s Budget, The Attorney General’s Race, & A Code Orange Air Quality Alert

(l-r) State Sen. Brian Frosh, Del. Jon Cardin, and Del. Aisha Braveboy at a debate for the Democratic candidates for Attorney General on May 31.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Early voting in Maryland continues. A profile of the three Democrats vying to be Maryland’s next Attorney General. Baltimore’s budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1st has been approved. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert is in effect today and tomorrow, with air pollution concentrations considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. And more…

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Radio Kitchen #1238
10:23 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Spinach

June 17, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Spinach

Like a lot of folks of a certain age, I grew up watching Popeye the Sailorman and loving every minute of it.  But something baffled me:  the spinach thing.  If they were talking about the reeking, droopy, plop of who-knows-what that they served in school, it didn't make any sense.   My parents told me Popeye was the creation of the powerful spinach industry, but that may not have been true.  Research reveals that  Popeye was not created to sell spinach, but the cartoon's creators remembered their mothers saying, "Eat your spinach, it will make you strong!"  So it became Popeye's magic elixir.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
5:29 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

The ACA and Women's Needs

How are women responding to the ACA how does it address women's issues.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 16, 1-2 p.m.
10:27 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Mizeur

Maryland State House Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery County) supports marijuana legalization and an increase in the state's minimum wage to $16.70. With a focus on health care and the environment, she's considered the most progressive of the Democratic candidates for Maryland governor.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 16, 12-1 p.m.
10:17 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Lollar

Credit The Baltimore Sun

Charles Lollar is a U.S. Marine Corps. officer, a former Tea Party activist, a businessman, and an ordained preacher. His top, would-be top priorities if elected governor: Eliminating the personal income tax and the estate tax, lowering the corporate income tax, and rolling back the sales tax. The only African-American Republican in the race, polls put him tying for second among his GOP rivals. 

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The Morning Economic Report
9:18 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Carbon Emissions Cap - 6/16/14

There are some who believe that the Environmental Protection Agency’s new requirements for power plants will curtain economic growth.  These requirements require plants to reduce emissions, which could increase the price of electricity.  But a recent New York Times article highlights evidence suggesting that such beliefs are at least somewhat unwarranted.  Nine states already belong to a carbon emissions cap and trade system known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. 

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