4:44 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Wind Chill Advisory and Closings (UPDATE) 3/6/15

Storm totals as of 6:00 Pm 3/5/15
Credit National Weather Service /

A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until 10AM Friday 3/6/15. 

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The First Five Years
12:46 am
Thu March 5, 2015

The First Five Years: Teachers Worth Investing In

One the most influential teachers a child may ever have is in an early care and education setting. Yet the pay for child care professionals is often close to the same wage as fast food workers. This has been the case for far too long and a change is due.

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The Signal
11:43 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Dario Robleto at the BMA, Geo Poe, and Being a Woman Surgeon

Dario Robleto talks with Aaron Henkin at his exhibition, "Setlists for a Setting Sun"

Dario Robleto tours us through his exhibition, Set-lists for a Setting Sun; Gregg Wilhelm and Patrick Tandy discuss the zine, Geo Poe; and Drs. Preeti John, Adriana Laser, and Martha Zeiger share their experiences as women surgeons.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thur, March 5, 1-2 P.M.
5:37 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Midday on Culture

Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald apologized last week for falsely claiming that he served in the Special Forces.

Culture commentator Sheri Parks makes her monthly visit to Midday, this time to talk about lying. News anchors Brian Williams and Bill O’Reilly have both recently come under fire for less-than-accurate reporting. Have the standards changed for today’s journalists?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thur, March 5, 12-1 P.M.
5:34 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Midday on Health

Nearly 30,00 deaths in the United States have been linked to a superbug caused by the bacterium known as C diff.

Dr. John Cmar, infectious disease specialist at Sinai Hospital, returns for another edition of Midday on Health.

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Public Commentary
4:18 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Donald C. Fry - March 3, 2015

Donald C. Fry has been the president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), the central Maryland region's most prominent organization of business and civic leaders, since November 2002.

Under Don’s leadership, the GBC is recognized as a knowledgeable and highly credible business voice in the Baltimore region, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. on policy issues and competitive challenges facing Maryland. Its mission is to apply private-sector leadership to strengthening the business climate and quality of life in the region and state.

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3:08 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Mary Clocker

Maryland Morning Podcast
11:00 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Mental Health Parity; Curationism; Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

Are people with mental health issues able to access the same level of care as someone with physical problems? We dig into gaps in mental health treatment for consumers with insurance . And some of the concerns of providers themselves.

Then – we live in a world of infinite choices, from the music we put on our phones, to the details we reveal on dating apps. In the art world and beyond, when does curation begin and end? 

Plus: 150 years ago today, Abraham Lincoln stood atop the East steps of the U.S. Capitol, and in 700 words captured the heartbeat of a country near the end of a bloody war. We talk about Lincoln’s Second Inaugural address with Lincoln scholar Richard Striner.

Maryland Morning
9:48 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Separate and Unequal: Efforts to Achieve Parity In Mental Health Care

Mental health rally in Philadelphia
Credit Liz Spikol

One out of five adults in the U.S. lives with mental illness and research shows that 40 to 50 percent of people with severe disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are not receiving any treatment.  On average, people with serious mental illness die younger than others; some research points to two decades of lost life span.

A few weeks ago on this show we looked at the potential impact of cuts in the O’Malley and Hogan budgets that would affect reimbursements and salaries of behavioral health providers in Maryland. Today we’re digging into what access to mental health treatment looks like for consumers with insurance and at some of the concerns of providers themselves. 

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Cellar Notes
9:21 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Red Blends from Around the World - 3/4/15

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

Menhir Albanegra, Rosso Salento IGP 2012  ** $$
(Cotes du Rhone meets Zinfandel in Italy.)

Jean Royer "Le Petit Roy", Southern France, NV **1/2  $$    
(Deliberately a mystery wine, rustic, old-fashioned, yummy.)

"The Cleaver" Red Blend, California 2012 **  $
(Big classic Cal blend, perfect for Sunday roast.)

Quinta do Alqueve, Tradicion, Tejo Portougal 2009 **  $
(Vibrant, medium-bodied very food friendly.)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.