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

America's Productivity Puzzle - 7/30/14

One of the great economic puzzles of the day is America’s productivity puzzle.  Why is American productivity not expanding more rapidly?  Labor productivity, which is measured as output per hour worked, has expanded at a 1.7 percent annualized rate during the recovery, about half the pace of the mid-2000s. 

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The Nature of Things
5:36 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Indian Pipe Flower

Indian Pipe

  Starting now and going into the later part of the summer season, you might come across Indian Pipe in the dense forest understory near the beech trees it prefers.

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In The Bromo
3:12 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Priya Bhayana

What Are You Reading
2:50 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Sean Michaels

Credit John Londono

  Tom talks with author and music blogger Sean Michaels.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap To Health & Wealth
10:58 am
Tue July 29, 2014

ACA Shop

Small Business "shop" in the ACA.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 29, 1-2 p.m.
9:48 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Politics of the Surgeon General

Mike Stobbe, national medical correspondent for The Associated Press, examines the mixed-up business of politics and the U.S. Surgeon General's office in, "Surgeon General's Warning: How Politics Crippled the Nation's Doctor."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 29, 12-1 p.m.
9:43 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Last Best Cure

Journalist Donna Jackson Nakazawa

The life of journalist and author Donna Jackson Nakazawa took a dramatic turn when she experienced numb limbs, muscle spasms, poor reflexes and a host of other medical problems. Stricken with Guillain-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disease that sent her into years of physical therapy and doctors’ visits, her life boiled down to basic survival. Things turned around for Nakazawa when she met a Johns Hopkins doctor who introduced her to mind-body therapies.

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Headlines
9:06 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Sheltering Immigrant Children, MD’s Pension System, & A Proposed Sale Of City-Owned Parking Garages

Credit IMG_3990 by davidcolenutt2 via flickr

Maryland could soon provide shelter for thousands more of the Central American children who’ve been apprehended at the US Mexico border. Maryland’s pension system got a higher-than-expected return on its investments this year. Four parking garages in Baltimore could soon have new owners, under a proposal from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Plus: pre-K funding, sewer line inspections, two railroad companies sue the Maryland Department of the Environment. And more.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Federal Spending on Healthcare - 7/29/14

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.  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.  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. 

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Radio Kitchen #1244
7:19 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Market Galette

July 29, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Market Galette

I've has become a big fan of taking vacations in Normandy, France.  There is something about the gentle Norman countryside that really appeals to me, and believe me you do eat well over there.  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. 

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