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7:30 am
Fri May 9, 2014

When Duckpin Bowling Became A Thing

Two ex-baseball players sitting in a duck blind on the Eastern Shore, see a flight of ducks take off and scatter upwards.  The moment proved inspirational, and brought into being "duckpin bowling".  It changed an industry and a national pastime. 

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Humanities Connection
5:32 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Classics in the Modern Classroom

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The enduring value of classic literature lies in its exploration of the human condition and also its ability for modern interpretation.

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WYPR Headlines
11:14 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Gubernatorial Debate For Democrats, Cardin Statement On Absences And 26th Street Collapse

Attorney General Doug Gansler
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Democratic gubernatorial debate: The three main candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor debated last night at the University of Maryland in College Park. Click here to get a recap from WYPR's Christopher Connelly and Matt Tacka.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thurs. May 8 1-2 p.m.
9:52 am
Thu May 8, 2014

A Farm Dies Once A Year

Alro Crawford's book describes the difficulty in running a family farm.
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At 31, and unsure of what to do with his career, Arlo Crawford moved back to his childhood home on a vegetable farm in rural Pennsylvania. In "A Farm Dies Once a Year," Crawford beautifully chronicles the story of his family's farm, its many ups and downs, and his complicated relationship with farm life.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. May 8 12-1 p.m.
9:47 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Bail Reform

Currently, indigent defendants are not represented by a public defender when initial bail decisions are made.

In 2013, the Maryland Court of Appeals found the state's bail system inherently unfair because it favors criminal defendants with the means to hire attorneys and post bond. A proposed solution -- providing public defenders to indigent defendants when all bail decisions are made -- could cost the state millions of dollars.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Housing Downturn - 5/8/14

The housing downturn that became increasingly apparent by 2006 and then worsened considerably thereafter arguably represents the primary contributor to the 2007-2008-2009 recession.  During the early years of recovery, the housing market helped to pace the economic expansion, driven in large measure by a combination of bargain basement prices and record low mortgage rates. 

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The Signal
4:29 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Game show buff Cory Anotado, Brooke Johnson’s ‘Extra Alive,’ and ‘O Say Can You Feel’

Cory Anotado stares down his competition on the Game Show Network program, "The Chase"

The quizzical story of a lifelong trivia fanatic; Brooke Johnson’s one-woman play, Extra Alive; and storytellers from the oral history performance, O Say Can You Feel 

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The First Five Years
2:05 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

The First Five Years: Siblings

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The First Five Years episode "Siblings."

Sibling Rivalries 

Siblings play a very powerful role in our lives. Starting as young children, brothers and sisters shape the way we feel about ourselves, our families and society. But let’s face it, siblings don’t always get along. There’re some things parents can do to help keep the peace at home.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. May 7, 1-2 p.m.
10:15 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Midday on Media

Midday on Media's David Zurawik
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The Baltimore Sun's television critic David Zurawik makes his monthly visit to Midday.

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