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The Morning Economic Report
9:10 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Breaking Free from the Great Recession - 3/4/15

The U.S. economy finally appears to be breaking free of the Great Recession’s dark pull.  As indicated by Moody’s Chief Economist Mark Zandi, the clearest evidence of this emerges from the U.S. labor market.  More than 3.2 million jobs have been produced on net by the economy over the past year, the strongest growth since the apex of the technology boom that ended roughly fifteen years ago. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed March 4, 2015

How Curating Took Over The Art World

And now, a conversation about the phenomenon known as “curationism.”   As you might have observed, curating isn’t just for art experts in museums anymore.  The word “curator” can speak to the DJ in the club who creates a particular ambiance in a room, the Instagram poster who curates his or her kitchen table for the perfect photograph, or the festival director who chooses a weekend’s worth of films. We all live in a world of infinite choices, from what music to put on our phone, to what details to reveal about ourselves on a dating app, and so, in the common parlance, we are all curators of lives.  David Balzer is a Canadian author who has studied the history of curating in the art world and how the notion of curating has leaked into business and our culture at large.  He’s written a book that he’ll be talking about Sunday night at Red Emma’s Bookstore & Café in Baltimore.  It’s called Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else.   He joins us on the line from Toronto.  With me in the studio is Marcus Civin.   He’s an interdisciplinary artist, writer and curator, and the Acting Director of Curatorial Practice at MICA, that’s the graduate program in curating at the MD Institute College of Art.

Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Remembering Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address

Abraham Lincoln delivers his Second Inaugural address.
Credit Alexander Gardner / Public Domain

One hundred fifty years ago, President Abraham Lincoln stood on the East steps of the U.S. Capitol and delivered one of the greatest speeches in American history: his second inaugural address. Many of us know the last part of it that begins: "With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right, as God gives to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in." That message of mercy is only part of what Lincoln packed into his brief 703 words. We've asked Richard Striner, professor of history at Washington College in Chestertown and author of several books about Lincoln, to discuss Lincoln’s second inaugural.

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The Nature of Things
5:59 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

The Buzz about Bees

Credit beneficialbugs.org

The value of the honey bee's pollination services is commonly measured in the billions of dollars. That's because the bees from each hive pollinate and collect roughly 60 pounds of pollen per year – that’s about the same weight as your average 7 year old.


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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed, March 4, 1-2 P.M.
5:46 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Knife Fights

John Nagl is a retired Army lieutenant colonel, a graduate of West Point and Oxford, and a Rhodes Scholar. In a new memoir, "Knife Fights," he recounts his experiences fighting in Iraq and shares his views on modern warfare. Original air date: 01/14/15.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed, March 4, 12-1 P.M.
5:42 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Combatting Maryland’s Heroin Crisis

Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford to lead the administration's efforts to fight heroin overdose deaths in Maryland.
Credit Christopher Connelly

Gov. Hogan last week established a 10-member task force to examine the state’s heroin crisis. We explore that problem from several angles including the personal toll as well as law enforcement, legislative and treatment aspects.


Radio Kitchen #1318
3:36 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Winter Soups and Stews With Root Vegetables

March 3, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Winter Soups and Stews With Root Vegetables

In the depths of winter we look to the kitchen as a source of warmth and comfort.  And few things warm us up better than a hearty stew.  And since we have so many good root vegetables available to us, it's easy to concoct a delicious winter stew.

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A Blue View
3:26 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

The History of the Megalodon - 3/3/15

It makes sense that the public is fascinated by sharks. In storytelling, they are compelling characters, if not scientifically accurate all the time.  There’s one shark species that has gained attention in recent years—the prehistoric megalodon.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap To Health & Wealth
3:03 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Employer Mandates

What businesses need to know about 2015 mandates.


Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues, March 3, 1-2 P.M.
2:39 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Inside North Korea

In "Without You, There is No Us: My Time with the Sons of North Korea's Elite," journalist Suki Kim provides a chilling account of everyday life inside the hermetic North Korean regime. In 2011, Kim spent six months teaching at a North Korean university. Her last day at the school was the same day former dictator Kim Jong-Il died.

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