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The First Five Years
11:23 am
Wed December 25, 2013

The First Five Years: Boxes and Imaginative Play

Imaginative play in progress.
Credit Maryland Family Network

December 25, 2013

Playing in and with boxes is great fun for kids, and it's also a learning opportunity. It's empowering because the child gets to decide what the box is going to be, exercising her ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and spatial ability.

To learn more, visit Maryland Family Network.org. 

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Headlines
7:48 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Christmas Day Schedule Changes, Tree Recycling, Return Tips, Leopold’s Appeal, and Bail Reform

The Christmas tree made from hubcaps greet visitors to the home of Jim Pollock. Pollock, known as "The Artist on 34th Street," uses his living room as a gallery for his work along with two other artists.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

A look at Christmas Day schedule changes, plus info about Christmas tree recycling programs around the region. Also: tips on returns and gift cards, the date for John Leopold’s appeal of his misconduct convictions is set, bail reform in next year’s General Assembly session, and more.

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Cellar Notes
7:30 am
Wed December 25, 2013

12/25/13 - Smart Buys in Bubbly

Cost key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

The Gruet line of sparkling wines from New Mexico  $-$$
(Blanc de noirs, blanc de blanc, rosé, extra dry)
St. Hillaire Blanquette de Limoux $
Clara C Prosecco  (Extra dry, rosé and Kosher) $
Anna de Cordorniu Brut Cava $
Schramsberg Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine $$
Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Sparkling Wine $$
Mumm's of Napa Cuvee M,
(off-dry Sparkling wine, Brut Prestige and Blanc de blanc $$)

**Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.

The Morning Economic Report
7:30 am
Wed December 25, 2013

The Morning Economic Report - 12/25/13

The Morning Economic Report
12:37 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

The Morning Economic Report - 12/24/13

Public Commentary
12:33 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Josh M. Sharfstein - December 24, 2013

Dr. Sharfstein is the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Previously, he served as the Commissioner of Health in Baltimore, Maryland and as the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In these positions, Dr. Sharfstein has pursued creative solutions to longstanding public health problems -- including drug addiction, school failure, unsafe consumer products, and most recently, cheap, candy-flavored cigars.

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Radio Kitchen
12:27 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

#1214 - Hors d'oeuvres for the Holidays

December 24, 2013 - Radio Kitchen - Hors d'oeuvres for the Holidays

Welcome to Radio Kitchen, I'm Al Spoler.  Boy, the holidays are right on top of us and the pressure is building.  Not only do we have to worry about doing our part for big planned parties that friends are throwing, we have to deal with those wonderful spontaneous celebrations that pop up. 

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A Blue View
12:20 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Inside Bioluminescence - 12/24/13

In the ocean’s deepest reaches, sunlight cannot penetrate, and yet, there is light. From softly glowing to dazzlingly brilliant, it is not the light of humans and their machines.

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Humanities Connection
12:07 pm
Tue December 24, 2013

Humanities Connection - Rebroadcast- An Argument for the Sake of Heaven

The Maryland Humanities Council’s Practicing Democracy Program uses the humanities to spur respectful civic dialogue among Marylanders with divergent viewpoints.

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Headlines
8:11 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve Schedule Changes, Hampden For The Holidays, and Online Health Exchange News

Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

We round up some of the schedule changes in effect on this day before Christmas. We sample some of the sights and sounds of the season in Baltimore’s iconic Hampden neighborhood. Plus: MD’s online health insurance exchange, Equality Maryland endorses Brown, foreclosure rates, and more.

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