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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Should College Still Be Four Years?

The Learning Commons at University of Baltimore, which includes study space.

Sheilah Kast talks with University of Baltimore President Robert Bogomolny about the school's new incentive to finish college in four years.

The University of Baltimore is announcing a new program to encourage students to graduate in four years. Right now, just around 12 percent of the students does.  The school calls the program “Finish4Free,” and it'll be offered to this year’s crop of freshmen.  We talk about it with President Robert Bogomolny.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon March 24, 2014

"Twelfth Night" at Center Stage

William Connell (l) and Caroline Hewitt (r) in Center Stage's production of "Twelfth Night."
Credit Richard Anderson

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Twelfth Night" at Center Stage

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews the Shakespearean comedy "Twelfth Night," now up at Center Stage. "Twelfth Night" continues at Center Stage until April 13.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon March 24, 2014

"Live, Young, Blood" Screens at Creative Alliance

Imhotep Simba, featured in the film
Credit Justin Gladden

Tom Hall talks with the co-directors of the film, "Live, Young, Blood"
On Sunday night at the Creative Alliance in East Baltimore, Bobby Marvin Holmes and Justin Gladden will screen their film, "Live, Young, Blood."  It takes an unstinting look at violence in Baltimore, and some of the people who are working to stem the tide.  Bobby Marvin Holmes and Justin Gladden join Tom Hall in the studio. 
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Headlines
7:53 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Young Democrats Hold Straw Polls, Tonight’s Baltimore City Council Meeting, & The “Move Over” Law

Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

The official youth arm of the Maryland Democratic Party held its convention over the weekend, and held straw poll votes on the governor’s and attorney general’s races. Plus: a preview of tonight’s Baltimore City Council meeting, MD’s “Move Over” law, the “25th Street Station” development, energy costs, and World TB Day.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Income Inequality Historically - 3/24/14

There was a time when conventional wisdom suggested that as economies developed, income inequality would decline largely through the formation of larger middle classes.  Some of this wisdom was set forth by Belorussian-born American economist Simon Kuznets. 

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
11:32 am
Sun March 23, 2014

Pasta

The Morning Economic Report
9:28 am
Sat March 22, 2014

Household Wealth - 3/21/14

According to the Federal Reserve’s latest quarter report regarding U.S. finances, household wealth expanded 13.8 percent last year, the fastest rate of growth in American wealth since 2004.  Rising equity and home prices contributed heavily.  The value of stocks and mutual funds held by individuals rose by more than 30 percent, which according to Moody’s Analytics represents the largest dollar increase in history.  Homeowners’ equity grew 29 percent, with gains on part with those registered during the boom times of the previous decade.

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Headlines
10:30 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Minimum Wage, Estate Tax, Street Sweeping, & Spacey

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Minimum wage: WYPR's Christopher Connelly reports that the governor's minimum wage bill is having some trouble in a Senate committee, where Chairman Thomas Middleton insists on higher wages for caregivers of the developmentally disabled.

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Baltimore Stories
10:16 am
Fri March 21, 2014

The Famous "Famous"

On the day of the Baltimore riots, police stopped all incoming vehicles at the city line and turned them back - save one.  This is the story of that one. 

    

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. March 21, 1-2 p.m.
10:06 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Five Billion Years of Solitude

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has already identified hundreds of exoplanets, revealing that our galaxy could be home to many Earth-like planets.

Are we alone in the universe? That’s the billion-dollar-question that has fascinated humans for centuries. In "Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Beyond the Stars," journalist Lee Billings traces the history of scientific research into space and the universe as he attempts to explain human obsession with the possibility of life beyond Earth.

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