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A Blue View
5:12 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Otherworldly Octopuses - 10/7/14

With eight arms, a bulbous head, thousands of suckers, a tongue covered in teeth, and three hearts, the octopus is like something out of a science fiction movie. And the more you know about these creatures, the stranger they seem.

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The Nature of Things
2:53 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Pumpkins

Pumpkin Flower

Through all the autumn hype about pumpkin-spice lattes, pumpkin-chocolate muffins, spooky pumpkin carving and picking from pumpkin patches, it seems the origin of all our orange finery – the humble pumpkin plant – is forgotten.

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Radio Kitchen #1302
1:27 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Homemade Tomato Soup

October 7, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Homemade Tomato Soup

It's been a great year for tomatoes, and I have personally enjoyed some of the best I've ever tasted.  Between tomato sandwiches and assorted salads, I've polished off a lot.  But there's one thing I didn't try... and as I asked around, no one else has either.  How many people do you know who have tried to make home-made tomato soup?

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap To Health & Wealth
12:56 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Make a Backup Plan

Credit Flickr/Creative Commons

Things to think about during Open Enrollment.

This segment was rebroadcast on 10/13/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Oct. 7, 1-2 p.m.
11:21 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Inside Washington

As chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, Mark Leibovich has profiled many of Capitol Hill's most prominent policy makers and politicians. He's also written about the partisan stalemate in Congress and about national presidential and Congressional elections. A conversation with one of Washington's most insightful journalists as we approach the November midterms. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Oct. 7, 12-1 p.m.
10:51 am
Tue October 7, 2014

The Maglev Train

Imagine commuting from Baltimore to Washington in just 15 minutes. Japanese investors are backing the construction of a high-speed train powered by magnetic levitation or “maglev.” Supporters see it as the future of transportation in the U.S. while others doubt demand will justify the multibillion dollar cost. Our guests: Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a member of The Northeast Maglev advisory board; architect and Midday contributor Klaus Philipsen, president of ArchPlan Inc.

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The Morning Economic Report
10:55 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Money and Gender - 10/7/14

In recent decades, we have watched as girls have caught up with boys academically and then surpassed them along many dimensions of performance.  But there appears to be at least one category in which boys still outperform girls, and that’s knowledge of money.  As reported in the New York Times, T.Rowe Price’s annual survey of 8 to 14 year olds indicates that 45 percent of boys report feeling very or extremely confident about money compared to about 38 percent of girls. 

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Maryland Morning Podcast
12:33 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Progress of the Red Line Project, Should We Cut the Length of College?, "Vanishing Point," O's Magic

Credit Henry Kay, Maryland Transit Administration

The Red Line transit project has hit its latest obstacle: a lawsuit filed by 25 residents of West Baltimore. Why are they suing, and could their legal action halt the project? 

Then, is a three-year college degree the answer to the soaring cost of college? Sheilah talks with a Johns Hopkins professor who proposes just that. Plus, "Vanishing Point" is the latest production from Stillpointe Theatre Initiative. Should you see it before it’s gone? Our theater critic, J. Wynn Rousuck, weighs in. And, the Orioles worked their magic on the Detroit Tigers yesterday. They’ll face Kansas City in the next round of the playoffs. Sportswriter Mark Hyman is here to break down the match-up.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Oct. 6, 1-2 p.m.
9:35 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Sen. Ben Cardin

Maryland's junior senator discusses the latest from Washington, including legislative efforts to ban racial profiling by federal agencies, the U.S. response to the Ebola epidemic and President Obama's ISIS strategy. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Oct. 6, 12-1 p.m.
9:33 am
Mon October 6, 2014

American Culture

Actress Viola Davis plays the title character in "How to Get Away with Murder," a new television show by Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes.

Strong Black Woman, Angry Black Woman -- these are topical and controversial terms in entertainment television. A new reality TV show premised on the "strong black woman" (Girlfriend Intervention") and a provocative New York Times review of the work of executive producer Shonda Rhimes ("Scandal," "How To Get Away With Murder") bring us to a discussion about the media's contemporary portrayal of African-American women with the Midday contributor Sheri Parks and media critic Heather Harris

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