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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed March 5, 2014

The Scandalous Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Author Erika Robuck.
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Sheilah Kast talks with author Erika Robuck.

Erika Robuck, who lives in Annapolis, has made a specialty of weaving fictional plots around the real lives of literary giants of the early 20th century.  Her latest is a book called Fallen Beauty, a novel that traces the life of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, the third woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in poetry.

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:50 am
Wed March 5, 2014

MAP, BWI and "Light Touch"

"The Road North #1"
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Tom Hall talks with MAP executive director Amy Cavanaugh Royce and Light Touch curator Liz Wells.

  Tom Hall visits a new exhibit at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) that highlights the work of local and international artists who photograph places and objects which appear mostly on the ground.

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Headlines
5:17 am
Wed March 5, 2014

School Delays, MSA Schedules, MD's Estate Tax, & Proposed Gun Legislation

A look at this morning's public school delays on the Eastern Shore, schedule changes for MSAs, MD's estate tax, gun legislation proposals, a transgender rights bill, Baltimore County schools, the rescheduled Polar Bear Plunge, and more...

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The Morning Economic Report
9:44 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Fuel Economy - 3/5/14

The federal government introduced ambitious fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles back in 2012.  The goal is to slash US oil consumption by two million barrels per day by 2025.  But the marketplace has other ideas. 

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A Blue View
4:20 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Inside Giant Clams - 3/4/14

In the vastness of the ocean, there are many so-called animal to animal symbionts, seemingly odd-fellow relationships from which both species benefit. But what about symbiosis between an animal and a plant? Or more specifically, a plant-like alga called zooxanthellae?

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The Environment In Focus
2:25 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Shortchanging Maryland's Land Preservation Program

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley pledged to "fully fund" the state's land preservation program when he ran for office, but then diverted $693 million from the dedicated land preservation fund to help solve a budget crisis after the recession hit.  

The Environment In Focus Podcast 3-5-2014

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 4, 1-2 p.m.
10:57 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Maple Sugar Time

The Sugar Season delves into the history of the country's maple sugar industry.

Two years ago, one of the largest agricultural heists in history occurred when six million pounds of maple syrup, worth some $18 million, disappeared from the warehouses of the Global Strategic Maple Syrup reserve in Quebec.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 4, 12-1 p.m.
10:50 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Grammar Pet Peeves

Mignon Fogarty is one of the nation's most prominent grammarians.

We mark National Grammar Day by delving into some of our grammar pet peeves with one of the nation's most prominent grammarians, Mignon Fogerty, aka "Grammar Girl," and Margaret Benner, creator of Towson University's online writing support website and longtime grammar professor.

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
9:00 am
Tue March 4, 2014

New Incentives For Hospitals and Nursing Homes To Work Together

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Sheilah Kast talks with Carmela Coyle and Joe DeMattos.

This is The Checkup, our weekly series about how healthcare is changing in Maryland.  One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act is to change incentives for providers of healthcare, so economic rewards would be more attached to keeping patients well than to the number of tests, treatments, and procedures performed on those patients.

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:55 am
Tue March 4, 2014

The Heft of a Snowflake

The image most people have of a snowflake.

 

Nathan Sterner speaks with Eric Erbe, retired USDA researcher.

There’s a good chance you’ve shoveled snow in the past couple of days.  It may have felt heavy…because of the amount of water in that snow.  How much is there?  Figuring that out can be complicated...but it helps if you have a high-powered electron microscope. 

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