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The Morning Economic Report
8:37 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Educational Achievement - 6/27/14

Educational achievement continues to represent the most obvious way to attain prosperity in America.  A new study by MIT profession David Autor indicates that in 2012, a typical family of graduates from a four year college earned about $58,000 more than a family of high school graduates.  The payoff from a college degree is nearly twice as large as it was in 1979.  One of the reasons for this enormous payoff is that not enough Americans end up earning a college degree, serving to increase the value of those who have one.  Employers have been complaining for years about a lack of skilled workers and these complaints appear to be grounded in reality.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri June 27, 2014

The Time Baltimore Had All The Money

Gil Sandler

During a memorable week in 1933, President Roosevelt closed all the banks to prevent a bank run and to bring stability to a reeling Depression economy. Area cities and businesses could not meet their payrolls - except for Baltimore City, which in another day and time had all the money.   

The Time Baltimore Had All The Money

Humanities Connection
5:34 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Chautauqua “Emily Dickinson”

Credit Thomas D. Law

This July marks the 20th anniversary of Chautauqua, the Maryland Humanities Council’s free living history performance series, where scholars perform as famous people from history and then engage the audience in conversation in character.

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The Signal
2:18 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

In search of E B White; Benn Ray’s book picks; and Betsy Boyd’s baby-making odyssey

Andrew Reiner became obsessed with this photograph of E B White. He took a road trip to find where this picture was taken.

Andrew Reiner recounts his road trip to the secret stomping grounds of E B White; Atomic Books' Benn Ray recommends books; and Betsy Boyd's continuing baby-making adventures

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. June 26, 1-2 p.m.
10:43 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Overwhelmed

Brigid Schulte, a mother of two and reporter at The Washington Post, talks about time management and juggling life's competing agendas in her new book, "Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time."

With production help from Midday intern Brian Gilbert

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. June 26, 12-1 p.m
10:40 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Corporate Fear of Diversity

Ahsin Rasheed
Credit DDG

A conversation with Ahsin Rasheed, a Pakistan-born architect and CEO of an international design firm based in Baltimore, on what he calls a cultural bogeyman: How corporate fear of diversity undermines economic success.

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Headlines
8:43 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Undecided Primaries, Testing For Special Education Students, & Marijuana Decriminalization In DC

Absentee ballots could end up deciding the victors in several Maryland primaries; counting of those ballots starts today. Maryland has been ruled noncompliant with the federal rules that apply to testing special-education students. Congressman Andy Harris pushes to stop a DC law that would decriminalize marijuana possession (but the legal ramifications of Harris’s amendment are unclear). Plus: solar power in Pocomoke city, sidewalk renovations in Thurmont, today’s US/Germany World Cup match, and more.

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Baltimore's Future
8:30 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Mike Flowers PT II

Credit New York University Center for Urban Science and Progress

The second part of David Warnock's conversation with Mike Flowers.

David Warnock continues his conversation with Mike Flowers, former analytics officer for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Flowers is also an Urban Science Fellow at New York University's Center for Urban Science and Progress. 

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Baltimore's Future
8:30 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Mike Flowers PT II

Credit New York University Center for Urban Science and Progress

The second part of David Warnock's conversation with Mike Flowers.

David Warnock continues his conversation with Mike Flowers, former analytics officer for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Flowers is also an Urban Science Fellow at New York University's Center for Urban Science and Progress. 

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The Morning Economic Report
8:21 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Graduating Into a Recession - 6/26/14

If you graduated from college in 1990 or 2001 or in 2008, you were unlucky since you happened to graduate in to a recession.  Studies indicate that graduating into a recession can haunt young people for years, impacting their employment options, salaries and even their health and happiness.  But as pointed out by writer Claire Cain Miller, recessions don’t treat all college graduates equally. 

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