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9:39 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Governor’s Race Poll, Health Insurance Rates, Baltimore Teachers File Grievance, & MD Tourism

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With just over two weeks until Maryland’s primary election, a new poll of the governor’s race indicates that the frontrunners in both parties are maintaining sizable leads. A closer look at the poll, plus: requests to change health insurance rates, a class action grievance filed by Baltimore teachers, tourism figures, new statues for the Great Blacks in Wax museum, the Cozy closes, and more.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon June 9, 2014

The Priorities of the NAACP Maryland State Conference

Tom Hall speaks with Gerald Stansbury, President of the NAACP Maryland State Conference.

Next month, Cornell Brooks, an activist, lawyer and ordained minister, will be introduced to the membership of the NAACP at their annual convention in Las Vegas.  Following that, he’ll move into the organization’s national office in Northwest Baltimore, as its 18th president. To find out what the implications of his appointment might mean to Marylanders, Tom Hall's guest this morning is Gerald Stansbury.  He’s the president of the NAACP Maryland State Conference, which includes 24 different local branches from around the state.

Maryland Morning
8:54 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Two MD Athletes Head to the Special Olympics USA Games

Soccer player Tammy Holibaugh, Cyclist Adam Hayes and Special Olympics VP of Communications Jason Schriml.
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Tom Hall speaks with Adam Hayes and Tammy Holibaugh, who are competing in the USA Games.

This weekend, nearly 3,500 athletes from across the US will travel to Princeton, New Jersey to participate in the week-long Special Olympics USA Games. They’ll compete in more than 14 Olympic style sports.  Team Maryland will be sending a delegation of 160 athletes and their families, along with 40 coaches to the Games. 

Tom Hall talks with two Maryland athletes: Adam Hayes, a Frederick cyclist and Tammy Holibaugh, a Taneytown soccer player.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon June 9, 2014

"Sister Act" Takes the Stage at the Hippodrome

Cast of "Sister Act."
Credit Joan Marcus.

Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck talk "Sister Act" at the Hippodrome.

The nuns in "Sister Act" are singing and dancing across the Hippodrome's stage. Will it make you a believer? Tom Hall asks Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck.

Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon June 9, 2014

David Ignatius On His Latest Spy Thriller, "The Director"

David Ignatius
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Sheilah Kast speaks with author David Ignatius.

David Ignatius writes a column for the Washington Post about global politics, economics, diplomacy and international affairs.  He also writes spy thrillers, and has just published his ninth – “The Director.” Ignatius joins Sheilah Kast on the line from Washington.

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The Morning Economic Report
7:59 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Stock Market Boom - 6/9/14

The U.S. stock market has been booming, and that appears to be inducing a growing number of Baby Boomers to go ahead and retire.  According to an analysis by the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia, retirees have accounted for 80 percent of the decline in the labor force participation rate since 2012.  Since the beginning of the bull market on Wall Street in 2009, the number of those aged 55 and older leaving the workforce has increased by more than 2 percent each year, the fastest clip since the technology bubble of 2000 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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The Morning Economic Report
7:53 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Stock Market Boom - 6/9/14

The U.S. stock market has been booming, and that appears to be inducing a growing number of Baby Boomers to go ahead and retire.  According to an analysis by the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia, retirees have accounted for 80 percent of the decline in the labor force participation rate since 2012.  Since the beginning of the bull market on Wall Street in 2009, the number of those aged 55 and older leaving the workforce has increased by more than 2 percent each year, the fastest clip since the technology bubble of 2000 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
1:59 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Burgundy

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 6, 1-2 pm
10:50 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Midday Eats Eggs

The incredible, edible, egg.
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Food writer Michael Ruhlman calls the egg "the Rosetta stone" of the kitchen: "Learn the language of the egg -- understand completely this amazing and beautiful oblong orb -- and you can enter new realms of cooking." Ruhlman is the author of "Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient." He joins Midday foodies Henry Hong of Waterfront Kitchen and John Shields of

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 6, 12-1 pm
10:45 am
Fri June 6, 2014

The Long Shadow

"The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Youth and the Transition into Adulthood" by Karl Alexander looks at the role a family's financial status plays in determining life trajectory.
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Hopkins sociologist Karl Alexander tracked a group of 800 Baltimore children, some of the poorest in the city, for nearly a quarter century, and almost his entire career.  He started following the kids when they were six and entering 1st grade. He stayed with them until they were 28, tracking them as they made their way through school and started careers. Alexander launched this project when he was just 10 years into his career. He retires this summer. He reports his findings today on Midday at noon. 

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