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8:40 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Cold Weather, MD’s Budget, Ground Rents, Dog Bite Liability, and Smart Meter Opt-Out Fees

A thick sheet of ice covers Loch Raven Reservoir. The start of boating season at the Prettyboy and Liberty Reservoirs has been delayed because of ice.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Baltimore’s declared a Code Blue Alert though Friday, with bitter cold in the forecast. Plus: balancing MD’s budget, ground rents, dog bite liability, smart meter opt-out fees, Dwyer’s DUI bill, Henson’s return to court, cell phone data, and more.

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Baltimore's Future
8:33 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Andy Frank on the Homewood Community Partners Initiative

The Feb. 27 episode of "Baltimore's Future with David Warnock."

Today David speaks with Andy Frank, Johns Hopkins University Special Adviser to the President on Economic Development. They discuss Hopkins' Homewood Community Partnership Initiative.

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Cellar Notes
11:54 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

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Choral Arts Classics
1:10 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Mary Jo Salter II

Nola Richardson, Soprano
Credit John Pedersen

February Choral Arts Classics

On the next episode of Choral Arts Classics, Tuesday night, February 25, 2014, the acclaimed poet Mary Jo Salter joins Tom for the second of two conversations about the relationship between poetry and music.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Wed. Feb. 25 1-2 p.m.
9:50 am
Wed February 26, 2014

The Monkey's Voyage

In his new book, Evolutionary Biologist, Alan de Queiroz, claims that millions of years ago, monkeys managed to cross the Atlantic Ocean by raft.
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Continental drift is the most commonly held scientific belief about the movement of Earth's species over time. But evolutionary biologist Alan de Queiroz challenges that notion by positing that certain species, from monkeys to baobab trees, were not merely victims of their continental fate but masters of their geographic destiny.

Queiroz is the author of "The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Feb 26th, 12-1 p.m.
9:42 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Dating Violence

UVA star lacrosse player and Maryland native Yeardley Love died at the hands of her ex-boyfriend in 2010.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly three in 10 women and one in 10 men have experienced rape, physical violence or stalking by a partner.

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Headlines
9:12 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Winter Weather, MD’s 2014 Elections, Marijuana Bills, Dog Bites, & “America’s Coolest Small Town”

Street view of Berlin, Maryland.
Credit Squelle via Wikimedia Commons

Central Maryland’s getting another blast of snow. The filing deadline has come and gone for this year’s statewide elections. Plus: marijuana bills, dog bites, Baltimore ordered to repay federal grant money, and Berlin is named “America’s Coolest Small Town.” Just how is Berlin supposed to be pronounced, anyway?

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
9:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Baltimore City To Repay Federal Grant For Homeless

Credit Charlie Wambeke

Sheilah Kast speaks with Luke Broadwater about Baltimore having to repay $3.7 million of federal stimulus money intended to reduce homelessness.

The federal government has ordered Baltimore city to pay back $3.7 million of federal stimulus money intended to reduce homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the city failed to properly account for the funds it spent. Luke Broadwater, City Hall reporter for The Baltimore Sun, reported on the story. He joins Sheilah Kast by phone to talk about it.

You can read Luke's reporting on the story, along with The Baltimore Sun's Yvonne Wenger's,  here.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Restroom Use Debated in Gender Identity Bill

Restrooms are at the center of a debate over a gender identity bill.
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Sheilah Kast talks with Dana Beyer, Executive Director of Gender Rights Maryland.

The General Assembly is considering a bill that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity in employment,  housing, and public accommodations.  It’s sponsored in the House by Luke Clippinger, Democrat of Baltimore City, and in the Senate by Richard Madaleno, Democrat of Montgomery County.    

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:50 am
Wed February 26, 2014

The Singularity is Coming!

Artist: Allen Christian. Piano Family: Adagio, Amorosa, Bucky 2012. Spare piano parts.
Credit Mary Dwan

Tom Hall talks with The American Visionary Art Museum’s founder and director, Rebecca Hoffberger.

How is technology impacting our lives?  A new exhibit, Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! at the American Visionary Arts Museum looks at how artists are interpreting the relationship between humans and machines. Tom Hall talks with the museum’s founder and director, Rebecca Hoffberger.

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