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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Feb. 19, 12-1 P.M
4:32 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

MotorWeek's John Davis

Tesla Motor's Model S can go over 250 miles on a single charge of its lithium-ion battery pack.

John Davis of PBS' MotorWeek talks about the top automotive news in our region, including a bill in the General Assembly that would allow Tesla Motors, the California-based electric car company, to sell their vehicles to Maryland drivers.

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Programs
2:34 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Hamidou

The Morning Economic Report
8:33 am
Thu February 19, 2015

Home Remodeling Market - 2/19/15

Despite faster employment growth, including in middle-wage industries like manufacturing, and incredibly low mortgage rates, the overall U.S. owner-occupied housing market is still struggling to gain substantial momentum.  However, as indicated by a recent report released by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, the home remodeling market continues to flourish. 

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Headlines
5:52 am
Thu February 19, 2015

School Delays for February 19, 2015

Icy roads and drifting snow have prompted some school delays this morning.

TWO HOUR DELAYS are in effect for schools in: Caroline County and Prince George's County.

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The First Five Years
4:44 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

The First Five Years: Time for a big kid bed!

Congratulations! You child is ready to graduate to a "big kid" bed. But are you ready? Listen for information that will help the transition to toddler bed go smoothly.


Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Feb. 18th, 1-2 P.M.
3:55 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Midday on Media

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended without pay for six months.

David Zurawik, media critic of The Baltimore Sun and Z on TV blogger, on two big shake-ups in the world of news -- NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams' suspension for misrepresenting his experiences covering the Iraq War and The Daily Show's announcement that host Jon Stewart will leave later this year.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Feb. 18th, 12-1 PM
2:42 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Obama's Immigration Executive Order

President Obama's executive actions on immigration include plans to expand deferred deportation for children brought to the US by their parents.

Despite overwhelming push-back from Republicans, the Obama administration is expected to move forward today with an executive order allowing parents of children with legal status to stay in the country for up to three years. The measure could affect up to 55,000 people living in Maryland.

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Maryland Morning Podcast
12:22 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Frigid Winter Weather; Children's Musician and Author, Barry Louis Polisar; Children's Book Recs

A tour group at Park Avenue and Fayette Street, West Side Walking Tour.
Credit Baltimore Heritage

With at least several inches of snow on the ground and frigid temperatures setting in, we take a look at how city agencies and non-profits are making sure the homeless are staying warm… and we talk with the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative about what you can do to keep your home warm and efficient.

Then – Barry Louis Polisar has been writing children’s books and performing songs for decades. We talk with him about his new book Retelling Genesis, which spins the famous tale from the perspective of its secondary characters.

Plus: The highest honors for children's books were awarded earlier this month in Chicago. Parkville librarian Paula Willey highlights a few of the winners that your kid might want to check out.

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Coping With The Bitter Cold

A tour group at Park Avenue and Fayette Street, West Side Walking Tour.
Credit Baltimore Heritage

You don’t need us to tell you that it’s extraordinarily cold in Maryland. It’s in the mid-teens now, and will probably get into the high 20s this afternoon – and then more snow, wind, bitter cold temperatures into the weekend.

It’s causing all kinds of problems for people who have homes, and those who don’t. We want to share some ideas about how to cope.  We’ll speak with Ruth Ann Norton CEO of Green and Healthy Homes Initiative.  First, to speak about services for city’s homeless population, we’re joined by Achike Oranye.  He’s  Manager of Homeless and Mental Health Outreach Services for the non-profit People Encouraging People, Inc. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Recasting Genesis From the Perspective Of The Story's Minor Characters

Credit Barry Louis Polisar/Roni Lynn Polisar

  

If you’ve been a kid or raised a kid in, oh, the last four decades, you’ve no doubt heard Barry Louis Polisar. He’s been writing and performing children’s songs, like “Don’t Stick Your Finger in Your Nose” for generations of youngsters. 

In 2007, thirty years after he wrote it, his song, “All I Want Is You,” was featured in the opening credits of the film “Juno," which raised Polisar’s profile. Polisar has also written dozens  of children’s books.

And now he’s written a book for adults, a thoughtful reflection on the first book of the Bible, Genesis. Barry Louis Polisar joins Sheilah to talk about it.

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