Cellar Notes
9:19 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

American Syrah - 6/11/14

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = good decent wine  ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine

Cline Syrah, Sonoma County 2009 ** $
(Very good value for a luscious red.)

Zaca Mesa Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley, 2008 **1/2 $
(Australian influence, has some age on it already.)

Corvidae "Lenore" Syrah, Columbia Valley 2009 ** $
(A good example of cool-country syrah.)

Earthquake Syrah, Lodi 2006 **1/2 $$
(A great California syrah with tons of flavor.)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.

The Morning Economic Report
9:04 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Fighting Poverty - 6/11/14

For decades, many economists and policymakers have believed that the best way to fight poverty is to accelerate economic growth.  That seems to make sense since faster economic growth produces more job creation, which in turn produces more and better job opportunities – just the tonic for poverty.  One of those policymakers was John F. Kennedy, who among other things said that "a rising tide lifts all boats." 

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The Morning Economic Report
7:36 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Public Sector Employment - 6/10/14

By reporting the addition of 217,000 net new jobs last month, May’s employment report means that America’s economy has finally exceeded its pre-recession employment peak.  But as reported in the New York Times and by other media sources, that milestone obscures two very different labor market stories.  While private sector employment exceeded its pre-recession employment peak several months ago, the public sector, which encompasses federal, state and local government, is still not close to returning to pre-recession employment levels. 

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A Blue View
7:30 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Unusual Fish Dads - 6/10/14

Seahorses, sea dragons and pipefish are among the most flamboyant fish in the ocean.

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The Nature of Things
5:17 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

The Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

  Like the Baltimore oriole, the checkerspot's beautiful orange and black coloration match those on Lord Baltimore's shield.

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The Environment In Focus
1:14 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

President Obama's Conservative Approach to Global Warming

President Obama's proposed regulations to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from coal-fired power plants have been attacked as a neo-socialist, federal power grab. Ironically, however, his "cap and trade" strategy for reducing carbon dioxide is actually a conservative and modest approach that uses a Wall Street-friendly method of reducing pollution championed by President George H.W. Bush.

The centerpiece of the Obama Administration's climate change policy -- which calls for reductions in emissions of about one percent a year over the next 16 years -- is far from radical. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 10, 1-2 pm
10:13 am
Tue June 10, 2014


In his new book, Klay provides a deeper understanding of what it was like on the front lines of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

In a collection of short stories, Dartmouth College graduate and Iraq War veteran Phil Klay describes the tedium, bloodshed and chaos experienced by Marines during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 10, 12-1 pm
10:08 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Pixar President Ed Catmull

The Disney and Pixar President discusses his company, and proper management, in his new book "Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand In The Way Of True Inspiration."

The computer scientist and Disney and Pixar Animations president talks about the history of the company he co-founded and the future of cinematic art.

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9:03 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Early Voting, Cove Point, Summer School, Food Trucks, & Water And Sewer Line Insurance

Gypsy Queen Cafe food truck.
Credit baltamour carla via flickr

Early voting starts this week. The Cove Point project takes another step forward. Baltimore officials stress attendance as summer school nears. The Baltimore City Council approves a plan that would lead to more opportunities for food trucks. Water and sewer line insurance in the city will likely be available by fall. The Federal government considers a vacant office building near Baltimore’s Lexington Market into a shelter for children caught entering the country illegally. And much more.

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Radio Kitchen #1237
10:22 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Greens and Vinaigrettes: Part Two

June 10, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Greens and Vinaigrettes: Part Two

We're going to be in salad season for quite some time now.  Two weeks ago we talked about the wide variety of greens that are grown here in Maryland.  For the next few months they're going to be available in abundance.  And we could spend a whole show talking about one of the most important components of a salad, and that would be vinegar.

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