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8:28 am
Thu March 13, 2014

A Windy Thursday, MD’s Budget, Marijuana Legislation, and The Shooting At The Mall In Columbia

A Wind Advisory is in effect for Thursday morning, with gusts up to 50 mph possible. The State Senate gives preliminary approval to a state budget for FY-15. New details on the January shooting at the Mall in Columbia. Plus: college tuition, marijuana legislation, the UMD data breach, the reopened Maryland House, and more.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Graduation Rates - 3/13/14

An analysis conducted by John Bound of the University of Michigan and Sarah Turner at the University of Virginia tracks college education through the latter half of the 20th century.  The two analysts found that when states are home to large college age populations, public spending per student declines and graduation rates suffer.  In other words, when there are many young people between the ages of 18 and 22, investment in each student falls. 

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Cellar Notes
4:08 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

American Pinot Noir - 3/12/14

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

Le Nez Pinot Noir, Yamhill, Oregon, Lenné Vyd. 2012 **1/2  $$
(Silky smooth, with deep red fruit flavors, classy)

Lyric Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara 2011  *1/2  $
(A very good entry level California pinot noir)

Stoller Pinot Noir, Dundee HIlls, Oregon 2010  **  $$
(An upper end entry level Oregon pinot noir with great complexity)

CalStar Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2010  **1/2  $$
(Big, soft, silky pinot noir with wonderful flavor and texture)

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

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Headlines
12:13 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

The Investigation Into MD's Health Exchange, Education News, & Development In Remington

A look at the planned federal review of MD's health insurance exchange. Education news from Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County. Plus: development in Baltimore's Remington, a bill that would shield some criminal records, and much more.

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Maryland Morning
10:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Why Antibiotics Aren't Good For Your Gut

The bacteria, Clostridium Difficile, up close and personal
Credit CDC/ Lois S. Wiggs (PHIL #6260), 2004.

Sheilah Kast talks with Dr. Sara Cosgrove
Public health experts have been warning for years that we’re needlessly over-using antibiotics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stepping up the warnings last week. In a study released last week the CDC found that hospitals vary widely in the rates they prescribe antibiotics. Some hospitals prescribe three times as many antibiotics as other hospitals with similar patients. The upshot? We could create strains of bacteria that our current array of antibiotics can’t treat.  
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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Wed. March 12 1-2 p.m.
10:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

One Hour/Three Stories

American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland.
Credit joelminden.com

We spend the hour with three female memoirists. Sue Meck lost her memory at the age of 22 following a traumatic brain injury; she's since spent her life trying to make sense of who she once was and who she became after the accident. Meck is the co-author of "I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia." 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Wed. March 12 12-1 p.m.
9:54 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Larry Hogan

Larry Hogan is currently the frontrunner in the GOP gubernatorial primary race.
Credit bmorenews.com

In the latest of our “meet the candidate” series, Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan joins us. 

  Hogan is an Anne Arundel County real estate broker who served as a cabinet secretary under former GOP Gov. Robert Ehrlich. Hogan is the founder of “Change Maryland,” a grassroots organization that lobbies for fiscal responsibility.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed March 12, 2014

An Explosion of Arts Grants

Artscape, Baltimore
Credit flickr.com/dreamysoul

Tom Hall talks with Randi Vega and Jeannie Howe

Hollywood has its Oscars.  Baltimore has its Rubies. The city also has its Sondheim...and its Baker.  We’ve even got one called a Fred.  These are but a few of the awards being given annually to artists in the Baltimore metropolitan area. 

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The Morning Economic Report
8:24 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Regional Airlines - 3/12/14

Even in the face of still high unemployment nationally, there appear to be a growing number of industries reporting skills shortages, including construction, manufacturing and cyber-security.  Another shortage has emerged among regional airlines, which are facing deeper and more widespread pilot shortages as reported in the Wall Street Journal. 

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Public Commentary
4:04 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Joe Jones - March 11, 2014

Joseph T. Jones, Jr. is founder of the Center For Urban Families (CFUF), a Baltimore, Maryland nonprofit service organization established to empower low-income families by enhancing both the ability of women and men to contribute to their families as wage earners and of men to fulfill their roles as fathers. Prior to founding CFUF, Mr. Jones developed and directed the Men’s Services program for the federally funded Baltimore Healthy Start initiative and replicated the Baltimore affiliate of the nationally recognized STRIVE employment services program. His ability to engage and provide hands-on services to fathers garnered him the reputation of trailblazer in the field.  Mr. Jones is now a national leader in workforce development, fatherhood and family services programming, and through his professional and civic involvement influences policy direction nationwide.

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