Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. June 5 1-2 p.m.
10:25 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Open Phones

We open the phone lines to hear from our listeners on a variety of news stories.  Baltimore City has finally decided to lower the property tax rate.  The city has also just approved  one of the strictest youth curfew's in the country.  We'll also get your feelings on the ongoing questions revolving around the release of Sgt. Bowe Burgdahl. Also, listeners can call and comment on anything going on in the news right now!

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. June 5 12-1 p.m.
10:18 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Reading in the Internet Age

Has the internet age led to less in-depth processing while reading?

If you find yourself skimming online content or feeling restless as you try to read something, you're not alone. Human brain circuitry is changing in the face of modern-day technology; experts worry that the changes can prevent in-depth processing.

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The Signal
9:48 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Rosemary’s Rabbit, Nerd Camp 2.0, and the Free State Theatre Organ Society

A radio adaptation of Ron Tanner’s short story, “Rosemary’s Rabbit”; Elissa Brent Weissman’s book, Nerd Camp 2.0; and a visit with the Free State Theatre Organ Society

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8:08 am
Thu June 5, 2014

A Gubernatorial Debate, Attack Ads, Frosh Picks Up O’Malley Endorsement, & Baltimore Property Taxes

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The three top Democratic candidates for governor hold their final broadcast debate this morning. An independent expenditure group launches the latest attack ad in the governor’s race. State Senator Brian Frosh’s bid to be MD’s next Attorney General picks up the endorsement of Governor Martin O’Malley. Baltimore’s property tax rate falls. And more.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:37 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Canadian Economic Incentives - 6/5/14

If you are trying to grow a technology firm, you might tend to focus on potential locations like Silicon Valley, North Carolina’s Research Triangle, Maryland’s I-270 Corridor, Austin, Texas, the suburbs of Boston or the side streets of New York.  Here’s another possibility – Canada.  The Wall Street Journal reports that Canada is offering massive economic incentives to technology companies, in one case paying nearly 80 percent of the cost of engineers for a firm working on a new kind of wearable technology. 

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Baltimore's Future with David Warnock
4:09 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Marc Szarkowski

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A conversation with Marc Szarkowski.

On today's episode of "Baltimore's Future," David Warnock speaks with Marc Szarkowski. Szarkowski, an urban designer, along with transportation blogger Gerald Neily, came up with an idea involving Carroll Park, Mount Clare, a streetcar and a railroad right-of-way. 

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The First Five Years
3:44 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

The First Five Years: Storytelling

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We each have a story to tell. It’s your turn. 

Since the dawn of time, there have been storytellers. But we are just starting to understand how important this tradition is. New research published in The Atlantic suggests that young children who hear lots of detailed family stories grow into well-adjusted adolescents.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. June 4, 1-2 pm
10:23 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Joseph Smith's Final Years

Columnist and author, Alex Beam, explores the final years and the assassination of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church.

In his new book, "American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church," Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam reports on the life and violent death of the charismatic founder of the Mormon church. The book traces the roots of Mormonism, the nation's fastest growing faith, and its turbulent early history.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. June 4, 12-1 pm
10:17 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Transgender Tipping Point?

Laverne Cox, actress and transgender rights activist, graces the cover of the most recent issue of TIME Magazine.

The high-profile failure of a Maryland petition drive to repeal a transgender rights law -- the so-called "Bathroom Bill" -- lends support to the claim, featured on Time's cover this week, that the U.S. has reached a tipping point in the acceptance of transgender people.

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Maryland Morning
9:22 am
Wed June 4, 2014

How to Reduce Youth Violence

From left: Kayanna Johnson, Sheilah Kast, DeShawn Batson and Kelsey Johnson.
Credit Jamyla Kay

Sheilah Kast talks with members of Baltimore City's Youth Commission about violence against city teens.

At least ten Baltimore teenagers have been murdered this year.  The trauma for their families ripples through their communities, and the city worries about what the summer will bring.  Last week 16-year-old Oscar Torres was fatally shot sitting in a Ford Fusion that was carjacked; police say the same car killed 12-year-old Shanizya Taft the next day in East Baltimore.

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