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Maryland Morning
9:05 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Revisiting a Conversation with Ruby Dee

The late Ruby Dee.
Credit Biography.com

In this September 2006 interview, Sheilah Kast spoke with actress and activist Ruby Dee.

This segment originally aired on September 29, 2006.

Ruby Dee, legend of the screen and stage, died on Wednesday in her New York home. Her contributions to the entertainment world and to the civil rights movement are being fondly remembered. Dee was a guest on Maryland Morning in September 2006 as she was planning to participate in the Baltimore Book Festival.  In this interview with Sheilah Kast, that we would like to share again, Dee talked about her 56-year marriage with fellow actor and civil rights activist Ossie Davis.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Fatherhood and the Inner City

Sheilah Kast talks with Kathryn Edin and Timothy Nelson about their book "Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City".
About one-third of American kids are growing up in homes without fathers. That number is even higher for kids in poor families. Two scholars at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have spent years looking behind the numbers, talking to the people who live them. Kathryn Edin is a noted poverty researcher and professor, and Timothy Nelson, is a research associate.  They’re also married, and moved with their children to Camden, N.J. to observe how its inner-city families function. 
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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri June 13, 2014

The Secret Lives of Plants

Credit Raffaele Camardella/Flikr/Creative Commons

Tom Hall talks with author Ruth Kassinger about her book "A Garden of Marvels".

Growing a garden seems so simple. You make sure the plants have sunlight, water, and air, and you make sure the soil has the nutrients it needs. But, of course, if you’ve ever toiled in the soil, you know that gardening seems as much an art as a science. Author Ruth Kassinger fully grasps the art of gardening, and she’s written a book about the fascinating science behind it.

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Headlines
8:06 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Early Voting, Head Start Funding, The Charles Village Street Collapse, and Mental Health Care

Election signs outside an early voting site in Annapolis.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Early voting is underway for Maryland’s primary election. The Baltimore Sun endorses Larry Hogan’s bid for the GOP gubernatorial nomination. Tax cut proposals from Democratic gubernatorial candidates. Funding for an expansion of Baltimore head start programs. The price tag of the Charles Village street collapse. Mental health care in Howard County. And much more.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri June 13, 2014

The Time Gloria Lockerman Misspelled Meerschaum

Gil Sandler

The story of the young girl from the Baltimore City public schools who came very close to being America's champion speller in 1955.

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The Morning Economic Report
9:16 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Household Wealth - 6/13/14

During the first three months of 2014, U.S. household wealth posted a 10th consecutive quarterly increase.  Though wealth grew more slowly during the January to March period than during the preceding 2 years, the expansion in wealth was enough to allow household wealth to exceed its pre-recession peak in inflation-adjusted, per capita terms.  Gains in wealth accumulation during the first quarter were driven by increases in home equity. 

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Humanities Connection
5:35 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Audiovisual Archiving at the University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Library

Image of the 1954 Colts game
Credit UB Langsdale Library WMAR-TV Collection

Over the past few months, Humanities Connection has had the pleasure of presenting episodes featuring a a variety of libraries and highlighting the great work of librarians around the region.

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The Signal
5:25 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Cantata for a Loop Trail, Ultima Partida, 48 Hour Film Project, and The New Black

Composer Erik Spangler, playing melodica in the woods at Leakin Park

A preview of Erik Spangler’s ‘hiking opera,’ Cantata for a Loop Trail; Monica Lopez-Gonzalez’ theatrical experiment, Ultima Partida – The Final Draw; Rob Hatch reviews the 48 Hour Film Project; and Yoruba Richen discusses her documentary, The New Black

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Your Maryland
3:47 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Your Maryland - "The Most Hated Man in Baltimore"

Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. June 12 1-2 p.m.
10:07 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Immigrant Children in the US

Metro West on North Green Street is no-longer being considered as a shelter for immigrant children.
Credit baltimoresun.com

The Obama administration has dropped the idea of converting a vacant office building in Baltimore into a shelter for immigrant children, but the problem and the need remain. In today's second hour, a look at the recent surge of immigrant children across the U.S. border, and the politics of immigration reform in the wake of the primary defeat of Republican Eric Cantor, the House majority leader.

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