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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Baltimore Names Greg Thornton Schools CEO

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Sheilah Kast talks with two reporters about new Baltimore Schools CEO Greg Thornton.

Baltimore City Schools has a new leader.  Gregory Thornton, who currently leads Milwaukee public schools, will take over the post of CEO this July.  We talk with two reporters about what to expect from his tenure.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Remembering Legendary Pianist, Ellis Larkins

Ellis Larkins. (Courtesy of the Digital Collections in the Arthur Friedheim Library of the Peabody Institute and Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Larkins.)

Tom Hall talks with Bob Jacobson about Ellis Larkins
Ella Fitzgerald cut a classic record, Ella Sings Gershwin, in 1950. She was accompanied by a lone pianist who had an elegant touch: Baltimore’s own Ellis Larkins.  A graduate of Frederick Douglass High School in Northwest Baltimore, Larkins was the first African-American to attend the Peabody Conservatory.  After training at Juilliard, he became one of the most distinguished and accomplished jazz pianists of his generation.   

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Sojourne

Trina Coleman

Tom Hall talks with the band Sojourne.
Sojourne is a Baltimore based band whose style is informed by the classical training of the woman who fronts it, Trina Coleman. Trina and her husband Zachary teamed-up with drummer Steve McGrath and bassist Tim Long to form Sojourne in 2013.  
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Headlines
8:26 am
Fri February 21, 2014

MD’s Online Health Exchange, Cell Phone Thefts, Medical Marijuana, & The Sun To Buy The City Paper

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More on problems with MD’s online health exchange. Senator Mikulski announces legislation aimed at reducing cell phone thefts. The Baltimore Sun prepares to buy the Baltimore City Paper. Plus: medical marijuana, speed limits on interstates, illegal dumping, retirement savings accounts, stink bugs, and more.

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Humanities Connection
5:24 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Giving Voice to History through Hands-on Archival Outreach

Records and materials that are deemed to have permanent historical value are assessed, curated, and preserved by archivists at historical societies, museums, libraries, and academic and public institutions.

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The Signal
5:00 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

The Signal: 2.21.14

Dominic Smith, Andrew Felix, and Sean Beier of Steady Pleasures.
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Sean Beier, Shebooks, Full Circle Dance Company, and "Like Father, Like Son"...

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thurs. Feb. 20 1-2 p.m.
10:28 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Midday on the Bay

Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal discusses some new legislation with potential environmental impacts.
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Bad legislation that's tough to kill, good legislation that's tough to pass.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thurs. Feb. 20 12-1 p.m.
10:21 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Asylum in America

Andrew Schoenholtz and Philip Schrag discuss the Department of Homeland Security's Asylum Office.
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How does the granting of asylum work in the United States? Who gets it and who doesn't, and who controls the process?

Georgetown University Law professors Andrew Schoenholtz and Philip Schrag dug deep into the data for their book, "Asylum in America: Lives in the Balance," a study of 14 Years of asylum adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security.  

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Wed. Feb. 19 1-2 p.m.
10:16 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Midday on Media

Baltimore Sun Media Critic, David Zurawik
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Today on Midday on Media: Baltimore Sun Media Critic David Zurawik discusses House of Cards and the changing landscape of spoiler etiquette. 

Also on the show: how True Detective's format is a bellwether moment fort serialized television, Comcast's merger with Time Warner, and the new Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  Also, David pays tribute the the late Sid Caesar.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Wed. Feb. 19 12-1 p.m.
9:54 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Dan Bongino

Libertarian Dan Bongino is running for Congress in Maryland
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A conversation with the Republican candidate for Maryland's 6th Congressional District seat currently held by freshman Democrat John Delaney. Bongino is the author of "Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All."

Production help from Midday Intern Tom Cartaxo.

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