Cellar Notes
5:30 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Spring Whites - 4/30/14

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

Conundrum California white wine blend 2012  **1/2  $$
(Always a crowd-pleasing big plump white.)

Joel Gott Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2012  **  $
(Lighter version of the Alsatian style, full of flavor, good dinner wine.)

Daniel Gehrs Chenin Blanc, Santa Barbara 2011  * 1/2  $
(Dry with a late burst of fruit, Albariño-like.)

Markham Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 2012 * 1/2 $
(Nice easy drinker for the spring.)

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

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The Nature of Things
5:21 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Community Supported Agriculture

  My family and I grow some of these in our home garden, but we supplement what we can do ourselves with what’s called a CSA share.

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Live Performance 5/1/14
4:19 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Future Islands Live

Choral Arts Classics
12:07 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop
Credit Grant Leighton

This month on Choral Arts Classics, Tom welcomes Marin Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, for a conversation about two iconic choral works: John Adam's haunting cantata about 9/11, On the Transmigration of Souls, and Beethoven's monumental 9th Symphony.

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The Environment In Focus
11:52 am
Tue April 29, 2014

The Balance of Sharks and Rays in the Bay

A few years ago, a massive bull shark was caught in a Chesapeake Bay tributary, creating quite a stir about "Jaws in the Potomac River."

The truth is, however, that sharks are far more likely to be prey than predator when they encounter people.

Overfishing of sharks up and down the East Coast has destabilized the balance of life in the Bay, with cownose rays multiplying -- and eating more oysters -- because there are few sharks left to eat the rays.    (Originally aired Oct. 27, 2010)

(Photo of bull shark courtesy of Buzz's Marina)

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. April 29, 1-2 p.m.
9:42 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Baltimore Tech Entrepreneurship

Mission Tix founder Greg Cangialosi
Credit The Baltimore Sun

A conversation about the Baltimore start-up scene with the tech guru Greg Cangialosi, co-founder of the Blue Sky Factory email marketing company and CEO of the online event ticket merchant, MissionTix. Cangialosi is also co-founder of Betamore, a Federal Hill campus that encourages technology entrepreneurship, and the Baltimore Angels, a group of investors who help fund area start-ups. Original air date 04/10/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. April 29, 12-1 pm
9:38 am
Tue April 29, 2014

The Clark Rockefeller Con

Christian Gerhartsreiter aka "Clark Rockefeller"

Walter Kirn found himself part of a real-life mystrery when he realized that one of his longtime friends was playing him, and everyone else, as part of an elaborate con. In "Blood Will Out: The True Story of A Murder, A Mystery and A Masquerade," Kirn tells the chilling story of his friendship with Christian Gerhartsreiter, aka Clark Rockefeller, who duped Kirn for years by pretending to be part of the Rockefeller dynasty. Gerhartsreiter was eventually arrested by the FBI in Baltimore and tried for murder. Original air date 04/02/14

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Ron George, Candidate for Governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron George.

Sheilah Kast talks with GOP candidate for Governor Ron George

Maryland’s primary election is taking place on June 24th, and over the next few weeks on our show, we’ll be hearing from all of the major candidates in statewide races.  Next week, we’ll speak with Democrats running for Governor.  This week, we’re talking to the four men running for the Republican nomination. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Tue April 29, 2014

How Blogging Helps to Continue Bonds

Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams with Tom Hall
Credit Cassandra Morales

Tom Hall talks with What's Your Grief bloggers Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams on individual grief and continuing bonds

When dealing with the death of a loved one, daily rituals can maintain our bonds with our loss. Baltimore residents Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams run a blog called What’s Your Grief that provides resources and support for people grieving the loss of a loved one. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Meeting the Actresses Behind "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark"

Credit Everyman Theatre

Tom Hall talks with actresses Beth Hylton and Dawn Ursula on the Everyman Theatre's production of "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark"

 Lynn Nottage is one of the most distinctive voices in the American theater today.  

She won the Pulitzer Prize for "Ruined," a play set in war-ravaged Congo, and she followed that success with a fascinating chronicle of two movie stars, that spans more than 70 years.  

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