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9:02 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Power Restoration Efforts, An “Oversight Group” For MD’s Health Care Exchange, and The Estate Tax

Power restoration efforts continue, after Wednesday’s ice storm. A legislative “oversight group” is formed to monitor MD’s online health care exchange. Plus: the estate tax, the “chicken tax,” Baltimore’s “taxi tax,” cell phone blocking at the Baltimore City Detention Center, & the non-earthquake in Ocean City.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Baltimore Writer Dwight Watkins on Poverty and Pop Culture

Dwight Watkins in the WYPR lobby.
Credit Dwight Watkins

Sheilah Kast talks with Dwight Watkins about poverty and pop culture

Baltimore writer Dwight Watkins published a piece in the online magazine Salon this week about the isolating effects of poverty in the East Baltimore neighborhoods where he grew up. Sheilah Kast talks with him about how some in East Baltimore are "too poor for pop culture."

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The Signal
2:44 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

The Signal: 2.7.14

remembering Baltimore’s own Monuments Man; a punk rock love story from The Stoop; and a visit with strip-dancer-turned-novelist Margo Christie    Hollywood's Monuments Men opens in theaters across the country this weekend, and the World War II adventure movie promises to do for art historians what Indiana Jones did for archeologists - make them heroes.  The big difference, though?  The Monuments Men actually existed.  One of them, it turns out, came from Baltimore, and producer Aaron Henkin shares his story.

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Humanities Connection
11:59 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Trayvon Moments: Talking About Gun Violence

Credit AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Renee Jones Schneider)

This week, from February 5-9, Center Stage will present, with Maryland Humanities Council support, "Trayvon Martin Moments," a performance and dialogue series in communities around the city, in which local artists partner with four Baltimore organizations to create community dialogue and performance pieces around the Travyon Martin shooting.

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Headlines
5:48 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Power Outages And School Schedule Changes, Issues In The General Assembly, and More

Maryland power outages, as of 5am on Thursday, February 6.
Credit Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Significant power outages persist across Maryland this morning, closing schools in Carroll and Harford counties, and prompting 2-hour delays for Baltimore County's Hereford Zone schools and schools in Frederick county. More on schedule changes, plus this morning's top local headlines...

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Baltimore's Future with David Warnock
5:02 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Adam Gross on Baltimore's Inner Harbor

A view of Baltimore's Harbor
Credit flickr/sneakerdog

February 6, 2014

David talks to Adam Gross, principal of Ayers Saint Gross, about The Inner Harbor Plan 2.0.

The Greater Baltimore Committee and the Waterfront Partnership retained Ayers Saint Gross to take a look at The Inner Harbor, and come up with some ideas to revitalize the waterfront area. 

 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Why HIV-Positive Teens Aren't Getting Tested

Credit Stephanie Hughes

Sheilah Kast talks with Dr. Allison Agwu, an infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.

Many teenagers with HIV are not getting treatment for the disease until the virus is in advanced stages.  That’s the finding of a study published this week in the journal Pediatrics.  It was a retrospective study of 13 clinic sites around the country, including one in Baltimore.  They looked at new patients ages 12 to 24.  They looked at teenagers who were infected through behavior, not those who became positive at birth. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed February 5, 2014

How Baltimore Rebuilt After The Great Fire of 1904

Church of the Messiah at Fayette and Gay Streets
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Sheilah Kast talks with Wayne Schaumburg

  One-hundred ten years ago this Friday, Baltimore could be seen as a glow in the night sky for miles around the city. It wasn’t the city lights that generated the glow but a wind-stoked fire that ravaged much of the city’s downtown. The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 is considered the third worst fire to hit an American city and it shaped downtown in ways still visible today.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed February 5, 2014

The Three Sisters in "Crimes of the Heart"

Beth Hylton as Lenny, Dorea Schmidt as Babe, and Megan Anderson as Meg.
Credit Stan Barouh

The Everyman Theater’s production of Crimes of the Heart marks the company’s one year anniversary in its new home on Fayette Street in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District on Baltimore’s West Side. Written by Beth Henley, Crimes of the Heart is a play about three sisters in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. This morning, we talk with the three sisters who star in the play: Beth Hylton, Dorea Schmidt and Megan Anderson.

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Headlines
5:28 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Ice-Related Schedule Changes for February 5, 2014

Weather advisories for Central Maryland.
Credit NWS

Freezing Rain Advisories and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect around the listening area; the ice is causing power outages and schedule changes for schools, governments, businesses, and public transit systems. Our partial list of what's happening follows...

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