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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri February 27, 2015

No Yellow Buses Here: One Student's MTA Commute

Children riding the MTA lightrail
Credit Lars Plougmann / Creative Commons

The yellow bus has long been an icon of public school systems, but in many big cities, tens of thousands of students make their way to and from school without the yellow bus. They navigate public transit. And more school systems are switching from yellow bus to public transit services to save costs. About 30,000 Baltimore City Public School students regularly ride the city bus to and from school. And, getting those kids to school on time can be difficult. Middle and high school students can apply to attend any school they want in the city regardless of how close it is to where they live. Producer Jonna McKone explores how much we know about youth transit patterns and the issues these young people face getting to school. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Gypsy Jazz: A French Tradition Alive in Baltimore

Mumbo Jumb, the latest ablum from gypsy jazz band Les Doigts de l’Homme
Credit Les Doigts de l’Homme

  The famous French guitarist Django Reinhardt is credited with inventing a style of music known as Gypsy jazz or hot club jazz. Fans of this energetic swing music will be happy to know that there is a vibrant Gypsy Jazz scene here in Baltimore. Michael Joseph Harris plays in two local Gypsy Jazz Bands, Ultrafaux, which performs all original music, and, Hot Club of Baltimore which plays arrangements of early jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt. Olivier Kikteff lives in Paris. He is considered one of the finest gypsy jazz guitarists in the world. He leads a band called Les Doigts de l’Homme (the fingers of man). The group, along with accordionist Marian BadoÏ,  joined host Tom Hall in studio last month to share a few tunes. You can watch Michael Joseph Harris and his band Ultrafaux at the Ottobar tonight at 9pm

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America

Credit Simon & Schuster

James Madison, James Madison. Fourth president. James Madison. What else springs to mind? One of those powdered-wig guys in knee breeches from revolutionary times. Something to do with the Constitution. War-of-1812 president. What else?

A whole lot else, fluently laid out in Maryland historian David O. Stewart’s latest book, Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America.

The Morning Economic Report
8:17 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Gaming Markets - 2/27/15

Retail sales figures for both December and January were disappointing.  This has surprised many economists since logic dictates that consumers would have spent more freely over the last couple of months due to the combination of an improving labor market and low gasoline prices.  Some economists have suggested that consumers are spending more, but not on retailed items. 

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Humanities Connection
5:37 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Great Books and Liberal Education: St. John’s College

Christopher B. Nelson

St. John's College in Annapolis is a liberal arts college where students focus on collaborative inquiry and the study of original texts to examine the fundamental questions of what it means to be human.  Christopher B. Nelson, St. John's College President, is a national spokesperson for liberal arts education.


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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Feb. 26, 1-2 P.M.
4:51 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

African Americans and the Press

Baltimore Sun staff photographer Irving Phillips Jr. captured this moment - Orioles’ Reggie Jackson signing autographs - before a 1976 game at Memorial Stadium.

Author James McGrath Morris traces the career of a pioneering journalist in "Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, First Lady of the Black Press," a new biography; Irving Phillips Jr. and Irving Phillips III talk about their family's 70 years of photography, three generations capturing the African-American experience in Baltimore and beyond; and Benjamin Phillips IV, president and director of global markets for the Afro American Newspapers, talks about the AFRO in the age of digital news.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Feb. 26, 12-1 P.M
4:16 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Goucher Poll Results

The latest poll from Goucher College measures Marylanders' attitudes on the proposed Red and Purple Lines, vaccination and the recently introduced “Death with Dignity” legislation. Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College, breaks down the results. Open phones, listener calls.

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Programs
3:43 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Going Home

The Signal
1:18 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Road Dogs; Heriosm of Different Stripes; Extra Alive

Rockers Lazlo Lee & Elias Schutzman at the WYPR studios

Transcontinental touring musicians (with day jobs) Elias Schutzman and Lazlo Lee; stories of heroism from Lisa Van Wormer, Rich Blake, and Liz McAlister; and Brooke Johnson's "Extra Alive"

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Baltimore's Future with David Warnock
8:49 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Baltimore's Future: Hathaway Ferebee

Credit Safeandsound.org

In honor of the 5th Anniversary of community compacts in Baltimore, the 2/26/15 episode is a rebroadcast of our interview with Hathaway Ferebee, director of the Safe and Sound Campaign.

On today's episode of "Baltimore's Future," David Warnock speaks with Hathaway Ferebee, Executive Director of the Safe and Sound Campaign, which seeks to improve the health, safety and well-being of young people in Baltimore. 

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