Cellar Notes
5:30 am
Wed March 26, 2014

A Look at Portugal - 3/26/14

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

Chão das Rolas Peninsula de Setubal 2010 * 1/2 $
(Rustic, lively with zingy flavors, perfect for suckling pig)

Crasto Douro 2011 **1/2  $
(Fabulous value in a serious, sophisticated red, same grapes as Port)

Alente, Alentejo DO Non-Vintage **  $
(Full-flavored, spicy, informal, perfect café wine)

Alente Premium, Alentejo DO 2009 **  $
(A more intense version of the regular Alente, great dinner wine)

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

5:25 am
Wed March 26, 2014

School Schedule Changes, Snow Day Waivers, Medical Marijuana, Mays Chapel, & MD’s Budget

Credit Credit Credit Tomas de Aquino via flickr

A roundup of this morning’s school delays and closures. Plus: snow day waivers, medical marijuana, MD’s budget, Frederick’s budget, Mays Chapel redistricting, the FBI headquarters, 25th Street Station, a contract vote for Baltimore County police, reservoir boating, and more.

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A Blue View
5:53 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Why Turtle Rescue Is Important - 3/25/14

Did you know that every species of sea turtle in US waters is endangered? Preserving these amazing and essential sea creatures is of the utmost importance.

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Choral Arts Classics
3:02 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Conductor's Roundtable

Tom talks to Arian Khaefi, the recently appointed Music Director of the Handel Choir of Baltimore, and Wendy Wickham the longtime Music Director of the Canticle Singers of Baltimore.

Next month on Choral Arts Classics, Tom welcomes Marin Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, for a conversation about two great masterpieces:  John Adam's haunting cantata about 9/11, On the Transmigration of Souls, and Beethoven's monumental 9th Symphony.  Tune in Tuesday night, April 29, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

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The Environment In Focus
3:01 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Electronic Tracking Follows Epic Migration of Osprey

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is using tiny cell-phone like devices in backpacks on osprey to follow the migration of the fish hawks from South America to North America.

Environment In Focus Podcast 3-26-2014

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The Nature of Things
2:11 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Welcome to The Nature of Things

When was the last time you were barefoot in the grass?
Do your kids know what it’s like to pencil roll down a meadow’s hillside?
How often are you laundering a little mud out of the bottom of your jeans?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 25, 1-2 pm
11:47 am
Tue March 25, 2014

The High Protein Diet

New research suggests that people younger than 65 might be at a higher risk for cancer if they eat a diet high in protein.

Earlier this month, researchers at the University of Southern California published the results of an 18-year study, correlating high animal protein intake in middle-aged people to a high risk of cancer. At the same time, researchers found that high levels of animal protein are beneficial to people 65 and older. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 25, 12-1 pm
11:40 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Krista Tippett

On Being's Krista Tippett

The host of the Peabody Award-winning "On Being" joins us to talk about her Civil Conversations Project, which brings together people with divergent viewpoints in conversation on some of the most hot-button issues of our time.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue March 25, 2014

How Latinos Are Accessing Health Care Under the Affordable Care Act

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Sheilah Kast talks with Pamela Bohrer Brown, Director of Child and Maternal Health and Multicultural Programs at Baltimore Medical System.

More than 470,000 Marylanders are of Latino origin, just over 8 percent of the state’s population.  Many of them need health insurance.  At Baltimore Medical System’s Highlandtown clinic, navigators are helping people register for care.  Many have been arriving as the March 31st deadline approaches.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Tue March 25, 2014

How Maryland Became Maryland

The Maryland Dove, a recreation of The Dove that sailed from England to Maryland.
Credit Acroterion / Wikimedia Commons

Sheilah Kast talks with Scott Watkins of the Society of Colonial Wars on Maryland's founding family, the Calverts

Three-hundred and eighty years ago today, the first permanent Maryland colonists stepped off their ships, The Ark and The Dove, and onto St. Clement’s Island in what is now St. Mary’s County. The group of around 140 people was led by Leonard Calvert, brother of Cecilius Calvert, who held the charter for the colony and the title of Lord Baltimore. For more than a century, Marylanders have taken time out on this day to remember the history of the Free State.


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