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12:10 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Dec. 19, 1-2 p.m.
11:32 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Midday's Best Books of 2014

Midday Associate Producer Michael Himowitz and blogger Paula Gallagher, a librarian at the Baltimore County Library's Pikesville Branch, share their picks for the best fiction and nonfiction books of the year.

For a link to a full list of their picks, click here. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Dec. 19, 12-1 P.M.
11:20 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Midday Friday

In this hour, we hear about three efforts to improve the lives of others. First up, Tyler Mains is a Johns Hopkins medical student and co-founder of MERIT, Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens. MERIT connects high school students in Baltimore with internships and mentors in the medical field. Next, Gather Baltimore repurposes leftover food and redistributes it across Baltimore, providing fresh, local produce to families in need.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Sen. Barbara Mikulski On What The 2015 Federal Spending Bill Means For Maryland

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski

President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill this week that will fund the government through fiscal year 2015, averting a government shutdown. The chief architect of the spending plan is Maryland’s senior Senator Barbara Mikulski, who chairs  the Senate Appropriations Committee, the first woman to hold that chair. She joins Sheilah now on the line from her Senate office in Washington to talk about it.

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Maryland Morning
8:56 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Remembering Three Baltimore Artists

From left to right - Seska Peck Ramberg, Vivienne Shub, Binnie Ritchie Holum

2014 was a year of milestones and some big changes in the cultural landscape of Maryland.  Tom Hall reflects on the year in the arts, and in particular, three women who had a big impact:
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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Celtic Music For Holiday Cheer

A hammered dulcimer
Credit Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton / Flickr / Creative Commons

A beloved holiday tradition here in Baltimore has also become a beloved holiday tradition here on Maryland Morning. Helicon joins Tom Hall in the studio once again to share a little holiday music. For the 29th year in a row, they will be presenting their annual Winter Solstice concert tomorrow afternoon and evening at Goucher College. They are here this morning to give us a little preview.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri December 19, 2014

How Important Is Having A Bank Account To Financial Stability?

Credit 401kcalculator.org / Creative Commons

At a conference earlier this month in Baltimore promoting “Economic Inclusion,” several economists from the FDIC, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, presented new data that showed that one out of every 13 U.S. households is “unbanked” – that is, they don’t have a checking or savings account with a traditional bank. And, 1 in 5 U.S. households is “under-banked”. After that conference, Sheilah spoke by phone about the economic significance of using a bank with Susan Burhouse, Senior Financial Economist with the FDIC.

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Baltimore's Future
8:30 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Carrie Hubbard

Carrie Hubbard is the Director of Clinical Services for Itineris, the only organization in the Baltimore area serving exclusively adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Baltimore Stories
5:58 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Gil's Gifts For Christmas 2014

Gil recalls three gifts from Baltimore Christmases past, and concludes that if he had to choose one gift of the three to send to listeners, it would be of the Christmas window gardens of the downtown department stores so beloved by Baltimoreans into the 1950s. There was one window garden in particular that offered to all who saw it the gift of joy.

Humanities Connection
5:12 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Mary, the Visitation, and the Magnificat: Part 1

Credit (Image-Champaigne’s “Visitation” courtesy of Wikipedia)

Comparative religion is an aspect of the humanities that offers critical insights into the human experience.  In recognition of the upcoming holiday, we turn to the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies for a two-part series reflecting on Mary's visit to her cousin Elizabeth prior to giving birth, and the Magificant,  Mary's song of praise.


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