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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Oct. 20, 1-2 p.m.
9:50 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Ebola Update: Nurses on the Front Line

Latest developments on the Ebola front and some perspective on what has happened in the U.S. and West Africa over the last week from two faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing: Tener Goodwin Veenema, an international expert on disaster preparedness and containment of outbreaks from, and Cynda Hylton Rushton, an expert in the ethical challenges faced by nurses in outbreaks of infectious disease.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Oct. 20, 12-1 p.m.
9:47 am
Mon October 20, 2014

When Maryland Outlawed Slavery

Sotterley Plantation in St. Mary's County

On Nov. 1, 1864, the Maryland General Assembly banned slavery. At the time, Baltimore had one of the largest populations of free blacks. But some of the 53 slaves at Sotterley Plantation in St. Mary’s County chose to stay after being freed. Our guests: Joanne Martin, founder of Baltimore’s National Great Blacks in Wax Museum; Andrew Diemer, assistant professor at Towson University and historian of slavery in the Mid-Atlantic; and Jeanne Pirtle, Sotterley’s education director. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon October 20, 2014

What Can A Liberal Arts Education Do For Maryland Prisoners?

Political science class at Maryland Correctional Institution for Women

We begin today with a visit to a couple of unusual college classrooms. In a spacious library, a political science class discusses why some political movements succeed, while others don’t. In another classroom, the subject is Latin American History. The professors are from Goucher College, but the classes aren’t held on Goucher’s bucolic Towson campus. They’re being conducted at prisons in Jessup. Tom Hall sat in on the classes last spring.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon October 20, 2014

"Farewell, Aleppo: My Father, My People, And Their Long Journey Home"

These days the name “Syria” is more often than not preceded by adjectives like “war-torn” and “devastated.” It evokes images of belligerent militias, Islamic extremists, and unending civil war. It’s hard now to view this land between Iraq and the Mediterranean Sea as ever having been peaceful, culturally rich and home to tens of thousands of Jews whose families had lived there for centuries. That’s the Syria, especially its northern city of Aleppo, that grounds Claudette Sutton’s story of the odyssey her father and several of his brothers traveled from the Middle East to the U.S.  The book is called, Farewell, Aleppo: My Father, My People, and Their Long Journey Home.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:26 am
Mon October 20, 2014

Alaska's Economy - 10/20/14

Many of the most rapidly expanding state economies are those that are rich in natural resources.  Look at a list of the states with the lowest rates of unemployment, and it will include North Dakota, Nebraska, Texas, Colorado and several other states that produce oil, natural gas, and/or other natural resource-derived products.  Given that, one might think that Alaska’s economy would be booming.  It’s not.

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Breaking
6:39 am
Sat October 18, 2014

The Baltimore Running Festival Maps & Closures

Routes for the Baltimore Marathon and the Baltimore Half-Marathon, 2014.
Credit http://www.thebaltimoremarathon.com/

  The Baltimore Running Festival is underway! Expect traffic delays and street closures around Charm City today.

Information about street closures is here.

A map for for the Baltimore Marathon Route is here.

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Maryland Morning Podcast
4:28 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Frederick and Anne Arundel County Elections, And The Baltimore Running Festival

Credit Brendan Ross/Flickr/Creative Commons

We take a look at the county election races in Frederick and and Anne Arundel County. Plus, we talk with Bob Hilson, one of the founders of a running group called the Pacemakers, about the 14th Annual Baltimore Running Festival.

The Morning Economic Report
9:07 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Declining National Debt - 10/17/14

There are many of us who fret about the nation’s financial future.  We are right to be concerned.  The accumulated national debt is racing toward the $18 trillion mark and there are unfunded liabilities beyond that, including future Social Security and Medicare expenditures. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

What's At Stake In Frederick And Anne Arundel County Elections?

Downtown Frederick
Credit Brendan Ross / Flickr / Creative Commons

We’re just two and a half weeks from Election Day.  Just as voters across the state are choosing a new executive, voters in some counties are choosing new executive leadership. This morning we’re going to focus on races in Frederick County – which is putting into effect an entirely new form of government – and in Anne Arundel County. WYPR reporter Kenneth Burns joins Sheilah in the studio. And, with us on the line from his office at the Frederick News-Post is Cliff Cumber, the News-Post’s Editorial Page Editor.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Training, Tenacity And Tired Feet

Credit Brett Gullborg/Flickr/Creative Commons

Well, for a while, we held out the hope that tomorrow would be a day for Orioles baseball. The Kansas City Royals had different ideas, so there won't be a game tomorrow. But that's not to say that Camden Yards won't still be a busy place. The 14th Annual Baltimore Running Festival kicks off at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning with a full marathon, followed by a Half Marathon that launches from the Inner Harbor at 8:45 a.m.

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