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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Sept. 19, 1-2 P.M.
10:56 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Blue-Eyed Boy: A Vietnam Memoir

Author Robert Timberg

Just days before his tour of duty in Vietnam was scheduled to end, Marine Lt. Robert Timberg's vehicle struck a Viet Cong land mine. The explosion resulted in third-degree burns to Timberg's face and much of his body. Timberg, who later became a reporter and White House correspondent for The Baltimore Evening Sun and The Sun, recounts his fraught journey toward reclaiming his life in a new memoir, "Blue-Eyed Boy." Original air date 8/11/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Sept. 19, 12-1 P.M.
10:32 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Struggle for Affordable U.S. Childcare

A deep look at the lack of affordable child care in the United States, particularly in an era of single-parent households and families that require two wage earners. Corey Shdaimah, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, says that unlike most developed countries, the U.S. has never established a system of government-funded child care -- a problem that reflects the country's conflicts about working and parenting. Original air date 8/21/14

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Maryland Morning Podcast
10:14 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Broadband in Baltimore, Working With Public Defenders, and the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Credit Kainet/Flickr/Creative Commons

Can you remember the last time you went a day without using the Internet at some point? It’s changed how we live and work. What hasn’t changed of late is the speed of our Internet, at least in Baltimore. A group of residents in the city has started the Baltimore Broadband Campaign to try to change that. They want to bring faster, cheaper Internet access to Baltimore. Phil Spevak is an organizer with the campaign. He joins Sheilah to talk about it.

Then, Sheilah speaks with lawyer and MacArthur "Genius" grantee Jonathan Rapping about his program to train and mentor public defenders.

Plus, Tom Hall discusses the new home of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company with Ian Gallaner and Lesley Malin.

The Morning Economic Report
9:16 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Ohio Economics - 9/19/14

When you consider Ohio, you might think about a rust belt state that is characterized by high unemployment and a lack of investment, at least in many communities.  But Ohio’s economic picture is shifting rapidly.  Today, Ohio boasts an unemployment rate lower than both the nation’s and Maryland’s.  As of July, it stood at 5.7 percent.  Four years ago, Ohio’s unemployment rate stood at 10.6 percent.  The controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing has come to central Ohio, allowing the state to participate in the nation’s energy production boom. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

MacArthur "Genius" Grantee Working With Maryland Public Defenders

Jonathan Rapping
Credit Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation / Creative Commons

Only about one in four people charged with a felony in the U.S. can afford a lawyer.  Most of the rest depend on public defenders, often so overworked it’s hard to provide a quality defense. Lawyer Jonathan Rapping calls that a civil rights crisis.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Broadband In Baltimore

Credit Kainet/Flickr/Creative Commons

Can you remember the last time you went a day without using the Internet at some point? It’s changed how we live and work. What hasn’t changed of late is the speed of our Internet, at least in Baltimore. A group of residents in the city has started the Baltimore Broadband Campaign to try to change that. They want to bring faster, cheaper Internet access to Baltimore.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Grand Opening of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Credit Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has a new home. It’s a beautiful theater that has been designed to replicate, to some extent, the Globe Theater, where the Bard himself held forth in Elizabethan England.

Tonight, the company gives its first performance in this new home on Calvert Street, in what used to be the Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company building, at the corner of Calvert and Redwood in downtown Baltimore.  Tonight’s audience will comprise company members and local theater professionals.

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Baltimore Stories
5:11 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Time The Twist Took Over The Country - And Baltimore

In the 1960s, Baltimoreans were dancing the new Twist, caught up in the national craze. The wild and out-of-control dancing was, according to Chief Officer Horan of the Baltimore Fire Safety Divisions, creating safety hazards. He tried his best to get the mess straightened out. He failed - and some think only because he wasn't himself invited to twist with the dancers.

Humanities Connection
5:26 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Accokeek Foundation Food for Thought Festival

  For more than 50 years, the Accokeek Foundation has stewarded the shores of Piscataway Park on the Potomac River. It was one of the nation’s first land trusts, founded to protect the view from George Washington’s Mount Vernon across the River.

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The Signal
4:42 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

The Not-Quite-Kosher O’s Fan; Sea Marks; “From Here"; Peabody Faculty Performance; and DRGN King

Ira Gewanter taking a selfie (hopefully not on The Sabbath)

Ira Gewanter is an Orioles fan - and an observant Jew - and he confesses what happens when loyalties collide; Jen Michalski talks about her short story collection, From Here; Judah Adashi previews Peabody’s upcoming Faculty Recital Series; a preview of Gardner McKay’s Sea Marks at Performance Workshop Theatre; and a Mobtown Studios B-Side Session with the rock band DRGN King

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