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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Sketches Of A Confederate P.O.W.

Sheilah talks with historian Ross Kimmel, co-author of the new book "'I Am Busy Drawing Pictures': The Civil War Art and Letters of Private John Jacob Omenhausser."
It’s the hot summer of 1864. You’re a private in the Confederate Army. You’ve been captured by the Union Army and you’re being held at Point Lookout, the North’s biggest and southern-most  prisoner-of-war-camp at the tip of southern Maryland. What do you do? 
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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Does "Legally Blonde, the Musical" Pass the Good Theater Bar?

Bridget Linsenmeyer as Elle with dog.
Credit Dave Frey

Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck discuss Cockpit in Court's production of " Legally Blonde, the Musical."

Two brunettes, Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck, discuss Cockpit in Court's production of "Legally Blonde, The Musical" now at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon July 28, 2014

"The White Rail" by Clarinda Harriss

Tom speaks with poet Clarinda Harriss.

Baltimore is a weird place. Whether its quirk is distinct from that of other cities is often a topic of debate, but The White Rail, Clarinda Harriss' new collection of short stories, provides some compelling anecdotal evidence. The poet and author has published six volumes of poetry, and more than 350 of her poems have appeared in journals and magazines.  She was a professor of English at Towson University for 40 years, and with this new collection, she ventures for the first time into the world of short stories.

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Headlines
8:42 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Mikulski Urges Crackdown On Deceptive Seafood Labeling, Baltimore’s Curfew, & Goods For Guns

Md. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D).
Credit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via flickr

US Senator Barbara Mikulski is calling on the Obama administration to crack down on seafood processors that are fraudulently labeling imported crab meat as a product of the Chesapeake Bay. Governor Martin O’Malley is renewing his call for the American people to help the tens of thousands of Central American children who’ve been apprehended while crossing the US Mexico border in recent months. Plus: Baltimore’s new curfew law, Anne Arundel County’s back to school program, “goods for guns,” tonight’s Ravens open practice & fireworks, and much more.

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The Morning Economic Report
3:42 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Adjusting Government Spending - 7/28/14

The painful process of adjusting federal government spending to align it with fiscal realities has begun.  Despite that, America continues to run annual federal budget deficits and the national debt is presently approaching $17.6 trillion.  Through sequestration and other measures, the federal government has slowed the growth in expenditures recently, and that helps explain the underwhelming performance of the economy.  U.S.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 25, 1-2 p.m.
9:21 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Midday on Film: Summer Blockbusters

The documentary "Life Itself" captures longtime film critic Roger Ebert's last days.

Midday film critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed review the summer's biggest and most interesting movies.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 25, 12-1 p.m.
9:19 am
Fri July 25, 2014

The Good Spy

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Kai Bird chronicles the story of legendary CIA officer and Middle East specialist Robert Ames in, "The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames."

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Why Unaccompanied Children From Central America Are Crossing The U.S. Border

The U.S./Mexico border at Nogales, AZ.
Credit Ryan Bavetta / Flickr / Creative Commons

Sheilah talks with Molly McGrath-Tierney, former director of Baltimore City’s Department of Social Services, Bill McCarthy, director of Catholic Charities of the Baltimore Archdiocese, and Salvadoran reporter Hector Silva Avalos.
An estimated 57,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed the border into the United States since last fall. Maryland is more than 1,700 miles from the Mexican border, but the state has a strong connection with one of the Central American countries: more foreign-born Marylanders have come from El Salvador than any other country. Many of them are concentrated in Langley Park, at the northwest edge of Prince Georges County between College Park and Silver Spring.The "Unaccompanied Alien Children Program," part of the U.S. Department of Human Service, reports that during the first six months of this year, about 2,200 unaccompanied alien children came to Maryland.  Sponsors in the state took responsibility for them.
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Maryland Morning Podcast
9:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

How To House Migrant Children In Maryland, The Real "Monuments Men"

The U.S./Mexico border at Nogales, AZ.
Credit Ryan Bavetta / Flickr / Creative Commons

Sheilah talks with Molly McGrath Tierney, former director of Baltimore City’s Department of Social Services, Bill McCarthy, director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Salvadoran reporter Hector Silva Avalos, and Baltimore writer Susan Sullam.

Maryland's role in the Central American child immigrant crisis, and the real life story of a member of the "Monuments Men" mission. 

Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Writer Susan Sullam on Her Father's Secret Search for Nazi Plunder

Lt. Cmdr Joel Fisher
Credit Susan Sullam

Sheilah talks with Susan Sullam, former press secretary for U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin.

  “Monuments Men,” the film, was based on a true story. As it became clear the allies would win World War II , President Franklin D. Roosevelt commissioned a platoon to rescue stolen art and other personal and cultural treasures plundered by the Nazis. In that platoon seven men, “Monuments Men” as they were known, embarked on what’s been called “the greatest treasure hunt in history.” 

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