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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed March 12, 2014

An Explosion of Arts Grants

Artscape, Baltimore
Credit flickr.com/dreamysoul

Tom Hall talks with Randi Vega and Jeannie Howe

Hollywood has its Oscars.  Baltimore has its Rubies. The city also has its Sondheim...and its Baker.  We’ve even got one called a Fred.  These are but a few of the awards being given annually to artists in the Baltimore metropolitan area. 

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The Morning Economic Report
8:24 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Regional Airlines - 3/12/14

Even in the face of still high unemployment nationally, there appear to be a growing number of industries reporting skills shortages, including construction, manufacturing and cyber-security.  Another shortage has emerged among regional airlines, which are facing deeper and more widespread pilot shortages as reported in the Wall Street Journal. 

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Public Commentary
4:04 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Joe Jones - March 11, 2014

Joseph T. Jones, Jr. is founder of the Center For Urban Families (CFUF), a Baltimore, Maryland nonprofit service organization established to empower low-income families by enhancing both the ability of women and men to contribute to their families as wage earners and of men to fulfill their roles as fathers. Prior to founding CFUF, Mr. Jones developed and directed the Men’s Services program for the federally funded Baltimore Healthy Start initiative and replicated the Baltimore affiliate of the nationally recognized STRIVE employment services program. His ability to engage and provide hands-on services to fathers garnered him the reputation of trailblazer in the field.  Mr. Jones is now a national leader in workforce development, fatherhood and family services programming, and through his professional and civic involvement influences policy direction nationwide.

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Public Commentary
3:57 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Josh M. Sharfstein - March 4, 2014

Dr. Sharfstein is the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Previously, he served as the Commissioner of Health in Baltimore, Maryland and as the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In these positions, Dr. Sharfstein has pursued creative solutions to longstanding public health problems -- including drug addiction, school failure, unsafe consumer products, and most recently, cheap, candy-flavored cigars.

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The Environment in Focus
2:51 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Genetic Engineering to Save Endangered Species

In a new book, Frankenstein's Cat, author Emily Anthes makes the provocative argument that cloning and genetic engineering could be used as tools to help bring back endangered species and perhaps even to resurrect extinct animals.

Environment In Focus Podcast 3-12-2014

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Headlines
12:15 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Pre-K, MD's Health Exchange, Annapolis's Budget, & The Baltimore City Council

Reactions to the federal investigation of MD's online health insurance exchange, O'Malley's pre-K proposal, Annapolis's budget, the statute of limitations for handgun crimes, a look at Monday night's Baltimore City Council meeting, the Walmart slated to come to Remington, and more.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

The Checkup: How the ACA is Changing Nursing

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Sheilah Kast speaks with Kathy Montgomery and Bonita Wells.

Under the Affordable Care Act, people are more likely to receive care in community health centers and at home than in hospitals, which means new responsibilities for nurses.  As the state does its full sprint to educate the uninsured, we wanted to focus on how some of the most crucial players are adapting: nurses. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 11, 1-2 p.m.
8:52 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Cat Sense

WYPR Morning Announcer Nathan Sterner strikes a pose with one of his five cats Inanna (aka 'Nanners).
Courtesy of Nathan Sterner

British biologist John Bradshaw has spent the last 30 years studying animal behavior, specifically that of the cat. He is the author of "Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 11, 12-1 p.m
8:49 am
Tue March 11, 2014

The Divided Mind of the Black Church

Rev. Raphael Warnock
Credit Black Christian News

A conversation about theology and social activism with the Rev. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, spiritual home of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 

ADDITIONAL READING:

Rev. Warnock's op-ed for CNN criticizes Congress for failing to extend unemployment benefits.

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Maryland Morning
7:26 am
Tue March 11, 2014

How to Make the Meatballs from "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"

Paula Willey's son Milo tests out a recipe.

Tom Hall speaks with book critic Paula Willey about the best cookbooks for kids.

Children's librarian and book critic Paula Willey--and her sons Milo and Ezra--are testing out cookbooks aimed at kids.  She says they’ve come a long way since the Betty Crocker cookbook she used as a child.

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