A Blue View
12:43 pm
Tue June 16, 2015

Pollinators - 6/16/15

UMMC Commentary
10:21 am
Tue June 16, 2015

Dr. Kevin J. Cullen

Kevin J. Cullen, M.D., Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine Director, University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center

Dr. Cullen specializes in head and neck cancer. A graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Cullen completed his internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and received additional training at the National Cancer Institute.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 16, 1-2 PM
9:41 am
Tue June 16, 2015

The Life and Science of Albert Einstein

The life and science of Albert Einstein, with Steven Gimbel, Baltimore native and chair of the philosophy department at Gettysburg College, author of “Einstein: His Space and Times,” and “Einstein’s Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion.” Original air date: 04/21/15.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 16, 12-1 PM
9:37 am
Tue June 16, 2015

Whither College?

In her new book, “American Higher Education in Crisis?” Goldie Blumenstyk, senior writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that our system of two- and four-year colleges, public and private, is at a tipping point. Demographics are changing, costs are rising and distance-learning poses a threat to the traditional model. A look at the future of higher ed. Original air date: 04/15/2015. Production assistance from former Midday intern Kerry DeSantis.

The Morning Economic Report
8:19 am
Tue June 16, 2015

Good News for May Jobs - 6/16/15

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the nation added two hundred and eighty thousand jobs in May, much focus was given to that headline number.  Weak economic performance during the first three months of twenty fifteen has raised concerns that hiring would soften, but that hasn’t happened to date. 

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Baltimore Stories
5:02 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Painters Mill Theater

Maryland Morning Podcast
12:00 pm
Mon June 15, 2015

Section 8 Housing; R&B singer Maysa; "Blithe Spirit" Review; Historical Ship Celebration

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Federal housing officials are considering a change to Section 8 vouchers that would let voucher holders in some cities move to more affluent suburbs. We talk about the implications with an assistant secretary at HUD.

Then, she's a Grammy-nominated jazz and soul singer. But before any of that, international chanteuse Maysa got her start in the Morgan State University choir.

Plus: an incorrigible ghost materializes in Everyman Theater’s production of “Blithe Spirit” that feels "happily haunted" by the spirit of comic playwright Noel Coward. J. Wynn Rousuck brings us her review.

And, the reanimated French tall ship Hermione sails into Annapolis harbor tomorrow, to great fanfare. We learn about the Revolutionary War history of the ship, the marquis de Lafayette, and the French solders buried at St. John’s.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon, June 15, 1-2 PM
9:45 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Our Sense of Touch

Why does mint cool your tongue while chili peppers burn it? How long does it take for the pain of a stubbed toe to reach your brain? David Linden, Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author, explores these mysteries in “Touch: The Science of the Hand, Heart and Mind.” Original air date: 03/10/15.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 15, 12-1 PM
9:31 am
Mon June 15, 2015

The Science of Self Control

How do we control our tempers, exercise patience, or embrace delayed gratification? From quitting smoking to watching what we eat to focusing in school, a look at what happens in our brains when we practice self-control. Guests: Dr. Matthew Johnson, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Johns Hopkins; Dr. Harry Brandt, co-director of the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt; Ali Smith, co-director and executive director of Holistic Life Foundation.

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The Morning Economic Report
9:03 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Declining Funding for Scientific Research - 6/15/15

In recent years, federal funding for scientific research has been declining.  For instance, budgets at the National Institutes of Health are nearly twenty percent smaller than they were a decade ago.  In order to persuade Congress that investment in research is valuable, scientists have begun to publish economic statistics regarding the efficacy of R&D. 

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