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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Feb. 4, 1-2 p.m.
9:22 am
Wed February 4, 2015

The Hogan Budget

A comprehensive look at the spending priorities and proposed cuts in the first budget offered by Maryland’s new Republican governor. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Feb. 4, 12-1 p.m.
9:20 am
Wed February 4, 2015

How the GOP Captured Congress

Despite losing four of the last six presidential elections, Republicans won control of both houses of Congress in last year's mid-terms. Thomas Schaller, a political science professor at University of Maryland Baltimore County and op-ed columnist for The Baltimore Sun, unpacks the current GOP in "The Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress But Surrendered the White House." We’ll also talk about the GOP’s 2016 presidential field. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed February 4, 2015

A Law Enforcement Officer In Every School?

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On the morning of December 14, 2012, a lone gunman shot his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. He killed twenty children and six adults before turning the gun on himself - all within a span of about 11 minutes. In the days and weeks after the shooting, gun control advocates called for stricter gun laws. Gun rights advocates, like the National Rifle Association’s Wayne Lapierre, called for more guns in schools. Delegate John Cluster, of Baltimore County, has sponsored a bill in the General Assembly that would require every school in Maryland to have an armed school resource officer. The bill had a hearing last week. Del. Cluster joins Sheilah by phone to talk about it. Also with us is Kate Rabb. She’s Education Policy Director at the nonprofit, Advocates for Children and Youth.

Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Aura Nova Ensemble Traces Narrative Of Jewish Music Postwar To Present

Aura Nova Ensemble
Credit Tom Hall

On Sunday afternoon at the Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, a classical chamber group called the Aura Nova Ensemble will present a program of music of Jewish composers from the mid-1800s through today. It’s the second in a series of programs organized under the rubric of “From Darkness Into Light,” tracing the contributions of Jewish composers from Mendelssohn and Mahler to contemporary composers like Jonathan Leshnoff, who lives in Baltimore, and whose music is performed and recorded regularly by leading orchestras and ensembles across the United States. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed February 4, 2015

Can Fashion Be Sustainable?

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“Sustainainable” is such a buzzword these days – sustainable agriculture, sustainable sources of energy. It may seem challenging in an area as fickle and ephemeral as fashion, but there is a sustainability movement in the fashion world. More and more customers are conscious of how their clothes are made, how much energy and water go into their looks – and what working conditions are like in the countries of manufacture.

We talk about the issue with our resident fashionista, Zoey Washington, a fashion editor and CEO of the company LITTLEbird, a fashion consulting service for teens and tweens.

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Maryland Morning Podcast
1:18 pm
Tue February 3, 2015

Paid Sick Leave; Health and Storytelling; Theater Review; and a Review of SuperBowl Ads

In Baltimore recently, President Obama spoke in support of making employers pay for up to seven days when workers stay home sick.  More than 700,000 workers in Maryland don’t get paid sick leave -- we get differing views on a bill in the General Assembly to change that.

Then – How can telling a story shape health policy? Tom Hall talks with the editor of a new book about the power of a doctor’s story… and with a prostate-cancer survivor who’s writing about his experience.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Feb. 3, 1-2 p.m.
9:53 am
Tue February 3, 2015

The Lonely War

Journalist Nazila Fathi fled her native Iran during the uprisings of 2009 after learning that her photo was circulating among regime snipers. In her memoir, "The Lonely War: One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran," Fathi recounts stories of growing up during the 1979 revolution and her career covering the country's political turbulence for The New York Times. 

With production help from Midday intern Kerry DeSantis

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Feb. 3, 12-1 p.m.
9:50 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Community Colleges

President Obama's proposal calls for $60 billion dollars over 10 years to help fund free tuition for students with good grades.

President Obama wants to make two years of college "as free and universal in America as high school today." He wants the federal government to pick up the tab for community college.

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Radio Kitchen #1319
9:23 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Sally Fallon "Nourishing Broth"

February 3, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Sally Fallon "Nourishing Broth"
                
Last autumn I had the pleasure of meeting one of Maryland's most successful cookbook authors, Sally Fallon.  We got to talking about her latest project, a cookbook called "Nourishing Broth," and it seemed like a natural topic for our show.  We've talked about the importance of good broths and stocks for cooking, so it was  nice to have an expert on hand.
    

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The Morning Economic Report
9:11 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Medicaid Expenses - 2/3/15

State governments throughout the nation continuously look for ways to control spending.  Beyond education, one of the primary sources of expense for state governments is Medicaid, the program aimed at providing healthcare access for Americans with lower incomes.  Writer Eduardo Porter recently tackled the issue of how much money states save by reducing Medicaid expenditures. 

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