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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed March 26, 2014

The Life and Music of Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington, 1954
Credit Public Domain

Tom Hall talks with Terry Teachout about jazz legend Duke Ellington.

Terry Teachout is the drama critic for the Wall Street Journal.  He’s also a jazz musician, and the author of several books.  In 2009, he published a highly regarded biography of Louis Armstrong, and last year he released a beautifully written and insightful biography of Duke Ellington.  It's called "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington."  Terry Teachout joins Tom Hall on the line from New York.

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Cellar Notes
5:30 am
Wed March 26, 2014

A Look at Portugal - 3/26/14

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = good decent wine  ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine

Chão das Rolas Peninsula de Setubal 2010 * 1/2 $
(Rustic, lively with zingy flavors, perfect for suckling pig)

Crasto Douro 2011 **1/2  $
(Fabulous value in a serious, sophisticated red, same grapes as Port)

Alente, Alentejo DO Non-Vintage **  $
(Full-flavored, spicy, informal, perfect café wine)

Alente Premium, Alentejo DO 2009 **  $
(A more intense version of the regular Alente, great dinner wine)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.

The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Market Share of Income - 3/26/14

A recently released International Monetary Fund paper indicates that "In the United States, the share of market income captured by the richest 10 percent surged from around 30 percent in 1980 to 48 percent by 2012."  The paper also points out that the income share of the richest 1 percent increased from 8 percent to 19 percent over that period, but that even more striking was the fact that the income share of the richest 0.1 percent went from 2.6 percent to 10.4 percent. 

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Headlines
5:25 am
Wed March 26, 2014

School Schedule Changes, Snow Day Waivers, Medical Marijuana, Mays Chapel, & MD’s Budget

Credit Credit Credit Tomas de Aquino via flickr

A roundup of this morning’s school delays and closures. Plus: snow day waivers, medical marijuana, MD’s budget, Frederick’s budget, Mays Chapel redistricting, the FBI headquarters, 25th Street Station, a contract vote for Baltimore County police, reservoir boating, and more.

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A Blue View
5:53 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Why Turtle Rescue Is Important - 3/25/14

Did you know that every species of sea turtle in US waters is endangered? Preserving these amazing and essential sea creatures is of the utmost importance.

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Choral Arts Classics
3:02 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Conductor's Roundtable

Tom talks to Arian Khaefi, the recently appointed Music Director of the Handel Choir of Baltimore, and Wendy Wickham the longtime Music Director of the Canticle Singers of Baltimore.

Next month on Choral Arts Classics, Tom welcomes Marin Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, for a conversation about two great masterpieces:  John Adam's haunting cantata about 9/11, On the Transmigration of Souls, and Beethoven's monumental 9th Symphony.  Tune in Tuesday night, April 29, 2014 at 9:00 PM.

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The Environment In Focus
3:01 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Electronic Tracking Follows Epic Migration of Osprey

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is using tiny cell-phone like devices in backpacks on osprey to follow the migration of the fish hawks from South America to North America.

Environment In Focus Podcast 3-26-2014

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The Nature of Things
2:11 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Welcome to The Nature of Things

When was the last time you were barefoot in the grass?
Do your kids know what it’s like to pencil roll down a meadow’s hillside?
How often are you laundering a little mud out of the bottom of your jeans?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 25, 1-2 pm
11:47 am
Tue March 25, 2014

The High Protein Diet

New research suggests that people younger than 65 might be at a higher risk for cancer if they eat a diet high in protein.

Earlier this month, researchers at the University of Southern California published the results of an 18-year study, correlating high animal protein intake in middle-aged people to a high risk of cancer. At the same time, researchers found that high levels of animal protein are beneficial to people 65 and older. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 25, 12-1 pm
11:40 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Krista Tippett

On Being's Krista Tippett

The host of the Peabody Award-winning "On Being" joins us to talk about her Civil Conversations Project, which brings together people with divergent viewpoints in conversation on some of the most hot-button issues of our time.

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