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4:08 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Going Up Without The Elevator Operators Was Bringing Baltimore Shoppers Down

Gil Sandler, reporter extraordinaire

In 1946, Hochschild Kohn's department store decided to install automated elevators - dismissing the operators, management thought, forever.  But when the automatic elevators were installed and the operators dismissed, the management was in for a very big surprise. 

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The Signal
3:44 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Baltimore banjo history, Understanding Joy, The Rucksack, The Memo, and Sabatinos' Peachy Dixon

Banjo historians Pete Ross, Bob Winans, and Greg Adams, with a collection of mid-nineteenth-century banjos

A look at the twisted history of the banjo, a documentary about problem gambling, an ode to an Iraq War veteran’s rucksack, Single Carrot’s production of Vaclav Havel’s “The Memo,” and a Stoop story from Sabatino’s waitress Peachy Dixon

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The First Five Years
11:39 am
Fri March 28, 2014

The First Five Years: Blocks

Credit Maryland Family Network

The March 26 episode of "The First Five Years."

“The building blocks of our children’s success” is often used to refer to the latest trends for children. But it turns out that one of the most significant building blocks a child encounters is exactly that—blocks.

For more on this topic and others, visit marylandfamilynetwork.org

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Maryland Morning
11:32 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Kris Burnett on Community Organizing

Kris Burnettt
Credit Jim Sandoz

David Warnock speaks with Kris Burnett, community organizer and board member with the Edmondson Village Community Association.

Today, David Warnock speaks with Kris Burnett, board member with the Edmondson Village Community Association. They discuss community organizing in Baltimore.

Burnett is a Baltimore Social Innovation Journal Award winner. You can read more about his work here

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. March 28, 1-2 pm
9:49 am
Fri March 28, 2014

The New Era of Music Distribution

Will streaming kill the music industry? The answer depends on who you ask.

Streaming services Spotify, Pandora, YouTube and iTunes Radio have transformed the music industry by allowing consumers to listen to whatever they want, whenever they want it, at almost no cost.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. March 28, 12-1 pm
9:34 am
Fri March 28, 2014

The Midday Weekly Review

The first major deadline for signing up for the Affordable Care Act is March 31.

A look at the region's latest news stories with the reporters and editors who covered them.

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Maryland Morning
9:09 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Bail Reform Bills in the General Assembly

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Sheilah Kast talks about bail reform with WYPR statehouse reporter Chris Connelly and Maryland's head Public Defender Paul DeWolfe.

Several bills before the General Assembly would change how bail is set for those awaiting trial in Maryland. 

One measure would require the judicial system to use statistical models and a computerized risk assessment tool to figure out how likely a defendant is to show for trial, or to commit a crime before trial. If the computerized tool reports the defendant is likely to appear in court, the defendant would be released.    

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Ambassador Jon Huntsman on China as a Military and Educational Threat

Former Ambassador to China Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Credit United States Department of State

Sheilah Kast talks with former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman.

Jon Huntsman  has served as both Governor of Utah and ambassador to China. He'll be in Maryland for the Baltimore Speaker Series next week.  We talk with him in advance about China's position in world politics.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Putting The "Coo" in "Cooking"

Erin Dickins
Credit Cecile Davis

Tom Hall talks with singer Erin Dickins.

Erin Dickins is one of the founding members of the great jazz vocal ensemble, The Manhattan Transfer.  She’s got a new CD, called Java Jive, which she’s releasing in conjunction with a cookbook called "Sizzle and Swing: Jazz for Foodies" that suggests pairings of recipes with tunes from the disc.

 

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