The First Five Years
2:05 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

The First Five Years: Siblings

Credit Maryland Family Network

The First Five Years episode "Siblings."

Sibling Rivalries 

Siblings play a very powerful role in our lives. Starting as young children, brothers and sisters shape the way we feel about ourselves, our families and society. But let’s face it, siblings don’t always get along. There’re some things parents can do to help keep the peace at home.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. May 7, 1-2 p.m.
10:15 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Midday on Media

Midday on Media's David Zurawik
Credit Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore Sun's television critic David Zurawik makes his monthly visit to Midday.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. May 7, 12-1 p.m.
10:13 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Blocking Health Care for the Poor

Following the Supreme Court's decision on Medicaid expansion, millions of low-income Americans are now feeling the effects.

Since the Supreme Court found that states could reject federal funding for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, 19 states have flatly rejected health care for millions of low-income Americans. The expansion is still under debate in five more states. President Obama says the reason for the rejection and the reluctance is political spite.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Anthony Brown, Candidate for Governor

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
Credit State of Maryland

Sheilah Kast talks with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.
Maryland’s primary election for governor is just under seven weeks away, on June 24th. Last week, we spoke with the Republican candidates for governor. This week, we’re hearing from the major Democratic candidates for governor. With us today is Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Senior Portraits: Harvey Marshall

Harvey Marshall
Credit Libby Rahl

Senior Portraits: Harvey Marshall

The Maryland Department of Planning projects that the state’s senior population will grow to 837,000 people by 2015. That’s a 18 percent increase in the past 5 years. 

With more seniors, come more stories. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Steven Galloway, On the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Author Steven Galloway.
Credit Frances Raud

Tom Hall talks with author Steven Galloway about his new book, "The Confabulist".
Author Steven Galloway has invented a new story about the legendary Harry Houdini.  It’s in a new novel called The Confabulist, and it’s about truth and the appearance of truth, and the power, complications and inter-connectedness of magic and memory.

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7:52 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Prayer At Public Meetings, Climate Change, Tonight’s Gubernatorial Debate, & Summer Vacations In OC

Along the Atlantic.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

We look at prayer at public meetings, in the wake of Monday’s Supreme Court decision. Plus: the White House’s climate change report, tonight’s gubernatorial debate, the aftermath of the 26th Street collapse, Maryland’s online health insurance exchange, & Ocean City’s #5 position on a ranking of summer vacation destinations. And more.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Housing Market Recovery - 5/7/14

There are many economists who predicted that the US gross domestic product would expand in real terms by 3 percent or better in 2014.  Those forecasts depend on many things going right, including ongoing recovery in the nation’s housing market.  But just when many economists expected the housing market to gather momentum due to broader economic improvement, the US housing market appears to be losing steam.  Sales of existing homes fell 7.5 percent in March from a year earlier and to the slowest pace recorded in 20 months.  Purchases of new homes fell 14.5 percent from February.  

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Cellar Notes
8:03 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Beringer Revisited - 5/7/14

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

Beringer Knight's Valley Cabernet Sauvignon '11  **1/2  $$
(Concentrated, firm tannins, a good Napa cab)

Beringer Chadonnay, Napa Valley '12 ** $
(Classic California style, good value)

Beringer Reserve Chardonnay, Napa Valley '12 **1/2  $$
(Same style as the Napa, but more of everything, a big chard)

Beringer Quantum  (red blend) NV *** $$$
(Expensive, but worth it)

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