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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Wed. Feb. 25 1-2 p.m.
9:50 am
Wed February 26, 2014

The Monkey's Voyage

In his new book, Evolutionary Biologist, Alan de Queiroz, claims that millions of years ago, monkeys managed to cross the Atlantic Ocean by raft.
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Continental drift is the most commonly held scientific belief about the movement of Earth's species over time. But evolutionary biologist Alan de Queiroz challenges that notion by positing that certain species, from monkeys to baobab trees, were not merely victims of their continental fate but masters of their geographic destiny.

Queiroz is the author of "The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Feb 26th, 12-1 p.m.
9:42 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Dating Violence

UVA star lacrosse player and Maryland native Yeardley Love died at the hands of her ex-boyfriend in 2010.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly three in 10 women and one in 10 men have experienced rape, physical violence or stalking by a partner.

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Headlines
9:12 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Winter Weather, MD’s 2014 Elections, Marijuana Bills, Dog Bites, & “America’s Coolest Small Town”

Street view of Berlin, Maryland.
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Central Maryland’s getting another blast of snow. The filing deadline has come and gone for this year’s statewide elections. Plus: marijuana bills, dog bites, Baltimore ordered to repay federal grant money, and Berlin is named “America’s Coolest Small Town.” Just how is Berlin supposed to be pronounced, anyway?

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
9:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Baltimore City To Repay Federal Grant For Homeless

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Sheilah Kast speaks with Luke Broadwater about Baltimore having to repay $3.7 million of federal stimulus money intended to reduce homelessness.

The federal government has ordered Baltimore city to pay back $3.7 million of federal stimulus money intended to reduce homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the city failed to properly account for the funds it spent. Luke Broadwater, City Hall reporter for The Baltimore Sun, reported on the story. He joins Sheilah Kast by phone to talk about it.

You can read Luke's reporting on the story, along with The Baltimore Sun's Yvonne Wenger's,  here.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Restroom Use Debated in Gender Identity Bill

Restrooms are at the center of a debate over a gender identity bill.
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Sheilah Kast talks with Dana Beyer, Executive Director of Gender Rights Maryland.

The General Assembly is considering a bill that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity in employment,  housing, and public accommodations.  It’s sponsored in the House by Luke Clippinger, Democrat of Baltimore City, and in the Senate by Richard Madaleno, Democrat of Montgomery County.    

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:50 am
Wed February 26, 2014

The Singularity is Coming!

Artist: Allen Christian. Piano Family: Adagio, Amorosa, Bucky 2012. Spare piano parts.
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Tom Hall talks with The American Visionary Art Museum’s founder and director, Rebecca Hoffberger.

How is technology impacting our lives?  A new exhibit, Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! at the American Visionary Arts Museum looks at how artists are interpreting the relationship between humans and machines. Tom Hall talks with the museum’s founder and director, Rebecca Hoffberger.

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A Blue View
7:07 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Inspiring Hope: Sylvia Earle - 2/25/14

It’s been said that hope is the most powerful motivator in the world…a principle with which I happen to agree. I came to this, in good measure, due to a remarkable person named Dr. Sylvia Earle, oceanographer, scientist, National Geographic explorer-in-residence, and one of this blue planet’s most ardent champions. 

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
3:14 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

F&W Discuss Their Favorite French Dishes and Cookbooks

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French cooking and cookbooks with the peer of Julia Child’s--- Anne Willan, giving an interview to Cindy and Tony.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
2:53 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Pre-Existing Conditions

The Environment In Focus
2:51 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Texas is Messing With the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

Why did the Attorneys General of Texas and 20 other states recently join a lawsuit to stop the Chesapeake Bay cleanup? 

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