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8:29 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Fighting Crime In Baltimore, 2014 Governor’s Race Updates, and Health Care Costs In Anne Arundel

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake surrounded by several police commanders, city agency heads and city residents. They released a strategic plan to fight crime and improve department operations Thursday afternoon.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

We look at Baltimore’s new crime fighting strategy. Updates on the 2014 governor’s race. A report on efforts to reduce health care costs in Anne Arundel County. Plus: the minimum wage, new indictments in the Baltimore City Detention Center corruption case, a proposed change to gun laws, and more.

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The Morning Economic Report
7:30 am
Fri November 22, 2013

The Morning Economic Report - 11/22/13

Baltimore Stories
2:08 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Would You Believe Vacuum Cleaners Saved Baltimore's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1936?

The story of how the traditional annual Hochschild Kohn "Thanksgiving Toytown Parade" was one vacuum cleaner away from not being a tradition at all!

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Baltimore Stories
2:01 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

The Time Baltimore Was Cursed By A Diamond?

The story of the one and only time that Baltimore fell under the curse of the world-famous and cursed Hope Diamond!

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Baltimore Stories
1:51 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Marconi's Last Lobster Cardinale - RIP

The last of the grand names in Baltimore Restaurants closes, but not before a farewell to both the restaurant and its most famous dish!

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Baltimore Stories
1:34 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

It's Time To Get Things Started! The Time The Muppets Came To Baltimore

Kermit the Frog came to Baltimore to advertise for EssKay meats—and wound up advertising, too, the City of Baltimore.

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Baltimore Stories
1:28 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Used To Be, Baltimore Students Could Hear Ca-Ching! At School

Every Friday was Bank Day in Baltimore City’s elementary schools. Students opened accounts and saved in them -- with some surprising results!

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Baltimore Stories
1:22 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Are We Being Attacked...Or Is It A Flock Of Geese?

During WWII civilian aircraft spotters, searching the skies for enemy planes, thought they saw some. They were in for a huge surprise!

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Baltimore Stories
12:46 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

"You Will Have A Long And Successful Life In The Restaurant Business"

Born in China, Jimmy Wu became owner-operator of a very successful Chinese restaurant—and whose fortune cookie actually predicted it!

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Baltimore Stories
12:43 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Wrapping The Mummy - The Hula Hoop Trick That Got The City Comptoller in 1962

The craze was all over Baltimore, and when the city held a hula-hoop contest among its children, the City Comptroller himself thought he could have won it.

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