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Maryland Morning Podcast
9:49 am
Mon September 1, 2014

The Gender Pay Gap, Bodine's Photographs, a 'Senior Portrait,' and Caleb Stine

We examine the gender pay gap in Maryland. Plus, the photographs of A. Aubrey Bodine. Then, a new 'Senior Portrait,' and Caleb Stine talks about his latest album.  

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Examining the Gender Pay Gap in Maryland

Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland speaking at a press conference for the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Sheilah Kast speaks with Deborah Eisenberg, Law Professor at the University of Maryland.

In April, President Obama signed two executive orders intended to help even out the gender pay gap.  One order required federal contractors to allow employees to share salary information with each other.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon September 1, 2014

The Dignity Of Work, The Photographs Of Bodine

"Concrete Pouring," 1968. Photograph by A. Aubrey Bodine, © Jennifer B. Bodine, courtesy of www.aaubreybodine.com.
Credit A. Aubrey Bodine

Sheilah talks with Jennifer Bodine, daughter of late Baltimore Sun photographer Aubrey Bodine.

Photographer A. Aubrey Bodine worked for the Baltimore Sunday Sun for almost half a century -- 1924 to 1970. During that career, he captured the way Marylanders lived and worked.  His daughter, Jennifer Bodine, put together a collection of his work that depicts a wide range of Maryland jobs.  Some occupations like umbrella menders and carriage makers are long gone.  Others like tomato pickers, firemen, and sailors are still around, though they may look different.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon September 1, 2014

'Senior Portraits': Juanita

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Juanita's 'Senior Portrait.'

We're continuing our series of conversations with seniors who live in assisted living facilities and nursing homes in Maryland. Today we hear from a woman who likes to keep her sketchpad close and her playing cards even closer.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Singer-Songwirter Caleb Stine's "Maybe God Is Lonely Too"

"Maybe God Is Lonely Too" album cover art
Credit Caleb Stine

Caleb Stine is a thoughtful, incisive singer-songwriter who’s had an undeniable impact on the Maryland music scene with his work with the Brakeman and a host of other regular collaborators.  He released his sixth solo album last spring, a collection of songs that are haunting, probing, and wholly gratifying. It’s called "Maybe God is Lonely Too."  Tom Hall spoke with him about it in April.

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The Signal
3:19 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Rosemary’s Rabbit, Nerd Camp 2.0, and The Free State Theatre Organ Society

A radio adaptation of Ron Tanner’s short story, “Rosemary’s Rabbit”; Elissa Brent Weissman’s book, Nerd Camp 2.0; and a visit with the Free State Theatre Organ Society

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Maryland Morning Podcast
9:37 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Labor Trafficking in Maryland, Frankenstein Online, and Author James McBride

How does labor trafficking look in Maryland? Then, putting Frankenstein online. Plus, James McBride on bringing "The Good Lord Bird" to life.

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The Morning Economic Report
9:30 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Budget Surplus - 8/29/14

The U.S. Treasury Department booked a $114 billion surplus in April, the largest surplus registered for that month since 2008 according to the most recent estimates from the Congressional Budget Office.  For the first seven months of the current federal fiscal year, which began last October 1st, the CBO estimates that the nation’s total budget deficit equaled $301 billion, which is $187 billion less than it was for the same period last year. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri August 29, 2014

How Labor Trafficking Looks in Maryland

Farmworkers are a population that's vulnerable to labor trafficking.
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Sheilah Kast talks with Sheena Wadhawan about labor trafficking in Maryland.

Labor trafficking is the use of intimidation, threats, and sometimes violence, to force people to work against their will. The national non-profit Polaris Project, and others working to prevent trafficking, say certain populations are especially vulnerable, such as immigrants; they may be working legally in the U.S., but their legal status is tied to a particular employer.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Frankenstein Is ALIVE and Online

The inside cover of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Courtesy of Neil Fraistat.

Sheilah talks with University of Maryland English professor Neil Fraistat, a collaborator on the Shelley-Godwin Digital Archive.
Tomorrow is the birthday of 19th century English writer Mary Shelley. She’s most famous for her creation of Victor Frankenstein, a character who has come to represent the prototypical mad scientist. As of last fall, Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, is alive and online in its original manuscript form. It’s part of the ‘Shelley-Godwin Digital Archive.’ Sheilah spoke last fall with one of the collaborators on the archive, University of Maryland English professor Neil Fraistat. 
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