The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Income Inequality Historically - 3/24/14

There was a time when conventional wisdom suggested that as economies developed, income inequality would decline largely through the formation of larger middle classes.  Some of this wisdom was set forth by Belorussian-born American economist Simon Kuznets. 

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
11:32 am
Sun March 23, 2014


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Producers Segment is an interview with Giovanni Intilla, Export Manager of Rustichella d'Abruzzo, pasta factory in Abruzzo, Italy.

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The Morning Economic Report
9:28 am
Sat March 22, 2014

Household Wealth - 3/21/14

According to the Federal Reserve’s latest quarter report regarding U.S. finances, household wealth expanded 13.8 percent last year, the fastest rate of growth in American wealth since 2004.  Rising equity and home prices contributed heavily.  The value of stocks and mutual funds held by individuals rose by more than 30 percent, which according to Moody’s Analytics represents the largest dollar increase in history.  Homeowners’ equity grew 29 percent, with gains on part with those registered during the boom times of the previous decade.

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10:30 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Minimum Wage, Estate Tax, Street Sweeping, & Spacey

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Minimum wage: WYPR's Christopher Connelly reports that the governor's minimum wage bill is having some trouble in a Senate committee, where Chairman Thomas Middleton insists on higher wages for caregivers of the developmentally disabled.

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Baltimore Stories
10:16 am
Fri March 21, 2014

The Famous "Famous"

On the day of the Baltimore riots, police stopped all incoming vehicles at the city line and turned them back - save one.  This is the story of that one. 


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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. March 21, 1-2 p.m.
10:06 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Five Billion Years of Solitude

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has already identified hundreds of exoplanets, revealing that our galaxy could be home to many Earth-like planets.

Are we alone in the universe? That’s the billion-dollar-question that has fascinated humans for centuries. In "Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Beyond the Stars," journalist Lee Billings traces the history of scientific research into space and the universe as he attempts to explain human obsession with the possibility of life beyond Earth.

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Maryland Morning
10:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Finding Justice for Victims of the Sex Trade

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Sheilah Kast speaks with U. S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein and victims' advocate Amelia Rubenstein.

Every year, at least 100,000 children around the world are recruited into a life of forced sex.  In Maryland, the average age of entry into prostitution is 12, and thousands of young people are at risk of becoming involved in the sex trade.  The state is hoping to change that by developing a more systematic approach to how it recognizes victims of sex trafficking.  

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. March 21, 12-1 p.m.
9:45 am
Fri March 21, 2014

The Midday Weekly Review

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley
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A look at the region's latest news stories with the reporters and editors who covered them. This hour: We'll look at the battle to preserve more open space throughout Maryland. Plus, Gov. Martin O’Malley recently trimmed back a promise he made to state workers for their retirement, the legislature wrestled with a moral question about a French company and commuter trains, and in Baltimore, the CEO of Under-Armour wants to build a hotel.

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Maryland Morning
9:24 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Where Shanghai and Baltimore Meet

Author Nicole Mones
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Tom Hall speaks with author Nicole Mones.

The author Nicole Mones is originally from Baltimore, and she has spent almost four decades in China.  She’s written four novels, the latest of which follows the journey of a classically trained African American pianist from Baltimore to Shanghai.   It’s called Night in Shanghai, and Nicole Mones talks with Tom Hall about it.

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In The Bromo
4:18 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Ghost: The Musical

Carla R. Stewart and Steven Grant Douglas, Ghost The Musical Tour
Credit Joan Marcus 2013

Tom talks with composer Glen Ballard about Ghost: The Musical.

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