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The Nature of Things
5:50 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Water Conservation

Credit USEPA

  Low flow shower heads used to be synonymous with pitiful water pressure and a bad hair day.

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The Environment In Focus
1:57 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Singing to Stop an Incinerator in their Back Yard

Sisters Leah and Audrey Rozier wrote a song to protest the proposed construction of what would be the largest incinerator in the United States near  their homes in far south Baltimore.

The sisters, aged 16 and 19, want Maryland  officials to stop the construction in the Fairfield neighborhood of the Energy Answers waste-to-energy plant, which would burn pulverized garbage to generate electricity.

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The Morning Economic Report
12:30 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

USA Median Wealth - 6/24/14

America remains a wealthy nation.  The latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report indicates that America’s average wealth exceeds $300,000 per adult, enough to rank America fourth in the world behind only Switzerland, Australia and Norway.  But that’s average wealth – the figure is misleading because it really doesn’t speak to how the middle class is doing financially. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 24, 1-2 p.m.
9:36 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

In his new book "Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State," the legendary consumer and political activist continues his crusade against major corporations and their friends in Washington. Nader believes that the growing libertarian movement can partner with the ultra-left to break the cycle of the two-party system, which, he argues, increasingly serves the interests of the wealthy.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 24, 12-1 p.m.
9:33 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Election Day Here & There

Three Democrats and four Republican candidates are vying for their party's nomination.
Credit The Baltimore Sun

As Maryland voters head to the polls for the statewide primary, we get reports on turnout from WYPR reporters. Plus, we hear about the recent election in Ukraine from attorney Alan Friedman, a former director of governmental relations for Anne Arundel County who served as an observer in Ukraine and in five earlier elections in Eastern Europe.

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Headlines
4:47 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Primary Election Day

Campaign signs outside the Silver Spring Civic Center.
Credit Dan Rodricks / WYPR

Today is primary election day in Maryland. The polls are open through 8pm. You can find the location of your polling place here.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap To Health & Wealth
9:41 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Retirement Readiness For Small Business Workers

6/23/14 - Practical Ways Small Business Owners Can Help Their Employees Prepare for Retirement

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 23, 1-2 p.m.
9:29 am
Mon June 23, 2014

American Cesar

Cesar Chavez is considered one of the most important activists in American history.

In "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Miriam Pawel chronicles the life of the famous political and labor activist, from his days as a migrant worker to the dramatic rise of the United Farm Workers union.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 23, 12-1 p.m.
9:25 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Making Streets Complete

Urban planner Victor Dover considers smart street design integral to a city's success.

Walk to work, bike to work -- more and more civic groups in American cities, including Baltimore, are encouraging people to commute on foot or by bicycle. After decades of designing streets for the motorist, how can American cities make room for the pedestrian or pedalist? What makes a 21st Century street complete? Our guests: Victor Dover, planner and co-author of "Street Design: The Secret to Walk to work, bike to work -- more and more civic groups in American cities, including Baltimore, are encouraging people to commute on foot or by bicycle.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Chronic Conditions and Our Health Care System

Credit Alex Proimos

Sheilah talks with Gerard Anderson, a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Nearly two weeks ago, we spoke with Chet Burrell, CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Maryland’s largest health insurer. He told us that access to health insurance isn’t a quick fix for the chronic conditions that afflict many Marylanders: "Heart disease mixed with hypertension, mixed with diabetes, mixed with asthma, on multiple medications. Chronic disease endures.” We wanted to follow-up on that sobering thought. How do chronic conditions fit into the picture of our health care system?

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