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Maryland Morning
9:45 am
Fri November 28, 2014

The History Behind The Deakins Line

The Fairfax Stone, which marks the headwaters of the Potomac.
Credit OZinOH / Flickr / Creative Commons

You’ve heard of the Mason-Dixon line, which separates Maryland and Pennsylvania. But what about the Deakins line, which runs roughly north-south between Maryland and West Virginia? It’s the center of a dispute between the two states that persisted for decades and was eventually argued in front of the Supreme Court –105 years ago this month. The source of the dispute grows out of a river and a stone. Sheilah spoke in August with Don Teter, a West Virginia land surveyor and historian.
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Maryland Morning
9:35 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Senior Portrait: "Julia"

The intersection of Huntingdon Ave. and 30th Street in Baltimore's Remington neighborhood.
Credit Andrew Zaleski

What was Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood like 60 years ago? Before moving out to Hamilton with her family, Julia spent the first 16 years of her life in Remington. Of late, the neighborhood is seeing  a lot of re-development. But Julia says she remembers when she could peek out the window of her childhood home and see an open field instead of the buildings there now.
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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Nov. 28, 12-1 P.M.
9:30 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Walt Whitman and the New Bohemians

Walt Whitman's world in Manhattan before the Civil War is the setting for author Justin Martin's latest book on an American icon. Long before he became known as the Good Gray Poet, Whitman was a denizen of dingy Pfaff's basement saloon, noted as the site of the country's first bohemian culture, a hangout for rebel artists and other eccentrics. Martin is the author of "Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians." Bonus: Kwame Kwei-Armah, artistic director at Center Stage, recites two Whitman poems. Original air date 10/15/14

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Maryland Morning
9:20 am
Fri November 28, 2014

More Than Trees

Credit Sarabande Books website

Towson University Assistant Professor Angela Pelster's  collection of essays, “Limber”, is a book about trees; from “The Tree That Owned Itself” in Georgia, to “The Loneliest Tree on Earth” which once stood in the middle of the Sahara. But, the trees are often just a starting point for essays that delve into topics ranging from faith to love to language itself. Angela Pelster joined Nathan Sterner in the studio to talk about the book last July. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Nov. 28, 1-2 P.M.Wh
9:10 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco

When he was selected as poet for President Obama's second inauguration, Richard Blanco became the youngest, first Latino, first immigrant, and first openly gay writer to attain the title. His new memoir is, "The Prince of Los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood." Original air date 10/28/14 

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Baltimore Stories
5:49 am
Fri November 28, 2014

The Time Dorothy Lamour Got The Last Laugh On Baltimore

Famed movie star Dorothy Lamour married no less than a descendant of John Eager Howard and took her place among the city's elite in 1944. Baltimore high society may have laughed, but it was she who had the last laugh: she was perhaps the only former elevator operator ever to make the pages of the Baltimore Society's famed "Blue Book."

Humanities Connection
5:29 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

America: Melting Pot or Salad Bowl?

Credit Melting Pot stirred by Liberty courtesy of American wikki

Marylanders' Thanksgiving feasts reflect both our state's bounty, like oyster stuffing, to dishes like sauerkraut, that also represent the European immigrants who later settled here.


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The Morning Economic Report
5:21 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Back in a Borrowing Mood - 11/27/14

Consumers are back in a borrowing mood.  For a number of years during and after the Great Recession, aggregate consumer debt was in decline as families sought to deleverage.  Part of this deleveraging was forced on people who found it generally more difficult to obtain credit relative to the past.  But this has changed. 

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A Blue View
4:55 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Acidification and Animal Behavior - 11/25/14

Imagine if the air you breathed changed your behavior. You may become reckless or disoriented, even see or hear less effectively.

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The Nature of Things
1:30 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Turkeys

Wild turkeys, once nearly extinct in Maryland, are back, and at least one wild turkey roams the property at Irvine.


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