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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. May 26, 12-1 pm
2:42 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

The Income Gap

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From President Obama to Pope Francis, income inequality -- the widening gap between rich and poor -- is a recurring theme in public discourse in the U.S. and around the world. But what does it really mean? How bad is it and what are its long-term consequences for U.S. economy and the emerging generation of American workers?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. May 23, 12-2 p.m.
2:21 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Midday Friday

Baltimore harbor is home to the country's first "trash-sucking" water wheel.
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Following up on interesting stories, people and ideas, from the Baltimore region and throughout Maryland.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri May 23, 2014

How Images Shape Our Memories

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Sheilah Kast talks about Rebecca Adelman, an assistant professor of media and communication studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and with MaryAnne Golon, Director of Photography at The Washington Post.

When you think of the attacks of September 11th, what picture comes into your mind? Perhaps it’s the image of the Twin Towers, burning.  Or of three firefighters raising the flag at Ground Zero after the attacks.   Whatever comes to you, visuals tend to play a large role in how we form our idea of what took place during an event.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri May 23, 2014

The Tea Party Nobody Talks About

A reenactment of the Chestertown Tea Party.
Credit Geoffrey DeMeritt

Sheilah Kast talks with historian Adam Goodheart about the Chestertown Tea Party.
Every American school kid knows that in 1773, colonists in Massachusetts angrily tossed tea into the harbor, furious about the new tax British Parliament had imposed tea.  Not as well known is the story of a similar incident five months later on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, in Chestertown, then an important international port.  

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri May 23, 2014

"Celtic Woman" Brings Ireland to Baltimore

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Tom Hall talks with two members of the folk-pop group, "Celtic Woman".

  The Irish band "Celtic Woman" is in the midst of a 90 concert tour that makes stops in 75 cities across the United States, including a concert at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore on Tuesday night.  Their latest album and DVD, "Emerald: Musical Gems," toppped the Billboard World Music Charts. Tom Hall talks with violinist Máiréad Nesbitt and soprano Lynn Hilary, two of the four members of Celtic Woman.  

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Headlines
8:33 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Memorial Day Holiday Travel, Harbor Point, Chesapeake Bay Health, & The Poe House Reopens

Maryland roads will be busy over the next four days, with Memorial Day holiday travel expected to be at its highest level since 2005. The final approval has been given for construction to begin at Baltimore’s Harbor Point. A new report card is out on the health of the Chesapeake Bay. The Edgar Allan Poe House is set to reopen tomorrow. Plus: MD’s cigarette tax, plans for a cybersecurity training center at the Naval Academy, and MD’s US Senators call for the Redskins to change their name. And more.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri May 23, 2014

The Time Baltimorean Anne Wiggins Brown Nailed Her Gershwin Audition

The Time Baltimorean Anne Wiggins Brown Nailed Her Gershwin Audition

After a gifted, young African American singer from Baltimore landed the part of "Bess" in George Gershwin's opera "Porgy," the opera was renamed "Porgy and Bess." She was that good. Along the way, the history of American music changed, too.

The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Fri May 23, 2014

American Entrepreneurship - 5/23/14

Americans cannot be blamed for considering their nation highly entrepreneurial.  After all, this is the country that produced social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN in recent years and many more companies beyond those.  But a new study supplied by the Brookings Institution concludes that the U.S. economy is less entrepreneurial now than it has been at any point during the past 3 decades. 

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Humanities Connection
5:15 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Common Core at the Library

Among the many services libraries offer, the resources they can provide educators supports the common core curriculum with both original and digitized primary resources, many of which bring history to life.

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The Signal
2:54 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Roll Call Ritual, and Katherine Cottle’s “I Remain Yours”

Bill Ward gives Aaron Henkin's drum kit a sound thrashing amidst the artworks and antiques of Annapolis Collection Gallery.

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward remembers his years as a heavy metal trailblazer; Lisa Van Wormer shares an essay on ritual and symbolism in a military formation; and Katherine Cottle discusses her book, I Remain Yours:  Secret Mission Love Letters of My Mormon Great-Grandparents

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