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The Morning Economic Report
8:27 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Miami Economics - 5/20/14

If you think about Miami, Florida, you may have visions of beautiful beaches, buildings and people.  The 2014 Wealth Report produced by London-based consulting firm Knight Frank LLP indicates that Miami ranks 7th among cities that matter to high net worth investors, ahead of Dubai, Paris and Beijing. 

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The Morning Economic Report
7:16 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Renting vs. Buying - 5/19/14

As long as anyone can remember, buying a home has formed an important part of the American dream.  But in recent years, more people seem to have concluded that renting is preferable.  Reinforcing this view has been a recent run-up in home prices, which has made renting to appear to be even more of a bargain. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

What Exporting Rather Than Importing Natural Gas Could Mean For Southern Maryland

Satellite image of Cove Point
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Sheilah Kast and reporter Lawrence Lanahan discuss Cove Point, and what exporting rather than importing natural gas could mean for southern Maryland.

Cove Point sits on the Chesapeake Bay in southern Calvert County. It’s one of the country’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas import plants. But, now, its owner, Dominion Resources, wants to get in the export business. It has received “conditional” approval from federal regulators to export Liquefied Natural Gas. Dominion says the new construction at the plant will boost the local economy, but environmental advocates say it will pollute the area. With Sheilah Kast to talk about it is reporter Lawrence Lanahan, Maryland Morning’s former senior producer.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Senior Portraits: Chuck

A record by Funkadelic, one of Chuck's favorite bands from his youth.
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In this 'senior portrait,' we hear from Adelphi resident, Chuck.

We’re continuing our series of conversations with seniors who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Maryland.

Today, we’ll hear from Chuck, a 62-year-old resident of HCR Manor Care in Adelphi, Maryland.

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Programs
8:50 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Getting to Know "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

A scene from "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
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J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at Center Stage.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to Bucks County, PA, by way of Kansas City. And she did that by going to Center Stage in Baltimore.  Here’s her review of their current production, "Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike" which is up at Center Stage until May 25. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon May 19, 2014

What Do Community Gardeners Know About Their Plots?

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Tom Hall talks with Brent Kim, a researcher with Johns Hopkins’ Center for a Livable Future about what gardeners should know about toxic chemicals and their plots.

Over the last 10 years, there has been an explosion of interest in locally grown food throughout the city of Baltimore.  Master gardeners and first-timers alike are planting gardens on rooftops, abandoned lots, patios, and decks throughout the state of Maryland. But, how much do those gardeners know about the history of their plots? Has the soil there been tested? Tom Hall talks with Brent Kim, program officer with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and lead author of a paper that asks those questions.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:40 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Labor Force Participation - 5/16/14

The nation added 288,000 jobs in April, the strongest monthly performance in two years.  But for whatever reason, that was not enough to entice more people into the labor force.  The share of working age population either employed or seeking employment fell in April for the first time this year, which helped to drive the unemployment rate down to 6.3 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008 when the financial crisis unfolded.  The labor force participation rate now stands at 62.8 percent, which matches the lowest rate of participation since March of 1978. 

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Maryland Morning
4:40 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

The Democratic Candidates for Maryland Attorney General

From Left to Right: Aisha Braveboy, Brian Frosh, Jon Cardin

Maryland Morning's interviews with the Democratic candidates for Attorney General.

This is a special podcast we’ve put together with all of our interviews with the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. Each is about 12 minutes long. They’re in alphabetical order.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. May 19, 1-2 p.m.
1:45 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Millennials and the Economy

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With the looming exodus of the baby boomer generation from the workforce, what lies ahead for the American economy? Will the underemployed younger generation be able to pick up the pieces? Our guest is Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center and the author of "The Next America: Boomers, Millennials and the Looming Generational Showdown." Original air date 5/23/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. May 19, 12-1 p.m.
1:39 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

The End of Suburban Sprawl

Transit activist Ben Ross is calling for an end to suburban sprawl.

Maryland transit activist Benjamin Ross is the author of, "Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism." Original air date 4/23/14

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