3:19 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

The Crack-up

Maryland Morning Podcast
10:57 am
Wed August 13, 2014

New Baltimore City Schools CEO & Could You Live on a Liquid Diet?

A pitcher of Soylent
Credit BenKovitz / Creative Commons

New Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Gregory Thornton joins us to talk about his priorities for City Schools. Tom Hall, nutritionist Monica Reinagel, and our senior producer Matt Purdy report on Soylent, a nutritionally complete shake that aims to replace normal food.
Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Aug. 13, 1-2 p.m.
9:41 am
Wed August 13, 2014

The Sixth Extinction

Since its formation more than 4.5 billion years ago, Earth has gone through five waves of extinction, the latest being the extinction of the dinosaurs, which scientists believe was caused by an asteroid. In "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History," the New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert warns of what some scientists are defining as the "Sixth Extinction," which she says is happening now at the hands of mankind. Original air date 4/17/14 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Aug. 13, 12-1 p.m.
9:38 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Baltimore Development News

Baltimore's Inner Harbor is due for a makeover, with recent momentum building behind updates to McKeldin Plaza and Rash Field.

Plans to update Baltimore’s Inner Harbor are slowly gaining momentum, including the potential demolition of McKeldin Fountain, and a makeover of Rash Field. Also in the mix: A temporary ice skating rink at McKeldin Square, and upgrades to pavilions at Harborplace. What do all these updates mean for the future of the city’s most visited destination? A  look at the latest Baltimore development news with Baltimore Business Journal Reporter Kevin Litten; and architect and blogger Klaus Philipsen, president of ArchPlan, Inc. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed August 13, 2014

New Baltimore City Schools CEO Gregory Thornton

Baltimore City Schools C.E.O. Gregory Thornton
Credit Matt Purdy

We hope you’re enjoying your summer because it will soon be over. One unequivocal sign: schools start back soon. Baltimore city schools will welcome back its more than 80,000 students in less than two weeks, on August 25th. And, when they arrive, there will be a new leader at North Avenue to greet them. New Baltimore City Schools C.E.O. Gregory Thornton began work on July 1st. He joins Sheilah in the studio. 
Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Soylent Is Not People

A pitcher of Soylent.
Credit BenKovitz / Creative Commons

  In the 1973 movie, Soylent Green, the earth is devoid of fruits, vegetables and meat, and people are obliged to eat a powdered food made with plankton from the ocean.  The movie takes place in 2022, 8 years from now.  And these days, much to the chagrin of chefs and foodies everywhere, a real product named Soylent is available for people who want to have a diet that meets their nutritional needs in as efficient a manner as possible.

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8:12 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Record-Setting Rain, MD Gun Law Ruled Constitutional, Cove Point, & Rawlings-Blake’s First Veto

Dominion's liquefied natural gas terminal at Cove Point.
Credit Joel McCord / WYPR

6.3-inches of rain were recorded at BWI yesterday, the most rain ever recorded on an August 12th. A federal judge says the strict gun law that Maryland’s General Assembly passed last year is constitutional. A Circuit Court judge’s decision to strike down an ordinance exempting plans for a LNG export terminal at Cove Point from zoning regulations may or may not affect that project’s construction. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has issued her first veto. And more…

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Deleveraging of the American Household - 8/13/14

There has been much talk in recent years about the deleveraging of the American household.  The notion is that the recession had a jarring effect on people’s perceptions of their own economic security, with rising insecurity translating into less debt accumulation and accelerated repayments.  That may be, but America still has a debt problem.  A recent study by the Urban Institute estimates that 1 in 3 adults with a credit history, or about 77 million people, have at least one account in collections.  The study examined non-mortgage debt, including auto loans, medical bills, credit card bal

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Cellar Notes
5:30 am
Wed August 13, 2014

House Swine (A Maryland/California Collaboration) - 8/13/14

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = good decent wine  ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine

**Wines are line priced at $20

House Swine Chardonnay, Santa Barbara 2011 *1/2  $$
(Classic Santa Barbara chard, creamy and loaded with good fruit.)

House Swine Zinfandel, Paso Robles 2011  **1/2  $$
(Superb zin, big but not massive, very complex and rewarding.)

House Swine Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara, 2010 **1/2  $$
(Very Burgundian in style, supple, complex, graceful, impressive.)

These wines have been released in Maryland, and are available.  If you want to try them, contact your local wine merchant.

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.

The Nature of Things
5:02 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Black-Eyed Susans

Black-eyed susans are known as "pioneer plants," and are an important component in preventing erosion in critical areas like road cuts and hillsides.

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