Baltimore's Future
8:39 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Baltimore's Future: A Special 3-Part Conversation with Jerry Abramson

Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson

In honor of the special connection built on horse racing tradition between Maryland and Kentucky, on today’s episode of  ‘Baltimore’s Future,’ David Warnock will have a special guest for the next three weeks: Jerry Abramson, former Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky and current Lieutenant Governor of the state of Kentucky.

All three parts posted below. 

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The First Five Years
12:45 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

The First Five Years: Child Care Providers Deserve More

Credit Maryland Family Network

"The First Five Years" episode on child care providers' compensation.

Did you know that some child care professionals earn less than a fast food server? But a child’s care and education are not drive-through services. Let’s work together to explore ways to raise the salaries of child care professionals in Maryland without raising child care costs or blocking access for working families.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. April 30 1-2 p.m.
9:51 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi's book "The Divide" explores the inherent inequality within the American criminal justice system.

The acclaimed investigative journalist examines the increasingly unequal distribution of wealth in America and the effect this has on the criminal justice system. As violent crime has been on a steady decline for the past two decades, why, Taibbi wonders, have incarceration rates among the poorest Americans exploded during the same period?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. April 30 12-1 p.m.
9:45 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Donald Sterling and American Racism

Embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling

We welcome listener thoughts on the National Basketball Association’s action against Donald Sterling for racial comments the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers made during a recorded conversation.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Charles Lollar, Candidate for Governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar.


Sheilah Kast talks with Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar.

Maryland’s primary election is taking place on June 24th.  This week, we’re talking with the four men vying for the Republican nomination.  Charles Lollar is one of them.  He’s a Marine Corps Reservist, and a businessman.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Caring For Baltimore's Historic Buildings

The Phoenix Shot Tower
Credit Philip Garboden / Flickr / Creative Commons

Sheilah Kast with Johns W. Hopkins about the old buildings owned by Baltimore City.
  The city of Baltimore owns many historic buildings and structures: the Shot Tower, the War Memorial Building, the Roland Park Water Tower. Some, like the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, are in use and well-cared for. But, other historic buildings haven’t fared quite as well. They sit vacant and cost the city money to maintain. So, what should the city do with them? 
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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Darin Atwater on Soul, the Symphony and His Latest Work

Darin Atwater conducting the Soulful Symphony.

Tom Hall talks with Darin Atwater about the Soulful Symphony.

  The composer, conductor and pianist Darin Atwater founded the Soulful Symphony 14 years ago.  The 85 instrumentalists and singers are mostly African American and Latino artists, and their repertoire spans the gamut from classical to pop music. 

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8:27 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Heavy Rains, Careers At The City Casino, Medical Pot, Gubernatorial Debates, & Transgender Rights

A growing puddle in an athletic field at Baltimore's Clifton Park attracts a pair of mallards.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Showers and thunderstorms are likely throughout the day and the night, and a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Central MD. Plus: jobs at the Baltimore City casino, medical marijuana, “Ghana at a Glance,” Democratic gubernatorial debates, and a push to put a transgender rights bill on the November ballot. And more…

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Consumer Spending on Healthcare - 4/30/14

After several years of decelerating healthcare spending, consumer spending on healthcare is beginning to climb rapidly again.  According to the US Commerce Department, consumer spending on healthcare climbed by $20.4 billion at an inflation-adjusted annualized rate in February.  About $13 billion of that increase was associated with outlays on health services spurred by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.  

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Cellar Notes
5:30 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Spring Whites - 4/30/14

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

Conundrum California white wine blend 2012  **1/2  $$
(Always a crowd-pleasing big plump white.)

Joel Gott Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2012  **  $
(Lighter version of the Alsatian style, full of flavor, good dinner wine.)

Daniel Gehrs Chenin Blanc, Santa Barbara 2011  * 1/2  $
(Dry with a late burst of fruit, Albariño-like.)

Markham Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 2012 * 1/2 $
(Nice easy drinker for the spring.)

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

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