Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. June 25, 12-1 p.m.
10:34 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Primary Results

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Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown won the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor. He'll face GOP contender Larry Hogan in November. This hour, we'll deconstruct the election results with Melissa Deckman, chair and professor of political science at Washington College, and Barry Rascovar of

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

One Step Closer to November: Results from Yesterday's Primary Election

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Sheilah Kast talks with WYPR reporter Chris Connelly and Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater.
About one-fifth of Maryland’s voters took part in the primary, setting up some clear choices for the general election in November. Sheilah Kast analyzes the results with WYPR’s statehouse reporter Chris Connelly and Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater.
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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Chef Sascha's "Burgers 101"

Some of Chef Sascha's burgers.
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Tom Hall and Sascha Wolhandler discuss how to build a great burger.

Chef Sascha Wolhandler gives us a lesson on new ways to prepare the summertime staple--the burger. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Love, Espionage, and Theremin

Tom Hall with Sean Michaels, author of the new novel “Us Conductors," about the inventor of the theremin.

The theremin is a musical instrument that you don’t actually touch to play. Its pitch and volume are guided by your hands as they move through the air between two antennas. It was invented in 1919 by a Russian scientist named Lev Sergeyvich Termen, known as Leon Theremin here in the States. Montreal writer,  Sean Michaels, found inspiration in the theremin and its creator for his debut novel, Us Conductors.  It’s a book brimming with unrequited love, international espionage, and enduring hope.

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8:26 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Victors In MD's Primary: Brown, Hogan, Frosh, Schuh, Mosby

A look at some of the results from yesterday's primary election.

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Cellar Notes
5:30 am
Wed June 25, 2014

French Rosés - 6/25/14

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

Whispering Angel, Cotes du Provence 2013 *1/2 $
(A charming well structured delicate rosé.)

Domaine de Corbillieres Rosé, Tourain 2013 *1/2 $
(Big soft rosé with nice fruit flavors.)

Commanderie de Peyrosol Rosé, Provence 2013 ** $
(Quintessential French rosé.)

La Manarine Rosé Cotes du Rhone 2013 * $
(Fuller bodied, with a bitter finish.)

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

Election 2014
7:57 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Primary Coverage

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Maryland held its Democratic and Republican primaries today.

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The Nature of Things
5:50 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Water Conservation

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  Low flow shower heads used to be synonymous with pitiful water pressure and a bad hair day.

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The Environment In Focus
1:57 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Singing to Stop an Incinerator in their Back Yard

Sisters Leah and Audrey Rozier wrote a song to protest the proposed construction of what would be the largest incinerator in the United States near  their homes in far south Baltimore.

The sisters, aged 16 and 19, want Maryland  officials to stop the construction in the Fairfield neighborhood of the Energy Answers waste-to-energy plant, which would burn pulverized garbage to generate electricity.

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The Morning Economic Report
12:30 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

USA Median Wealth - 6/24/14

America remains a wealthy nation.  The latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report indicates that America’s average wealth exceeds $300,000 per adult, enough to rank America fourth in the world behind only Switzerland, Australia and Norway.  But that’s average wealth – the figure is misleading because it really doesn’t speak to how the middle class is doing financially. 

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