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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon May 26, 2014

"Silently, Shadows Are Sweeping"

Tom Hall talks with poet and musician Carolyn Surrick.

Poet Carolyn Surrick's first collection of poems and essays were about her experience playing for wounded veterans. It's called "Between War and Here".  Her latest literary work is a collection of poems about her father’s death, and the passing of her step mother.  It’s called "Silently, Shadows are Sweeping."  Carolyn Surrick spoke with Tom Hall about it last January.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Mon May 26, 2014

Negative Physical Impacts of Unemployment - 5/26/14

A recent article in the Washington Post highlighted one of the most damaging aspects of long-term unemployment – declining health.  While many economists focus upon the lost earnings suffered by the long-term unemployed and the deterioration of skills, fewer are likely to focus upon the negative physical and mental impacts associated with extended periods of joblessness.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. May 26, 1-2 pm
2:48 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

The Ivy League and Vietnam

This collection of essays compiles a variety of different experiences that the class of 1964 had with the Vietnam War.
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Loopholes in the draft helped many young, well-educated men dodge the Vietnam War. But not all Ivy Leaguers chose to do so. We hear the stories of Phil Schaefer, Alan McKee and Bill Riggs, three Dartmouth College graduates with connections to Maryland, who each spent time in combat. Each contributed to a new book of essays, “Dartmouth Veterans—Vietnam Perspectives.”

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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.
Credit Water Wheel Factory

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

Credit Anthony Quintano

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.

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