The Morning Economic Report
11:19 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Technology and the Workforce - 4/18/14

There is a feeling among many that technological progress threatens the well-being of the workforce.  After all, back in the 19th century, steam power and machinery destroyed many traditional jobs, but also created new ones.  This time, the culprits are computers, more powerful software, robots and other manifestations of progress.  These technologies have replaced manufacturing and service workers alike. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. April 18, 1-2 p.m.
10:05 am
Fri April 18, 2014

In The Garden

Snow peas, from the latest post from Nancy Taylor Robson's Grow It, Eat It blog.

Because of the wild swings in winter weather and its duration, spring gardening presents plenty of challenges. Nancy Taylor Robson, a master gardener and Grow It, Eat It blogger, and Baltimore Sun columnist Susan Reimer offer tips for getting the best results. We'll also be joined by Donna Crivello of Donna's

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. April 18, 12-1 p.m.
9:58 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Midday Friday

Parts and Labor, a new butcher shop and restaurant from Spike Gjerde, had it's soft opening yesterday.
Credit Jon Ehrens

This week on Midday Friday: Ingrid Lofgren from the Homeless Persons Representation Project discusses homelessness in Baltimore, we talk campaign finance with Jennifer Bevan-Dangel from Common Cause and Bruce Robinson from the state commission on campaign finance.

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Maryland Morning
9:45 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Examining the Messages in Handel's Messiah

Musicologist Michael Marissen.
Credit Sigrid Estrada

Tom Hall speaks with Michael Marissen, author of "Tainted Glory in Handel’s Messiah: The Unsettling History of the World’s Most Beloved Choral Work."

Although many people associate the Hallelujah Chorus and Handel’s Messiah with the Christmas holiday season, in fact, Handel, who performed the work dozens of times, never once performed it in December.  All of his performances were during this time of year, Lent.  

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails

Credit Tony Hammond / Flickr / Creative Commons

Sheilah Kast speaks with Dr. Fuller Torrey, founder of the Treatment Advocacy Center and Dr. Brian Hepburn, Executive Director of the Maryland Hygiene Administration, which oversees the state’s mental health system.

It’s estimated that there are about 4,000 people in Maryland prisons with a diagnosable mental illness. A new, controversial report from the Treatment Advocacy Center and the National Sherriff’s Association has drawn attention to those inmates and how they get treatment.

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8:27 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Good Friday Schedule Changes, A Gubernatorial Candidates Forum, & How Dangerous Is Ocean City?

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at an NAACP-sponsored gubernatorial candidates forum at the Forest Park Senior Center in West Baltimore on Thursday night.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

We round up some of the schedule changes in effect on this Good Friday. Plus: gubernatorial hopefuls Anthony Brown, Doug Gansler, and Heather Mizeur spoke last night at a candidates forum in Baltimore. Ocean City’s Mayor takes issue with an analysis that claims the resort town is the most dangerous jurisdiction in Maryland. And much more.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Abe Sherman's Shack Attack

Abe Sherman's (unsightly, some thought) newsstand was located in the pocket park on Calvert Street at Lexington Street. City Hall leadership thought Abe's shack-of-a-newsstand didn't fit into the new Baltimore renaissance and started a war to have him and his shack removed.  But Abe fought back - and won. 

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Humanities Connection
5:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

You are a part of History

Chris Haley

Chris Haley is the Director of the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives research department.

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In The Bromo
4:30 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Dave Barry on Peter and the Star Catchers

Peter and the Starcatcher National Tour

Tom talks with humorist Dave Barry about the show based on his best- selling book, Peter and the Star Catchers, which is at the Hippodrome Theater from May 6-18.

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Bromo Arts District on Facebook

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
4:03 pm
Thu April 17, 2014


4/20/14.  Producers Segment includes an interview with Peter Weygandt, wine importer of Weygandt-Metzler Importing in Unionville PA.