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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
9:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Baltimore City To Repay Federal Grant For Homeless

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Sheilah Kast speaks with Luke Broadwater about Baltimore having to repay $3.7 million of federal stimulus money intended to reduce homelessness.

The federal government has ordered Baltimore city to pay back $3.7 million of federal stimulus money intended to reduce homelessness. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the city failed to properly account for the funds it spent. Luke Broadwater, City Hall reporter for The Baltimore Sun, reported on the story. He joins Sheilah Kast by phone to talk about it.

You can read Luke's reporting on the story, along with The Baltimore Sun's Yvonne Wenger's,  here.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Restroom Use Debated in Gender Identity Bill

Restrooms are at the center of a debate over a gender identity bill.
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Sheilah Kast talks with Dana Beyer, Executive Director of Gender Rights Maryland.

The General Assembly is considering a bill that would prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender identity in employment,  housing, and public accommodations.  It’s sponsored in the House by Luke Clippinger, Democrat of Baltimore City, and in the Senate by Richard Madaleno, Democrat of Montgomery County.    

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:50 am
Wed February 26, 2014

The Singularity is Coming!

Artist: Allen Christian. Piano Family: Adagio, Amorosa, Bucky 2012. Spare piano parts.
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Tom Hall talks with The American Visionary Art Museum’s founder and director, Rebecca Hoffberger.

How is technology impacting our lives?  A new exhibit, Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! at the American Visionary Arts Museum looks at how artists are interpreting the relationship between humans and machines. Tom Hall talks with the museum’s founder and director, Rebecca Hoffberger.

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A Blue View
7:07 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Inspiring Hope: Sylvia Earle - 2/25/14

It’s been said that hope is the most powerful motivator in the world…a principle with which I happen to agree. I came to this, in good measure, due to a remarkable person named Dr. Sylvia Earle, oceanographer, scientist, National Geographic explorer-in-residence, and one of this blue planet’s most ardent champions. 

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
3:14 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

F&W Discuss Their Favorite French Dishes and Cookbooks

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French cooking and cookbooks with the peer of Julia Child’s--- Anne Willan, giving an interview to Cindy and Tony.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
2:53 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Pre-Existing Conditions

The Environment In Focus
2:51 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Texas is Messing With the Chesapeake Bay Cleanup

Why did the Attorneys General of Texas and 20 other states recently join a lawsuit to stop the Chesapeake Bay cleanup? 

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Headlines
9:27 am
Tue February 25, 2014

MD’s New Health Exchange Contractor, Absenteeism, Marijuana Bills, & The Attorney General’s Race

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Maryland’s online health insurance exchange is going to be run by a new contractor. Marijuana legislation will be debated today in a State Senate committee. A republican enters the state Attorney General’s race. Plus: absenteeism in Ghana, the UMD data breech, the MVA’s new leader, and more.

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The Checkup
9:00 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Maryland Health Exchange Cuts Ties With Its Prime I.T. Contractor

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Sheilah Kast talks with Maryland Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein and Minneapolis Star-Tribune reporter Jim Spencer
Today, we continue our series, The Checkup, our weekly series on how health care is changing in Maryland. One big change announced yesterday for the state’s online health insurance marketplace: The board of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange said it’s ending its contract with Noridian, the North Dakota-based company that had been the prime I.T. contractor. Joining Sheilah Kast now to talk about the change is Maryland Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein, who chairs the board of the exchange. 
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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Tue February 25, 2014

"Race, Class, Power, and Organizing in East Baltimore"

Sheilah Kast talks with community activist Marisela Gomez
Our first two guests, when Maryland Morning launched almost eight years ago, were the then-CEO of the East Baltimore Development, Incorporated – and the community activist who was leading the charge to make sure that the people who had lived in Middle East had a chance to work and live in the re-developed community. That community activist is Dr. Marisela Gomez, who's speaking at the Pratt Central Library tonight.

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