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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon August 4, 2014

What Are The Plans For Baltimore's Recs and Parks?

Ernest Burkeen Jr.
Credit Matt Purdy

It’s summer time. Baltimore’s pools are seeing record numbers of pool users and rec centers are bustling. It got us thinking about the future of those pools and rec centers. The city approved a plan to consolidate rec centers several years ago and a plan for the pools has been developed as well. With us to talk about the direction of our city’s pools and recs is the Director of Baltimore City’s Department of Recreation and Parks, Ernest Burkeen.

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Headlines
8:58 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Somerset County Wind Farm Faces Another Obstacle, School Overcrowding, & MD’s Role In Watergate

Credit Former Maryland Sen. and Rep. Paul Sarbanes (D). / Phil Romans via flickr

A proposed wind farm in Somerset County is facing another challenge. Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz is calling for a new plan to ease school overcrowding in the York Road corridor. Baltimore lawyer Russell Neverdon is mounting a bid to run as an independent candidate for Baltimore City State's Attorney. A look at how two Maryland Representatives made their mark during Watergate. And much more.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Writer Rita Zoey Chin's New Memoir "Let The Tornado Come"

Rita Zoey Chin spent most of her growing-up years in Maryland. But, it wasn’t the kind of growing-up you might assume when you first meet the pretty, slender accomplished woman with the long, dark hair.

 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Is "Stupid...Bird," a Smart Theater Option?

(left to right) Kate Norris and Brad Koed.
Credit Stan Barouh

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see the latest play at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. You can see the full title here.

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Programs
8:45 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Chef Sascha's "Cut, Chop and Bite" Recipes

Chef Sascha's samples for the "Maryland Morning" crew.
Credit Jamyla Kay

Chef Sascha Wolhandler is back with recipes that require you to get to the closest farmer's market and get out of the kitchen!

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Maryland Morning Podcast
10:00 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Post-Recession Graduates, Archaeology of the War of 1812, Movie Mayhem!

Maureen Harvie (l) and Justina Latimer (r.)
Credit Jamyla Kay

College graduates who entered the workforce soon after the recession ended are still feeling its effects—fewer jobs, lower wages. Then, what can bullets, buttons and beams buried in the ground tell us about the people in the War of 1812? Plus, our film addicts Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post  and  Jed Dietz of the Maryland Film Festival tell us what movies we’ve got to catch before the end of summer.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Aug. 1, 1-2 p.m.
9:33 am
Fri August 1, 2014

The Burning Shore

Summer tourists to the Delaware shore have probably seen old concrete watch towers near some of the beaches there. Today we'll learn about why they were built -- to watch for the German submarines on the East Coast during World War II. Our guest: Military journalist Ed Offley, who has chronicled the German U-boat campaign and the toll it took of ships, cargo and human life along the eastern seaboard, from New Jersey to North Carolina. Original air date 5/13/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Aug. 1, 12-1 p.m.
9:31 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Improving the MTA?

Starting in August, riders will be able to use their smartphones to track Baltimore buses.

The Maryland Transit Administration recently launched its Bus Network Improvement Project. What does that mean for riders? MTA CEO Robert Smith joins us in Studio A to answer questions about the project, along with Brian O'Malley, President & CEO of the Central Maryland Transportation Alliance.

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Maryland Morning
9:12 am
Fri August 1, 2014

The Post-Recession Graduating Class

Maureen Harvie (l) and Justina Latimer (r.)
Credit Jamyla Kay

Millions of college graduates have entered the workforce since the recession ended in 2009. It’s been five years since the economy stopped shrinking, but job prospects for new grads have not improved.

First, we  hear from someone who has experienced first-hand the effects of graduating in the aftermath of the recession.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri August 1, 2014

What Archaeology Can Tell Us About The War Of 1812

British button from the War of 1812
Credit Courtesy of Julie Schablitsky

No doubt crickets chirped and birds warbled in Maryland fields in August 1814, but underneath the lazy sounds of deep summer there was tension and confusion. The British had opened a new front in the war that started in 1812: predatory raids around the Chesapeake region to disrupt commerce and create alarm among the people.
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