The Signal
2:27 pm
Thu August 13, 2015

Doctor Who, Mobtown Doulas, and Road Dogs

Fans attempt to explain the sci-fi universe of Doctor Who, we meet Mobtown Doulas Carla Paisley and Emily Leffler-Schulman, and transcontinental touring musicians (with day jobs) Elias Schutzman and Lazlo Lee

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Aug. 13, 1-2 PM
12:01 pm
Thu August 13, 2015

The Man Who Wasn't There

Where in the brain is our sense of self located? How can you pinpoint what makes us who we are and what do you do when that knowledge is lost? Science journalist Anil Anathaswamy followed individuals with complex neurological disorders - from Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia to a rare disorder that causes the delusional belief that one is dead -- and wrote about their experiences in his book, “The Man Who Wasn’t There.” In this hour, we find out what he discovered about the human sense of self.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Aug. 13, 12-1
11:27 am
Thu August 13, 2015

Police Brutality Settlements; Hogan Proposes Redistricting Reform

The shape of Maryland's 3rd Congressional District has been called reminiscent of a "broken-winged pterodactyl."

Some of Maryland’s 8 congressional districts have been called “the most gerrymandered in the nation.” A judge described the shape of one of them as "a broken-winged pterodactyl.” Governor Larry Hogan promised to change the system that created the oddly-shaped districts, and he wants to put a constitutional amendment before Maryland voters next year. We’ll hear arguments for and against that idea. Up front, Baltimore taxpayers are putting out another $280,000 to settle three more lawsuits alleging police misconduct and excessive force.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:36 am
Thu August 13, 2015

Income Growth Remains Low But Prospects Brightening - 8/13/15

Conventional wisdom suggests that income growth remains very slow in America.  This helps explain why the Federal Reserve maintains such aggressive pro-growth monetary policy even during the seventh year of economic expansion.  But as with many things economic, the manner of measurement matters. 

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Cellar Notes
4:00 pm
Wed August 12, 2015

Torres of Spain - 8/12/15

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

Torres Coronas Tempranillo '12 ** $  VALUE
(Classic tempranillo with a bit of cab thrown in, delcious)

Torres Altos Hibericos Crianza , Rioja '12 **1/2  $  VALUE
(Pure tempranillo, aged in American oak, very classy)

Torres "Celeste" Ribero del Duero '12  *** $$
(A tad pricy, but worth it... this is Da Bomb!...great quality)

Torres "Atrium" Merlot, Penedes '12  *1/2  $
(Decent value for straightforward merlot.)

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