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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Love, Espionage, and Theremin

Tom Hall with Sean Michaels, author of the new novel “Us Conductors," about the inventor of the theremin.

The theremin is a musical instrument that you don’t actually touch to play. Its pitch and volume are guided by your hands as they move through the air between two antennas. It was invented in 1919 by a Russian scientist named Lev Sergeyvich Termen, known as Leon Theremin here in the States. Montreal writer,  Sean Michaels, found inspiration in the theremin and its creator for his debut novel, Us Conductors.  It’s a book brimming with unrequited love, international espionage, and enduring hope.

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Headlines
8:26 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Victors In MD's Primary: Brown, Hogan, Frosh, Schuh, Mosby

A look at some of the results from yesterday's primary election.

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Cellar Notes
5:30 am
Wed June 25, 2014

French Rosés - 6/25/14

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

Whispering Angel, Cotes du Provence 2013 *1/2 $
(A charming well structured delicate rosé.)

Domaine de Corbillieres Rosé, Tourain 2013 *1/2 $
(Big soft rosé with nice fruit flavors.)

Commanderie de Peyrosol Rosé, Provence 2013 ** $
(Quintessential French rosé.)

La Manarine Rosé Cotes du Rhone 2013 * $
(Fuller bodied, with a bitter finish.)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.

Election 2014
7:57 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Primary Coverage

Credit justgrimes via flickr

Maryland held its Democratic and Republican primaries today.

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The Nature of Things
5:50 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Water Conservation

Credit USEPA

  Low flow shower heads used to be synonymous with pitiful water pressure and a bad hair day.

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The Environment In Focus
1:57 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Singing to Stop an Incinerator in their Back Yard

Sisters Leah and Audrey Rozier wrote a song to protest the proposed construction of what would be the largest incinerator in the United States near  their homes in far south Baltimore.

The sisters, aged 16 and 19, want Maryland  officials to stop the construction in the Fairfield neighborhood of the Energy Answers waste-to-energy plant, which would burn pulverized garbage to generate electricity.

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The Morning Economic Report
12:30 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

USA Median Wealth - 6/24/14

America remains a wealthy nation.  The latest Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report indicates that America’s average wealth exceeds $300,000 per adult, enough to rank America fourth in the world behind only Switzerland, Australia and Norway.  But that’s average wealth – the figure is misleading because it really doesn’t speak to how the middle class is doing financially. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 24, 1-2 p.m.
9:36 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

In his new book "Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State," the legendary consumer and political activist continues his crusade against major corporations and their friends in Washington. Nader believes that the growing libertarian movement can partner with the ultra-left to break the cycle of the two-party system, which, he argues, increasingly serves the interests of the wealthy.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 24, 12-1 p.m.
9:33 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Election Day Here & There

Three Democrats and four Republican candidates are vying for their party's nomination.
Credit The Baltimore Sun

As Maryland voters head to the polls for the statewide primary, we get reports on turnout from WYPR reporters. Plus, we hear about the recent election in Ukraine from attorney Alan Friedman, a former director of governmental relations for Anne Arundel County who served as an observer in Ukraine and in five earlier elections in Eastern Europe.

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Headlines
4:47 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Primary Election Day

Campaign signs outside the Silver Spring Civic Center.
Credit Dan Rodricks / WYPR

Today is primary election day in Maryland. The polls are open through 8pm. You can find the location of your polling place here.

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