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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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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:50 am
Tue February 25, 2014

"The Merry Wives of Windsor" In Platforms?

In “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” set in the 1970s, ladies man John Falstaff tries to steal the hearts of wealthy married women to enrich himself. Actor Gregory Burgess is John Falstaff, with “merry wives” actors Kate Michelsen Graham (left) and Lesley Malin (right).
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Tom Hall talks with Ian Gallanar and Lesley Malin

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's artistic director Ian Gallanar and managing director and actress Lesley Malin tell Tom Hall about their 70's spin on the Shakespearean comedy "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Gallanar and Malin also talk about plans for CSC's new theater in downtown Baltimore.

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Radio Kitchen #1223
8:22 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

The All-American Casserole

February 25, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - The All-American Casserole

As winter keeps its icy grip on us, more and more often we seek comfort from our family dinners.  Everyone has a short list of favorite dishes that warm the soul as well as the belly.  I love a simple dish my father taught me, cabbage and noodles, and my mother's old standby, tuna noodle casserole.  In fact the All-American casserole is classic comfort food, and Chef Jerry Pellegrino of the Waterfront Kitchen uncovered a few delicious recipes. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Feb. 24, 12-1 p.m.
1:18 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Environmental Battles

Hundreds turned out to protest the expansion at the Cove Point LNG Facility
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We take a look at two battles unfolding in Maryland. First, one over plans to export liquefied natural gas from Dominion's Cove Point facility in Calvert County, as opposition to the expanded operations last week turned into one of the largest environmental protests in recent memory. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Baltimore Sun Media Group Buys City Paper

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Sheilah Kast talks with Russ Smith and Tiffany Shackelford.

    

Baltimore’s alternative weekly, City Paper, is being bought by the Baltimore Sun Media Group.  The deal was announced last week, and  will close in early March.  Already many are asking: what does it mean for an alternative weekly to be bought by the traditional “paper of record”? We talk with Tiffany Shackelford, executive Director of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and with one of the co-founders of Baltimore's City Paper, Russ Smith.  He sold the paper to its current owner, Times-Shamrock Communications, in 1987.

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:55 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Western Shore College Students and Eastern Shore Residents "Envision Salisbury"

Students and locals gather at the Feb. 8 "Envision Salisbury" workshop in downtown Salisbury.
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Sheilah Kast speaks with Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton, UMD Assistant Professor Luis Quiros about "Envision Salisbury." We also hear from UMD Master's candidate Valerie Sherry.

It’s been more than three decades since a new building went up in downtown Salisbury on the Eastern Shore.  The city’s is aiming to revitalize itself – and one unusual element in that effort involves dozens of graduate and undergraduate architecture students re-designing Salisbury’s downtown. Since January, 58 students from the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (MAPP) have been researching Salisbury history, and mapping, drawing and analyzing data from residents in a project called “Envision Salisbury.”

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Who's Mad?

Jessica Taylor, Alexander Scally (leaning on sofa) and Tucker Foltz.
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J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Tales of Ordinary Madness" at Fells Point Corner Theatre.

What do mannequins, people sleeping in sinks, and milk and hair clipping mixtures have in common? They all have a place in "Tales of Ordinary Madness."

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck brings us her review of this 2001 Czech play, now up at Fells Point Corner Theatre. 

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