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5:48 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

The Humanities Explore Fundamental Questions

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Humanities Connection 8/21/14

Students who study the humanities as part of a well-rounded liberal arts education explore questions fundamental to the human existence. Who are we? Where have we been?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Aug. 21, 1-2 p.m.
10:40 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Midday Open Phones

Freelance journalist James Foley was killed this week by members of ISIS.

Dan takes listener phone calls related to the latest news of the day. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Aug. 21, 12-1 p.m
10:39 am
Thu August 21, 2014

The Struggle For Affordable Childcare

A deep look at the lack of affordable child care in the United States, particularly in an era of single-parent households and families that require two wage earners. Corey Shdaimah, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, says that unlike most developed countries, the U.S. has never established a system of government-funded child care -- a problem that reflects the country's conflicts about working and parenting. 

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Headlines
9:13 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Cameras On Cops, Baltimore Hiring Practices, Bay Algae Blooms, & Stopping For School Buses

Credit Algae Bloom in the Chesapeake Bay taken by painaporo via flickr

Baltimore is considering requiring cameras to be strapped to its police officers. The city has reached a settlement with the US Justice Department over its hiring practices. Last week’s rains are leading to major algae blooms in the Chesapeake Bay. A study shows that more drivers are failing to stop for school buses in Maryland. And more.

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The Morning Economic Report
9:53 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Housing Affordability - 8/21/14

Americans are on the hunt for housing affordability.  Data indicate that the nation’s fastest growing cities are now those where housing is more affordable than average, a reversal from the housing boom years that characterized the early years of the millennium.  During the housing boom, many Americans were flocking to some of the nation’s most expensive cities, including Cape Coral, Florida and Riverside, California.  Today, the fastest growing cities include the likes of Oklahoma City, El Paso, Texas, Columbus, Ohio and Little Rock, Arkansas.  There are many reasons for people to move, including family, climate and of course, employment. 

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Radio Kitchen #1247
7:46 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Recipes from Old Arabia

August 19, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Recipes from Old Arabia

One of the best aspects of Maryland's locally produced food is that it supports a wide variety of cuisines.  Classic French, check; Indian curries, check;  Mexican, check.  And how about the cuisine of Medieval Arabia?  Well, Chef Jerry Pelligrino of Waterfront Kitchen, I happen to have a wonderful little book called Scheherazade’s Feast by Habib Saloum (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013) and friends, and it actually researched ancient cooking ideas from the Middle East and adapted them to the modern kitchen.
 

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The Signal
3:35 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Heather Rounds' "There," and toy-piano composer David Smooke

Bill Ward gives Aaron Henkin's drum kit a sound thrashing amidst the artworks and antiques of Annapolis Collection Gallery.

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward remembers his years as a heavy metal trailblazer; Heather Rounds discusses her novel, “There”; and David Smooke plays a little piano

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Your Maryland
3:18 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Joshua Barney

Commodore Barney
Credit United States Naval Institute

Barney and his Chesapeake fleet battle British forces.  

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Aug. 20, 1-2 p.m.
9:25 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Midday on Media

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri continue following the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed civilian shot to death by a local police officer.

Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik is back for a look at treatment of journalists by the police in Ferguson, Mo., and news coverage of the civil unrest there. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Aug. 20, 12-1 p.m.
9:22 am
Wed August 20, 2014

De-Mystifying Food

When buying produce, blogger Dru Peters advises to find out where it comes from by "ground-truthing."

Blogger Dru Peters, who helps run her family's Sunnyside Farm in Dover, Pa., is urging consumers to use technology to locate where their local fruits and vegetables comes from. She calls the practice "ground-truthing," and we'll hear how it's done. We'll also examine what food labels really mean with Patty Lovera, assistant director for the DC-based policy group, Food & Water Watch.

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