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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. April 15, 1-2 pm
9:25 am
Tue April 15, 2014

American Maroons

The so-called "maroons" of the American South were feared by some, and celebrated by others.
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  In "Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons," Sylviane A. Diouf chronicles the overlooked stories of the men, women and children who escaped from slavery to make the swamps and caves of the Southern wilderness their home. Diouf is a curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. April 15, 12-1 pm
9:19 am
Tue April 15, 2014

1954

The cover of Bill Madden's 1954 is a photo of a game-changing catch made by Willie Mays.
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Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first-ever game played by the Orioles in Baltimore. On that day, the team drew a capacity crowd of 46,354 to brand-new Memorial Stadium. As we mark 60 years of Major League Baseball in Baltimore, our guest is Bill Madden, veteran sportswriter for the New York Daily News and author of "1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball."

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

What Impact Has The Affordable Care Act Had On Maryland Health Care?

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Sheilah Kast talks with Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein, Evergreen Co-op CEO Peter Beilenson, and Johns Hopkins public health professor Colleen Barry.
Welcome back to The Checkup, our weekly series on how health care is changing in Maryland. This is our final segment in the series. For seven months, we’ve dug into the details of the Affordable Care Act. How have specific groups of people have been affected by it? Who has and has not been able to get access to insurance through it? How have different components of the health care system responded to the changes?Today, we’re going to take a step back and ask the question: How does the Affordable Care Act fit into the big picture of Maryland’s health care system? 
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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue April 15, 2014

The Role Of Religion In The Public Square

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Tom Hall talks with Heather Miller Rubens, Catholic Scholar at the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies, and Mark Graber, a professor of law and government at the University of Maryland law school.
Tonight is the second night of Passover for Jews, and this is Holy Week for Christians.  This morning, a conversation about religion in the public square.  The founding fathers spent lots of time discussing the separation of church and state, and the argument about religion in general and prayer in particular in public settings continues to this day.  Here in Maryland, late last month, a federal court judge issued an injunction against the Carroll County Commission which prohibits “invoking the name of a specific deity associated with any one specific faith in prayers given at Board meetings.” 
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Headlines
8:22 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Monday’s Bill-Signing, Baltimore County’s Budget, Campaign Endorsements, & Phelps’ Return

Swimmer Michael Phelps.
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Governor Martin O’Malley signed dozens of bills into law on Monday, including measures addressing distracted driving, marijuana, and domestic violence. Plus: campaign endorsements, Baltimore County’s budget, and Olympian Michael Phelps’ return to competitive swimming.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Corporate Profits - 4/15/14

The U.S. Commerce Department recently reported that corporations collectively earned $2.1 trillion in 2013 and paid $419 billion in corporate taxes.  The after tax profit of $1.7 trillion amounted to about 10 percent of last year’s gross domestic product, the first full year that it has been that high.  In 2012, corporate profits’ share of gross domestic product was 9.7 percent, itself a record. 

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Radio Kitchen #1230
10:03 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Micro-greens

April 15, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - MICRO-GREENS

When we dine out these days, there's something happening on the plate at good restaurants everywhere that might be easy to miss.  More and more chefs, and home cooks for that matter, are using something called "micro-greens" as ingredients and garnish. Easily mistaken for alfalfa sprouts, micro-greens are created during the infancy of an edible plant.  They usually have a wispy little stem and several small but flavor-packed leaves.  They are very easy to grow, requiring minimal space, and they come in a wide variety.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. April 14, 1-2 p.m.
12:16 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Midday on Science

Renown astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts the new FOX documentary series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey."

John "Mad4Science" Monahan is back for another hour on science news, including the latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the buzz surrounding the new FOX and National Geographic television documentary series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," hosted by renown astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Guest host Nikki Gamer

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Midday with Dan Rodricks Mon. April 14, 12-1 p.m.
12:11 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Adults and Nature Deficit Disorder

According to writer Richard Louv, both adults and children are vulnerable to "nature deficit disorder."

Richard Louv, founder of the Children & Nature Network, made an international call-to-action with his writing on reconnecting kids to nature. He also introduced the term "nature deficit-disorder" to describe problems that result from spending so little time outdoors. In "The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder," Louv focuses on re-connecting adults to the natural world in the digital age. Original air date 03/18/14

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The Morning Economic Report
9:25 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Ranking the U.S.A. - 4/14/14

It’s pretty easy to make the claim that America is number one.  After all, the U.S. controls the world’s most powerful military and is home to its largest economy.  In the New York Times, columnist Nicholas Kristof recently wrote, "Sure, technically Norwegians may be wealthier per capita and the Japanese may live longer, but the world watches the NBA, melts at Katy Perry, uses iPhones to post on Facebook, trembles at our aircraft carriers and blames the CIA for everything.  We’re number 1." 

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