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Maryland Morning
9:49 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Children Facing Hunger In The Summer

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While many kids fill their summer days running, playing and swimming, there are thousands of kids in Maryland who find themselves distracted by their hunger.  For the most part, the kids who are hungry in the summer are the ones who received free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch during the school year.While in school some kids can get three meals a day, but this summer, for the first time, only two meals a day. What are the barriers to feeding these children and how does summer nutrition loss affect a student’s achievement when school starts?

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Maryland Morning
9:22 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Baltimore's Deaf Heritage

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Kathleen Brockway’s new book has a grand title, Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage, but it feels like family album. Brockway has done both: given us an overview of a deaf community organizing and fighting for new rights as well as an intimate profile of families who led that community.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri July 11, 2014

How 'Bout Them O's?

Camden Yards.
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As we approach Major League Baseball's All Star Break, "how ‘bout them O's"?  They’re in first place, three games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays.  To help us revel in this good fortune, and for insight into the how and why of it, Tom turns again to Mark Hyman.

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Headlines
8:14 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Hearing On Funding For Child Immigrant Crisis, Primary Recounts, & Baltimore Pensions

Lawmakers in Washington are considering President Obama's request for $3.7-billion to help deal with the flood of immigrants crossing the US Mexico border. Recounts could be on the way for two close primary elections. A look at Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s desired changes to the pension plan for new police officers and firefighters. Plus: Baltimore curfew centers, the Red Line, Sparrows Point, an E-ZPass phishing scam, and more.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri July 11, 2014

The Great Baltimore Cat Round-Up

The Great Baltimore Cat Round-Up

There were so many mice in the old Richmond Market that the merchants, frustrated by the failure of all previous attempts to eradicate the pests, tried loosing cats throughout the market. But that scheme failed, too. The cats, it seemed, misunderstood the mission.

Programs
1:16 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

"Gilmor's Raid"

The Signal
12:22 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

A Lego Armada, Zig Zag Wanderer, and Jacob Panic

Commodore Wilbert McKinley’s Lego ‘Teach-Fleet,’ Madison Smartt Bell’s ‘Zig Zag Wanderer,’ and Jacob Panic’s banjo ‘pop-grass’

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The Morning Economic Report
9:29 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Economic Impact of Student Loans - 7/10/14

Most people would agree that large volumes of student debt are holding the economy back.  Just a decade ago, there were only about $300 billion in student loans outstanding.  Today, that figure is in the range of $1.1 trillion.  While that total is dwarfed by total mortgage debt in the U.S., $8.2 trillion, student debt is concentrated among a smaller group of people – many of them in their 20s and 30s.  These people often serve as the engine of economic activity, including with respect to the housing market. 

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Baltimore's Future
9:26 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Will McKenna

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David Warnock speaks with Will McKenna.

On today's episode of "Baltimore's Future," David Warnock speaks with Will McKenna, co-chair of the Coalition of Baltimore Public Charter Schools, and the executive director of Afya Baltimore, Inc. 

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Headlines
7:54 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Hogan Opts For Public Financing, MD’s Bail Hearing System, and Summer Camp For Homeless Kids

Homeless 'tweens,' ages 12 and 13 years old, get to attend free summer camp for first time at St. Vincent de Paul. A $50,000 grant from the Weinberg Foundation made the expansion possible.
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Republican Larry Hogan will be the first gubernatorial candidate to take part in the state’s public financing system in a general election in two decades. A look at Maryland’s new bail hearing system. A report on a summer camp that serves homeless kids. Plus: changes to Baltimore’s suspension policy, staffing concerns at a Towson courthouse, Wayne Curry’s funeral, and more.

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