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Baltimore's Future
8:30 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Nina Beth Cardin on Harvesting for the Future

Nina Beth Cardin

In this interview, David Warnock speaks with Nina Beth Cardin, founder of the Baltimore Orchard Project.

On today's "Baltimore's Future," David Warnock speaks with Nina Beth Cardin, head of the Baltimore Orchard Project. 

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Headlines
8:03 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Water Line Insurance, Ruppersberger’s Brown Endorsement, & Baltimore County To Pay Police Retirees

Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger
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Baltimoreans will soon be able to buy insurance for the water and sewer pipes that from the municipal main to their houses. What Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger’s endorsement of Anthony Brown could mean for the governor’s race. Baltimore County officials are expected to pay at least $1.6-million to end a dispute with the police union over health insurance overpayments. Plus: a report card on Harbor health, a sewage spill in Arnold, a Maryland man in space, and more.

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Public Commentary
10:02 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Carmela Coyle - May 27, 2014

Carmela Coyle is the President & CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA), a position she has held since July 2008. MHA is the advocate for Maryland hospitals, health systems, and the communities and patients they serve. In her role, Carmela is sharpening the association’s focus on advocacy and public policy. Quality and patient safety is a priority, where she is helping hospitals make health care in Maryland the safest in the nation. She is currently leading an effort to rethink the future of payment in Maryland and to both preserve and modernize Maryland’s Medicare waiver for the next 30 years. In addition to her post at MHA, Carmela also serves on the Board of the Maryland Patient Safety Center, the Maryland Healthcare Education Institute, and PRIME, MHA’s shared services organization.

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The Morning Economic Report
9:53 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Economic Impact of Student Loans - 5/29/14

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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The Morning Economic Report
9:46 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Swiss Minimum Wage - 5/28/14

America is not the only nation wrestling with the minimum wage issue.  For instance, voters in Switzerland recently rejected what would have become the world’s highest national minimum wage, striking down a proposal for an hourly rate of 22 swiss francs per hour, which translates into 25 dollars.  As reported by Bloomberg, 76.3 percent of voters opposed the measure.  Swiss companies and the government had opposed the measure, arguing that it would have hurt the economy by increasing joblessness and triggering wage inflation across the board. 

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The Morning Economic Report
9:18 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Income Inequality of the Past - 5/27/14

There continues to be a considerable amount of focus on income inequality in America.  But the early 21st century is hardly the only moment in economic history during which inequality became deeply problematic in America.  As pointed out in a recent article authored by writer Eduardo Porter, America faced similar issues during the late 19th and early 20th century. 

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The First Five Years
4:56 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

The First Five Years: Pets

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The May 28 episode of "The First Five Years."

Children and Pets

There’s nothing cuter than young children and animals together. When children help care for a pet it teaches responsibility and boosts self-esteem. But if you’re thinking about adopting a cuddly companion, listen to this first. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Wed. May 28 1-2 p.m.
9:41 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Inside The Teen Brain

Daniel Siegel says for teens, "Life is on fire."
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Psychiatrist and author Daniel Siegel talks about the teenage brain, how it develops, how it works -- and how parents and their children can make the most of an important period of growth, change and experimentation. Siegel is the best-selling author of "Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Wed. May 128 12-1 p.m.
9:34 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Midday Politics

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown opted out of last night's gubernatorial debate on WBFF.
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Analysis of the second televised debate of Maryland's Democratic gubernatorial candidates, with Melissa Deckman, chair and professor of political science at Washington College, and Barry Rascovar of politicalmaryland.org

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Marilyn Mosby, Candidate for Baltimore City State's Attorney

Marilyn Mosby
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Sheilah Kast talks with Marilyn Mosby, Democratic candidate for Baltimore City State's Attorney.

The primary election is less than a month away, on June 24th. We’re talking this week with the two Democratic candidates for Baltimore City State’s Attorney. That's the city’s top prosecutor. Joining Sheilah Kast today is Marilyn Mosby, a civil attorney who worked as a prosecutor in the State’s Attorney’s office for six years.

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