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9:24 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Monday Headlines

Tawanda Jones, Tyrone West's Sister, testifying before a City Council committee last Thursday looking at West's death in police custody.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

We report on last week’s meeting of the Baltimore City Council’s Public Safety Committee. Plus, the future of spice company McCormick, the Maryland Renaissance Festival’s continued push to move to Lothian, more surveillance cameras in Baltimore County schools, and travel predictions for the Independence Day holiday.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

District Court of Maryland Is Looking for Lawyers

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Sheilah talks with the District Court of Maryland's Chief Judge John Morrissey.
Last September, Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, ruled that if you’re arrested, you have a right to an attorney at an initial bail hearing and if you can’t afford one, the state must provide one. The District Court of Maryland is trying to lure lawyers across the state to meet the new need with their “Appointed Attorneys Program”. Joining Sheilah to talk about it is Chief Judge John Morrissey of the District Court of Maryland. 
Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Monocacy: The Battle That Saved Washington

Monocacy National Battlefield Park.
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Sheilah talks with Monocacy National Battlefield Park Ranger Brett Spaulding about the Civil War's "Battle of Monocacy."

One-hundred and fifty years ago this week, Confederate General Robert E. Lee was hatching a plan he hoped would gain him the enemy’s capital, Washington, D.C.  Lee had dispatched Lt. Gen. Jubal Early and 15,000 rebel soldiers up through Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to cross the Potomac into Maryland on the Fourth of July. Five days later, July 9, 1864, at Monocacy Junction, a few miles southeast of Frederick, Confederate and Union forces clashed in perhaps the least known important confrontation of the Civil War.  It’s sometimes called “The Battle that Saved Washington.”

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon June 30, 2014

"Side Show" at The Kennedy Center

(Left-right:) Emily Padgett and Erin Davie as Daisy and Violet Hilton in "Side Show."
Credit Joan Marcus

Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck talk about The Kennedy Center's production of "Sideshow."

Step right up to hear Maryland Morning culture editor Tom Hall and theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck discuss The Kennedy Center's production of "Side Show." 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon June 30, 2014

How One Man's Story Reflects The Story of India in the 20th Century

Sheilah talks with Johns Hopkins anthropologist Anand Pandian about his new book about his grandfather's life in India.

Johns Hopkins anthropologist Anand Pandian has written a dual memoir with his 95-year-old grandfather, describing a life shaped by the great wars and movements of the 20th century in South Asia and across the globe. It's called "Ayya’s Accounts: A Ledger of Hope in Modern India." Anand Pandian joins Sheilah in the studio to tell us about it.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:42 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Regional Growth - 6/30/14

Economic activity in the Northeast and Midwest is becoming more vigorous as these regions of the U.S. emerge from a difficult winter.  According to Moody’s Analytics, new residential construction permits surged in March in the Northeast after declining significantly in both January and February.  Payroll employment growth in the Midwest posted its strongest rate of growth for the year in April.  The Federal Reserve’s manufacturing indices for both the Northeast and Midwest rebounded handsomely in April and May flowing periods of decline or slow growth during the year’s initial quarter. 

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What Are You Reading
6:05 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Marin Alsop

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  Tom talks with BSO Music Director Marin Alsop.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Friday June 27, 1-2 p.m.
9:41 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Remembering James Meredith

James Meredith was shot while he marched for Civil Rights. This photograph later became iconic.

As the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act approaches, Midday features the story of James Meredith, who in 1962 became the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, as Meredith led a “March Against Fear” to promote black voter registration, he was wounded by a gunman, a moment captured in an iconic photograph. What followed was one of the central dramas of the civil rights era. Historian Aram Goudsouzian tells this story in "Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 27, 12-1 p.m.
9:33 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Redskins Controversy

Controversy continues over the Washington NFL team name.

Baltimore attorney Jim Astrachan and WYPR’s Sports-at-Large commentator Milton Kent take up the subject of Washington’s football team and its name, officially deemed disparaging of native Americans last week by the U.S. patent and trademark office.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Testing and Treating HIV in Baltimore

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Sheilah talks with Dr. Robert Redfield, associate director of the Institute for Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Derek Spencer, Executive Director of the Joint AIDS Community Quest for Unique and Effective Treatment Strategies.

It’s an alarming statistic: 1 in 43 people in Baltimore is living with HIV. For the size of its population, Maryland has more people living with HIV than any other state.  

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