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Cellar Notes
7:17 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

1/15/14 - Maryland Wine Winter Event

Cost key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Themes:

~2011 was a difficult year, but our best winemakers did surprisingly well with both whites and reds.
~A lot of people are now using Chambourcin as a blending grape, particularly with Bordeaux varietals.
~Several of the new young wineries are doing exceptionally well.   

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Weekly Commentary
6:26 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Carmela Coyle - January 14, 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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A Blue View
6:16 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Pain Killer from the Sea - 1/14/14

Over 100 million American adults live with chronic pain—more than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined. It is a significant public health problem.

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Humanities Connection
3:23 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Humanities Connection - Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela: Agents of Change

King gives an anti-Vietnam speech at the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota, courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society

Thirty-one years ago President Reagan Signed the law solidifying Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a Federal holiday and many people honor his memory with a day of community service.

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The Environment in Focus
3:09 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Local Movement Alternative to Industrial Bouquet

1-15-2014 Environment In Focus Podcast

More than 90 percent of the roses purchased in the U.S. are flown in from overseas, which creates greenhouse gas pollution.

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The Checkup
12:21 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

How Hospital Care Is Changing In Maryland

Credit Credit: Alex Proimos / Flickr / Creative Commons

The federal government is giving Maryland the okay to try a new approach to hospital care.  It’s going to change how often people are admitted to the hospital and how hospitals get paid. State officials say the new plan puts the emphasis on keeping people healthy. We hear from Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein and Carmela Coyle of the Maryland Hospital Association.

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Headlines
8:24 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Congress’s Budget Deal, MD’s Health Exchange, & A Longshoremen’s Union Rejects A Proposed Contract

A look at Senator Barbara Mikulski’s role in negotiating Congress’s budget deal. Plus: hearings today on MD’s online health exchange and retroactive coverage for people who had trouble using it. A longshoremen’s union rejects a proposed contract. Speed cameras. MD’s corporate income tax rate. And more.

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The Morning Economic Report
6:30 am
Tue January 14, 2014

The Morning Economic Report - 1/14/14

The Non-Profit Sector
12:51 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Longtime activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta believes non-profits will be more successful if they take cues from the for-profit sector.

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The Morning Economic Report
12:22 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

The Morning Economic Report - 1/13/14

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