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Baltimore's Future
8:35 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Baltimore Corps

Credit www.echoinggreen.org

 David Warnock speaks with Fagan Harris, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Baltimore Corps.

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The First Five Years
4:38 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Turning Nightmares into Sweet Dreams

Credit Maryland Family Network

Nightmares can be triggered by a number of things. It’s important to take the time to listen and comfort your child as she experiences this important but sometimes scary milestone.              

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap To Health & Wealth
3:59 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Prevention and Wellness in the ACA

  This is a rebroadcast from June2, 2014

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Maryland Morning Podcast
10:48 am
Wed October 1, 2014

New Marijuana Decriminalization Law in MD, the Cheseapeake Center for Youth & Development, Jess Row

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As of today, possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana is a civil offense, instead of a criminal offense in Maryland. Sheilah talks with director of communications for the Maryland State Police to understand how this new law will change one police force.  Next, the Chesapeake Center for Youth Development has been working with at-risk youth in south Baltimore and Anne Arundel County for 40 years. What's next, and what are the challenges in getting these young people educated, free from drugs and into good jobs? Sheilah asks Ivan Leshinsky, the Center's Executive Director. Plus, Tom Hall speaks with author Jess Row, who examines race and identity in his new novel, "Your Face in Mine."

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Oct. 1, 1-2p.m.
10:39 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Is the Ivy League Worth It?

In his recent article for The New Republic, former Yale University professor William Deresiewicz argues that Ivy League schools are not all they're cracked up to be.

Does the Ivy League teach the best and the brightest American students or merely cater to the elite and entitled? The eight universities that make up the Ivy League are known for their academic excellence, but former Yale professor William Deresiewicz says they are only perpetuating an unfair class system and are not teaching students to be thoughtful leaders.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Oct. 1, 12-1 p.m.
10:35 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Income Inequality

A continuing conversation about the nation's income gap, the concentration of wealth and poverty with Barbara Morgan, visiting lecturer in economics at the Johns Hopkins University; Michael Reisch, professor of social justice at the University of Maryland School of Social Work; and Ken Solow, founding partner of Pinnacle Advisory Group, wealth managers based in Columbia. 

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Cellar Notes
9:24 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Chile and Argentina - 10/1/14

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = good decent wine  ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine

Montes Alpha Cabernet Sauvignon, Colchaugua Valley '09   $$  **1/2
(A dandy cab, with a lot of class and correct varietal character.)

Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon, Grande Reserve, Colchagua '11  $  *1/2
(No more than competent cab sauv at a good price.)

Norton Malbec, reserva, Mendoza '11  $$   **
(Refined malbec, well made at a affordable price.)

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The Morning Economic Report
9:17 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Booming Stock Market for Some - 10/1/14

The stock market has boomed since March 2009.  Putting a dollar into the popular S&P 500 index that tracks the largest companies that trade on U.S. stock exchanges in March 2009 would leave with you with about $3 today.  That’s a 200% return.  But only 49% of Americans have any money in stocks at all according to the most recently released Federal Reserve. 

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The Morning Economic Report
9:10 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Gender Wage Gap - 9/30/14

Men make more than women on average.  This is well known.  What is less well understood is why.  Some people attribute the gender wage gap to discrimination.  Others suggest that the wage gap is largely attributable to the fact that women are more likely to experience career interruption because of childbirth.  As reported in the New York Times, economist Mukesh Eswaran decided to conduct a series of experiments to determine whether something deeper is at work. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Maryland's New Marijuana Decriminalization Law

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Today, Maryland becomes the 18th state, plus the District of Columbia, to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Decriminalize, not legalize.  People found to be in possession of 10 grams of marijuana or less will get a citation and a civil fine instead of a criminal penalty.

On Tuesday, Sheilah spoke with Greg Shipley, director of communications for the Maryland State Police, to understand how this new law will change one police force. Then, we hear from Rachelle Yeung, legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project, which advocates for drug reform and tracks marijuana policies across the U.S.

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