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9:27 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Early Voting, Baltimore’s Budget, The Attorney General’s Race, & A Code Orange Air Quality Alert

(l-r) State Sen. Brian Frosh, Del. Jon Cardin, and Del. Aisha Braveboy at a debate for the Democratic candidates for Attorney General on May 31.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Early voting in Maryland continues. A profile of the three Democrats vying to be Maryland’s next Attorney General. Baltimore’s budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1st has been approved. A Code Orange Air Quality Alert is in effect today and tomorrow, with air pollution concentrations considered unhealthy for sensitive groups. And more…

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Radio Kitchen #1238
10:23 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Spinach

June 17, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Spinach

Like a lot of folks of a certain age, I grew up watching Popeye the Sailorman and loving every minute of it.  But something baffled me:  the spinach thing.  If they were talking about the reeking, droopy, plop of who-knows-what that they served in school, it didn't make any sense.   My parents told me Popeye was the creation of the powerful spinach industry, but that may not have been true.  Research reveals that  Popeye was not created to sell spinach, but the cartoon's creators remembered their mothers saying, "Eat your spinach, it will make you strong!"  So it became Popeye's magic elixir.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
5:29 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

The ACA and Women's Needs

How are women responding to the ACA how does it address women's issues.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 16, 1-2 p.m.
10:27 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Mizeur

Maryland State House Del. Heather Mizeur (D-Montgomery County) supports marijuana legalization and an increase in the state's minimum wage to $16.70. With a focus on health care and the environment, she's considered the most progressive of the Democratic candidates for Maryland governor.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 16, 12-1 p.m.
10:17 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Lollar

Credit The Baltimore Sun

Charles Lollar is a U.S. Marine Corps. officer, a former Tea Party activist, a businessman, and an ordained preacher. His top, would-be top priorities if elected governor: Eliminating the personal income tax and the estate tax, lowering the corporate income tax, and rolling back the sales tax. The only African-American Republican in the race, polls put him tying for second among his GOP rivals. 

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The Morning Economic Report
9:18 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Carbon Emissions Cap - 6/16/14

There are some who believe that the Environmental Protection Agency’s new requirements for power plants will curtain economic growth.  These requirements require plants to reduce emissions, which could increase the price of electricity.  But a recent New York Times article highlights evidence suggesting that such beliefs are at least somewhat unwarranted.  Nine states already belong to a carbon emissions cap and trade system known as the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon June 16, 2014

The Race for Anne Arundel County Executive

State Delegate Steve Schuh (top) speaking to Severna Park resident Paul English as he campaigns for Anne Arundel County Executive. Schuh faces Laura Neuman in the Republican primary. Neuman was selected by the County Council over Schuh to finish the term of John Leopold, in the Republican Primary in February 2013.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Sheilah speaks with WYPR's Kenneth Burns and Josh Kurtz of Center Mayland.

You could call it a rematch…even though the two Republicans running for the nomination for Anne Arundel County Executive haven’t faced each other in an election before. 

Last year they were both competing to be appointed county executive after John Leopold’s criminal misconduct conviction.   Incumbent County Executive Laura Neuman got the nod then from the county council.  Now, in next Tuesday’s primary election, she again faces two-term State Delegate Steve Schuh.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Popular Summer Reads for Children and Young Adults

Paula Willey in the studio.
Credit Stephanie Hughes

Tom talks with librarian and blogger Paula Willey.

Summer reading is often a prospect that fills young students with dread, but these authors have created series that have been captivating young readers and keeping them glued to pages long after school lets out. Baltimore County Librarian and blogger Paula Willey has her finger on the pulse of what kids are excited about reading, and joins Tom Hall in the studio to share her summer reading recommendations.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon June 16, 2014

"Tribes" at Everyman Theatre

Megan Anderson as Sylvia and John McGinty as Billy.
Credit Stan Barouh.

Tom talks with Theatre Critic J. Wynn Rousuck.

The struggle to be understood through sign, and through sound. Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "Tribes" at Everyman Theatre

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Poetry on a Town Underwater

Loch Raven Reservoir
Credit Mark Plummer / Flickr / Creative Commons

Tom talks with poet Ann Kolakowski.

The Loch Raven Reservoir is the largest of the three area watersheds that supply more than 400 million gallons of water every day to residents of Baltimore City and Baltimore County.  It’s also the inspiration for a new collection of poems. Ann Kolakowski is a poet who lives in Timonium, and it appears that her grandmother, who died in 2006, was the last surviving resident of the town that was closed down and flooded to create the Loch Raven Reservoir. In 1921, the residents of Warren and the adjacent town of Bosley were told to leave, and their history ran the risk of being literally washed out, until now. Ann Kolakowski has written a book of poems called "Persistence: Poems of Warren, Maryland."  She talks about it with Tom Hall.

 

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