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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Feb. 20, 1-2 P.M.
11:30 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Midday on Film: The Oscars

The drama "Birdman," directed by Alejandro Iñárritu, is nominated for nine Academy Awards.

Ahead of this year's Academy Awards ceremony, we survey the Oscar contenders with Midday critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Feb. 20th, 12-1 P.M
11:11 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Midday Friday

Julie Lawson, director of Trash Free Maryland, joins Midday to discuss the state's proposed plastic bag ban.

Following up on interesting stories, people and ideas from the Baltimore region and throughout Maryland.

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The Signal
10:55 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Amiri Baraka’s “Slave Ship,” musician Letitia VanSant, and artist Nancy Andrews

Nathan Couser, Rosalind Cauthen, Malcolm Anomnache, and Elaine Foster, of the Arena Players' production of, "Slave Ship"

A visit with Baltimore’s Arena Players, who are reprising Amiri Baraka’s 1969 play, “Slave Ship”; music and conversation with Letitia VanSant; and Nancy Andrews shares how art has helped her to mend her post-operative psyche 

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The Morning Economic Report
9:08 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Affordable Care Act Tax Penalty - 2/20/15

According to the U.S. Treasury Department, between 3 and 6 million Americans will have to pay an Affordable Care Act tax penalty for not having health insurance last year.  The penalty for failing to have health insurance in 2014 is $95, or 1 percent above a certain income threshold, which means that some people will end up owing quite a bit of money. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Maryland Casino Revenue Not As Lucky As Estimated

Credit Dennis Yang / Flickr / Creative Commons

  Five years ago, if you lived in Maryland and wanted to gamble at a casino, you had to leave the Free State to do so. Now, Maryland has five casinos where you can try your luck. However, revenue from the casinos in Maryland hasn't matched estimates on what the state expected for the past four years. We talk about why with gaming industry analyst Alan Woinksi and The Baltimore Brew's Mark Reutter.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri February 20, 2015

"Letters To My Black Sons: Raising Boys In A Post-Racial America"

  In her new book, Loyola University Maryland assistant professor Kaye Wise Whitehead has collected letters and poems she has written to her two sons, Kofi and Amir.  In the wake of the shootings of African American men and boys in Ferguson, Cleveland, Staten Island and elsewhere, the book couldn’t be more timely, or more poignant.  It’s called "Letters to My Black Sons:  Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America." Tom Hall talks with Dr. Whitehead about the book.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Exploring The Roots of Soul Food

Credit Cover image from Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson's Book, Building Houses Out of Chicken Legs

American soul food finds its roots in slavery and the food culture that early African and Caribbean people brought to the U.S.  The Accokeek Foundation, a non-profit educational farm in Prince Georges County, will host a panel discussion called, Soul Food Justice this Saturday to explore how the history of soul food connects with its future. Today, we’re unpacking this history and how soul food connects to efforts to improve health, sustainability and fresh food access in African American communities. Joining Sheilah Kast is Dr. Psyche Williams-Forson, Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Maryland.  She will be one of the panelists tomorrow. 

Headlines
5:53 am
Fri February 20, 2015

School Delays and Closures: February 20, 2015

Another bitterly cold morning means another day of school delays and closures.

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Humanities Connection
5:08 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

The Meaning of Monuments

Baltimore was the first municipality in the U.S. to design a comprehensive program for the preservation of its outdoor monuments.  For more than three decades, the Baltimore City Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation has acted as steward for the hundreds of monuments around Charm city, conducting inventories and coordinating preservation efforts.


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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Feb. 19, 1-2 P.M.
5:06 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Midday on the Bay

President Obama's proposed budget includes $33 million to support projects along the Chesapeake Bay's tributaries.

Should Maryland keep preserving open space, creating public parks and protecting farm land from development? If so, how do you do it when governors in Annapolis keep raiding the fund set aside for Program Open Space? Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal, and Joel Dunn, executive director of the Chesapeake Conservancy, join us for the February edition of Midday on the Bay.

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