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A Blue View
9:32 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Secrets of Seaweed - 7/29/14

Ever feel the tangle of seaweed around your ankle when wading in the water? For many beachgoers, it is enough to send them scrambling for shore.

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Cellar Notes
9:13 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Big Red Blends...All $20 or Under! - 7/30/14

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = good decent wine  ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine
        
Open Range Red Wine, California 2010  *1/2  $  
(well balanced, informal, a pizza wine)

Austin Hope "The Troublemaker", California, NV  **1/2   $
(A very good bargain for a masterful blend.)

Ch. Ste. Michelle "Indian Wells" Red Blend, Columbia Valley 2010  **1/2 $
(A classy, well sculptured red based on merlot, excellent value.)

Milbrandt Vineyards "Brother's Blend", Columbia Valley 2011 * $
(Cotes du Rhone like, rustic and simple, good burger wine.)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.

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The First Five Years
4:08 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

The First Five Years: Get Moving

Credit Maryland Family Network

Young children are naturally active. So if we give them plenty of room and opportunity to move, they’ll literally jump at the chance. Children who exercise are healthier physically and emotionally. Listen for some ways to get the kids in your life moving towards a lifetime of fitness.   

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Programs
3:55 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

"The Chausseur"

The Environment in Focus
3:43 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Bullfrog Farming Spreading Deadly Fungus

Populations of frogs and other amphibians have been declining around the world and biologist Lisa Schloegel believes that she may have discovered why.


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Maryland Morning Podcast
10:55 am
Wed July 30, 2014

What's Causing a Surge in Heroin-Related Deaths, John McIntyre on Language Debates, Essays on Trees

Credit via Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene report

Sheilah talks with State Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein what's causing the surge in heroin-related deaths and what the state is doing about it.

Then, Sheilah discusses language with Baltimore Sun editor John McIntyre about how word choices shape the immigration debate.

Plus, Nathan has a conversation with Angela Pelster on her new book, Limber, but it is about much more than branches and leaves.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 30, 1-2 p.m.
9:26 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Midday on the Bay: Food Boot Camp

Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal

Our monthly look at environmental news and trends with Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal turns to healthy eating. Rona talks about a "food boot camp" and how what she learned there changed her personal approach to shopping for and cooking food. How what we grow can pollute the earth, but also our own bodies, and what we can do about it. Original air date 7/17/14

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Headlines
9:25 am
Wed July 30, 2014

MD Remains In The Running For FBI HQ, Taxi Rates Stay The Same, & Medical Marijuana Regulations

The list of possible new headquarters sites for the FBI is down to three, and two of them are in Maryland. The state’s Public Service Commission has decided that taxi rates should say the same, and that all taxis in Baltimore City and Baltimore County should be able to accept credit cards by the end of the year. Plus, a look at Maryland's medical marijuana commission and why one important lawmaker is criticizing a few of its proposed regulations. And more.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 30, 12-1 p.m.
9:23 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Freeman Hrabowski and the Graduation Gap

High-achieving students from low-income families are far less likely to graduate from college than their more well-to-do peers.

Americans from poor families are far less likely to graduate from college than their better-off counterparts, a fact with major implications for society. We'll talk about the college graduation gap with Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County; and David Laude, University of Texas at Austin senior vice provost for enrollment and graduation management, who created a successful program that improved graduation rates.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

What's Causing A Surge In Heroin-Related Deaths?

Credit via Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene report

Sheilah speaks with Maryland Health Secretary, Joshua Sharfstein and Derrick Hunt, Acting Director of Community Risk Reduction in the Baltimore City Health Department about the increase in heroin-related deaths.

There has been an 88-percent increase in the number of heroin-related deaths in Maryland since 2011. That’s according to a new report from Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. What’s driving the surge? How can it be stopped? Those are  questions that Governor Martin O’Malley and state health officials are trying to answer.

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