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The First Five Years
5:06 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

The First Five Years: Military Families

Credit Maryland Family Network

 

 

 

Finding child care is often difficult. With frequent relocations, deployments, and distance from extended family, it can be especially hard for military families. That’s where Maryland Family Network comes in. LOCATE: Child Care has helped many military personnel find options that are right for them. A LOCATE Referral Specialist works directly with families to help identify quality care and find openings. This lets service members focus on jobs and their families. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. May 22, 1-2 p.m.
9:42 am
Wed May 21, 2014

American Maroons

In "Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons," Sylviane A. Diouf chronicles the overlooked stories of the men, women and children who escaped from slavery to make the swamps and caves of the Southern wilderness their home. Diouf is a curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library. Original air date 4/15/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. May 22, 12-1 p.m
9:38 am
Wed May 21, 2014

The Sixth Extinction

Since its formation more than 4.5 billion years ago, Earth has gone through five waves of extinction, the latest being the extinction of the dinosaurs, which scientists believe was caused by an asteroid. In "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History," the New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert warns of what some scientists are defining as the "Sixth Extinction," which she says is happening now at the hands of mankind. Original air date 4/17/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. May 21, 1-2 p.m.
9:35 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Matt Taibbi

The acclaimed investigative journalist examines the increasingly unequal distribution of wealth in America and the effect this has on the criminal justice system. As violent crime has been on a steady decline for the past two decades, why, Taibbi wonders, have incarceration rates among the poorest Americans exploded during the same period?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. May 21, 12-1 p.m.
9:32 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Washington and Wall Street

In "All The Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power," former Wall Street executive and journalist Nomi Prins chronicles the behind-the-scenes dealings between big bankers and Washington politicians, and how those relationships drove some of the country's most important policy decisions. Original air date 5/1/14

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Who Would Be Saved?

Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1900s. Hopkins was overwhelmed during the pandemic and lost many of its own nurses and doctors to the flu.
Credit Library of Congress

Sheilah Kast speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Lee Daugherty Biddison, Dr. Eric Toner and Dr. Lewis Rubinson.

During the flu pandemic of 1918 to 1919, tens of millions of people died worldwide.  A new study asked the citizens of Maryland to consider the ethical choices that would have to be made if such a flu were to strike again.  Who would be treated first? How would ventilators be allocated?   They asked people from around the state to consider those questions.  The results were published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Notes from a Colored Girl

Loyola professor and author Kaye Wise Whitehead

Tom Hall speaks with Loyola Professor Kaye Wise Whitehead about her new book "Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis."

How did a 21 year old woman of mixed race see the world in the 1860s? That's the topic Loyola Professor Kaye Wise Whitehead is exploring in her first book. It's called Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis.

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Cellar Notes
9:31 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Ferrari-Carano - 5/21/14

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

Ferrai-Carano Fumé Blanc, Sonoma '12 ** $
(An old stand by, big, blowsy, fruity sauvignon blanc)

Ferrai-Carano Sienna (Cal-Ital red blend) '11 **1/2  $$
(One of their flagship wines, a very convincing Italian taste-alike)

Ferrai-Carano Chardonnay, Sonoma '12 **  $$
(Blended from different quality sources, traditional California chard)

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The Morning Economic Report
9:23 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

High-End Housing Market - 5/21/14

Reflecting the increasing disparities in income and wealth in America, the high-end housing market remains active even while lower priced properties face waning demand.  Home purchases of $1 million or more rose 7.8 percent in March from a year earlier according to recently released data supply by the National Association of Realtors.  By contrast, transactions of $250,000 or less, while represent nearly two-thirds of the market, fell 12 percent. 

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
4:47 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Baby Boomer Reality Check

 What is the future for Baby Boomers.  Will retirement look anything like boomers parent's golden years?

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