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The Morning Economic Report
11:07 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Increase in Charitable Giving - 6/24/15

According to the Giving USA foundation, charitable giving in the US has surpassed pre-recession levels for the first time in seven years.  Americans gave an estimated three hundred fifty eight billion dollars to charity last year, about forty seven billion dollars more than they supplied in two thousand and seven, the previous peak year for charitable giving in America.  As reported by the New York Times, last year marked the fifth year of increased giving. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Managing Cancer In The Workplace

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Gov. Hogan shared a lot at his press conference Monday. He went beyond announcing that doctors have diagnosed him with an advanced, aggressive form of cancer of the lymph nodes. He told us the cancer already has spread to dozens of spots in his body, that he’s doesn’t feel much pain but he doesn’t have much appetite, that the aggressive chemo his doctors plan will take a little over four months, and that the experts gave him good odds of surviving the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and clearing it from his body. Perhaps the message he underscored most often was that he intends to keep working while he’s undergoing treatment.

Since Gov. Hogan is the boss, he may have more say than many workers in how his cancer treatment plays out at the office. John Hopkins Medicine has recently launched a program called “Managing Cancer at Work” -- a wellness benefit employers can purchase to offer free to their workers. With us to talk about the issues cancer raises--for workers, caregivers and their managers-- is one of the cancer experts who designed the new program: Lillie Shockney, a registered nurse who is Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Breast Center and Director of Cancer Survivorship Programs. She has also survived two bouts with breast cancer. Also with us is Laurie Singer Sievers, a filmmaker and TV producer who serves on the advisory board of the John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and produces their education and caregiver videos.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Baltimore Photographer Devin Allen

Devin Allen's Time Magazine cover photo
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Two months ago, you would probably have characterized twenty-six year old Catonsville resident Devin Allen as an aspiring photographer. While holding down a gig working with autistic people from midnight to 8 a.m., he was squeezing in as much street and fashion photography as he could. He’d only started shooting two years ago.

Allen grew up in West Baltimore, and when the protests started after Freddie Gray’s death, he felt compelled to pick up his camera and hit the streets. He put his photographs on Instagram. Then TIME Magazine put one of those photos on their cover. Overnight, Devin Allen’s life changed. He’s here with Sheilah in the studio to talk about it.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed June 24, 2015

Burt Kummerow, Head Of The Maryland Historical Society, Stepping Down

Burt Kummerow
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For the past five years, Burt Kummerow has served as the President and CEO of the Maryland Historical Society. Next Wednesday, he will hand over the reins of the museum to Mark Letzer, and he will take on a new role of advising the Historical Society on special projects. Burt Kummerow’s tenure as President of the Society included important anniversaries of both the War of 1812 and the Civil War, and their programs and exhibitions around those two events greatly expanded the public profile of the museum. He joins Tom in the studio.

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First Five Years
12:00 am
Wed June 24, 2015

First Five Years: Five Principles

The Director of Columbia University’s Center for Toddler Development recently shared her Five Principles for Parenting with The Washington Post. Visit  Maryland Family Network for more information.


The Morning Economic Report
5:46 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Increase in Household Wealth - 6/23/15

America continues to get wealthier.  According to the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States, aggregate national household wealth increased by one point six trillion dollars during the first quarter, which translates into an annual rate of growth exceeding eight percent.  Total household wealth now stands at approximately eighty five trillion dollars. 

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A Blue View
5:37 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Go With the Flow - 6/23/15

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For some people this is a life philosophy; for oceanographers, it describes the very dynamics of our global ocean.

Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
4:00 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

Outside

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  Chef and Tony talk about entertaining outside.


Public Commentary
2:11 pm
Tue June 23, 2015

John Hoey - June 23, 2015

As President & CEO of the Y of Central Maryland, John works with the board of directors to fulfill its charitable mission and achieve the vision of fundamentally enhancing the quality of life in the communities in which we operate. 

Leading one of the fastest growing and largest Y associations in North America, John works with an engaged group of volunteer and staff leaders to promote healthy living, youth development and social responsibility in the region.

Prior to joining the Y as CEO in 2006, John spent the entirety of his professional career in the private sector while volunteering his time in the community.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tue. Jun. 23, 1-2 PM
10:38 am
Tue June 23, 2015

The Plight of the Honeybee

Maryland lost 60 percent of its honeybee colonies last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That puts the state in the top five for honeybee deaths in the country. Population losses at this rate could be unsustainable for both the pollinators, and the US economy. The insect plays an integral role in agriculture, accounting for an estimated $15 billion in value to crops annually.

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