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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Sept. 17, 12-1 P.M.
11:06 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Midday on American Culture: Appletopia

Following several less-than-stellar unveilings of the latest Apple products, it seems that since the death of founder Steve Jobs, the company and its products have lost their luster. We’ll look at the evolving business and culture of Apple with Midday on American Culture contributor Sheri Parks, and Brett T. Robinson, author of "Appletopia: Media Technology and the Religious Imagination of Steve Jobs." Original air date 11/07/13

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Educating Students On The Dangers Of Excessive Drinking

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Most colleges and Universities in Maryland are at least 3 weeks into their fall semester. And if we go on research, many college freshman are at least 3 weeks into their peak drinking season. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, college freshman are most vulnerable to heavy drinking during the first six weeks of school.

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Maryland Morning
8:57 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Money Troubles At Caesars Entertainment

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In gambling, it’s said the house always wins. That has seemed less true of late:  Just yesterday, Trump Plaza in Atlantic City closed, the fourth casino to close there this year. And, Caesars Entertainment, which indirectly owns the new Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore, closed its Showboat Casino in Atlantic City a few weeks ago. Just as you might be wondering how financially healthy casinos in Maryland can be with so many losses up the road in New Jersey, along comes the on-line news site The Baltimore Brew with an in-depth look at Caesars’ money trouble.

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Maryland Morning
8:54 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Bringing a Piece by Ferde Grofe To The Light Of Day

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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will kick off its new season on Saturday night with a performance and gala party at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.  They’ve already had a busy week.  Last Saturday, they performed for a national television audience at Pier Six as part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the Star Spangled Banner. This weekend, the Symphony will again keep the national anthem front and center. They’ll perform a piece that hasn’t seen the light of day for 80 years: an "Ode to the Star Spangled Banner" by Ferde Grofé, a classical composer and jazz arranger who is well known in classical circles for the piece "The Grand Canyon Suite."

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Cellar Notes
10:03 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Maryland Governor's Cup - 9/17/14

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

**Governor's Cup Winner - Bordeleau Cabernet Sauvignon "Amarone" 2008

Best Red Belnd - Little Ashby 2011

Best White - Old Westminster Albarino 2013

Best White Blend - Rockland Farms "White Oak" 2013
(Vidal Blanc 75% Chardonnay25%)

Best Off-dry - Linganore Traminette 2013

Best Rosé - Port of Leonardtown Chaptico Rosé 2012

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The Morning Economic Report
9:12 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

529 College Savings Plans - 9/17/14

529 college savings plans represent the financial tools that are most recommended to parents striving to save for a child’s college education.  The principal appeal of 529 college savings plans is that investment returns aren’t taxed so long as the money is used for education. 

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The Morning Economic Report
9:05 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Expansion of Medicare Expenditures - 9/16/14

One of the biggest threats to the U.S. economy and to the federal budget is the expansion of Medicare expenditures.  Given America’s aging population and the growing cost of healthcare, the notion is that Medicare expenses could eventually edge out many other budgetary items, including infrastructure and homeland security. 

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The Morning Economic Report
8:57 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Value of the U.S. Dollar - 9/15/14

There is much dread expressed regarding the future of the U.S. dollar.  Many seem to believe that America is simply printing money to fuel economic growth and to pay back debts.  If that were true, inflation would be more problematic than it is, and interest rates would be higher.  Moreover, the value of the U.S. dollar has actually been rising recently against many major currencies, not falling. 

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Radio Kitchen #1251
7:18 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Market Report

September 16, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Market Report

Apples are the September specialty crop.

Right about now we are seeing a very detectable transition from summer to autumn, especially in the markets.  On the one hand there is amazing abundance, but on the other some items are going out of season for the year, so you may have to move fast for some of your favorite things.

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The Environment In Focus
3:30 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Government Surveillance of Environmental Activists

Over the last year, the news has been full of stories about U.S. government surveillance of its own civilians.  Among those worried about the government’s increased power to track and record the communications of people in the iPhone age are some environmental activists who in the past have been wrongly labeled "ecoterrorists" in government databases.


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