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5:30 am
Wed April 23, 2014

American Pinot Noir - 4/23/14

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

Le Nez Pinot Noir, Yamhill, Oregon, Lenné Vyd. 2012 **1/2  $$
(Silky smooth, with deep red fruit flavors, classy)

Lyric Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara 2011  *1/2  $
(A very good entry level California pinot noir)

Stoller Pinot Noir, Dundee HIlls, Oregon 2010  **  $$
(An upper end entry level Oregon pinot noir with great complexity)

CalStar Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2010  **1/2  $$
(Big, soft, silky pinot noir with wonderful flavor and texture)

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

The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Tax Rates for the Wealthy - 4/23/14

If you make between half a million and ten million dollars per year, today’s installment may prove pretty upsetting.  You may find yourself gripping the wheel of your Mercedes a bit tighter than usual. 

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The Environment in Focus
5:26 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Female Song Birds Turn Darwin's Theory Upside Down

Since Darwin's time, most scientists and school children have assumed that the singing of song birds in the spring is an almost exclusively male trait.  But new research by Kevin Omland and Karan Odom of the University of Maryland Baltimore County and colleagues shows that both female and males sing in 71 percent of the surveyed song bird species around the world.

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The Nature of Things
12:52 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day!

It might be hard to imagine, but before 1970, all factories could unendingly spew black, toxic clouds into the air. All our national industrial companies could dump many millions of tons of toxic waste into our oceans.  And here in Maryland, manufacturing companies could put their poisonous byproducts straight into the Chesapeake Bay.

And it was all perfectly legal.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. April 22, 1-2 pm
11:43 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Midday on the Bay

Rona Kobell is a staff-writer for the Bay Journal.
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  In this edition of Midday on the Bay with The Bay Journal's Rona Kobell, we take a look at the failed efforts to repeal the stormwater bill in this year's Maryland General Assembly.  We also look at the fight to fund open spaces in Maryland, and why Steny Hoyer threw his weight against a wind-energy farm in Somerset County.  

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. April 22, 12-1 pm
9:50 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Midday Politics

Anthony Brown, Doug Gansler, and Heather Mizeur are vying to win the Democratic Primary in June.
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With less than two months to go before the primary, a look at the Maryland gubernatorial campaign with WYPR Senior News Analyst C. Fraser Smith and Andy Green, opinion editor for The Baltimore Sun.

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Headlines
9:13 am
Tue April 22, 2014

The Governor’s Race, Jones-Rodwell Retires, Bay Grasses, & Solar Power For The Domino Sugars Sign

A veterans group calls on state Attorney General Doug Gansler to apologize for a comment he made about the military work of Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown (both Brown and Gansler are running for Governor). Plus: State Senator Verna Jones-Rodwell announces her retirement, underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay rebound, the Domino Sugars sign over the Inner Harbor goes solar, and more.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Examining the Relationship Between Women and Drinking

Ann Dowsett Johnston
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Sheilah Kast talks with author Ann Dowsett Johnston and Dr. David Jernigan.

Writer and educator Ann Dowsett Johnston grew up with an alcoholic mother. Ann thought liquor was something she’d be able to deal with, and for years she did. It took her years to realize alcohol had become her demon. After she went into recovery, she applied her skills as a journalist, and her experience, to writing Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Springtime Clothing Conundrums

Zoey sports a perforated suede boot--one way to keep your feet cool in summer.
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Sheilah Kast talks with our fashion expert, Zoey Washington.
It’s springtime.  The weather is gusty and cold one day, warm and pleasant the next.  When the weather is changing so rapidly—how do you dress for it? 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue April 22, 2014

"Make Your Move"

Duane Adler at dance auditions for "Make Your Move."
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Tom Hall talks with filmmaker Duane Adler.

The filmmaker Duane Adler spent some years of his young life in Odenton, Maryland and graduated from the University of MD College Park in the early 90s.  He now lives in Los Angeles, and he has written the screenplays for two of the highest grossing dance-teen romance movies in the last 40 years.  

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