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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
4:50 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Maryland Health Connection Enrollment Results

How did Maryland's health portal to the ACA perform?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Mon. May 5 1-2 p.m.
3:13 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Midday on Health with Dr. John Cmar

"The July Effect" is the belief that more medical errors occur in teaching hospitals, as recently-graduated med students begin practicing medicine.
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Last winter’s “Polar Vortex” has unleashed a particularly harsh allergy season, dubbed “The Pollen Vortex.” Baltimore’s asthma-related deaths are almost three times higher than the rest of the state's. Warm-weather injuries are expected to begin popping up in emergency rooms; we’ll hear about some of the most common injuries that occur as a result of spring activity and how to avoid them.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. May 5, 1-2 p.m.
9:38 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Midday on Health with Dr. John Cmar

The unusually frigid winter has given rise to unusually high counts of pollen.

Last winter’s “Polar Vortex” has unleashed a particularly harsh allergy season, dubbed “The Pollen Vortex.” Baltimore’s asthma-related deaths are almost three times higher than the rest of the state's. Warm-weather injuries are expected to begin popping up in emergency rooms; we’ll hear about some of the most common injuries that occur as a result of spring activity and how to avoid them.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. May 5, 12-1 p.m.
9:33 am
Mon May 5, 2014

The Income Gap

Income inequality in the U.S. has risen steadily in recent decades, prompting movements like Occupy Wall Street.

From President Obama to Pope Francis, income inequality -- the widening gap between rich and poor -- is a recurring theme in public discourse in the U.S. and around the world. But what does it really mean? How bad is it and what are its long-term consequences for the emerging generation of American workers?

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Maryland Morning
9:27 am
Mon May 5, 2014

A Dose of Education for Your Brain

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Sheilah Kast talks with researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine about how education can affect the brain's ability to recover from an injury.

Could education act like medicine for your brain?  That’s the question that an epidemiologist and physician at Johns Hopkins are considering.  In a new study published in the journal Neurology, they looked at the effect a person’s level of education had on her ability to recover from a traumatic injury.  

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Headlines
9:10 am
Mon May 5, 2014

The Baltimore Street Collapse, Tonight’s City Council Meeting, and Police Plans For Cinco de Mayo

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How Baltimoreans displaced by last week’s street collapse are coping. A preview of tonight’s Baltimore City Council meeting. The State Senate primary in Baltimore County’s 42nd District. The winner of the Kentucky Derby will come to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes. What state police are planning for Cinco de Mayo. And more.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon May 5, 2014

John McIntyre on [Sometimes] Breaking the Rules [of Language]

John McIntyre
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Sheilah Kast talks with John McIntyre about language.

John McIntyre, The Baltimore Sun's night content production manager, knows the rules of language. 

As a former president of the American Copy Editors Society, and the creator of the blog "You Don't Say," he also knows when to rebel against the rules of language.

He's even written a book on writing and editing. 

In this interview, he joins Sheilah Kast to discuss word distinction, journalistic jargon, and the evolution of language.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon May 5, 2014

"By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" at Everyman Theatre

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark."

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck brings us her review of "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" at Everyman Theatre. The production continues through May 11.   

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Why Bigger is Better for Artist Joe Sheppard

"Fiori da Rita" by Joe Sheppard. Size is 83" by 69."

Tom Hall talks with artist Joseph Sheppard about his exhibit "On a Grand Scale."

Artist Joseph Sheppard splits his time between Baltimore and a home in Italy.   Over the next several months, his work as a painter will be featured in an exhibition devoted to large-scale, realist works depicting scenes from history and current times.  They are displayed in a gallery at the University of Maryland University College in Adelphi that is devoted to Sheppard’s work.  The exhibition is called Joseph Sheppard: On a Grand Scale.  More information here.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Gender and Wages - 5/5/14

Virtually everyone knows that men earn more than women on average.  The question is why.  Some theorize that a primary reason is that women disproportionately self-select into lower wage occupations like social work while men are more likely to enter highly compensated fields such as engineering.  But there are data indicating that that theory is insufficient to explain gender-based income gaps.

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