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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Maryland in Photographs, 75 Years Ago

Tom speaks with author Constance Schulz and Baltimore Sun reporter Fred Rasmussen.

There’s a beautiful new book of photographs that chronicles life in MD in the 1930s and 40s.   It’s called Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photography from the Great Depression and World War II. Tom Hall spoke about it with the author of the book, Constance Schulz, a professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina. He also spoke with Fred Rasmussen, a reporter at the Baltimore Sun for more than forty years. He wrote the foreword for the book. He used to write a column called Back Story, and is now part of the Retro Baltimore team.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed June 18, 2014

James Magruder on Writing "Let Me See It"

Tom Hall speaks with author James Magruder.

Baltimore-based author James Magruder has just published a new collection of inter-related short stories called "Let Me See It."  It’s about family.  It’s about coming of age.  It’s about coming out. 

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Headlines
8:40 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Early Voting, Party Affiliation, Immigrant Children, VA Medical Centers, & Baltimore’s Stylish Mayor

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Credit Paul Morigi / Getty Images

Early voting continues. A look at why thousands of Maryland voters have left the major political parties. Federal officials eye another Maryland site as a potential shelter for immigrant children. The acting Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs visits Baltimore’s VA Medical center. News on the casinos coming to Baltimore and Prince George’s County. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is named as the 5th most fashionable mayor in the world! And more.

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Maryland Morning
8:40 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Creative Baltimore Fund Grantees

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake poses with some of this year’s Creative Baltimore Fund grantees at a press conference, June 16, 2014, at School 33.
Credit Mitch Case, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Yesterday Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake made an announcement concerning city funding for arts organizations and individual artists. 

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Cellar Notes
5:30 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Malbecs by Renacer - 6/18/14

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

Punta Final Malbec, Mendoza '12  *1/2  $
(Very nice entry level malbec.)

Punta Final Reserva Malbec, Mendoza '11  **1/2 $$
(Dynamic, hedonistic, very impressive and satisfying.)

Enamore Malbec, Mendoza '11  *** $$
(A co-production with Allegrini of Italy, robust, very impressive.)

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The First Five Years
4:32 am
Wed June 18, 2014

The First Five Years: Fatherhood

Credit Maryland Family Network

The First Five Years: Fathers

Let’s change the way we talk about fatherhood. 

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The Nature of Things
5:47 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Fireflies

Credit Takashi Ota

Fireflies thrive in our forests and fields, and the margins between them.  But there just aren’t as many of these bioluminescent beetles as there once were.  Fireflies are disappearing.

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The Environment In Focus
3:37 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Farmer Profits by Flying from Big Poultry Company

After 23 years of raising chickens for Perdue, Carole Morison found she could earn more money by becoming an independent farmer and selling her own pasture-raised eggs.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 17, 1-2 p.m.
10:13 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Legislative Races

The race for Anne Arundel County Executive has been heating up in recent weeks as incumbent Laura Neuman fights to keep her position.
Credit The Baltimore Sun

Barry Rascovar of Political Maryland and Len Lazerick, editor and publisher for Maryland Reporter, join us as we examine the legislative races in the Baltimore region, Western Maryland, and the Eastern Shore. We’ll also be joined by the reporters who have been closely covering these races. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 17, 12-1 p.m.
9:56 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: George

Ron George is a two-term Maryland State House Delegate from Anne Arundel County. And he’s one of four Republicans vying for his party’s nomination in next week’s gubernatorial primary. Among his top, would-be priorities: Decrease the tax burden on small-to-midsize businesses. His push: To build the private sector, and bring more jobs to Maryland. The Annapolis jeweler store owner supports medical marijuana, but is against its legalization.

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