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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Impact of Student Debt - 6/23/14

It is simply impossible to ignore the impact of student debt on the U.S. economy.  Before the recession, many state colleges, which educate about 70 percent of the nation’s students, reacted to state budget cuts by raising tuition.  Tuitions expanded even more quickly at many private colleges and universities.  Left with few good options, students and their families financed increasingly expensive college educations by relying more heavily upon student loans.

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Foreman And Wolf On Food And Wine
4:42 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

Pastry for Sunday

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 20, 1-2 p.m.
10:23 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Gansler

Attorney General Doug Gansler is one of three Democrats seeking his party’s nomination in Tuesday’s primary. Prior to serving eight years as Maryland’s top legal official, Gansler was the states attorney for Montgomery County. His gubernatorial priorities include streamlining government spending, cutting taxes, and diminishing the achievement-gap in Maryland schools. Guest host Nathan Sterner

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 20, 12-1 p.m.
10:18 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Craig

Harford County Executive David Craig has been a Havre de Grace city councilman, its mayor, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, and a state senator. 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: An elimination of the state’s personal income tax. He’d also slash government spending. His push: To make the state more economically competitive.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Expanding Mental Health Services in Howard County

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Sheilah talks with Donna Wells, the Executive Director of the Howard County Mental Health Authority.

It’s been six months since the shooting at the Mall in Columbia on January 25 that took the lives of two mall employees: 21-year-old Brianna Benlolo and 25-year-old Tyler Johnson. The shooter, 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar, shot and killed himself.  

A couple months later, it was discovered that Aguilar had been searching online for mental health resources…at the same time he was acquiring a shotgun and ammunition. There are many county residents who don’t follow Aguilar’s path – but are in need of help with mental health issues.  

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Are You Eating Too Much Protein?

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Tom Hall speaks with nutritionist Monica Reinagel.

Some of the most popular diet approaches emphasize protein in favor of carbohydrates and just about everything else.  But, certain researchers are concerned that most Americans are eating much more protein than they need. But, how much is too much? How much is enough? Tom Hall asks nutritionist Monica Reinagel.

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Headlines
7:53 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Early Voting Turnout, The AG Race, A Push For Progressives, & Cristo Rey’s College Acceptance Rate

Early voting is over; during the last 8 days, nearly 4.2% of eligible voters cast their ballots. Primary election day itself is Tuesday, June 24. A look at the race for state Attorney General… and the race for the 42nd District State Senate Seat. Plus: a push for progressives, Cristo Rey’s College Acceptance Rate, the MD Renaissance Festival looks like it’ll stay in Crownsville,  and more.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Death To The Blue Laws!

Death To The Blue Laws!

Back in the 1930s, Baltimore's retail stores and much of the city itself was shut down on Sunday in strict observance of Baltimore City's "Blue Laws."

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The Morning Economic Report
12:28 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Recession Recovery - 6/20/14

It has been 5 years and 5 days since the official end of the recession.  Total national output has now edged significantly above its prerecession peak, but economic growth has average only about 2% a year during the recovery, well below its historic average.  As indicated by writer Binyamin Applebaum and others, household incomes continue to stagnate and unemployment remains elevated.  Ours is a society that has become accustomed to 3% growth. 

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The Morning Economic Report
12:25 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Retiring Baby Boomers - 6/19/14

With the stock market doing so well in recent years and with father time inexorably marching onward, a growing number of Baby Boomers seems to be asking the question, “To where should we retire?” rather than when or whether to retire.  According to a recent report from Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate recently highlighted in the New York Times, 57% of baby boomers say they intend to move to a new home in retirement. 

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