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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 4, 1-2 p.m.
10:57 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Maple Sugar Time

The Sugar Season delves into the history of the country's maple sugar industry.

Two years ago, one of the largest agricultural heists in history occurred when six million pounds of maple syrup, worth some $18 million, disappeared from the warehouses of the Global Strategic Maple Syrup reserve in Quebec.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 4, 12-1 p.m.
10:50 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Grammar Pet Peeves

Mignon Fogarty is one of the nation's most prominent grammarians.

We mark National Grammar Day by delving into some of our grammar pet peeves with one of the nation's most prominent grammarians, Mignon Fogerty, aka "Grammar Girl," and Margaret Benner, creator of Towson University's online writing support website and longtime grammar professor.

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
9:00 am
Tue March 4, 2014

New Incentives For Hospitals and Nursing Homes To Work Together

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Sheilah Kast talks with Carmela Coyle and Joe DeMattos.

This is The Checkup, our weekly series about how healthcare is changing in Maryland.  One of the goals of the Affordable Care Act is to change incentives for providers of healthcare, so economic rewards would be more attached to keeping patients well than to the number of tests, treatments, and procedures performed on those patients.

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:55 am
Tue March 4, 2014

The Heft of a Snowflake

The image most people have of a snowflake.

 

Nathan Sterner speaks with Eric Erbe, retired USDA researcher.

There’s a good chance you’ve shoveled snow in the past couple of days.  It may have felt heavy…because of the amount of water in that snow.  How much is there?  Figuring that out can be complicated...but it helps if you have a high-powered electron microscope. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Maryland Native Martha Shane, on Documentary After Tiller

Susan Robinson, one of the doctors featured in AFTER TILLER
Credit Still from the film AFTER TILLER

Sheilah Kast speaks with filmmaker Martha Shane about her documentary "After Tiller."

Baltimore County native Martha Shane's documentary film After Tiller follows the four doctors in the country who openly perform late term abortions.  We talked with her  before an audience at the Brown Center on the campus of MICA as part of the Maryland Film Festival Spotlight Series.  You can learn more about the Film Festival here.

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Headlines
5:07 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Snow-Related Schedule Changes (Tuesday, March 4)

Snow and ice in a Baltimore alley.
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Yesterday's snow has prompted plenty of schedule changes today. Schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore County are opening 2 hours late; many other systems are closed. Our complete list...

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The Morning Economic Report
8:56 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

National Minimum Wage - 3/4/13

A recent report supplied by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office indicates that a proposal to raise the national minimum wage to $10 and 10 cents per hour could reduce total US employment by 500,000 workers by the latter half of 2016.  

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Radio Kitchen #1224
8:45 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Raw Beef

March 4, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Raw Beef

Our topic this week may be something of a turn-off to some people, and something of interest to others.  Here's the deal:  every now and then, maybe once every two years, I get a hankering for a raw beef sandwich.  It's a taste I inherited directly from my father, so I think it's in my genes.  And Chef Jerry Pellegrino of the Waterfront Kitchen tells me that every time he puts Beef Tartare on the menu, it sells out.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. March 3, 1-2 p.m.
9:47 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Midday on Health

Actor Harold Ramis died list week of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis.

The diseases you might not know you have. Dr. John Cmar, infectious disease specialist at Sinai Hospital, discusses a variety of medical problems that often go undiagnosed and untreated, such as diabetes, the gluten allergy, celiac disease and the human papillomavirus. We’ll also take a look at autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, the disease that caused the death last week of comic actor and producer Harold Ramis at age 69.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. March 3, 12-1 p.m.
9:42 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Maryland Transit Administration CEO Robert Smith

An hour on Red and Purple Line developments and other statewide public transportation issues with the top man at MTA.

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