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Baltimore Stories
5:19 am
Fri December 12, 2014

The Time Baltimore's Mighty Boys Lost At Jump Rope

The Great Baltimore World Series of Jump Rope, 1960 edition, was going to be different. In that year's contest, the boys were invited to compete along with the girls. The girls protested - they said it wasn't fair, what with the boys reputed to be stronger. But when the contest ended, there was a big surprise. Not a single boy finished in the running.

Humanities Connection
5:53 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Archaeology and the Ceramic Artist: Baltimore Clayworks

Matthew Hyleck

In September, we heard about the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum's teaching collection and their partnership with Baltimore Clayworks, a local nonprofit ceramic art center in Baltimore City.


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Baltimore's Future
3:41 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Andy Dahl and Nima Shahidi

Andy Dahl and Nima Shahidi
Credit Courtesy of Warnock Foundation

Andy Dahl and Nima Shahidi are winners of the Baltimore Social Innovation Journal in the summer 2014 edition.


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The Signal
1:06 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Novelist Gandharva Raja, Atomic Books’ Benn Ray, and Dr. Jimmy Lin of the Rare Genomics Institute

Gandharva Raja discusses his novel, August 29:  How Kabir H Jain Became a Deity; Benn Ray from Atomic Books drops in with suggestions for holiday book giving; and Dr. Jimmy Lin of the Rare Genomics Institute talks about how the technology can match up funders, patients, and researchers with a common goal.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Dec. 11, 1-2 p.m.
10:00 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Bill Heavey

Field and Stream editor-at-large Bill Heavey, who lives in Maryland, shares wisdom and humor from his new collection of essays, “You’re Not Lost if You Can Still See the Truck: The Further Adventures of America's Everyman Outdoorsman.” 

 With production help from Midday Intern Kerry DeSantis. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Dec. 11, 12-1 p.m
9:56 am
Thu December 11, 2014

The Army-Navy Game

Ahead of the weekend's annual game between rivals Army and Navy, we speak with journalist Nick Mills about Army's 1964 upset of Navy and his book about the lives of players who went from West Point into the Vietnam War. Mills is the author of "Every Army Man is With You: The Cadets Who Won the 1964 Army-Navy Game, Fought in Vietnam, and Came Home Forever Changed."

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Cellar Notes
8:36 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Cru Beaujolais - 12/10/14

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

Chateau De Jacques Moulin a Vent '11 **1/2 $$
(Brilliant wine from Beaujolais's most distinguished village.)

Chateau de Jacques Morgon '09 **  $$
(Beaujolais's biggest cru wine, a very fruity, mature wine.)

Domaine Franck Besson "Note Blanche" '11 ** $$
(Very rare white Beaujolais, closely related to the standard red version.)

Les Freres Perraud Brouilly, "Vielle Vignes" **1/2 $$
(Tons of bright fruit, cherry and strawberry, great balance and depth.)

Domaine de la Bonne Tonne, Morgon '11  **1/2  $$
(As close to strawberry wine as you can come, informal and delicious.)

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

The First Five Years
4:51 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

The First Five Years: A Lesson That Earns Interest

Learning the value of money and how to make it last should start young. In fact, financial literacy can be begin with babies.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Dec. 10, 1-2 p.m.
1:52 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Navy Seals

Author William Doyle talks about SEAL Team 6's recent rescue mission in southern Yemen and about other operations undertaken by the most highly-trained band of warriors in the U.S. military.  Doyle is the co-author of “Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story."  

With production help from Midday Intern David Richmond 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Dec. 10, 12-1 p.m.
1:50 pm
Wed December 10, 2014

Grit in Schools

Kipp Baltimore Principal Natalia Walter with one of her students.
Credit Kipp Baltimore

Are students successful because of their brains or because of their grit? Or is it some combination of the two? We speak with Elaine Tuttle Hansen, executive director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, about the concept of grit in learning; KIPP Baltimore school principal Natalia Walter about grading students on grit, and Dale Bittinger, assistant vice-provost at UMBC, about the university's recently launched "House of Grit" campaign to attract new students. 

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