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2:36 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Spills of Coal Ash and Chemicals Illustrate Need for EPA

A coal waste containment pond owned by the nation’s largest power company, Duke Energy, ruptured in February, spewing almost 40,000 tons of toxic muck into North Carolina's Dan River.

The disaster -- along with a chemical spill into a West Virginia river -- illustrate the need for strong regulatory action by EPA to protect waterways at a time the federal agency is being criticized as unnecessary.   (Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Steve Alexander)  

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. April 1, 1-2 p.m.
9:47 am
Tue April 1, 2014

De-Extinction Science: Coming To A Future Near You

Scientists are trying to bring back the passenger pigeon, which went extinct in the early part of the last century.

A growing number of scientists worldwide are working on projects to bring back to life animals like the wooly mammoth and the passenger pigeon.

But is the revival of extinct species a good thing for humanity? Or for the planet? We get into the science and the controversy of de-extinction with Nathaniel Rich, the writer behind The New York Times Magazine's cover story, The Mammoth Cometh. Original air date 03/13/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. April 1, 12-1 p.m.
9:43 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Politics and Baseball

The Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox on opening day Monday.

Political analyst Herb Smith joins Dan to talk about Maryland national politics, and baseball pundit Paul Sullivan sizes up the Orioles, who opened up their 2014 season with a win yesterday at Camden Yards.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

The Affordable Care Act: Day After the Deadline

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A few people describe their health insurance experiences, and Sheilah Kast speaks with Hopkins health policy professor Brad Herring about remaining coverage options.

The deadline to sign up for health insurance this year ended last night at midnight. First, we hear from a few people who were considering buying insurance. Then, Sheilah Kast talks with Brad Herring, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, about what keeps people from buying health insurance and about what insurance options are available, or not available, for people who didn’t sign up.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Turning Stone Into News

A piece of granite, similar to what is used for The Baltimore Tablet.
Credit Sherrie Thai/flickr creative commons

Tom Hall profiles Baltimore's newest, hard-hitting media outlet, The Baltimore Tablet.

The print media industry is changing. It’s being upended by the World Wide Web, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last month.

Newspapers and magazines across the country have closed up shop or been consolidated into larger media groups, as more people get their news on their laptops, phones, and tablets.  

But, with all the attention being directed to the new technology that has transformed the media landscape, there’s an upstart news outlet in town that is betting on a technology that’s older than the Bible. 

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Programs
8:45 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Orioles Magic Taking Place at Camden Yards

Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
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Tom Hall and Mark Hyman discuss the O's, the WNBA, Ray Rice and football injuries.

The Baltimore Orioles began the season yesterday by beating the reigning champs, the Boston Red Sox, 2-1. Sports journalist Mark Hyman joins Tom Hall to talk about the game yesterday, and the season to come.

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Headlines
8:15 am
Tue April 1, 2014

MD’s Health Exchange, Domestic Violence, Marijuana, Speed Cameras, and MD’s Bail Review System

Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

We look at the politics of Maryland’s health exchange. Plus: issues before the General Assembly, including domestic violence, marijuana, speed cameras, MD’s bail review system, and Baltimore’s needle exchange program. Plus: yesterday’s lockdown at Stevenson, a proposed smoking ban in Ocean City, and more…

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Radio Kitchen #1228
5:30 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Welcome, Spring

April 2, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Welcome, Spring

All right, the calendar page has turned.  It is officially April and it is well past the turn of the seasons, so let's have us some Spring!  The era of root vegetables, God bless 'em, is behind us, and the era of Primavera is at hand.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Waterfront Kitchen knows, cuisines all over the world know how to celebrate the coming of Spring.

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Public Commentary
5:30 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Marc Terrill - April 1, 2014

Marc B Terrill is the President of THE ASSOCIATED: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore. In his professional leadership role, Marc directs the day-to-day management and operations as well as the long-range planning for THE ASSOCIATED, with a primary emphasis on the development of human and financial resources. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and obtained his Masters in Social Work with a concentration in community organization from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Marc received an Honorary Doctorate Degree from the Baltimore Hebrew University.

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A Blue View
5:30 am
Tue April 1, 2014

The Challenge with Polluted Runoff - 4/1/14

One of the most challenging environmental issues in communication across Maryland and in communities all over the world is polluted runoff. As solutions are considered and implemented, what is clear is that we have to do something.
 

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