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The Morning Economic Report
8:44 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Economic Growth - 2/17/15

According to Moody’s Analytics, economic growth is now evident across most of the country.  On a handful of small metropolitan areas is in recession, and each of them is constrained by a unique feature such as an extremely intense reliance upon federal spending or a single product.  Income growth continues to be strongest in the West, where expanding technology industries pay high wages. 

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Headlines
5:00 am
Tue February 17, 2015

School Closings for February 17, 2015

Snowfall totals, as of 5:05am.
Credit National Weather Service / http://www.erh.noaa.gov/lwx/events/snowmaps/

The Winter Storm Warning that had been effect for Central Maryland has been rescinded. But the snow that fell during the warning period has prompted multiple schedule changes today.

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The Morning Economic Report
6:12 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Economic Recovery and the One Percent - 2/16/15

Emmanuel Saez, the economics professor from the University of California-Berkeley best known for analyzing IRS numbers that help characterize income inequality, recently released his preliminary estimates for 2013. 

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap To Health & Wealth
4:10 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

ACA Deadline

What can you do if you missed the Open Enrollment deadline of 2/15/15?


Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
4:00 pm
Mon February 16, 2015

Brunch

Brunch favorites from Tony and Chef.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Feb. 16, 1-2 P.M.
10:58 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Presidents Day: War Powers

In "Lords of Secrecy: The National Security Elite and America's Stealth Warfare," human rights attorney and journalist Scott Horton explores the legal and moral ramifications of the sweeping surveillance methods employed by the government and the power of presidents to wage war.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Feb. 16, 12-1 P.M
10:54 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Hopkins Research

Drug overdose death rates in the United States have more than tripled since 1990, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

One hour, four studies -- what Americans spend on Lyme Disease treatment; a possible connection between medical marijuana and reductions in overdose deaths from prescribed drugs; primary care doctors prescribing fewer opioids; public attitudes toward people with drug addictions. All research conducted by staff of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Maryland Morning Podcast
10:20 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Stemming The Flow Of Heroin; Playwright Lynn Nottage; "Ruined" At Everyman Theatre; CubeSats

Playwright Lynn Nottage
Credit David Shankbone / Flickr / Creative Commons

The number of Marylanders dying from heroin overdoses has been climbing for four years. In an effort to stem the flow of heroin, Maryland’s Attorney General’s is joining counterparts in five other northeast states to share information and jointly prosecute drug traffickers. We talk about it with Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh.

Then, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Ruined” is now up at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore. Tom Hall talks with playwright Lynn Nottage. And theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck brings us her review.

Plus, we talk to UMBC physicist Vanderlei Martins about how a tiny satellite you could hold in your hands, called a CubeSat is about to make us smarter about the weather by monitoring earth’s clouds from space.

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Maryland Joins Group Of States Teaming Up To Fight Flow Of Heroin

Heroin-Related Deaths Occurring in Maryland, 2007-2014 (through October)
Credit Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Heroin overdoses have taken the lives of more and more Marylanders each year for four years - now more than one a day. Last October, Attorneys General in New York and Pennsylvania announced they were creating a multi-state task force to break up heroin distribution networks that stretch along the East Coast. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said:

“It will expand our exchange of information by creating a regular, routine, and on-going dialogue including the ability to pass names and aliases of specific suspects… phone numbers, addresses, access to informants, distribution routes and location of stash houses.”

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh announced last week that Maryland would join the task force. He joins Sheilah now by phone to talk about it.

Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Lynn Nottage On Her Play, "Ruined"

Lynn Nottage
Credit David Shankbone / Flickr / Creative Commons

The Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Ruined" is now up at Everyman Theatre. It tells the story of a remarkable group of women in a bar and brothel in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and how they cope with unthinkable sexual abuse and torture from both sides of warring factions in that troubled country. Nottage talks with Tom Hall about the play.

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