The First Five Years
4:41 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

The First Five Years: Emergency Preparedness

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The First Five Years on "Emergency Preparedness."

Between thunderstorms and threats of tornadoes, this has been a summer full of turbulent weather. Take the time when the sky is clear to make sure your family is ready for whatever Mother Nature sends our way. A little planning now can save lives when disaster strikes.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 23, 1-2 p.m.
9:15 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Studying Laughter

What makes us laugh? In "Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why," cognitive neuroscientist and former University of Maryland research scientist Scott Weems delves into what makes things funny.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 23, 12-1 p.m.
9:12 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Doctors Without Borders: A Profile

Doctors without Borders works in some of the most impoverished places on Earth.

One of the world's most admired organizations, Doctors Without Borders has delivered medical care to the world's most impoverished and imperiled places since its founding in 1971. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. Renee Fox, a sociologist and medicine scholar, chronicles the history of the organization and its influence around the globe. Original air date 7/2/14

With production help from Midday intern James Daley

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Tracking Economic and Social Change in Two Eastern Shore Towns

Sheilah talks with Meredith Ramsay about her new book on Somerset County as well as Kirkland Hall and Craig Mathies about changes made in the county that were discussed in the book.

Somerset County, the southernmost county on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, was founded in 1666.

It’s motto for centuries has been Semper Eadem, Latin for “Always the same.”

A lot has indeed stayed the same, but even at the bottom tip of Maryland, the normal processes of time and struggles to bring about change intentionally…have had effects also.  


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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed July 23, 2014

The History of Charles Street

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Tom talks with Baltimore historian and author John McGrain about the history of Charles Street.

This morning Tom Hall is paying a visit to the historian and author John McGrain at his home in Towson. Mr. McGrain is the former secretary of the Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission, and from 1998 until he retired in 2007, he served as the official historian of Baltimore County. He’s written several books, the latest of which is a history of one of this area’s most familiar and widely traversed streets, Charles Street. From its start near the city’s Inner Harbor to its northern most tip in Lutherville, Charles Street has a rich architectural history and a long list of famous residents, which are chronicled in John McGrain’s book, Charles Street: Baltimore’s Artery of Elegance.

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Maryland Morning Podcast
8:45 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Somerset County Changes and The History of Charles Street

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We talk with Meredith Ramsay about economic development and social change in two lower Eastern Shore towns and with two local leaders about the what lies ahead for the area.

Plus, Tom Hall talks about Charles Street's beginnings with local historian John McGrain, author of the new book “Charles Street: Baltimore’s Artery of Elegance”.

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8:28 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Mikulski Backs Reduced Border Funding Measure, MD Gun Law Goes To Court, & Trash-Fighting Initiative

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.)
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US Senator Barbara Mikulski plans to introduce a reduced border funding measure today. Attorneys have presented arguments in federal court in Baltimore on Maryland's ban of high-capacity magazines and 45 gun types classified as “assault weapons”. Baltimore City and Baltimore County working together to fight a common enemy: trash. And much more.

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Cellar Notes
5:30 am
Wed July 23, 2014

California Pinot Noirs - 7/23/14

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

La Crema Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast  2012 *1/2  $$
(Light, fruity, rounded, good every day pinot noir.)

La Crema Pinot Noir, Monterey, 2012 **  $$
(A bigger, earthier pinot noir with good complexity.)

Wild Ridge Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2011  ***  $$
(Impressive, full bodied, well balanced, nuanced.)

Champ de Reves Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 2011  *** $$
(Very complex, great body, very elegant.)

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

The Nature of Things
5:46 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Northern Copperhead Snakes

Northern copperheads can be found in forested hillsides and wetlands, and will even occupy wood or sawdust piles from the Eastern Shore west to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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The Environment In Focus
2:56 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Multiplying Oyster Harvest Triggers Debate Over Catch Restrictions

After more than a century of decline, the  harvest of oysters from the Chesapeake Bay has quadrupled over the last four years.  This increase has inspired a debate over whether more -- or fewer -- restrictions are needed on the harvest of the Bay's keystone species. 

Environment In Focus Podcast 7-23-2014

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