Maryland Morning Podcast
11:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Baltimore's New Health Commissioner, Author Wes Moore, "The Whale" At Rep Stage, Homeless Count

Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore's New Health Commissioner

Dr. Leana Wen, an ER doctor and self-described patient advocate, has just joined Baltimore City government as Health Commissioner. We talk with her about how she plans to improve the city’s public health.

Baltimore author and social entrepreneur Wes Moore gained noticed for his first book, “The Other Wes Moore”. We talk with him about his new book, “The Work: My Search For A Life That Matters”.

Plus, theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Whale", now up at Rep Stage in Columbia.

Last night, volunteers canvassed cities and counties around the nation as part of a national effort to gather more data on homeless populations. We ask Adrienne Breidenstine of The Journey Home, Baltimore’s effort to end homelessness, about what we can learn from the count.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Jan. 26, 1-2 p.m.
10:20 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Two Days in June

On June 10 and 11 of 1963, President Kennedy gave two consecutive speeches on two of the greatest issues of the time: Nuclear arms and civil rights. Andrew Cohen, a former Washington correspondent for the New York Times, details those days and their significance in, "Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours that Made History." 

With production help from Midday intern Marjorie Goodman

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Jan. 26, 12-1 p.m.
10:18 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Citizens United: Five Years Later

Protesters in front of the Supreme Court demonstrating against Citizens United
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This month marks the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United decision, which struck down limits on corporate campaign contributions. Our guests: Sen.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon January 26, 2015

New Baltimore Health Commissioner Leana Wen On Her Public Health Priorities

Dr. Wen speaking at a TEDx talk at the University of Nevada
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Dr. Leana Wen is so new as Baltimore’s health commissioner that she hasn’t yet been confirmed by the City Council – that’s expected to take place this afternoon. She brings an impressive resume the public-health job: she started college at age 13, 5 years after she immigrated with her parents from Shanghai, China; she was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, has written a book, and taught and practice emergency-room medicine at George Washington University – all by age 31. We wanted to learn how she’ll bring that intimidating background to bear on improving Baltimore’s public health. She joins Sheilah in the studio.

Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Baltimore Author Wes Moore On Finding Meaning In What You Do

In 2010, Wes Moore published a best-selling book, "The Other Wes Moore", which told the story of his childhood and early adulthood, as well as that of another young man, who grew up in Baltimore, in the same neighborhood and, coincidentally, with the same name. Their outcomes, however, couldn’t be more different. One Wes Moore was convicted of murder, and imprisoned for life, while Wes Moore the author graduated from Johns Hopkins University, went on to be a Rhodes Scholar, became a decorated war veteran, an investment banker, a White House Fellow, an entrepreneur, and television host. His new book picks up his story where "The Other Wes Moore" left off. It’s called "The Work: My Search for a Life that Matters". He joins host Tom Hall on the line today from station KUOW in Seattle.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon January 26, 2015

The Rousuck Review: "The Whale"

Jenna Rossman and Michael Russotto
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Theatre critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Whale" playing at Rep Stage in Columbia through February 1st. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon January 26, 2015

What The Homeless Count Tells Us About The Most Vulnerable

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Every year cities and counties around the country have annual homeless counts to assess needs, trends and changes in homelessness. It’s also a federal requirement that local governments conduct a count at least every other year. Over the course of several days, thousands of volunteers, service providers and government officials collect information on the need.  The homeless count, called Point In Time, is not only a snapshot of the situation – it’s an effort to engage people where they are on the streets and in shelters.  Thousands of people are homeless in Baltimore City, most between age 40 and 60.  This year the count will focus on several difficult to reach populations. Adrienne Breidenstine, Executive Director of The Journey Home, part of the Mayor’s office of Human Services joins Sheilah Kast to discuss the count and the plan to end the city's homeless problem. 

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6:55 am
Mon January 26, 2015

School Delays and Closures: January 26, 2015

Total snow accumulation expected by 10am Tuesday.
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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 10 tomorrow morning for much of the listening area. Washington County and areas farther west are under a Winter Storm Warning. The total snow accumulation is likely to range between 2 inches and 6 inches for most of the listening area; Baltimore City will likely see 3 to 4 inches of snow.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap To Health & Wealth
6:46 pm
Sun January 25, 2015

ClearPath – Special One-Hour Edition – Getting Ready for Retirement

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A special one-hour edition of ClearPath  at 7 pm with guest experts Nicole Duritz, AARP, and Mary Beth Franklin, InvestmentNews will offer unique insights and clear-cut advice about Medicare and Social Security benefits, and the decisions Americans getting ready for retirement need to make.

In The Bromo
2:17 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

Barry Weissler

Fran and Barry Weissler

Tom talks with Barry Weissler, the Tony Award-winning producer of Chicago, playing at the Hippodrome March 3-8, 2015.

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