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8:54 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Power Outages, Early Voting, and A Possible Strike At Johns Hopkins Hospital Next Week

Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Thunderstorms last night knocked out power for tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Central MD. Early voting concludes today… and amid predictions of low turnout WYPR’s Fraser Smith urges Marylanders not to relinquish the title of “voter.” Plus: a possible strike at Johns Hopkins Hospital, federal funds to restore Superstorm Sandy-damaged ecosystems, and more.

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Baltimore's Future with David Warnock
8:32 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Michael Flowers

Michael Flowers.
Credit New York University Center for Urban Science and Progress

On today's episode of "Baltimore's Future," David Warnock speaks with Mike Flowers, former analytics officer for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He is also an Urban Science Fellow at New York University's Center for Urban Science and Progress. 

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UMMC Commentary
4:09 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Stacy Fisher, M.D.

  Stacy Fisher, M.D. is assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. June 18, 12-2 p.m.
9:21 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Attorney General Race

State House Del. Aisha Braveboy, State Sen. Brian Frosh, and State Del. Jon Cardin are vying for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General.

As the Republican and Libertarian candidates are running unopposed in the June 24th primary, we’ll talk with the three contenders vying for the Democratic nomination to become Maryland’s top legal officer; State House Del. Aisha Braveboy of Prince George’s County, Del. Jon Cardin of Baltimore County, and State Senator Brian Frosh of Montgomery County. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Bringing Space to the Eastern Shore

November 2013 rocket launch from Wallops Flight Facility.
Credit Virginia Department of Transportation / Creative Commons

 

Sheilah talks with Dr. Memo Diriker from Salisbury University, as well as Bruce Underwood, Deputy Director of Strategic Development at Wallops Flight Facility.

What can the aerospace industry do for the Eastern Shore economy? We talk with an economist at Salisbury University and a Deputy Director at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Maryland in Photographs, 75 Years Ago

Tom speaks with author Constance Schulz and Baltimore Sun reporter Fred Rasmussen.

There’s a beautiful new book of photographs that chronicles life in MD in the 1930s and 40s.   It’s called Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photography from the Great Depression and World War II. Tom Hall spoke about it with the author of the book, Constance Schulz, a professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina. He also spoke with Fred Rasmussen, a reporter at the Baltimore Sun for more than forty years. He wrote the foreword for the book. He used to write a column called Back Story, and is now part of the Retro Baltimore team.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed June 18, 2014

James Magruder on Writing "Let Me See It"

Tom Hall speaks with author James Magruder.

Baltimore-based author James Magruder has just published a new collection of inter-related short stories called "Let Me See It."  It’s about family.  It’s about coming of age.  It’s about coming out. 

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Headlines
8:40 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Early Voting, Party Affiliation, Immigrant Children, VA Medical Centers, & Baltimore’s Stylish Mayor

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Credit Paul Morigi / Getty Images

Early voting continues. A look at why thousands of Maryland voters have left the major political parties. Federal officials eye another Maryland site as a potential shelter for immigrant children. The acting Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs visits Baltimore’s VA Medical center. News on the casinos coming to Baltimore and Prince George’s County. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is named as the 5th most fashionable mayor in the world! And more.

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Maryland Morning
8:40 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Creative Baltimore Fund Grantees

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake poses with some of this year’s Creative Baltimore Fund grantees at a press conference, June 16, 2014, at School 33.
Credit Mitch Case, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts

Yesterday Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake made an announcement concerning city funding for arts organizations and individual artists. 

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Cellar Notes
5:30 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Malbecs by Renacer - 6/18/14

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

Punta Final Malbec, Mendoza '12  *1/2  $
(Very nice entry level malbec.)

Punta Final Reserva Malbec, Mendoza '11  **1/2 $$
(Dynamic, hedonistic, very impressive and satisfying.)

Enamore Malbec, Mendoza '11  *** $$
(A co-production with Allegrini of Italy, robust, very impressive.)

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