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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed June 3, 2015

Budget Cuts For Baltimore's Public Schools

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Baltimore teachers, students, and parents are on pins and needles this week, waiting to see the impact of budget cuts on the city’s public schools. Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Gregory Thornton has been working since he took over last summer to close a $108 million budget shortfall for the fiscal year that begins July 1st; last month, Governor Hogan announced he would not release $68 million that the legislature had allocated for schools, including $11.6 million that would have gone to Baltimore city. In the past two weeks, over 200 city school employees have been let go, mostly from the central office – and more layoffs may be coming.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed June 3, 2015

When A School Becomes More Than A School

Benjamin Franklin High School, South Baltimore
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Baltimore has 45 community schools. These are schools that have a coordinator who gives support to students and families. And, we’re not talking about just after-school programs, but much more: coordinating health and mental health services, food assistance, expanded early-learning programs.  Advocates for community schools say these kinds of “wrap-around” services are an investment in students and their families that pays off and we wanted to get a better sense of how they work.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed June 3, 2015

Baltimore Writer Jen Grow's "My Life As A Mermaid, And Other Stories"

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Writer Jen Grow has just published her first book, a collection of short stories called "My Life as a Mermaid, and Other Stories". Grow introduces us to a quirky array of compelling characters with grace, compassion and a trenchant wit. Tom Hall talks with her about the book, which won the 2012 Dzanc Books Short Story Competition.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Wed June 3, 2015

Housing on the Rise - 6/3/15

While the U.S. economy has disappointed along many dimensions thus far in twenty fifteen, one segment of the economy that appears to be coming back to life is housing.  Residential builders broke ground on homes in April at the fastest pace in more than seven years.  Rising construction is helping to trigger retail sales in related categories, including at stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s. 

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UMMC Commentary
8:20 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Brandy Pruso


UMMC Commentary
8:14 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Dr. Erika Feller


UMMC Commentary
8:06 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Dr. William Hutson


Public Commentary
7:48 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Rick Barth - June 2, 2015

Richard P. “Rick” Barth, PhD, MSW, is professor and dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work. He is a Fellow and President of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. His bachelors and graduate degrees are from Brown University and the University of California at Berkeley, respectively. He has also served as a chaired professor at UC Berkeley and University of North Carolina. He has authored many books, chapters, and articles on children’s services practice, programs, policy, and research.

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A Blue View
7:40 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

In the Mud - 6/2/15

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Don’t be deceived by the desolate look of a mudflat. These areas of mud or sandy mud, which line thousands of miles of Chesapeake Bay shoreline, are hiding a rich variety of life.

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
3:34 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Travel 2015

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Tony and Chef discuss their favorite travel spots.

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