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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. June 12 1-2 p.m.
10:07 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Immigrant Children in the US

Metro West on North Green Street is no-longer being considered as a shelter for immigrant children.
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The Obama administration has dropped the idea of converting a vacant office building in Baltimore into a shelter for immigrant children, but the problem and the need remain. In today's second hour, a look at the recent surge of immigrant children across the U.S. border, and the politics of immigration reform in the wake of the primary defeat of Republican Eric Cantor, the House majority leader.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. June 12 12-1 p.m.
10:02 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Carsick with John Waters

In his new book, Waters includes two fictional versions, and one non-fictional account, of his hitchhiking journey across America.

John Waters shares his stories of hitch-hiking and WYPR listeners are encouraged to tell theirs when the Baltimore filmmaker joins Dan in Studio A.

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Baltimore's Future
8:30 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Jess Ladd on Technology's Role in Improving Sexual Health

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David Warnock speaks with Jess Ladd.

On today's Baltimore's Future, David Warnock speaks with Jess Ladd about her project "Private Results," which aims to inform patients of their STI diagnosis through an easy and confidential telephone/online system. 

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The Morning Economic Report
8:16 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

College Enrollment Decline - 6/12/14

While some may bemoan recent data indicating that college enrollment is no longer rising as it had been, the fact that more people are opting to enter the workforce immediately after high school graduation may be an indication of recent economic improvement.  U.S. college enrollment accelerated during the recession, at least in part because of a difficult employment market that held little promise. 

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The First Five Years
4:47 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

The First Five Years: Talking About Loss

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The First Five Years "Talking About Loss."

When a loved one dies, parents may wonder how or even if to talk about this with children.

When parents talk honestly and in age-appropriate ways, children can make sense of the experience.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. June 11, 1-2 p.m.
9:50 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Midday on the Bay

The Maryland blue crab

Should Maryland and Virginia place a moratorium on the harvest of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs for a year? Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal joins Dan to explore that question and others related to the bay fishery. Plus, why Baltimore can't seem to make more progress in cleaning up its harbor.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed., June 11, 12-1 p.m.
9:47 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Mass Murder and Mental Illness

A look at paranoia as a commonality among those who commit mass murder. Our guests: Donald Dutton, psychologist and co-author of a recent journal article on the topic, and Midday contributor and psychiatrist Dr. Mark Komrad.

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Maryland Morning
9:46 am
Wed June 11, 2014

What Might You Pay For Health Insurance Next Year?

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Sheilah Kast talks with Chet Burrell, CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

The Affordable Care Act aims to expand access to health insurance. To do that, it also needs to keep down the cost of insurance premiums. So, how are things going? You can get a sense of it from the proposed rates from health insurers for individual health insurance next year. State regulators released them last week. With Sheilah Kast to talk about it is Chet Burrell, CEO of the state’s largest insurer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Reflections on Coming Out in Baltimore

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The interviews heard in this segment originally aired on October 11, 2013. 

Tom Hall speaks with members of Baltimore's LGBTQ community.
This weekend, members of the LGBTQ community and their allies will gather for Baltimore Pride 2014.  The Pride Festival has grown exponentially in recent years.  The growth of Pride is a testament to how many people have come out, as society has moved toward equal treatment for gays, lesbians and transgendered people.   But in the early years of the gay rights movement, many people experienced great difficulty in coming out.   Last year, in honor of National Coming Out Day, we heard from Marylanders as they reflected on their experiences when they came out to their family and friends. Today, we revisit that conversation. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Liz Lerman on "Healing Wars"

Tamara Hurwitz Pullman and Bill Pullman (foreground) with George Hirsch and Keith A. Thompson (background) in "Healing Wars."
Credit Teresa Wood

Tom Hall talks with choreographer Liz Lerman.

  The choreographer, writer and teacher Liz Lerman is Tom Hall's guest this morning.

Last week, she premiered her latest theatrical dance piece, "Healing Wars," which is an examination of how healers deal with the wounds of battle. 

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