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8:27 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Speed Cameras, MD’s Online Health Insurance Exchange, A “Training Wage,” and Bloomberg Backs Frosh

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake with City Transportation Director William Johnson (in background) following the Board of Estimates vote to pay Brekford Corporation $600,000 to get out of a contract to operate speed and red light cameras. Officials said the settlement allows the city to move forward in picking a new vendor to operate the cameras which have been offline since April.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Baltimore has terminated its relationship with the company that ran its troubled speed and red light camera system. Rep. John Delaney renews his call for MD to switch to the federal health insurance exchange. A proposal for a “training wage,” NYC’s Bloomberg endorses Frosh’s AG bid, and more.

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Winner of 2014 duPont-Columbia Award
2:08 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Lines Between Us

Congratulations to WYPR’s "Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast" for winning a 2014 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for The Lines Between Us.

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Headlines
8:48 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Mizeur Officially Enters Governor’s Race, Health Exchange News, The Minimum Wage, & Offshore Wind

Heather Mizeur
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Montgomery County Delegate Heather Mizeur has officially entered the 2014 governor’s race. Plus: health exchange news, the minimum wage, a new contract for Giant and Safeway workers, offshore wind, higher fines proposed for sewage spills, schools to close in Baltimore, and more.

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The Morning Economic Report
7:30 am
Wed December 18, 2013

The Morning Economic Report - 12/18/13

Cellar Notes
7:30 am
Wed December 18, 2013

12/18/13 - Christmas Gifts

Cost key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Splurges:
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve Champagne $$$
Chalk Hill Chardonnay, Chalk Hill Appellation 2010 $$$
Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $$$
Taylor-Fladgate "Vargellas" Vintage Port 2005 $$$

Good Value:
Chandon California Brut Classic Sparkling Wine $$
Fritz Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 2010 $$
Hess "Aloni" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $$
Taylor-Fladgate Tawny Port $

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Humanities Connection
3:40 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Humanities Connection - Hallowed Beauty: Sacred Texts As Artifacts

Recently Stevenson University, with support from the Maryland Bible Society and the Maryland Humanities Council, opened “Hallowed Beauty” an exhibition on, lecture about, and bus tour of sacred texts in the region.

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The Checkup
8:10 am
Tue December 17, 2013

How Preventive Care is Changing Under the Affordable Care Act

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The Affordable Care Act requires that insurers provide 45 preventive services to patients free of charge.  What does this mean for the health of individual patients?  What it could mean for the future health of the U.S., as a society And how much is it all going to cost?

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Headlines
8:00 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Speed Cameras, Harbor Point, The Minimum Wage, Animal Cruelty Legislation, and The Ravens’ Win

Baltimore is looking to end its contract with the company that runs its speed camera program. The City Board of Finance approves bonds for the Harbor Point development. Plus: the minimum wage in PG County, animal cruelty legislation in Baltimore County, last night’s Ravens victory, and more.

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The Morning Economic Report
7:30 am
Tue December 17, 2013

The Morning Economic Report - 12/17/13

Radio Kitchen
10:15 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

#1213 - Gifts

December 17, 2013 - Radio Kitchen - Gifts

Welcome to Radio Kitchen, I'm Al Spoler.  It's quite fortunate that we still have a week left for shopping for the holidays.  I've still got a few slots to fill, and whenever I can't make up my mind, I think "kitchen."  And Chef Jerry Pelligrino of Waterfront Kitchen, this is a good opportunity to talk about what's out there.
 

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