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Maryland Morning Podcast
10:59 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Goucher College Comes to Jessup Prisoners; Oscar Recap; Black Market Poaching On Tilghman Island

Captain Billy Lednum stands on his boat, the Kristin Marie, on his last day of rockfishing this season. He is now serving a one year sentence for poaching.
Credit Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun

  

  In the spring of 2014, Tom Hall sat in on a couple of unusual college classrooms. Goucher college professors travel to Maryland prisons in Jessup to teach courses to inmates. They are looking for volunteers to tutor students. You can find out more at their website

Then - We welcome back the Maryland Film Festival’s Jed Dietz and Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday to recap the Oscar winners and tell us about some other movies they’re keeping an eye on.

Plus, a scheme by several Tilghman Island watermen to poach a half-million-dollars’ worth of striped bass from the Chesapeake Bay shows the tension between the waterman and the regulators of Maryland’s seafood harvest. We talk with Baltimore Sun journalist and filmmaker Catherine Rentz who has been covering the case.

The Morning Economic Report
9:04 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Retirement Savings Deficit - 3/6/15

Many Americans are not even close to saving enough for retirement.  A report from the Employee Benefit Research Institute recently featured by Bloomberg estimates a projected retirement shortfall of more than nineteen thousand dollars per individual for married couples.  The savings deficit for baby boomers who are single males is around thirty-four thousand dollars and nearly sixty three thousand dollars for single females. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri March 6, 2015

What Can A Liberal Arts Education Do For Maryland Prisoners?

Political science class at Maryland Correctional Institution for Women

  This morning we’re revisiting a story we first aired last October. In the spring of 2014, Tom Hall sat in on a couple of unusual college classrooms. In a spacious library, a political science class discusses why some political movements succeed, while others don’t. In another classroom, the subject is Latin American History. The professors are from Goucher College, but the classes aren’t held on Goucher’s bucolic Towson campus. They’re being conducted in prisons at Jessup.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:59 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Wage Growth - 3/5/15

The ongoing economic expansion is lifting the fortunes of a growing number of segments, including the U.S. apartment market, state and local government spending and tourism.  Complete recovery continues to elude a number of other segments, however, including the single family housing market.  Significant wage growth remains another major missing piece. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Roundup Of Recent Oscar Wins

Still image from the film, Leviathan.

  Maryland Morning  movie mavens, Jed Dietz director of the Maryland Film Festival and Ann Hornaday, film critic for the Washington Post, talk with host Sheilah Kast about some of their Oscar favorites and what movies you should check out this weekend.

Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri March 6, 2015

A Black Market Fish Poaching Scheme Gone Bad

Captain Billy Lednum stands on his boat, the Kristin Marie, on his last day of rockfishing this season. He is now serving a one year sentence for poaching.
Credit Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun

 The watermen of Tilghman Island – population 854 – had been harvesting perch, shad, oysters, herring and rockfish for centuries when scientific fisheries management became a widely used tool for regulating fish harvest in the United States.  The idea is to manage annual harvests so aquatic species can be harvested in perpetuity.  In the late 1970s, the rockfish population was in crisis and Congress passed an law that imposed a moratorium on striped bass or rockfish.

These days the fish are at more sustainable levels and rockfish are again being fished – under rules that regulate the kinds of nets that can be used, the size of the fish, total weight of each haul, and the times of year they can be fished. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri, March 6, 1-2 P.M.
6:18 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Midday on Film

"You can’t handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who’s going to do it?  You?"

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri, March 6, 12-1 P.M.
6:15 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Midday Friday

We take at look interesting stories, people and ideas from the Baltimore region and throughout the state. In this hour, who will succeed retiring Senator Barbara Mikulski? Plus, book and film recommendations for the snowy weekend.

Humanities Connection
6:10 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Coming Home In 2007: A Veteran’s Perspective

  Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War is an NEH Initiative facilitated in Maryland by the Maryland Humanities Council that seeks to promote discussion, deepen understanding of service members' experiences, and provide opportunities to reflect and give voice to issues of concern to veterans.


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Baltimore's Future
9:38 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Baltimore's Future: Richard Best

Richard Best is the Executive Director of the not-for-profit organization Section 1.

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