The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Student Debt Forgiveness - 7/9/14

The federal government has taken certain steps to relieve some of America’s student debt burden.  President Obama recently announced that he is expanding the Pay as You Earn Repayment Plan, which targets borrowers with low incomes relative to their overall federal student loan debt.  The program reduces borrowers’ monthly payments and provides the opportunity for debt forgiveness.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, there were 190,000 borrowers enrolled at the end of March.  According to the White House, the recent change could render up to 5 million more borrowers eligible over the next year or so. 

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Cellar Notes
11:33 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Byron Winery - 7/9/14

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

Byron Chardonnay, Santa Barbara '12  *  $
(Very nice entry level chardonnay, good value.)

Byron Pinot  Noir, Santa Barbara '12  *  $$
(Very good varietal character, great value.)

Byron Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley '11  *** $$
(Creamy, rich, well balanced, textbook chard.)

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The Environment In Focus
2:57 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Pollution Now Driving Evolution

For years, people thought that evolution was something that happened slowly, over thousands or millions of years. Not true, as it turns out.

Environment In Focus Podcast 7-9-2014

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 11, 1-2 p.m.
9:52 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Midday on Film

Critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed join us to discuss the life and career of one of Hollywood’s original “it girls,” Barbara Stanwyck. We’ll also be joined by Stanwyck biographer Victoria Wilson, author of "A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940." Original air date 4/4/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 11, 12-1 p.m.
9:46 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Pixar President Ed Catmull

The computer scientist and Disney and Pixar Animations president talks about the history of the company he co-founded and the future of cinematic art. Original air date 6/10/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 10, 1-2 p.m.
9:41 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Alex's Wake

Martin Goldsmith retraces the steps of his grandfather and uncle from their native Germany to their fateful trip aboard a ship full of Jewish refugees trying to escape Hitler's onslaught. Goldsmith is well known to NPR listeners as the host for many years of the classical music program Performance Today. He is now host of Sirius XM’s Symphony Hall. Original air date 4/28/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 10, 12-1 p.m
9:35 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Raising Children Godless

We take a look at the unique challenges that parents face when trying to raise ethical and moral children in a non-religious household. Our guests: Deborah Mitchell, a North Texas mother of two, whose first book, "Growing Up Godless: A Parenting Guide to Raising Kids Without Religion," talks about what it's like raising children as an atheist, and Dale McGowan, a writer and atheist who was named the 2008 Harvard Humanist of the Year for his work in nonreligious parenting. Original air date 6/3/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 9, 1-2 p.m.
9:32 am
Tue July 8, 2014

A Farm Dies Once a Year

At 31, and unsure of what to do with his career, Arlo Crawford moved back to his childhood home on a vegetable farm in rural Pennsylvania. In "A Farm Dies Once a Year," Crawford beautifully chronicles the story of his family's farm, its many ups and downs, and his complicated relationship with farm life. Original air date 5/8/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 9, 12-1 p.m.
9:29 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Inside the Teenage Brain

Psychiatrist and author Daniel Siegel talks about the teenage brain, how it develops, how it works -- and how parents and their children can make the most of an important period of growth, change and experimentation. Siegel is the best-selling author of "Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain." Original air date 5/28/14

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9:06 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Election Results, APG Team Destroys Syria’s Chemical Weapons, & MD Senators Talk Water Projects

Credit crazysanman history via flickr

It’s been two weeks since Maryland’s primary election, and yesterday, local election officials formally finished counting all the absentee, provisional, and military ballots. A team from Aberdeen Proving Ground has begun destroying Syria’s chemical weapons. Maryland’s two US Senators were in Baltimore yesterday, to talk about water infrastructure projects. Plus: the corruption investigation at the Baltimore City Detention Center, casino revenues, dog parks, the “Battle of the Beltways,” and more.

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