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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. April 4, 1-2 p.m.
9:49 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Midday on Film

The film star Barbara Stanwyck

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." 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. April 4, 12-1 p.m.
9:45 am
Fri April 4, 2014

The Midday Weekly Review

Jonathan Pollard was sentenced to life in prison nearly three decades ago for spying for Israel.
Credit The Associated Press

A look at the region's news stories with the reporters and editors who covered them. This hour: Should President Obama grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard, who was sentenced to life nearly three decades ago for spying for Israel? The Pollard case has connections to Maryland and Baltimore. It surfaces from time to time, and this week it became part of Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to keep alive the fraying Israel-Palestine peace negotiations. Today we’ll speak to University of Baltimore law professor Kenneth Lasson about Jonathan Pollard.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Bargaining Between Johns Hopkins Hospital and Maintenance Workers Continues

Hopkins employees Kiva (l) and Bob (r) say wages should be higher.
Credit Jamyla Kay

Sheilah Kast talks with Armeta Dixon, Vice-President of 1199SEIU for Baltimore Hospitals and Health Systems, and Bryan O’Keefe, law labor attorney.

  Last night’s contract talks between Johns Hopkins Hospital management and hospital service and maintenance workers ended around 8 p.m., with no agreement.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri April 4, 2014

The Art of Argument

Left to Right: Ignacio Evans, debate coach; Ameena Ruffin, Korey Johnson (holding cup); Amber Kelsie, debate coach.
Credit Photo courtesy of Towson University.

Tom Hall talks with Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson, members of the Towson University Debate Team.

Last month, Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson, members of the Towson University Debate Team, won the Cross Examination Debate Association national championship.  They are the first African American women’s team to win a national title.  On the way to their victory, they bested teams from Harvard, Michigan, NYU and many other prestigious schools.  

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Maryland Morning
8:40 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Films for Spring: A Band, A Vermeer, and an Arc

Jennifer Connelly as Naameh and Russell Crowe as Noah in NOAH.
Credit Paramount

Tom Hall talks with Jed Dietz of the Maryland Film Festival and Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post about movies to watch this month.

  Ann Hornaday, film critic for The Washington Post and Jed Dietz of the Maryland Film Festival, join us to discuss the must-see movies for April.

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Headlines
8:15 am
Fri April 4, 2014

The Minimum Wage, Marijuana, Speed Cameras, Dog Bite Liability, Stormwater Fees, & Ghana At A Glance

Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

A look at bills either approved or under consideration by the General Assembly, on matters from the minimum wage to marijuana decriminalization to speed cameras to dog bite liability to underage casino gambling to stormwater fees. Plus, our series “Ghana At A Glance,” Brown files an election law complaint against Gansler, and the OC Air Show. And more…

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Lil' Tommy's Wedding Day

When Congressman Tommy D'Alesandro, Jr. married Nancy Lombardi, Little Italy - where they were both born and raised - became one vast, day long party of wining and dining.  A little too much of it caused Tommy and Nancy to change their honeymoon plans!  

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Fri April 4, 2014

To Buy or to Lease - 4/4/14

To buy or to lease – that is the question that many prospective car purchasers are asking.  As indicated by a recent Wall Street Journal article, conventional wisdom holds that leasing an automobile is generally more favorable than purchasing one if you tend to upgrade to a new car every few years.  Purchasing makes more sense is you want to own for many years.  Leasing also doesn’t work as well for people who drive many miles per year. 

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Humanities Connection
4:53 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond

Photo provided by the Baltimore Museum of Industry from the collection of James Bollman

Many may not know it, but Maryland was particularly positioned to take the banjo to national notoriety.  The Maryland Humanities grant-supported exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, "Making Music: The Banjo in Baltimore and Beyond," curated by Greg Adams, Pete Ross, and Robert Winans, traces the city's role in the evolution of the instrument from its introduction before the Civil War to its place in American culture today.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. April 3 1-2 p.m.
4:28 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Energy Bill Shock

Maryland's public service commission received numerous complaints about rate increases during the long winter.
Credit mit.edu

  The long, frigid winter resulted in unusually high utility bills for Marylanders. But for customers with variable-rate contracts, bills are especially steep, leaving some to wonder if the increases were from price gouging. 

Paula Carmody, head of the state's Office of People's Counsel and the citizens representative before the Maryland Public Service Commission, joins us to explain gas-and-electric bills and pricing and to answer listener questions and concerns.

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