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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Tue July 29, 2014

Federal Spending on Healthcare - 7/29/14

The growth in federal spending on healthcare will continue to decline as a proportion of the overall economy according to a recent report supplied by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.  The budget office stated in its annually produced 25-year forecast that federal spending on major healthcare programs would amount to 8 percent of gross domestic product by 2039, one-tenth of a percentage point lower than its previous projection.  With this latest revision, the Congressional Budget Office has now reduced its 10-year estimate for spending by Medicare, Medicaid and other health programs by 1 point two three trillion dollars starting in 2010, the year in which the Affordable Care Act took effect. 

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Radio Kitchen #1244
7:19 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Market Galette

July 29, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Market Galette

I've has become a big fan of taking vacations in Normandy, France.  There is something about the gentle Norman countryside that really appeals to me, and believe me you do eat well over there.  And one of the most popular items in Normandy threw Jerry a curve ball the first time I ever mentioned it, and that is the galette. 

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The Signal
12:44 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Living Chapters, Spare Rooms, and the Amazing Linotype

Beth Barbush, at the WYPR studios

Community artist Beth Barbush hands her life-story over to her friends; Matthew Bowden discusses his film, “Spare Rooms”; and Ray Loomis demonstrates the mechanical marvels of the Linotype.

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
11:38 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Fear of Food

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 28, 1-2 p.m.
9:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Midday on Health: Volunteerism in Retirement

With the baby boomer generation hitting retirement age, more organizations are reaching out to seniors for volunteers.

As the population of retirees increases, more organizations are turning to seniors for volunteers. A talk about the mutual benefits to the community and to the health of retirees who volunteer. Our guests: Bill Romani, director of AARP Experience Corps. of Baltimore ; Dora Tapp, a local volunteer with Experience Corps; and Hal Handley, a former senior vice president with McCormick & Co. recently named "Volunteer of the Decade" by the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 28, 12-1 p.m.
9:07 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Midday on Health: Progress on Strokes

According to a new study by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University, fewer Americans are suffering strokes.

Fewer Americans are having strokes and those who do are now less likely to die from them, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers and reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Our guests: Two of the report's co-authors, Josef Coresh, professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Dr. Rebecca Gottesman, associate professor of neurology. Original air date 7/16/14

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Reducing Federal Drug Sentences

Credit flickr/smath

Sheilah talks with James Wyda, Federal Public Defender in Maryland

About 100,000 people are incarcerated for federal drug crimes in the United States. The crimes could be “manufacturing, distributing, or possessing with intent to distribute” to “acting as a principal administrator, organizer or leader of a continuing criminal enterprise.” Those convicted of federal drug crimes can serve anywhere from a year to life in prison. A little over a week ago, when the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to reduce federal drug sentences, about half of those 100,000 offenders became eligible to have their sentences reviewed by a judge…which means that there is a possibility that their sentences could be reduced.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Sketches Of A Confederate P.O.W.

Sheilah talks with historian Ross Kimmel, co-author of the new book "'I Am Busy Drawing Pictures': The Civil War Art and Letters of Private John Jacob Omenhausser."
It’s the hot summer of 1864. You’re a private in the Confederate Army. You’ve been captured by the Union Army and you’re being held at Point Lookout, the North’s biggest and southern-most  prisoner-of-war-camp at the tip of southern Maryland. What do you do? 
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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Does "Legally Blonde, the Musical" Pass the Good Theater Bar?

Bridget Linsenmeyer as Elle with dog.
Credit Dave Frey

Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck discuss Cockpit in Court's production of " Legally Blonde, the Musical."

Two brunettes, Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck, discuss Cockpit in Court's production of "Legally Blonde, The Musical" now at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon July 28, 2014

"The White Rail" by Clarinda Harriss

Tom speaks with poet Clarinda Harriss.

Baltimore is a weird place. Whether its quirk is distinct from that of other cities is often a topic of debate, but The White Rail, Clarinda Harriss' new collection of short stories, provides some compelling anecdotal evidence. The poet and author has published six volumes of poetry, and more than 350 of her poems have appeared in journals and magazines.  She was a professor of English at Towson University for 40 years, and with this new collection, she ventures for the first time into the world of short stories.

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