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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Ongoing Improvement of the U.S. Job Market - 7/25/14

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There is little question that the U.S. labor market is improving.  Job growth has accelerated in recent months and unemployment has been falling.  There are some that believe that the ongoing improvement of the nation’s job market will eventually pull more people back into the labor force. 

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Humanities Connection
5:23 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Books: A Doorway to Discovery

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The years before children enter the classroom are crucial to setting a student on the path to academic success.

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Baltimore's Future with David Warnock
9:49 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Hathaway Ferebee

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David Warnock speaks with Hathaway Ferebee.

On today's episode of "Baltimore's Future," David Warnock speaks with Hathaway Ferebee, Executive Director of the Safe and Sound Campaign, which seeks to improve the health, safety and well-being of young people in Baltimore. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 24, 1-2 p.m.
9:37 am
Thu July 24, 2014

In the Garden: Summer Edition

Beans, beats, tomatoes, basil, melons, peaches -- the time for bountiful fresh fruits and vegetables has arrived. Nancy Taylor Robson, master gardener and Grow It/Eat It blogger, and Baltimore Sun columnist Susan Reimer offer tips for growing backyard produce while warding off the bugs.

Click here for a link to the recipes talked about on today's show.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 24, 12-1 pm
9:35 am
Thu July 24, 2014

China Rising

New Yorker staff writer and former China correspondent Evan Osnos offers insights and observations about the world's most populous country in "Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China."

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Headlines
8:01 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Cove Point, A BWI Upgrade, Goods For Guns, & NAACP Brings 2016 Convention To Baltimore

Dominion's liquefied natural gas import terminal.
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Maryland’s Board of Public Works voted unanimously yesterday to approve a wetlands permit to Virginia-based Dominion Resources, bringing plans for a liquefied natural gas export facility closer to fruition. The BPW also approves a major upgrade at BWI… as well as a credit monitoring service for people affected by a UMD data breach. Plus: the NAACP announces that its 2016 convention will be held in Baltimore. A “Goods For Guns” program is set for Saturday in Baltimore. The US Naval Academy gets new leadership. And more.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Persistence of Long-Term Unemployment - 7/24/14

One of the most puzzling aspects of the current economic expansion is the persistence of long-term unemployment.  After all, payroll employment has now surpassed its pre-recession peak. 

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The Morning Economic Report
7:29 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Inversion Deals - 7/23/14

America has among the highest corporate income taxes in the world and a growing number of domestic firms are merging with foreign companies in order to reduce their tax burdens. 

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The First Five Years
4:41 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

The First Five Years: Emergency Preparedness

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The First Five Years on "Emergency Preparedness."

Between thunderstorms and threats of tornadoes, this has been a summer full of turbulent weather. Take the time when the sky is clear to make sure your family is ready for whatever Mother Nature sends our way. A little planning now can save lives when disaster strikes.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 23, 1-2 p.m.
9:15 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Studying Laughter

What makes us laugh? In "Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why," cognitive neuroscientist and former University of Maryland research scientist Scott Weems delves into what makes things funny.

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