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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Finding Real Rosie the Riveters

A photo of Wilma Foster during her days at Fairchild Aircraft
Wilma Foster

Sheilah Kast speaks with Wilma Foster, a real 'Rosie the Riveter,' and her daughter Ann Marie Miller, a real 'rosebud.'

It's a famous image--the red polka-dot scarf, the blue work shirt, the determined face, and of course that curled bicep. It's Rosie the Riveter. Here face and "We Can Do It!" message was the star of World War II propaganda campaigns. Rosie was a composite character: millions of American women spent years working in factories and shipyards producing equipment to be used in the War. They could 'do it.' In this interview Sheilah Kast speaks with one of the real 'Rosies.' Wilma Foster lives in Laurel and worked as a riveter at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown during the early 1940s. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Patty Dann on Writing "Starfish"

Author Patty Dann
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Tom Hall speaks with author Patty Dann.

The author Patty Dann divides her time between New York and Baltimore. Her 1986 novel, "Mermaids" introduced us to the Flax family.

The novel was developed into a hit movie starring Cher as Mrs. Flax and Winona Ryder as Charlotte. And now, Patty Dann has given us a Flax family update.

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Headlines
5:18 am
Tue March 18, 2014

School Delays & Local Headlines for March 18, 2014

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Baltimore County schools are on a two-hour delay today, as are schools in Caroline, Howard, and Talbot counties. Plus: MD's unemployment rate, medical marijuana, pre-kindergarten, another data breach, and more.

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12:36 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Power Planners

Radio Kitchen #1226
9:43 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Spanish Dishes

March 18, 2014 - Radio Kitchen -  Spanish Dishes

A little later this year I'm going to be going to Spain and Portugal, and in anticipation I've been looking up some recipes in my big book of Spanish cooking.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of the Waterfront Kitchen knows, there's a lot to like about Spanish cooking.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Winter's Impact on Bugs and Blooms

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Sheilah Kast talks with University of Maryland entomologist Michael J. Raupp

This winter's freezing temperatures, snowfall and of course 'polar vortex' has made spring all the more desirable.

The first day of spring is just a few days away and many people are asking what effect the polar vortex has had and will have on spring's bugs and blooms.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon March 17, 2014

The Village of Baltimore, Ireland

Baltimore, Ireland
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Sheilah Kast talks with Baltimore, Ireland, resident Kieran Cotter
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re looking for an Irish connection to Baltimore... you don’t have to look past its name. Nestled at the southwestern tip of County Cork, with a harbor in the North Atlantic, is the village of Baltimore, Ireland. We wondered on this St. Patrick’s Day, what’s life like in another Baltimore? 
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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon March 17, 2014

"I and You" at Olney Theatre Center

Rachael Tice and Thaddeus Fitzpatrick as Caroline and Anthony.
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Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "You and I" at Olney Theatre Center

Two teenagers navigate love, youth and illness. Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "I and You" at Olney Theatre Center.

"I and You" continues until March 30.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Center Stage's Twist on "Twelfth Night"

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Tom Hall talks with theater director Gavin Witt about "Twelfth Night" at Center Stage

Mistaken identity, cross-dressing, love at first sight...it's got to be Shakespeare's classic "Twelfth Night." Center Stage's new production of "Twelfth Night" incorporates some film noir and classic Hollywood comedic elements into the play.

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Headlines
5:43 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Snow For Saint Patrick's Day

Snow on N. Charles St, outside WYPR's studios, at 5am.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 2 o'clock this afternoon, with 4 to 8 inches of snow likely in most parts of the WYPR listening area. Public schools in the listening area are closed (except for Washington County schools, which are on a 2-hour delay). Many other schedule changes are in effect.

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