Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Leap, Pirouette, Repeat

The dance ensemble Company E.
Credit Courtesy of the Baltimore County Dance Celebration.

Tom Hall talks with Fronda Cohen, the Director of Baltimore County's Commission for Arts and Science, and with Paul Emerson, artistic and executive director of the ensemble Company E.
  The Baltimore County Commission on Arts and Sciences is inviting people to “take a leap” this month in a first-ever dance festival that features performances, and related events in Towson, Dundalk, Owings Mills and elsewhere.  It's called the Baltimore County Dance Celebration.

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8:44 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Another Poll On The Governor’s Race, MD’s Health Insurance Exchange, & The SHA’s Snow Removal Budget

We look at the results of another poll on the MD Governor’s race. Plus: news on the state’s online health insurance exchange, speed cameras, offshore wind, MDs’ income tax, snow removal budgets, Baltimore City Schools’ new CEO, SSA disability claims, and the Baltimore County Executive’s race.

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Maryland Morning
8:40 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Etiquette in the 21st Century Workplace

Author Richie Frieman
Credit Twist Photography

There can be many pitfalls in the 21st century workplace, such as replying to emails you didn't mean to, having a relationship with a colleague. Baltimore County author Richie Frieman addresses many of them in his book Reply All and Other Ways to Tank Your Career
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The Morning Economic Report
6:30 am
Wed February 19, 2014

The Morning Economic Report - 2/19/14

Cellar Notes
9:46 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Mer Soleil/Belle Glos - 2/19/14

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The Environment In Focus
2:12 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

"Black Liquor" Loophole Consumes Almost Half of Clean Energy Subsidies

Clean energy advocates are urging the Maryland General Assembly to close a loophole in the state's renewable energy law, which allows paper mills to burn a wood waste called "black liquor" to collect millions of dollars in subsidies from electricity rate payers.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Feb. 18, 12-1 p.m.
11:12 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Stormwater Rules

Opponents of the Maryland stormwater remediation fee have taken to calling it a "rain tax."
Credit The Baltimore Sun

Maryland's 10 largest jurisdictions are required by law to enact a storm water fee as a way to mitigate pollution of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Tuesday Feb. 18, 1-2 p.m.
10:12 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Advantages to Adversity

Psychiatrist Norman Rosenthal discusses the possible advantages of life's setbacks in "The Gift of Adversity."

At some point in life, everyone faces failure or at least an uphill battle, perhaps a discouraging circumstance that provokes thoughts of giving up.

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The Checkup
9:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Are Fewer Uninsured People Visiting Maryland's Emergency Rooms?

Credit redwolfoz / Creative Commons

About a third of emergency room visits in Maryland could have been handled in a primary care setting. Will the Affordable Care Act change that... and, if so, when?

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5:22 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Snow-Related Schedule Changes, Obama’s MD Visit, The Minimum Wage, & A New CEO For City Schools

A snow monster, spotted along Echodale Avenue in Baltimore.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

A look at this morning’s snow-related schedule changes, and what the snow’s done to the region’s roads and budgets. Plus: President Obama comes to MD today, to announce fuel efficiency standards. Also: MD’s minimum wage, a new CEO for city schools, and more...

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