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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:55 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Western Shore College Students and Eastern Shore Residents "Envision Salisbury"

Students and locals gather at the Feb. 8 "Envision Salisbury" workshop in downtown Salisbury.
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Sheilah Kast speaks with Salisbury Mayor Jim Ireton, UMD Assistant Professor Luis Quiros about "Envision Salisbury." We also hear from UMD Master's candidate Valerie Sherry.

It’s been more than three decades since a new building went up in downtown Salisbury on the Eastern Shore.  The city’s is aiming to revitalize itself – and one unusual element in that effort involves dozens of graduate and undergraduate architecture students re-designing Salisbury’s downtown. Since January, 58 students from the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (MAPP) have been researching Salisbury history, and mapping, drawing and analyzing data from residents in a project called “Envision Salisbury.”

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Who's Mad?

Jessica Taylor, Alexander Scally (leaning on sofa) and Tucker Foltz.
Credit Emily McCort

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Tales of Ordinary Madness" at Fells Point Corner Theatre.

What do mannequins, people sleeping in sinks, and milk and hair clipping mixtures have in common? They all have a place in "Tales of Ordinary Madness."

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck brings us her review of this 2001 Czech play, now up at Fells Point Corner Theatre. 

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:45 am
Mon February 24, 2014

"Keeping It Real" at the Pratt

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Tom Hall and Jean Thompson tour "Keeping It Real" at The Enoch Pratt Free Library.

For more than 25 years, Jean Thompson has been collecting artifacts of the African-American experience. Many of them are now on display at The Enoch Pratt Free Library in an exhibit called "Keeping It Real: One Collector's Quest for Artifacts of African-American Culture and History."  

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Headlines
8:35 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Revised Enrollment Goals For MD Health Insurance Exchange, Foreclosures, & The Governor’s Race

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State officials are lowering enrollment goals for Maryland’s online health insurance exchange, saying the original goals were mistakenly set too high. Plus: gubernatorial hopeful Lollar picks Timmerman to be his running mate, the state NAACP calls for a foreclosure moratorium, the Horseshoe casino holds hiring fairs, and more...

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Baltimore Names Greg Thornton Schools CEO

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Sheilah Kast talks with two reporters about new Baltimore Schools CEO Greg Thornton.

Baltimore City Schools has a new leader.  Gregory Thornton, who currently leads Milwaukee public schools, will take over the post of CEO this July.  We talk with two reporters about what to expect from his tenure.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Remembering Legendary Pianist, Ellis Larkins

Ellis Larkins. (Courtesy of the Digital Collections in the Arthur Friedheim Library of the Peabody Institute and Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Larkins.)

Tom Hall talks with Bob Jacobson about Ellis Larkins
Ella Fitzgerald cut a classic record, Ella Sings Gershwin, in 1950. She was accompanied by a lone pianist who had an elegant touch: Baltimore’s own Ellis Larkins.  A graduate of Frederick Douglass High School in Northwest Baltimore, Larkins was the first African-American to attend the Peabody Conservatory.  After training at Juilliard, he became one of the most distinguished and accomplished jazz pianists of his generation.   

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Sojourne

Trina Coleman

Tom Hall talks with the band Sojourne.
Sojourne is a Baltimore based band whose style is informed by the classical training of the woman who fronts it, Trina Coleman. Trina and her husband Zachary teamed-up with drummer Steve McGrath and bassist Tim Long to form Sojourne in 2013.  
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Headlines
8:26 am
Fri February 21, 2014

MD’s Online Health Exchange, Cell Phone Thefts, Medical Marijuana, & The Sun To Buy The City Paper

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More on problems with MD’s online health exchange. Senator Mikulski announces legislation aimed at reducing cell phone thefts. The Baltimore Sun prepares to buy the Baltimore City Paper. Plus: medical marijuana, speed limits on interstates, illegal dumping, retirement savings accounts, stink bugs, and more.

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Humanities Connection
5:24 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Giving Voice to History through Hands-on Archival Outreach

Records and materials that are deemed to have permanent historical value are assessed, curated, and preserved by archivists at historical societies, museums, libraries, and academic and public institutions.

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The Signal
5:00 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

The Signal: 2.21.14

Dominic Smith, Andrew Felix, and Sean Beier of Steady Pleasures.
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Sean Beier, Shebooks, Full Circle Dance Company, and "Like Father, Like Son"...

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