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8:50 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Getting to Know "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

A scene from "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
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Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to Bucks County, PA, by way of Kansas City. And she did that by going to Center Stage in Baltimore.  Here’s her review of their current production, "Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike" which is up at Center Stage until May 25. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon May 19, 2014

What Do Community Gardeners Know About Their Plots?

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Over the last 10 years, there has been an explosion of interest in locally grown food throughout the city of Baltimore.  Master gardeners and first-timers alike are planting gardens on rooftops, abandoned lots, patios, and decks throughout the state of Maryland. But, how much do those gardeners know about the history of their plots? Has the soil there been tested? Tom Hall talks with Brent Kim, program officer with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and lead author of a paper that asks those questions.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:40 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Labor Force Participation - 5/16/14

The nation added 288,000 jobs in April, the strongest monthly performance in two years.  But for whatever reason, that was not enough to entice more people into the labor force.  The share of working age population either employed or seeking employment fell in April for the first time this year, which helped to drive the unemployment rate down to 6.3 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008 when the financial crisis unfolded.  The labor force participation rate now stands at 62.8 percent, which matches the lowest rate of participation since March of 1978. 

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Maryland Morning
4:40 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

The Democratic Candidates for Maryland Attorney General

From Left to Right: Aisha Braveboy, Brian Frosh, Jon Cardin

This is a special podcast we’ve put together with all of our interviews with the candidates vying for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. Each is about 12 minutes long. They’re in alphabetical order.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. May 19, 1-2 p.m.
1:45 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Millennials and the Economy

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With the looming exodus of the baby boomer generation from the workforce, what lies ahead for the American economy? Will the underemployed younger generation be able to pick up the pieces? Our guest is Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center and the author of "The Next America: Boomers, Millennials and the Looming Generational Showdown." Original air date 5/23/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. May 19, 12-1 p.m.
1:39 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

The End of Suburban Sprawl

Transit activist Ben Ross is calling for an end to suburban sprawl.

Maryland transit activist Benjamin Ross is the author of, "Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism." Original air date 4/23/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. May 16, 1-2 p.m.
9:44 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Preakness 2014

This weekend marks the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes.

On the eve of the 139th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, conversations with Washington Post racing columnist Andy Beyer; Maryland equine veterinarian Tom Bowman, one of the breeders of Love The Chase, the dam of this year’s Kentucky Derby winner, California Chrome; and Cricket Goo

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. May 16, 12-1 p.m.
9:34 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Midday Friday

Efforts are underway to revitalize Baltimore's Poe House.

Following up on interesting stories, people and ideas, from the Baltimore region and throughout Maryland. This hour, we talk to internationally best-selling author Steve Berry about historic preservation and efforts to revitalize Baltimore's Edgar Allen Poe House. Plus, film critic Christopher Llewellyn Reed on "Godzilla," then and now.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Brian Frosh, Candidate for Attorney General

State Senator Brian Frosh
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Maryland’s primary election is five weeks away, June 24. All this week we’ve been talking to the Democrats running for their party’s nomination for Attorney General. One of them could succeed the incumbent, Doug Gansler, who is running for Governor.  Today we’ll hear from State Senator Brian Frosh, who represents District 16 in Montgomery County.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri May 16, 2014

A Farmer's Market Preakness Party

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  The 139th Preakness Stakes will run tomorrow afternoon at Pimlico Race Course. Chef Sascha Wolhandler tells Tom Hall how to craft a Preakness party menu that uses ingredients you can find this weekend at the 32nd Street Farmer’s Market and the Baltimore Farmer's Market & Bazaar

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