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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon February 10, 2014

"The Golden Spike" at The Baltimore Annex Theater

Rjyan Kidwell (left, lying down) and Doug Johnson (right, brandishing chair.)
Credit Meg Hughes

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Golden Spike" at Baltimore Annex Theater.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck says "The Golden Spike" playwright R.M. O'Brien condenses "a bit of the Wild West, a bit of silent movies, a bit of Native American legend, a bit of Mormon theology, a bit of American Capitalism, and the epic of Gilgamesh" into a 95-minute format.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon February 10, 2014

What The Iditarod Can Teach You About Math

Credit Bob Wick, BLM California / Creative Commons

Tom Hall talks with Jen Reiter

Jen Reiter, a third grade teacher at the Gilman School in North Baltimore, will be heading to Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday to participate in the 2014 Iditarod, the nearly 1,000-mile race through the Alaskan wilderness from Anchorage to Nome. She won’t be one of the mushers, but rather, she has been chosen to be this year’s “Teacher on the Trail.”  Jen Reiter joins Tom Hall in the studio to tell us what that will entail.

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Headlines
5:23 am
Mon February 10, 2014

School Delays, More Snow Forecast, Speed Cameras, ICC Tolls, and The State Of The City Speech

We round up this morning’s school delays, look at how the winter’s affecting snow cleanup budgets, and examine the possibility of more snow later this week. Plus: the investigation into Baltimore’s speed camera system, the State of the City speech, a call for ICC toll reductions, public financing in the Governor’s race, and more.

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Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts
1:41 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

Local lawmakers and citizens continue to publicly express an increasing dismay at the sharp uptick in the city's homicide rate, which has been rising since last summer.

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
1:38 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Cooking in Your Kitchen

Bill Sweat and Donna Morris at Winderlea Winery
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Baltimore Stories
3:37 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

The Night The Train Station Rocked Itself To Sleep

The B&O Mt. Royal Station provided rocking chairs for its patrons and when the rocking chairs mysteriously disappeared, Baltimoreans got furious. 

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Maryland Morning
11:15 am
Fri February 7, 2014

"War Horse" Rides Into Town

The national touring company of 'War Horse."

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "War Horse" at the Hippodrome.

It's a classic boy meets horse, boy loses horse, boy goes into a war to find horse story.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see War Horse now up at The Hippodrome. She brings us her review of the National Theatre of Great Britain's production. 

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Headlines
9:02 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Power Restoration Efforts, An “Oversight Group” For MD’s Health Care Exchange, and The Estate Tax

Power restoration efforts continue, after Wednesday’s ice storm. A legislative “oversight group” is formed to monitor MD’s online health care exchange. Plus: the estate tax, the “chicken tax,” Baltimore’s “taxi tax,” cell phone blocking at the Baltimore City Detention Center, & the non-earthquake in Ocean City.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Baltimore Writer Dwight Watkins on Poverty and Pop Culture

Dwight Watkins in the WYPR lobby.
Credit Dwight Watkins

Sheilah Kast talks with Dwight Watkins about poverty and pop culture

Baltimore writer Dwight Watkins published a piece in the online magazine Salon this week about the isolating effects of poverty in the East Baltimore neighborhoods where he grew up. Sheilah Kast talks with him about how some in East Baltimore are "too poor for pop culture."

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The Signal
2:44 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

The Signal: 2.7.14

remembering Baltimore’s own Monuments Man; a punk rock love story from The Stoop; and a visit with strip-dancer-turned-novelist Margo Christie    Hollywood's Monuments Men opens in theaters across the country this weekend, and the World War II adventure movie promises to do for art historians what Indiana Jones did for archeologists - make them heroes.  The big difference, though?  The Monuments Men actually existed.  One of them, it turns out, came from Baltimore, and producer Aaron Henkin shares his story.

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