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Maryland Morning
10:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Why Antibiotics Aren't Good For Your Gut

The bacteria, Clostridium Difficile, up close and personal
Credit CDC/ Lois S. Wiggs (PHIL #6260), 2004.

Sheilah Kast talks with Dr. Sara Cosgrove
Public health experts have been warning for years that we’re needlessly over-using antibiotics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stepping up the warnings last week. In a study released last week the CDC found that hospitals vary widely in the rates they prescribe antibiotics. Some hospitals prescribe three times as many antibiotics as other hospitals with similar patients. The upshot? We could create strains of bacteria that our current array of antibiotics can’t treat.  
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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Wed. March 12 1-2 p.m.
10:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

One Hour/Three Stories

American Ballet Theatre soloist Misty Copeland.
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We spend the hour with three female memoirists. Sue Meck lost her memory at the age of 22 following a traumatic brain injury; she's since spent her life trying to make sense of who she once was and who she became after the accident. Meck is the co-author of "I Forgot to Remember: A Memoir of Amnesia." 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Wed. March 12 12-1 p.m.
9:54 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Larry Hogan

Larry Hogan is currently the frontrunner in the GOP gubernatorial primary race.
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In the latest of our “meet the candidate” series, Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan joins us. 

  Hogan is an Anne Arundel County real estate broker who served as a cabinet secretary under former GOP Gov. Robert Ehrlich. Hogan is the founder of “Change Maryland,” a grassroots organization that lobbies for fiscal responsibility.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed March 12, 2014

An Explosion of Arts Grants

Artscape, Baltimore
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Tom Hall talks with Randi Vega and Jeannie Howe

Hollywood has its Oscars.  Baltimore has its Rubies. The city also has its Sondheim...and its Baker.  We’ve even got one called a Fred.  These are but a few of the awards being given annually to artists in the Baltimore metropolitan area. 

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The Morning Economic Report
8:24 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Regional Airlines - 3/12/14

Even in the face of still high unemployment nationally, there appear to be a growing number of industries reporting skills shortages, including construction, manufacturing and cyber-security.  Another shortage has emerged among regional airlines, which are facing deeper and more widespread pilot shortages as reported in the Wall Street Journal. 

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Public Commentary
4:04 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Joe Jones - March 11, 2014

Joseph T. Jones, Jr. is founder of the Center For Urban Families (CFUF), a Baltimore, Maryland nonprofit service organization established to empower low-income families by enhancing both the ability of women and men to contribute to their families as wage earners and of men to fulfill their roles as fathers. Prior to founding CFUF, Mr. Jones developed and directed the Men’s Services program for the federally funded Baltimore Healthy Start initiative and replicated the Baltimore affiliate of the nationally recognized STRIVE employment services program. His ability to engage and provide hands-on services to fathers garnered him the reputation of trailblazer in the field.  Mr. Jones is now a national leader in workforce development, fatherhood and family services programming, and through his professional and civic involvement influences policy direction nationwide.

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Public Commentary
3:57 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Josh M. Sharfstein - March 4, 2014

Dr. Sharfstein is the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Previously, he served as the Commissioner of Health in Baltimore, Maryland and as the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In these positions, Dr. Sharfstein has pursued creative solutions to longstanding public health problems -- including drug addiction, school failure, unsafe consumer products, and most recently, cheap, candy-flavored cigars.

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The Environment in Focus
2:51 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Genetic Engineering to Save Endangered Species

In a new book, Frankenstein's Cat, author Emily Anthes makes the provocative argument that cloning and genetic engineering could be used as tools to help bring back endangered species and perhaps even to resurrect extinct animals.

Environment In Focus Podcast 3-12-2014

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Headlines
12:15 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Pre-K, MD's Health Exchange, Annapolis's Budget, & The Baltimore City Council

Reactions to the federal investigation of MD's online health insurance exchange, O'Malley's pre-K proposal, Annapolis's budget, the statute of limitations for handgun crimes, a look at Monday night's Baltimore City Council meeting, the Walmart slated to come to Remington, and more.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

The Checkup: How the ACA is Changing Nursing

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Sheilah Kast speaks with Kathy Montgomery and Bonita Wells.

Under the Affordable Care Act, people are more likely to receive care in community health centers and at home than in hospitals, which means new responsibilities for nurses.  As the state does its full sprint to educate the uninsured, we wanted to focus on how some of the most crucial players are adapting: nurses. 

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