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5:34 pm
Tue September 1, 2015

Cicadas

Credit Wayne Thume

Sitting outside on my patio this weekend, my attempts at reading the Sunday paper were thwarted by an unmistakable, buzzsaw-like song.

I could hear, but not see, the culprit. With my kids at my heels, I ascended a nearby pine tree to pinpoint the noise and locate its source. Just a few limbs up, my son found a stout, one-inch long, black-and-green insect loudly calling out. My daughter knew it instantly. It was a cicada.


Radio Kitchen #1348
2:15 pm
Tue September 1, 2015

Melons

September 1, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Melons

It's hard to imagine a Maryland summer without melons.  This state, especially the Eastern Shore, is perfect for growing them.  We're all used to the wonderful cantaloupes and watermelons, but there are a whole lot more available now that you may not have tried.  And Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School can testify the folks out there are in for a tasty treat.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tue. Sep. 1, 1-2 PM
11:00 am
Tue September 1, 2015

How Companies Capitalize on Lead-Paint Victims in Baltimore

Over the course of two decades, Maryland’s Department of the Environment has identified more than 93,000 children poisoned by lead paint. During that time, Baltimore has made measurable strides forward in abating lead paint in city homes, and as recently as last week was awarded a 4 million dollar grant to rid close to 230 more homes of lead. This good news comes coupled with a sad story, published by the Washington Post, outlining how companies have turned buying lead paint settlements from poor, black lead paint poisoned victims into a multi-billion dollar industry. In this hour of Midday, we’ll discuss the progress made on ending this public health issue, and the call for a federal reform to end exploitation. Our guests: Washington Post Reporter, Terrence McCoy; President and CEO of the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, Ruth Ann Norton; and a Baltimore lawyer would has represented thousands of children poisoned by lead paint, Saul Kerpelman

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tue. Sep. 1, 12-1 PM
10:05 am
Tue September 1, 2015

Medical Marijuana -- Weeding Through the Regulations

Maryland is gearing up in September to open the application process for medical marijuana growers and dispensaries. The rules for the application process have been nailed down. We hear from Hannah Byron, executive director of the state’s medical marijuana commission, and commission member Deborah Miran. We’ll also get the perspective of prospective medical marijuana entrepreneurs who want to open businesses in Maryland.

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The Morning Economic Report
11:12 pm
Mon August 31, 2015

Many Millennials Still Living at Home - 9/1/15

The nation is in its seventh year of economic recovery.  The U.S. now supports more jobs than it did prior to the recession.  Millennial workers, particularly those with college degrees, are now earning close to their pre-recession wages.  But despite that, many young adults continue to live with their parents. 

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