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A Blue View
9:16 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Up Close with Shark Teeth - 11/18/14

With a multiplicity of thin wafer-white triangles, each one dangerous and serrated, we know a top predator when we see one.

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The Morning Economic Report
9:10 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Data Revisions in Economic Reports - 11/19/14

One of the challenges of being an economist is that one often works with unreliable data subject to multiple revisions.  As pointed out by writer Floyd Norris, errors in the data are most likely to be severe when the economy is turning, such as during the early or late stages of a recession.  Figures regarding jobs and unemployment have been particularly scrutinized in recent years.  Part of the problem is that labor market statistics come from 2 key surveys, each with its own issues. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed November 19, 2014

A Slow Climb For Maryland Wages

Governor O'Malley testifying before the House Economic Matters Committee to raise Maryland's minimum wage.
Credit Christopher Connelly

Even as the economy digs its way out of the Great Recession, there’s one measure that hasn’t improved much in Maryland of late: wage growth. With us to talk about it is Daraius Irani, Chief Economist at the Regional Economic Studies Institute of Towson University.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Passing The Creative Torch

A primary rendering of the Patterson renovation.
Credit cbhassociates.com

Megan Hamilton has been a force on the Baltimore Arts scene for more than 30 years.  A co-founder of the Creative Alliance at the Patterson in 1992, she has served as the program director there, bringing to Baltimore an amazing array of artists and performers from Baltimore and around the country.  Her last day in that position is Friday, and she joins Tom in the studio to talk about what she’s accomplished at the Creative Alliance. We’re also joined by Josh Kohn, who has just joined the Creative Alliance as the Performance Director.

Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed November 19, 2014

How To Cook A Turkey

Sascha Wolhandler's Thanksgiving Turkey preparation.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so we touch base with our resident foodie, Sascha Wolhandler, for some tips on turkeys and some of the other things we’ll want to include on our holiday menu.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap To Health & Wealth
12:30 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

ACA One Year Later Revisted III

  Part three of the ACA revisted one year later.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Nov. 18, 1-2 p.m.
9:52 am
Tue November 18, 2014

The Lives of Archaeologists

What drives the insatiable curiosity of archeologists? Why do they spend weeks, sometimes months, in dangerous and far-off places, painstakingly searching for fragments of the past? Author Marilyn Johnson answers those questions in “Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble.” 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Nov. 18, 12-1 p.m.
9:49 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Marin Alsop

The Baltimore Symphony's music director visits Studio A to talk about the BSO's upcoming program that features the compositions of Beethoven and Leonard Bernstein, her mentor. 

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Radio Kitchen #1308
9:43 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Stuffings

November 18, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Thanksgiving Stuffings

With Thanksgiving a week and a half away, it's time to start thinking about some of the elements of the meal.  This is one of the few times during the year that we will most likely serve our principal protein, usually turkey, with stuffing. A lot of people have traditional recipes they follow year after year, but some folks are adventurous.

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The Morning Economic Report
9:30 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Inflation - 11/18/14

Many people express skepticism regarding economic statistics provided by public agencies, including measures of inflation.  Part of this is likely based in a fundamental misunderstanding – inflation is not the same thing as cost of living.  One’s cost of living may be rising for any number of reasons, including because one now uses an incredibly capable cell phone, drives a technology-laden automobile, or is sending a child to college. 

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