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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Vacation Time - 7/18/14

America stands alone among developed countries of the world by not mandating vacation time.  According to a 2014 Oxford Economics analysis, of those who do get vacation time, 4 in 10 Americans stockpile them, failing to take all the days they’re offered.  Those stay-at-work Americans leave an average of 8.1 days unused.  That translates into about 429 million unused days per year. 

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Humanities Connection
4:20 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Baltimore Heritage, Telling Our Stories

Our heritage is comprised of not only dates and historical facts, but also the stories we hand down to future generations.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 17, 1-2 p.m.
9:35 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Midday on the Bay

Fresh peaches at the Baltimore Farmer's Market under the JFX.

A look at eco-friendly farming, farmers markets and healthy eating with Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 17, 12-1 p.m
9:32 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Open Phones

Backlash to a proposed site in Carroll County.

Listeners are invited to call in with comments on news, including the Maryland response to the Obama administration's efforts to find shelter here for some of the thousands of immigrant children who have been coming across the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Baltimore's Future
9:26 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Dr. Lawrence Cheskin

Credit Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

David Warnock speaks with Dr. Lawrence Cheskin.

On today's episode of "Baltimore's Future," David Warnock speaks with Dr. Lawrence Cheskin, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center.

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Headlines
7:56 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Immigrant Children Could Still Be Housed In MD, The Tawes Crab Feast, & Recount Results

Maryland is still under consideration to hold a temporary shelter for some of the Central American children who’ve been caught crossing the US/Mexico border. Hundreds of people turned out yesterday in Crisfield to pick crabs, eat clams, drink beer and to rub elbows at the 38th annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake. Recount results are in for two close primary races; they confirm that the candidates who appeared to win their June elections actually did. Plus: DC marijuana decriminalization, the Red Line, Artscape, speed cameras in College Park, and more.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Homeownership of Young Adults - 7/17/14

Homeownership has been falling over the last few years in much of the United States, but the decline among younger adults has been particularly striking.  The homeownership rate in the 25 to 34 age group fell by nearly 8 percentage points from 2004 to 2013 according to a recent report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.  As pointed out by writer Lisa Prevost, over the same period, student debt surged by more than 400 percent to top $1 trillion, a run-up that dwarfs the surge in mortgage debt during the housing bubble.  The connection between student debt and declining homeownership appears unassailable based on these data. 

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The First Five Years
3:32 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

The First Five Years: Parent Provider Communication

Credit Maryland Family Network

Linnea Anderson on "Parent Provider Communication."

Communicate early and often. The future depends on it.  When you find a child care provider who is just right, you know your little one is in a safe nurturing environment. But there is more to it than dropping off in the morning and picking up after work. For the wellbeing of the child, both parents and caregivers owe it to each other to communicate.

The Signal
1:01 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Little Italy in Photos, Understanding Joy, and Musician Sean Beier

Harry Connolly's photo of Little Italy resident Rosa Vasta in her back yard

Photographer Harry Connolly on his 16 years in Little Italy; the gambling documentary ‘Understanding Joy’; and jazz musician Sean Beier

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The Environment In Focus
11:27 am
Wed July 16, 2014

The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

In a shallow bay of the Potomac River about an hour south of Washington, D.C., lie the remains of 214 wooden cargo ships from World War I, some of which have sprouted trees and become islands.

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