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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. March 28, 12-1 pm
9:34 am
Fri March 28, 2014

The Midday Weekly Review

The first major deadline for signing up for the Affordable Care Act is March 31.

A look at the region's latest news stories with the reporters and editors who covered them.

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Maryland Morning
9:09 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Bail Reform Bills in the General Assembly

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Sheilah Kast talks about bail reform with WYPR statehouse reporter Chris Connelly and Maryland's head Public Defender Paul DeWolfe.

Several bills before the General Assembly would change how bail is set for those awaiting trial in Maryland. 

One measure would require the judicial system to use statistical models and a computerized risk assessment tool to figure out how likely a defendant is to show for trial, or to commit a crime before trial. If the computerized tool reports the defendant is likely to appear in court, the defendant would be released.    

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Ambassador Jon Huntsman on China as a Military and Educational Threat

Former Ambassador to China Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.
Credit United States Department of State

Sheilah Kast talks with former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman.

Jon Huntsman  has served as both Governor of Utah and ambassador to China. He'll be in Maryland for the Baltimore Speaker Series next week.  We talk with him in advance about China's position in world politics.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Putting The "Coo" in "Cooking"

Erin Dickins
Credit Cecile Davis

Tom Hall talks with singer Erin Dickins.

Erin Dickins is one of the founding members of the great jazz vocal ensemble, The Manhattan Transfer.  She’s got a new CD, called Java Jive, which she’s releasing in conjunction with a cookbook called "Sizzle and Swing: Jazz for Foodies" that suggests pairings of recipes with tunes from the disc.

 

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Headlines
8:05 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Maryland’s Budget, Transgender Protections, Medical Marijuana, and The Minimum Wage

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Our Friday headlines round up General Assembly happenings, including votes on the state’s budget, transgender protections, medical marijuana, the minimum wage, income tax refunds for people with outstanding warrants, and more. Plus: Henson appeals, Leopold “weighs options,” the State Center project’s back on, and a new contract for Baltimore County police.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Dynamics of Federal Lending - 3/28/14

A recent Wall Street Journal article highlights some very interesting dynamics in the world of federal lending to small businesses.  For instance, in 2008, African-American owned businesses received 11 percent of all Small Business Administration loans.  Last year, that share was down to just 2.3 percent of the federal agency’s approximately 54,000 loans. 

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UMMC Commentary
4:01 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Howard Aaron Ian Kader, MD

Dr. Kader completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. and received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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Humanities Connection
3:54 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

The Code of Ethics in Law

Luca Giordano’s Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Justizia

Merriam Webster defines ethics as 'the rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad.' 

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Headlines
10:24 am
Thu March 27, 2014

McCormick Mulls Move, Leopold Can Run, & Negro League Museum Opens

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Thursday headlines from around the region.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. March 27, 1-2 pm
10:05 am
Thu March 27, 2014

The Organic Food Business

Whole Foods Market revolutionized the U.S. organic foods industry.

A look at the evolution of the $100 billion dollar "natural products industry" with Joe Dobrow, former head of marketing for Fresh Fields, Whole Foods Market, Balducci’s and Sprouts Farmers Market. Dobrow is the author of "Natural Prophets: From Health Foods to Whole Foods: How the Pioneers of the Industry Changed the Way We Eat and Reshaped American Business."

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