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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 28, 1-2 p.m.
9:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Midday on Health: Volunteerism in Retirement

With the baby boomer generation hitting retirement age, more organizations are reaching out to seniors for volunteers.

As the population of retirees increases, more organizations are turning to seniors for volunteers. A talk about the mutual benefits to the community and to the health of retirees who volunteer. Our guests: Bill Romani, director of AARP Experience Corps. of Baltimore ; Dora Tapp, a local volunteer with Experience Corps; and Hal Handley, a former senior vice president with McCormick & Co. recently named "Volunteer of the Decade" by the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 28, 12-1 p.m.
9:07 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Midday on Health: Progress on Strokes

According to a new study by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University, fewer Americans are suffering strokes.

Fewer Americans are having strokes and those who do are now less likely to die from them, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers and reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Our guests: Two of the report's co-authors, Josef Coresh, professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Dr. Rebecca Gottesman, associate professor of neurology. Original air date 7/16/14

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Reducing Federal Drug Sentences

Credit flickr/smath

About 100,000 people are incarcerated for federal drug crimes in the United States. The crimes could be “manufacturing, distributing, or possessing with intent to distribute” to “acting as a principal administrator, organizer or leader of a continuing criminal enterprise.” Those convicted of federal drug crimes can serve anywhere from a year to life in prison. A little over a week ago, when the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to reduce federal drug sentences, about half of those 100,000 offenders became eligible to have their sentences reviewed by a judge…which means that there is a possibility that their sentences could be reduced.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Sketches Of A Confederate P.O.W.

It’s the hot summer of 1864. You’re a private in the Confederate Army. You’ve been captured by the Union Army and you’re being held at Point Lookout, the North’s biggest and southern-most  prisoner-of-war-camp at the tip of southern Maryland. What do you do? 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon July 28, 2014

"The White Rail" by Clarinda Harriss

Baltimore is a weird place. Whether its quirk is distinct from that of other cities is often a topic of debate, but The White Rail, Clarinda Harriss' new collection of short stories, provides some compelling anecdotal evidence. The poet and author has published six volumes of poetry, and more than 350 of her poems have appeared in journals and magazines.  She was a professor of English at Towson University for 40 years, and with this new collection, she ventures for the first time into the world of short stories.

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Headlines
8:42 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Mikulski Urges Crackdown On Deceptive Seafood Labeling, Baltimore’s Curfew, & Goods For Guns

US Senator Barbara Mikulski is calling on the Obama administration to crack down on seafood processors that are fraudulently labeling imported crab meat as a product of the Chesapeake Bay. Governor Martin O’Malley is renewing his call for the American people to help the tens of thousands of Central American children who’ve been apprehended while crossing the US Mexico border in recent months. Plus: Baltimore’s new curfew law, Anne Arundel County’s back to school program, “goods for guns,” tonight’s Ravens open practice & fireworks, and much more.

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The Morning Economic Report
3:42 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Adjusting Government Spending - 7/28/14

The painful process of adjusting federal government spending to align it with fiscal realities has begun.  Despite that, America continues to run annual federal budget deficits and the national debt is presently approaching $17.6 trillion.  Through sequestration and other measures, the federal government has slowed the growth in expenditures recently, and that helps explain the underwhelming performance of the economy.  U.S.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 25, 1-2 p.m.
9:21 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Midday on Film: Summer Blockbusters

The documentary "Life Itself" captures longtime film critic Roger Ebert's last days.

Midday film critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed review the summer's biggest and most interesting movies.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 25, 12-1 p.m.
9:19 am
Fri July 25, 2014

The Good Spy

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Kai Bird chronicles the story of legendary CIA officer and Middle East specialist Robert Ames in, "The Good Spy: The Life and Death of Robert Ames."

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Why Unaccompanied Children From Central America Are Crossing The U.S. Border

The U.S./Mexico border at Nogales, AZ.
Credit Ryan Bavetta / Flickr / Creative Commons

Sheilah talks with Molly McGrath-Tierney, former director of Baltimore City’s Department of Social Services, Bill McCarthy, director of Catholic Charities of the Baltimore Archdiocese, and Salvadoran reporter Hector Silva Avalos.
An estimated 57,000 unaccompanied minors from Central America have crossed the border into the United States since last fall. Maryland is more than 1,700 miles from the Mexican border, but the state has a strong connection with one of the Central American countries: more foreign-born Marylanders have come from El Salvador than any other country. Many of them are concentrated in Langley Park, at the northwest edge of Prince Georges County between College Park and Silver Spring.The "Unaccompanied Alien Children Program," part of the U.S. Department of Human Service, reports that during the first six months of this year, about 2,200 unaccompanied alien children came to Maryland.  Sponsors in the state took responsibility for them.
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