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Maryland Morning
9:40 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Baltimore Diversion Program Aims To Keep Prostitutes Off The Street

Credit Steven Depolo

Sheilah talks with the University of Maryland School of Social Work's Corey Shdaimah and social worker Sue Diehl.

In 2006, a group of residents in Baltimore’s Curtis Bay neighborhood had a problem: prostitutes stood on street corners waiting for Johns; they’d be picked up for prostitution by the police, only to return to the same streets. A task force was formed. What grew out of it was a program rooted in an approach called “problem-solving justice”. Instead of moving those facing prostitution charges through the criminal justice system, it gives  them access to services that might keep them out of it and off the streets. It's called the Specialized Pre-Trial Diversion program. It began in 2009, within the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, and can now serve about 80 people at any given time.

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Headlines
9:02 am
Mon July 21, 2014

MD’s Unemployment Rate, Housing Immigrant Children, Baltimore’s Curfew, & Warnings About Mosquitoes

Credit Mosquito by edans via flickr

Maryland added 7,700 jobs to its rolls in June, but the state’s unemployment rate went up two tenths of a percent. Plus, a year after his death, Tyrone West’s family continues to seek answers. Also: a look at the plan to shelter some immigrant children in Baltimore County, preparations for Baltimore City’s expanded curfew, warnings about mosquitoes, Marilyn Mosby’s victory in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney race, and more.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon July 21, 2014

What To See At The Contemporary American Theater Festival

Kaliswa Brewster plays an Iraq War veteran in "One Night," by Charles Fuller.
Credit Seth Freeman

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews five plays from the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has returned from the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, with five reviews in hand. She brings us this review. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Author Tiphanie Yanique on "Land of Love and Drowning"

Tiphanie Yanique
Credit Debbie Grossman

Tom talks with author Tiphanie Yanique about her debut novel "Land of Love and Drowning."

Tom Hall talks with Tiphanie Yanique, author of the new novel "Land of Love and Drowning." Set in the Virgin Islands and spanning six decades, it follows a family struggling with the search for personal and national identity. Yanique will read from her debut novel at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore on Tuesday. More information here.

UMMC Commentary
3:43 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Dr. Tatiana Sanses

Dr. Tatiana Sanses is a member of the division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Maryland.

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Programs
1:43 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

"Old Jube and Ben Hur"

Maryland Morning Podcast
12:11 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, Measuring Floods in Annapolis, and Summer Books

Gov. Martin O'Malley swearing in Mary Ellen Barbera as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals in July 2013.

Appeals Court Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, analysis of flooding in Annapolis, and summer books with Carla Hayden, head of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 18, 1-2 p.m.
10:16 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Midday Eats BBQ

Local BBQ guru George Hensler with his home cooked ribs outside WYPR's Studio A.
Credit Nikki Gamer, WYPR

Local barbecue guru and food writer George Hensler joins Midday foodies John Shields of Gertrude's and Henry Hong of the Thames Street Oyster House to dish on the best recipes, sauces, and techniques for a summer at the grille. Also: A visit from gourmet popsicle maker Justin Daniel, co-owner of Baltimore-based Pop Couture, LLC.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 18, 12-1 p.m.
10:10 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Midday Friday: Boog Powell

Boog Powell

The legendary Orioles first baseman and king of barbecue talks about his life before, during and after his Major League career. Boog Powell is the subject of a new biography co-written with former Baltimore Sun columnist Rob Kasper, "Baltimore Baseball and Barbecue with "Boog Powell: Stories from the Orioles' Smokey Slugger," published this month by American Palate.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

A Year In The Life Of Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera

Gov. Martin O'Malley swearing in Mary Ellen Barbera as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals in July 2013.
Credit Office of the Maryland Governor

Sheilah talks with Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera about her first year in that role.

Mary Ellen Barbera was a public school teacher in Baltimore when she began taking night law school classes at the University of Maryland. About 30 years ago, she graduated from law school, passed the Maryland bar, and began down a path that would lead her to Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. A year ago this month, she became that court’s first female Chief Judge. She joins Sheilah to talk about her first year in that role.

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