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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri February 28, 2014

The Cost of Health Disparities

Credit University of Michigan Health System

Sheilah Kast talks with Hopkins public health researcher Roland Thorpe.

Race can be a major predictor of how healthy you are, and what diseases you’ll get, and how much money you’ll make—or not make—over the course of your life.  A new study from the Bloomberg School of Public Health found that health disparities among African-American and Hispanic men cost the economy more than $450 billion dollars between 2006 and 2009.  Researchers looked at both the direct costs of medical care, as well as the indirect costs such as lower productivity.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Black History Beyond February 28th

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Tom Hall talks with Dr. Joanne Martin and Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead about Black History Month.
Today is the last day of Black History Month, and we wanted to find out: how has teaching about black history changed in recent decades?  What’s being taught—what’s not being taught, and how much do people of all races know and understand about the history and tradition of African Americans?

 

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Headlines
8:29 am
Fri February 28, 2014

More Problems With MD’s Health Benefits Exchange, Gansler’s Jobs Plan, and Meteorite Spotting

Problems with MD’s health exchange website mean the state could pay as much as $30.5-million to offer Medicaid coverage to people who aren’t eligible for it. Plus: Gansler’s jobs proposal, Brown’s proposed Dream Act expansion, Henson’s probation violation, home poker games, Bay Bridge safety upgrades, and a meteorite spotted over MD.

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Humanities Connection
5:47 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Voices of Indiantown

With support from a Maryland Humanities Council grant, the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance recently premiered a documentary entitled "Voices of Indiantown,"

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The Signal
4:23 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Orfeia Vocal Ensemble, Johnny Eck, & The Bumper Jacksons

The members of Orfeia Vocal Ensemble, at the Bulgarian Embassy

Aaron Henkin presents a profile of Orfeia Vocal Ensemble, an unlikely group of American singers who’ve mastered the haunting, dissonant harmonies of traditional Bulgarian music.

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Your Maryland
4:21 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

"Tunnel Joe"

"Tunnel Joe" escapes from prison in a creative way. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Feb. 27, 1-2 p.m.
9:24 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Last Best Cure

Author Donna Jackson Nakazawa

The life of journalist and author Donna Jackson Nakazawa took a dramatic turn when she experienced numb limbs, muscle spasms, poor reflexes and a host of other medical problems.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Feb. 27, 12-1 pm
9:21 am
Thu February 27, 2014

CEO Compensation

JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon
Credit Bloomberg News

Jamie Dimon has had a tumultuous run as CEO of JPMorgan Chase since the financial meltdown of 2008. But despite government investigations of the bank’s practices that led to billions of dollars in settlements, Dimon last year received a $20 million raise. Such compensation packages fuel public debate about income inequality and the regulation of the financial industry.

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Headlines
8:40 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Cold Weather, MD’s Budget, Ground Rents, Dog Bite Liability, and Smart Meter Opt-Out Fees

A thick sheet of ice covers Loch Raven Reservoir. The start of boating season at the Prettyboy and Liberty Reservoirs has been delayed because of ice.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Baltimore’s declared a Code Blue Alert though Friday, with bitter cold in the forecast. Plus: balancing MD’s budget, ground rents, dog bite liability, smart meter opt-out fees, Dwyer’s DUI bill, Henson’s return to court, cell phone data, and more.

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Baltimore's Future
8:33 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Andy Frank on the Homewood Community Partners Initiative

Today David speaks with Andy Frank, Johns Hopkins University Special Adviser to the President on Economic Development. They discuss Hopkins' Homewood Community Partnership Initiative.

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