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9:17 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Mont Redon/Domaine Galevan - 2/11/15

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = good decent wine  ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine

Chateau Mont Redon Chateauneuf-du-Pape '10 *** $$$
(Ultra smooth and refined, pricey but worth it)

Chateau Mont Redon Cotes du Rhone '11  ** $
(Grenache dominated, refined CDR)

Domaine Galevan Chateauneuf-du-Pape '11 *** $$$
(Dense, well structured, magnificent)

Domaine Galevan Cotes du Rhone "Paroles des Femmes" '11 **1/2 $
(Dynamic, rustic up-front fruit, very classy, great value)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed February 11, 2015

How The Affordable Care Act Is Playing Out In Maryland

Credit Alex Poimos / Flickr / Creative Commons

The deadline to sign up for health insurance runs through this Sunday. This year in Maryland, a total of 211,000 people have signed up for coverage so far. The state’s health exchange has worked successfully this year. Five years after the first provisions of the Affordable Care Act were first enacted, today we’re asking how is the ACA working in Maryland? With Sheilah by phone to talk about it is Brendan Saloner. He’s an assistant professor of health policy at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. And, with us in-studio is Gene Ransom, Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland State Medical Society.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:56 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Economic Improvement in Africa - 2/11/15

For years, Africa has stood out among the world’s regions for its lack of economic progress.  That’s not the case anymore.  Africa’s per capita income over the past decade has expanded at a rate nearly identical to that of the rest of the world.  As indicated by writer David Leonhardt, a middle class has begun to develop in West Africa, from Ghana and Nigeria down to Angola. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed February 11, 2015

"Touch: The Science Of Hand, Heart And Mind"

David Linden is a neuroscientist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and the former editor of the Journal of Nerophysiology. His first book, The Accidental Mind, explored how our brains evolved over time to make us capable of things like romantic love and belief in God. In a book called The Compass of Pleasure, he argues that we are hard-wired to seek pleasure in a variety of forms. In both of those books, he writes about the inextricable link between our minds and our hearts. He’s just published a new book, in which he takes up the subject of touch, and again, he proposes that the many ways in which we experience touch, from a tender caress to a painful injury, are all tied, in one way or another, to our emotions. The book is called Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart and Mind.

Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed February 11, 2015

Exploring The African-American Experience In Early Fell's Point

Credit Peabody & Essex Museum

When you think of the history of Baltimore’s Fell’s Point neighborhood, maybe you think first of privateers and pirates. But, it wasn’t only privateers who were making a living from the waters around Fell’s Point – the first black-owned shipyard and railway company was founded there nearly 149 years ago, as a co-op. 

Donna Hollie, adjunct professor of history at Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore, will explore the contributions African-Americans have made to Fell’s Point history Friday at noon at City Hall. Today she joins Sheilah to talk about it.

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A Blue View
6:01 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

Bringing Bycatch to the Forefront - 2/10/15

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  Many of us have a romantic image of fishing: a weather-beaten waterman aboard a small fishing boat, hauling in a handmade rope net as a sou’wester approaches. Outside our beloved Chesapeake Bay, that romantic image—and the era it evokes—is mostly gone.

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Public Commentary
4:41 pm
Tue February 10, 2015

John Hoey - February 10, 2015

As President & CEO of the Y of Central Maryland, John works with the board of directors to fulfill its charitable mission and achieve the vision of fundamentally enhancing the quality of life in the communities in which we operate. 

Leading one of the fastest growing and largest Y associations in North America, John works with an engaged group of volunteer and staff leaders to promote healthy living, youth development and social responsibility in the region.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tue. Feb. 10, 1-2 p.m.
10:00 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Keeping Up With Under-Armour

With $3 billion in revenue in 2014 and a deeper push into the world of fitness technology, the Baltimore-based sports apparel company is positioned for even more growth. A look at Under-Armour's market position, strategy and embrace of "digital fitness." 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Feb. 10, 12-1 p.m.
9:56 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Baltimore City Councilman Jim Kraft

Despite drawing overwhelming support from the Baltimore City Council, two high-profile bills, including a citywide ban on plastic shopping bags, were vetoed by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Kraft, the three-term councilman, talks about his push to limit the mayor's power, with three bills that would do just that. 

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The Morning Economic Report
9:00 am
Tue February 10, 2015

Working and Motherhood in Japan - 2/10/15

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in an effort to accelerate growth in Japan, has begun to emphasize the importance of supermoms, women who both work and have children.  According to a recent New York Times article, Japan has traditionally been a nation in which juggling work and family is difficult.  To encourage more women to work, Mr. Abe must overcome an entrenched corporate culture that treasures long, inflexible hours that work for men but not for working mothers. 

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