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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon April 7, 2014

"Deadly Medicine" Exhibit at University of Maryland, Baltimore

As the head of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute’s Department for Human Heredity, Dr. Otmar von Verschuer, a physician and geneticist, examined hundreds of pairs of twins to study whether criminality, feeble-mindedness, tuberculosis, and cancer were inheritable.
Credit Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck--Gesellschaft, Berlin-Dahlem

Tom Hall speaks with Susan Bachrach, curator of "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race."

Tom Hall tours "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," a new exhibit at the University of Maryland, Baltimore that examines eugenics—and how it’s affected today's medical ethics.

He is joined by Susan Bachrach, curator for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Headlines
8:21 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Obama Visits MD & Lawmakers Rush To Pass Bills On Final Day Of The 2014 General Assembly Session

Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

The General Assembly wraps up its 2014 session tonight at midnight; still on the agenda include bills dealing with the state’s minimum wage, marijuana decriminalization, medical marijuana, and bail hearings. Lawmakers have passed the state’s FY15 operating budget, a bill creating a hybrid school board for Baltimore County, and a measure dealing with dog bite liability. Plus: a preview of todays’ Baltimore City Council meeting, President Obama’s visit to MD, and more…

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The Morning Economic Report
12:18 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Personal Income - 4/7/14

Personal income expanded by 0.3 percentage points in both January and February.  When one translates those monthly gains into annualized rates of income growth, the numbers appear impressive – good enough to suggest that growth in consumer spending can continue to power the economic expansion during the quarters ahead. 

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Your Maryland 04-03-14
3:00 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

"Ten Bears"

The Nature of Things
12:13 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Combining Nature & Technology

There’s no doubt technology has changed our lives and, sadly, the result has been a huge disconnect from the natural world.  Many people have lost their sense of wonder and respect for it simply due to lack of exposure. But there is room for families and adults to embrace both technology and nature.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. April 4, 1-2 p.m.
9:49 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Midday on Film

The film star Barbara Stanwyck

Critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed join us to discuss the life and career of one of Hollywood’s original “it girls,” Barbara Stanwyck. We’ll also be joined by Stanwyck biographer Victoria Wilson, author of "A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940." 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. April 4, 12-1 p.m.
9:45 am
Fri April 4, 2014

The Midday Weekly Review

Jonathan Pollard was sentenced to life in prison nearly three decades ago for spying for Israel.
Credit The Associated Press

A look at the region's news stories with the reporters and editors who covered them. This hour: Should President Obama grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard, who was sentenced to life nearly three decades ago for spying for Israel? The Pollard case has connections to Maryland and Baltimore. It surfaces from time to time, and this week it became part of Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to keep alive the fraying Israel-Palestine peace negotiations. Today we’ll speak to University of Baltimore law professor Kenneth Lasson about Jonathan Pollard.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Bargaining Between Johns Hopkins Hospital and Maintenance Workers Continues

Hopkins employees Kiva (l) and Bob (r) say wages should be higher.
Credit Jamyla Kay

Sheilah Kast talks with Armeta Dixon, Vice-President of 1199SEIU for Baltimore Hospitals and Health Systems, and Bryan O’Keefe, law labor attorney.

  Last night’s contract talks between Johns Hopkins Hospital management and hospital service and maintenance workers ended around 8 p.m., with no agreement.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri April 4, 2014

The Art of Argument

Left to Right: Ignacio Evans, debate coach; Ameena Ruffin, Korey Johnson (holding cup); Amber Kelsie, debate coach.
Credit Photo courtesy of Towson University.

Tom Hall talks with Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson, members of the Towson University Debate Team.

Last month, Ameena Ruffin and Korey Johnson, members of the Towson University Debate Team, won the Cross Examination Debate Association national championship.  They are the first African American women’s team to win a national title.  On the way to their victory, they bested teams from Harvard, Michigan, NYU and many other prestigious schools.  

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Maryland Morning
8:40 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Films for Spring: A Band, A Vermeer, and an Arc

Jennifer Connelly as Naameh and Russell Crowe as Noah in NOAH.
Credit Paramount

Tom Hall talks with Jed Dietz of the Maryland Film Festival and Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post about movies to watch this month.

  Ann Hornaday, film critic for The Washington Post and Jed Dietz of the Maryland Film Festival, join us to discuss the must-see movies for April.

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