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The Morning Economic Report
9:16 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Household Wealth - 6/13/14

During the first three months of 2014, U.S. household wealth posted a 10th consecutive quarterly increase.  Though wealth grew more slowly during the January to March period than during the preceding 2 years, the expansion in wealth was enough to allow household wealth to exceed its pre-recession peak in inflation-adjusted, per capita terms.  Gains in wealth accumulation during the first quarter were driven by increases in home equity. 

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Humanities Connection
5:35 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Audiovisual Archiving at the University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Library

Image of the 1954 Colts game
Credit UB Langsdale Library WMAR-TV Collection

Over the past few months, Humanities Connection has had the pleasure of presenting episodes featuring a a variety of libraries and highlighting the great work of librarians around the region.

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The Signal
5:25 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Cantata for a Loop Trail, Ultima Partida, 48 Hour Film Project, and The New Black

Composer Erik Spangler, playing melodica in the woods at Leakin Park

A preview of Erik Spangler’s ‘hiking opera,’ Cantata for a Loop Trail; Monica Lopez-Gonzalez’ theatrical experiment, Ultima Partida – The Final Draw; Rob Hatch reviews the 48 Hour Film Project; and Yoruba Richen discusses her documentary, The New Black

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Your Maryland
3:47 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Your Maryland - "The Most Hated Man in Baltimore"

Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. June 12 1-2 p.m.
10:07 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Immigrant Children in the US

Metro West on North Green Street is no-longer being considered as a shelter for immigrant children.
Credit baltimoresun.com

The Obama administration has dropped the idea of converting a vacant office building in Baltimore into a shelter for immigrant children, but the problem and the need remain. In today's second hour, a look at the recent surge of immigrant children across the U.S. border, and the politics of immigration reform in the wake of the primary defeat of Republican Eric Cantor, the House majority leader.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. June 12 12-1 p.m.
10:02 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Carsick with John Waters

In his new book, Waters includes two fictional versions, and one non-fictional account, of his hitchhiking journey across America.

John Waters shares his stories of hitch-hiking and WYPR listeners are encouraged to tell theirs when the Baltimore filmmaker joins Dan in Studio A.

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Baltimore's Future
8:30 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Jess Ladd on Technology's Role in Improving Sexual Health

Credit John Oliver

David Warnock speaks with Jess Ladd.

On today's Baltimore's Future, David Warnock speaks with Jess Ladd about her project "Private Results," which aims to inform patients of their STI diagnosis through an easy and confidential telephone/online system. 

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The Morning Economic Report
8:16 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

College Enrollment Decline - 6/12/14

While some may bemoan recent data indicating that college enrollment is no longer rising as it had been, the fact that more people are opting to enter the workforce immediately after high school graduation may be an indication of recent economic improvement.  U.S. college enrollment accelerated during the recession, at least in part because of a difficult employment market that held little promise. 

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The First Five Years
4:47 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

The First Five Years: Talking About Loss

Credit Maryland Family Network

The First Five Years "Talking About Loss."

When a loved one dies, parents may wonder how or even if to talk about this with children.

When parents talk honestly and in age-appropriate ways, children can make sense of the experience.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. June 11, 1-2 p.m.
9:50 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Midday on the Bay

The Maryland blue crab

Should Maryland and Virginia place a moratorium on the harvest of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs for a year? Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal joins Dan to explore that question and others related to the bay fishery. Plus, why Baltimore can't seem to make more progress in cleaning up its harbor.

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