The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Homeownership of Young Adults - 7/17/14

Homeownership has been falling over the last few years in much of the United States, but the decline among younger adults has been particularly striking.  The homeownership rate in the 25 to 34 age group fell by nearly 8 percentage points from 2004 to 2013 according to a recent report from Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies.  As pointed out by writer Lisa Prevost, over the same period, student debt surged by more than 400 percent to top $1 trillion, a run-up that dwarfs the surge in mortgage debt during the housing bubble.  The connection between student debt and declining homeownership appears unassailable based on these data. 

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The First Five Years
3:32 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

The First Five Years: Parent Provider Communication

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Linnea Anderson on "Parent Provider Communication."

Communicate early and often. The future depends on it.  When you find a child care provider who is just right, you know your little one is in a safe nurturing environment. But there is more to it than dropping off in the morning and picking up after work. For the wellbeing of the child, both parents and caregivers owe it to each other to communicate.

The Signal
1:01 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Little Italy in Photos, Understanding Joy, and Musician Sean Beier

Harry Connolly's photo of Little Italy resident Rosa Vasta in her back yard

Photographer Harry Connolly on his 16 years in Little Italy; the gambling documentary ‘Understanding Joy’; and jazz musician Sean Beier

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The Environment In Focus
11:27 am
Wed July 16, 2014

The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay

In a shallow bay of the Potomac River about an hour south of Washington, D.C., lie the remains of 214 wooden cargo ships from World War I, some of which have sprouted trees and become islands.

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Maryland Morning Podcast
10:00 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Baltimore Area Housing Market, The First National Labor Strike, plus Artist Seth Adelsberger

How is the Baltimore region’s housing market doing this summer? Plus, Baltimore’s part in the country’s first national labor strike, 137 years ago. Then, Baltimore artist Seth Adelsberger featured at the Baltimore Museum of Art's Front Room.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 16, 1-2 p.m.
9:33 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Midday on Media

Sports reporter Pam Oliver

Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik returns for his monthly take on television and media. Topics: FOX Sports moves Pam Oliver off the NFL sidelines for Erin Andrews, whatever happened to the big-time TV anchor, news coverage of Obama and border crisis, and video-streaming in the wake of the Supreme Court's Aereo ruling in late June.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 16, 12-1 p.m.
9:31 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Midday on Health: Progress on Strokes

Fewer Americans are having strokes in recent years, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

Fewer Americans are having strokes and those who do are now less likely to die from them, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers and reported Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed July 16, 2014

How Healthy Is Baltimore's Metro Housing Market?

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Sheilah speaks with Andrew Strauch about the current housing market in Maryland.

Around the state, “For Sale” banners are going up, signs are being staked into front yards and open houses are taking place every weekend.  All that’s typical for this time of year, but what’s the current situation for buyers and sellers?

To catch us up on how the greater Baltimore housing market is doing is Andrew Strauch, Vice President of the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which compiles data on residential real estate. Sheilah talks with him about it.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed July 16, 2014

The Nation's First National Labor Strike Has Roots In Baltimore

"Sixth Regiment Fighting its way through Baltimore", an engraving done for "Harper's Weekly, Journal of Civilization", August 1877
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Bill Barry joins Sheilah in the studio to discuss the first national labor strike in 1877.

It was just about this time on this date in 1877 that the first national strike started, and it started in Baltimore. Two dozen locomotive firemen employed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, refused to man the trains at Camden Yard, Mount Clare and Riverside Stations. Within hours the work stoppage had spread to Martinsburg, West Virginia, then to other states. Within a week, almost half the U.S. Army was deployed against more than 100,000 strikers. Before the strike collapsed two weeks later, ten citizens had been killed in Baltimore alone.

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Cellar Notes
8:50 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Chardonnays - 7/16/14

William Hill Chardonnay, North Coast 2012 * $
(Nice basic chard, nothing fancy.)

Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay, Sonoma County 2011  *1/2 $
(A touch of complexity, good mid-level chard.)

St. Supery Estate Chardonnay, oak-free, Napa ** $
(Very nice, idiosyncratic chard, seems "German" in style.)

Arrowood Chardonnay, Sonoma County 2010 **1/2  $
(One of the classics, a steal at this price.)

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