The Morning Economic Report
9:48 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Declining Labor Force Participation - 7/3/14

A growing number of women who are ostensibly in their peak earning years are deciding not to participate in the U.S. labor force.  The declining labor force participation of women in their 40's and 50's in the labor force is attributed to numerous factors, including the need to care for parents.  Reductions in state and local government have also hit this group harder than most. 

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Baltimore's Future
9:26 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Dr. Lawrence Cheskin

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David Warnock speaks with Dr. Lawrence Cheskin.

On today's episode of "Baltimore's Future," David Warnock speaks with Dr. Lawrence Cheskin, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center.

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8:42 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Hurricane Arthur Postpones OC Fireworks, Spending Cuts, BGE Rates, and Offshore Wind

Projected track for Hurricane Arthur
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As Hurricane Arthur moves up the East Coast, Ocean City postpones its Independence Day fireworks display. A flash flood watch is in effect this afternoon and this evening for the listening area. Plus: spending cuts, BGE rates, offshore wind, the planned Red Line, and more.

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The First Five Years
4:50 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

The First Five Years: Communication

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The First Five Years on "Communication."

From the day they're born, children communicate in many ways. For example, crying can mean  boredom, hunger or pain depending on the pitch and volume. The national nonprofit Zero to Three has some tips to help parents encourage language development in babies.

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3:30 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

"Maryland Line"

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 8, 1-2 p.m.
1:51 pm
Wed July 2, 2014


Brigid Schulte, a mother of two and reporter at The Washington Post, talks about time management and juggling life's competing agendas. Original air date 6/26/14

Production help from Midday intern Brian Gilbert

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 8, 12-1 p.m.
1:47 pm
Wed July 2, 2014


In a collection of short stories, Dartmouth College graduate and Iraq War veteran Phil Klay describes the tedium, bloodshed and chaos experienced by Marines during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Original air date 6/10/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 7, 1-2 p.m.
12:55 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Midday on Health with Dr. John Cmar

Experts warn antibiotic-resistant bacteria could soon become a major public health problem.

The World Health Organization recently reported that antibiotic-resistant bacteria is “a problem so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine.” A look at the origins of this problem and what it could mean for global public health with Midday contributor Dr. John Cmar, infectious diseases specialist at Sinai Hospital and the head of the hospital's Antibiotic Stewardship Committee. Original air date 6/2/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 7, 12-1 p.m.
12:51 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Alzheimer's Disease

As the baby boomer generation ages, more Americans will have to deal with the effects of Alzheimer's Disease.

With baby boomers entering their golden years, it's projected that the number of people in the United States with Alzheimer's disease will almost triple by 2050. Dr. Constantine Lyketsos, director of the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center, provides the latest in Alzheimer's research, treatment and care.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 4, 1-2 p.m.
12:47 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Midday Eats with Hong & Shields: Eggs

According to food writer Michael Ruhlman, the egg is one of the most versatile ingredients in cooking and baking.
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Food writer Michael Ruhlman calls the egg "the Rosetta stone" of the kitchen: "Learn the language of the egg -- understand completely this amazing and beautiful oblong orb -- and you can enter new realms of cooking." Ruhlman is the author of "Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient." Original air date 6/6/14

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