10:24 am
Thu March 27, 2014

McCormick Mulls Move, Leopold Can Run, & Negro League Museum Opens

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Thursday headlines from around the region.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. March 27, 1-2 pm
10:05 am
Thu March 27, 2014

The Organic Food Business

Whole Foods Market revolutionized the U.S. organic foods industry.

A look at the evolution of the $100 billion dollar "natural products industry" with Joe Dobrow, former head of marketing for Fresh Fields, Whole Foods Market, Balducci’s and Sprouts Farmers Market. Dobrow is the author of "Natural Prophets: From Health Foods to Whole Foods: How the Pioneers of the Industry Changed the Way We Eat and Reshaped American Business."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. March 27, 12-1 pm
9:52 am
Thu March 27, 2014

On Mental Health

Sandy Hook mass-killer Adam Lanza

As we approach the March 31 enrollment deadline for the Affordable Care Act, Dr. Mark Komrad, psychiatrist at Sheppard Pratt Hospital, discusses changes to mental health coverage under the new law. Plus, a look at what we've learned about the Columbia Mall shooter and Sandy Hook mass-killer Adam Lanza.


Andrew Solomon's New Yorker piece on Peter Lanza

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Funding for High Tech Industries - 3/27/14

Most observers seem to agree that for America to fulfill its economic potential, it must continue to dominate emerging high tech industries.  For that to happen, America must continue to fund basic scientific research.  But in recent years, federal funding for basic research has declined.  Labs are being shuttered.  Scientists are being dislocated and research projects are being postponed or simply abandoned. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. March 25, 1-2 pm
10:13 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Midday on Media

CNN's wall-to-wall coverage of the missing Malaysian airplane.

The Baltimore Sun's television critic David Zurawik makes his monthly visit to Midday. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. March 26, 12-1 pm
10:08 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Midday Money

Ken Solow
Credit Pinnacle Advisory Group

A look at the five-year bull market with Ken Solow, founding partner of Pinnacle Advisory Group, Inc. in Columbia; we get Ken's insights on investing and how the stock market responds to changes in policy and to a political crisis such as the one in Ukraine.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed March 26, 2014

General Assembly Bill Aims To Bring More Transparency To Baltimore's Liquor Board

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Sheilah Kast talks with Baltimore's Liquor Board Chairman Stephan Fogleman and the Community Law Center's Becky Witt.
  In March a year ago, the state’s ‘Office of Legislative Audits’ gave the Baltimore City Liquor Board a scathing audit. It found no comprehensive policies in writing, scant oversight of procedures, insufficient monitoring of the work done there, too many employees doing too few inspections. 
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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Social Media and Urban Youth

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Sheilah Kast speaks with Barbara Babb and Dwight Watkins.

Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, Facebook...if you know a teenager, it's very likely that they use several of these sites and apps, and that they access them through a smartphone.

In fact, a 2012 PEW study found that of teens who have smartphones, more than 9 out of 10 use social networking sites.

What are they using social media for? And how does their social media use affect their relationships, their school life...and perhaps their future?

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed March 26, 2014

The Life and Music of Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington, 1954
Credit Public Domain

Tom Hall talks with Terry Teachout about jazz legend Duke Ellington.

Terry Teachout is the drama critic for the Wall Street Journal.  He’s also a jazz musician, and the author of several books.  In 2009, he published a highly regarded biography of Louis Armstrong, and last year he released a beautifully written and insightful biography of Duke Ellington.  It's called "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington."  Terry Teachout joins Tom Hall on the line from New York.

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Cellar Notes
5:30 am
Wed March 26, 2014

A Look at Portugal - 3/26/14

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

Chão das Rolas Peninsula de Setubal 2010 * 1/2 $
(Rustic, lively with zingy flavors, perfect for suckling pig)

Crasto Douro 2011 **1/2  $
(Fabulous value in a serious, sophisticated red, same grapes as Port)

Alente, Alentejo DO Non-Vintage **  $
(Full-flavored, spicy, informal, perfect café wine)

Alente Premium, Alentejo DO 2009 **  $
(A more intense version of the regular Alente, great dinner wine)

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