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8:12 am
Wed January 1, 2014

New Year’s Day Schedule Changes, “Second-Tier” Driver’s Licenses, and George Eyes Public Financing

A look at some of the schedule changes for the first day of 2014. A new law offers “second-tier” MD driver’s licenses to some immigrants living in the US illegally. Delegate Ron George considers taking public financing as he runs for the Republican nomination for Governor.

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Cellar Notes
7:30 am
Wed January 1, 2014

1/1/14 - New From Down Under

Cost key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60

Isabel Sauvignon Blanc, Marlboro 2011 **  $
(Great intensity of fruit with balancing acid, excellent value)

Tir Na N'Og Grenache, McLaren Vale 2008 ***  $$
(Old vine Grenache that really delivers)

Elderton Estate Shiraz, Barossa, 2010 **1/2  $$
(Big forward shiraz for big foods; great complexity)

Wishing Tree Chardonnay, Adelaide 2012  ** $
(Low price for high quality un-oaked chardonnay)

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

The Signal
2:39 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

The Signal: 1.3.14

photo credit: Shane Carpenter

You’d stand on a corner, and a guy would come up and say hey, there’s a guy on the East Side who could blow you guys off this corner, he can sing so good.  We’d say go get him!  Bring him down here!  We stopped fighting each other and started singing.

-Orioles singer Diz Russell  

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Humanities Connection
12:00 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

Humanities Connection - Meaning of Service: The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism

Meaning of Service is a national reading and discussion series that explores the personal impact of serving, giving, and leading in your community and is available free of charge to any Maryland AmeriCorps program or other volunteer service organization.

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Headlines
8:25 am
Tue December 31, 2013

New Year’s Eve Schedule Changes And Celebrations, Drones, and MD’s Growing Population

A Predator drone operated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine taxis for a flight over southern Arizona near the Mexican border on March 7 from Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Credit John Moore / Getty Images

We round up some of the schedule changes in effect on this New Year’s Eve… and look at the celebrations Maryland cities are holding to welcome 2014. Plus, while drones won’t be tested in MD, our state will be involved in research. Also: MD’s online health exchange, MD’s growing population, and more.

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Radio Kitchen
7:30 am
Tue December 31, 2013

#1215 - Root Veggies: A New Year's Resolution

December 31, 2013 - Radio Kitchen -  Root Veggies:  A New Year's Resolution

Welcome to Radio Kitchen, I'm Al Spoler.  With the New Year looming, we think we might have a way to help you make a resolution you might want to actually keep.  Two trends deserve honoring:  the Eat Local Movement, and the Eat Healthy Movement.  And Chef Jerry Pelligrino of Waterfront Kitchen, I'm happy to say that these two fine notions can be blended into one easy resolution:  eat more root vegetables!

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A Blue View
7:30 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Ocean Victories of 2013 - 12/31/13

We hear a lot about the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing our ocean, yet the ocean has some powerful friends working on its behalf.

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Public Commentary
11:05 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Joe Jones - December 31,2013

Joseph T. Jones, Jr. is founder of the Center For Urban Families (CFUF), a Baltimore, Maryland nonprofit service organization established to empower low-income families by enhancing both the ability of women and men to contribute to their families as wage earners and of men to fulfill their roles as fathers. Prior to founding CFUF, Mr. Jones developed and directed the Men’s Services program for the federally funded Baltimore Healthy Start initiative and replicated the Baltimore affiliate of the nationally recognized STRIVE employment services program. His ability to engage and provide hands-on services to fathers garnered him the reputation of trailblazer in the field.  Mr. Jones is now a national leader in workforce development, fatherhood and family services programming, and through his professional and civic involvement influences policy direction nationwide.

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Headlines
8:33 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Unemployment Benefits End, New Baltimore Fire Chief To Be Named, and Lawsuits Over Murals

A mural on a vacant home on Fremont Avenue. The murals the lawsuits were filed over are on different properties, 539 N. Longwood St. in West Baltimore and 4727 Old York Road in North Baltimore.
Credit Maryland Morning / WYPR

Emergency unemployment benefits have expired for thousands of Marylanders. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake is expected name Baltimore’s new fire chief today. Lawsuits have been filed over murals on vacant homes. Plus: horse breeding, Baltimore homicides, New Year’s revels, and more.

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Professional Wrestling in the U.S.A.
9:36 pm
Sun December 29, 2013

Midday with Dan Rodricks

 In The Squared Circle: Life, Death and Professional Wrestling, writer David Shoemaker

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