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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 14, 1-2 p.m.
9:51 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Remembering James Meredith

The image of James Meredith getting shot while marching for Civil Rights became iconic following its publication.

As the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act approaches, Midday features the story of James Meredith, who in 1962 became the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, as Meredith led a “March Against Fear” to promote black voter registration, he was wounded by a gunman, a moment captured in an iconic photograph. What followed was one of the central dramas of the civil rights era.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 14, 12-1 p.m.
9:46 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Exporting America

Popular American TV shows like Baywatch continue to impact America's image abroad.

Midday contributor Sheri Parks engages culture critic Martha Bayles on American entertainment's influence on world opinion. Bayles argues that by allowing our chief cultural exports -- violent movies, reality TV, vulgar music -- to serve as the nation's de facto ambassadors, the world gets a distorted view of American values. The US no longer shares the best of itself, she says, and there are consequences to that.

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Maryland Morning
9:01 am
Mon July 14, 2014

What's Next For Sparrows Point?

Sparrows Point
Credit Jeff Kubina

Sheilah talks with journalist Mark Reutter, reporter for the Baltimore Brew and author of a book on Sparrows Point.
A little less than two years ago, Sparrows Point was bought by liquidator Hilco Global. The site, once home to one of the largest steel mills in the world, could change hands soon once again. What challenges would the new owners face? And, how might Sparrows Point find life once again?
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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon July 14, 2014

What Five 18th Century Frenchmen Can Tell Us About America

Sheilah talks with Francois Furstenberg, an author and history professor at Johns Hopkins.
It’s Bastille Day, the 225th anniversary of the Parisian mob taking over the fortress-prison that stood for royal absolutism. What better day to hear about how five émigrés from that revolution went on to have a big impact on the United States of America?
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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon July 14, 2014

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize

Neil Feather, the winner of the 9th Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.
Credit Tom Hall

On Saturday night, Tom Hall attended the announcement of the winner of the 9th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.  It was held at the Walters Art Museum, where an exhibition of the work of the seven Sondheim finalists is on display. 458 artists applied for the award.  A panel of artists and curators from NY chose seven finalists.  Baltimore was heavily represented in that group.  Six of the seven finalists call Charm City home.  

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon July 14, 2014

"Carrie the Musical"

Credit Studio Theatre

Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck talk about Studio Theatre's production of "Carrie the Musical."

You may have gotten to know Carrie White in book form and you've watched others torment her on the silver screen, but how will a musical tackle her haunting story? 

Maryland Morning's Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck review the dark notes of Studio Theatre's production of "Carrie the Musical."

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Maryland Morning
8:40 am
Mon July 14, 2014

What Is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Nutrionist Monica Reinagel

Nutritionist Monica Reinagel is a regular guest on Maryland Morning. Today, Tom Hall talks with her about a condition that 10-percent of women of child bearing age have to confront.  It’s called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Read Monica's tips for how you can change your diet to help control PCOS.

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Headlines
8:24 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Power Outages, MSA Scores, and Westminster Site Nixed As Shelter For Immigrant Children

Credit 00483 Power Lines taken by nickhall via flickr

Another round of overnight storms means another round of power outages in Central Maryland; more storms are forecast today and tomorrow. A site in Westminster is no longer under consideration as a temporary shelter for immigrant children. MSA scores drop, and state school officials say they're not surprised. Plus: MD's public financing system, VA documents, cuts to the state budget, and more.

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The Morning Economic Report
10:03 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Economic Good News - 7/11/14

There is much about the U.S. economy with which to be pleased.  Real gross domestic product appears to be tracking above 3 percent during the current quarter.  Job gains have accelerated. 

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Humanities Connection
9:54 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Civic Reflection: Inside and Out

Community Mediation Maryland is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and strengthening mediation programs in our state. Their Maryland Humanities Council grant-supported program, Civic Reflection: Inside and Out, adds reading and discussion to their successful prisoner re-entry mediation programs.

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