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Maryland Morning Podcast
11:26 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Plus Bringing "Next To Normal" To Center Stage

Credit State of Maryland

The democratic candidate for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, joins Sheilah live in-studio to talk about how a Brown administration would differ from an O'Malley administration. The Republican candidate, businessman Larry Hogan, has agreed to join us next week.  

 Plus, the musical “Next to Normal” is now up at Center Stage. Tom Hall talks with a cast member and the director about how they keep up with this high-energy play.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Oct. 24, 1-2 p.m.
10:47 am
Fri October 24, 2014

The Big Rachet

MacArthur Genius Award-winner Ruth DeFries, an expert in the study of the human impact on our environment, counter's the idea of humanity's eventual demise and collapse by offering a positive examination of human capability. Her book is, "The Big Rachet: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis." 

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Oct. 24, 12-1 p.m.
10:44 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Midday on Health: Ebola

Dr. John Cmar, an infectious disease specialist at Sinai Hospital, continues our coverage of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa with a look at its impact on infectious disease control in the United States. We'll also talk to Elizabeth Serlemitsos, of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, who is in Liberia working to control the spread of the virus. 

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Candidate For Governor

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown

Maryland’s election for governor is a week and a half away, on November 4th. Next Wednesday, we’ll speak with Republican candidate for governor, Larry Hogan. But, today, we’re joined by the Democratic candidate, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Bringing "Next To Normal" To Center Stage

Ariela Morgenstern (l) and Kally Duling (r)
Credit Richard Anderson

It started as a show called Feeling Electric. In 1998, when the playwright and lyricist Brian Yorkey saw a TV news story about electroconvulsive therapy, he suggested it as the topic of a brief musical to his friend and fellow Columbia University student, Tom Kitt.  They wrote a draft of a musical inspired by the story for a musical theater workshop in New York. Ten years later, it arrived off-Broadway, where it promptly failed. That’s usually the end of the story for musicals, but it wasn’t for this one, which evolved into a hit show called Next to Normal, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010, and in 2011, was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, winning three. David Schweitzer is an internationally acclaimed director of plays, musicals and opera who has returned to Center Stage with a new production of Next to Normal. He joins Tom in the studio, along with  a member of this engaging and compelling cast, Kally Duling. She plays the role of Natalie.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:31 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Unpredictable Consumer Behahior - 10/24/14

Economics would be much easier if it didn’t involve the study of people.  While economic theory often revolves around the critical assumption that people are rational economic actors, the fact of the matter is that people are incredibly unpredictable. 

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Humanities Connection
5:49 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

The National Great Blacks In Wax Museum

  When Dr. Elmer Martin and his wife Dr. Joanne Martin founded the nation's first black history wax museum in a store-front in downtown Baltimore in 1983, the museum featured 22 wax figures on display.

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The Signal
3:55 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Glass Mosaic, Matt Manning at The Stoop; A Case of the Mondays; and UPS guy, Mike Beresh

A visit with the artists behind the glass mosaic at the AVAM; a Stoop story from psych nurse Matt Manning; Betsy Boyd shares A Case of the Mondays; and music and conversation with UPS delivery guy, Mike Beresh.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Oct. 23, 1-2 p.m.
9:28 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Invisible Soldiers

In May 2011 Congress reported that private military and security contractors outnumbered U.S troops by a ratio of 10 to one. These contractors provide everything from intelligence analysis to diplomatic security, and they even replace American forces after they withdraw from combat zones. Author and journalist Ann Hagedorn deconstructs the U.S. military’s increasing reliance on the private sector and problems with that relationship in "The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security." 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Oct. 23, 12-1 p.m
9:25 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Midday Open Phones

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown continues to lead in the polls leading up to the Maryland gubernatorial race Nov. 4.

Dan and listeners catch up on local and national news, as well as listener mail. 

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