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8:01 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Cove Point, A BWI Upgrade, Goods For Guns, & NAACP Brings 2016 Convention To Baltimore

Maryland’s Board of Public Works voted unanimously yesterday to approve a wetlands permit to Virginia-based Dominion Resources, bringing plans for a liquefied natural gas export facility closer to fruition. The BPW also approves a major upgrade at BWI… as well as a credit monitoring service for people affected by a UMD data breach. Plus: the NAACP announces that its 2016 convention will be held in Baltimore. A “Goods For Guns” program is set for Saturday in Baltimore. The US Naval Academy gets new leadership. And more.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Persistence of Long-Term Unemployment - 7/24/14

One of the most puzzling aspects of the current economic expansion is the persistence of long-term unemployment.  After all, payroll employment has now surpassed its pre-recession peak. 

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The Morning Economic Report
7:29 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Inversion Deals - 7/23/14

America has among the highest corporate income taxes in the world and a growing number of domestic firms are merging with foreign companies in order to reduce their tax burdens. 

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The First Five Years
4:41 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

The First Five Years: Emergency Preparedness

Credit Maryland Family Network

The First Five Years on "Emergency Preparedness."

Between thunderstorms and threats of tornadoes, this has been a summer full of turbulent weather. Take the time when the sky is clear to make sure your family is ready for whatever Mother Nature sends our way. A little planning now can save lives when disaster strikes.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 23, 1-2 p.m.
9:15 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Studying Laughter

What makes us laugh? In "Ha!: The Science of When We Laugh and Why," cognitive neuroscientist and former University of Maryland research scientist Scott Weems delves into what makes things funny.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 23, 12-1 p.m.
9:12 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Doctors Without Borders: A Profile

Doctors without Borders works in some of the most impoverished places on Earth.

One of the world's most admired organizations, Doctors Without Borders has delivered medical care to the world's most impoverished and imperiled places since its founding in 1971. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. Renee Fox, a sociologist and medicine scholar, chronicles the history of the organization and its influence around the globe. Original air date 7/2/14

With production help from Midday intern James Daley

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Tracking Economic and Social Change in Two Eastern Shore Towns

Sheilah talks with Meredith Ramsay about her new book on Somerset County as well as Kirkland Hall and Craig Mathies about changes made in the county that were discussed in the book.

Somerset County, the southernmost county on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, was founded in 1666.

It’s motto for centuries has been Semper Eadem, Latin for “Always the same.”

A lot has indeed stayed the same, but even at the bottom tip of Maryland, the normal processes of time and struggles to bring about change intentionally…have had effects also.  

 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed July 23, 2014

The History of Charles Street

Credit via Historical Society of Baltimore's Facebook

Tom talks with Baltimore historian and author John McGrain about the history of Charles Street.

This morning Tom Hall is paying a visit to the historian and author John McGrain at his home in Towson. Mr. McGrain is the former secretary of the Baltimore County Landmarks Preservation Commission, and from 1998 until he retired in 2007, he served as the official historian of Baltimore County. He’s written several books, the latest of which is a history of one of this area’s most familiar and widely traversed streets, Charles Street. From its start near the city’s Inner Harbor to its northern most tip in Lutherville, Charles Street has a rich architectural history and a long list of famous residents, which are chronicled in John McGrain’s book, Charles Street: Baltimore’s Artery of Elegance.

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Maryland Morning Podcast
8:45 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Somerset County Changes and The History of Charles Street

Credit via Historical Society of Baltimore's Facebook

We talk with Meredith Ramsay about economic development and social change in two lower Eastern Shore towns and with two local leaders about the what lies ahead for the area.

Plus, Tom Hall talks about Charles Street's beginnings with local historian John McGrain, author of the new book “Charles Street: Baltimore’s Artery of Elegance”.

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Headlines
8:28 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Mikulski Backs Reduced Border Funding Measure, MD Gun Law Goes To Court, & Trash-Fighting Initiative

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.)
Credit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via flickr

US Senator Barbara Mikulski plans to introduce a reduced border funding measure today. Attorneys have presented arguments in federal court in Baltimore on Maryland's ban of high-capacity magazines and 45 gun types classified as “assault weapons”. Baltimore City and Baltimore County working together to fight a common enemy: trash. And much more.

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