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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed., May 14, 1-2 p.m.
2:30 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

What's Funny?

E.B. White said, “Humor can be dissected, as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process, and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.” Nevertheless, journalist Joel Warner, along with University of Colorado psychologist Peter McGraw, conducted a series of world-wide experiments in an attempt to crack “The Humor Code.”

Production help from Midday intern James Daley.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed., May 14, 12-1 p.m.
2:23 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

The 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Before he was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall represented the plaintiffs in the Brown v. Board of Education case on behalf of the NAACP.

In one of the most historic court rulings in American history, the Supreme Court declared separate but equal public school systems to be unconstitutional. On the eve of its 60th anniversary, we look at the historic significance of Brown v. Board, and at how the decision played out in Maryland.

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The Signal
11:38 am
Wed May 14, 2014

A Modern Apothecary, 'World Class' Poetry, Artist Lynne Parks, and Violet Levoit at The Stoop

Herbalist Olivia Fite' s modern-day apothecary; Jane Elkin's poetry book, 'World Class'; artist Lynne Parks; and a Stoop story from Violet Levoit

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Headlines
9:14 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Election 2014, Rockfish Regs, Kirwan Announces Retirement, and Surveillance Cameras In OC

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (l) with former President Bill Clinton. Clinton appeared at a fundraiser for Brown Tuesday that brought in more than $1 million.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Former President Bill Clinton headlined a fundraiser for Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown’s gubernatorial bid. State Attorney General Doug Gansler calls on Brown to answer questions about donations to – and by – his campaign. Montgomery County Delegate Heather Mizeur unveils energy proposals. Plus: a look at the state Attorney General’s race, and the race for Baltimore City State’s Attorney. Also: rockfish regulation, Kirwan announces his retirement, surveillance cameras in Ocean City, and more.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

When Brown Came Down

Credit Wikimedia Commons

Sheilah Kast talks about the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education with Professors Ray Winbush and Howell Baum.
This week marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown versus the Board of Education. On May 17th, 1954, the Supreme Court wrote in its decision, “Segregation is a denial of the equal protection of the laws.”

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed May 14, 2014

The Secrets of Coney Island

Tom Hall talks with Barbara Scheiber, author of the book "Let's Go to Coney Island Together."
The Metropolitan Museum of Art calls the photographer Walker Evans “the progenitor of the documentary tradition in American photography.”  Evans is known and admired for his Depression era portraits of people in small rural communities, but it’s a photograph he took in Coney Island in New York in 1928 that caught the eye of Barbara Scheiber of Gaithersburg.  

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Cellar Notes
10:05 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Cotes-du-Rhone - 5/14/14

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

Laurence Féraud Côtes du Rhone 2011 *1/2  $
(Great example of the affordable café style of CDR.)

Domaine La Manarine Côtes du Rhone 2012 ** $
(Café style with a touch of class, good grenache influence.)

Les Galets de Sauveterre Côtes du Rhone 2011  **1/2  $
(Huge bargain in a textbook CDR, with lots of "garrigue" notes.)

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Radio Kitchen #1233
9:21 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

The Herbs of Spring

May 13, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - The Herbs of Spring

Since the farmers' markets reopened this spring, one of the easiest things to find has been fresh herbs.  Now, herbs are great because they can be grown under cover, and a little bit of space can yield a lot of product. There are a lot of herbs out there to work with, but we don't always have an idea about what to do with them.

We also don't always have an idea how to preserve them for later use.

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A Blue View
9:00 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Cleaning Up Critical Habitats - 5/13/14

Most of us probably believe that we do a pretty good job of picking up after ourselves, but the reality is that trash does in fact make its way into our streets, our communities, or shores, and our waterways. To help critical habitats in the Chesapeake Bay area, the National Aquarium's Conservation Team regularly hosts cleanups where Aquarium staff and volunteers pick up what others left behind.

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The Nature of Things
4:32 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Orioles

The rich, whistling song of the Baltimore oriole, echoing from treetops near homes and parks, is a sweet herald of spring in eastern North America.

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