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The Signal
4:22 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Baltimore Folk Festival; Ripple Meets the Deep; The Epic of Clair; and In-State Culture Shock

A preview of the 3rd annual Baltimore Folk Festival; Jason Tinney shares from his collection of short fiction,  “Ripple Meets the Deep”; Eric Hansen discusses his young adult book, “The Epic of Clair; and Andrew Reiner tells a story of ‘in-state culture shock.’

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Maryland Morning Podcast
3:07 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Race for Governor, Baltimore's Tidal Flooding Problem, Visit to the Great Kids Farm

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Anthony Brown and Larry Hogan squared off in their first televised debate yesterday. Sheilah Kast speaks with WYPR's Fraser Smith and St. Mary's College political science professor Todd Eberly about what was said and not  said.

Then, a new report projects ten times as many tidal floods each year in Baltimore in thirty years. Sheilah talks with a city climate planner and with a co-author of the study. Plus, how good kids grow good food: Tom Hall visits the "Great Kids Farm" in Catonsville, which supplies produce to 60-plus schools.

The First Five Years
2:31 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

The First Five Years: Hope for Trauma Survivors

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Just under half of the children in the United States have lived through at least one traumatic experience. These experiences have lasting effects on health, social, and economic outcomes in adulthood. But there is hope. Listen to find out how you can help.

Cellar Notes
12:00 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Beers for Autumn - 10/8/14

Quality key:  * = good decent beer  ** = very good beer   *** = superb beer

Fuller's London Porter  ** 1/2
(A very complete porter, correct in all aspects and satisfying.)

Innis & Gunn Scottish Porter, oak aged  **
(Very tasty, but maybe too much of everything.)

McEwan's Scotch Ale **1/2
(Big, rich, complex thirst quenching, a classic.)

Samuel Smith Taddy Porter *
(A trifle thin, but a good effort, serve on the warm side.)

Darwin's Original Flag Porter **
(Very good porter, medium weight, complex and smooth.)

Many of these fine beers can be purchased at Wine World.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Oct. 8, 1-2 p.m.
9:35 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Manhood, Masculinity & Violence

Baltimore firefighter Derik Barnes has a lot to say about young men and violence. He joins us to discuss ideas he's put into a book: “The Science of Manhood: Steps to Self-Improvement." It's what he believes boys and young men need to do in order to stay out of trouble and grow into responsible, successful adults. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Oct. 8 12-1 p.m.
9:32 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Crime & Punishment

A conversation with a distinguished law professor about criminal punishment in the era of mass incarceration -- what it means, what it gets us, what its consequences are for American society. Our guest is Robert A. Ferguson, professor of law at Columbia University and author of "Inferno: An Anatomy of American Punishment." 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed October 8, 2014

What Yesterday's Debate Tells Us About The Race For Governor

(l to r) Larry Hogan, Anthony Brown
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Four weeks ahead of the general election, Democrat Anthony Brown and Republican Larry Hogan met yesterday for their first debate.  Questions posed by WJZ-TV and The Baltimore Sun covered education, crime, the environment, immigration and negative campaigning. But, they kept coming back to taxes, state spending, jobs and the economy.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Guarding Against Tidal Flooding

Flooding at The Inner Harbor, October 30, 2012.
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 In about 30 years, it’s projected that ten times as many tidal floods as we see today will soak Baltimore streets and buildings every year. That’s according to a study out today from the Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit science advocacy group. To give us a sense of how Baltimore is preparing for tidal floods, Sheilah is joined by Kristin Baja, Climate and Resilience Planner for Baltimore City.

Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed October 8, 2014

A Visit To The Great Kids Farm

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Good food grown by great kids. Tom Hall visits Great Kids Farm on Route 40 in Catonsville.  The farm is part of the Baltimore City Schools.   When he visited the farm a couple of years ago, food from the farm was available in about 14 schools. This year, the salad bars of nearly 60 schools will feature produce grown at the farm by students, under the tutelage of a farm educator, a farm chef, and farm manager Greg Strella, who joins Tom at the farm. Tom also speaks with Chrissa Carlson, the executive director of the Friends of Great Kids Farm. DeAndre 'Dre' Lloyd is a senior at Edmondson-Westside High School and he tells us about his experience growing and learning about the produce.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:22 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Household Wealth - 10/8/14

The Federal Reserve recently reported that since the year 2000, household wealth in the U.S. has expanded by $37 trillion, from about $44 trillion to $81 trillion. That represents a massive increase in wealth, and yet, most people aren’t wealthier. 

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