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7:30 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Baltimore's First Radio Station, WKC, Signed Off Too Soon!

The story of the very first radio station to broadcast in Baltimore is lost in the dustbin of Baltimore history - never to realize the full recognition it deserved.  That's because the father of the young builder of the station threw the station out - his son's most promising and historic creation!   

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Whistleblowers - 4/25/14

You may remember when you were in school, someone, perhaps your parents, advised you not to be a tattle-tail.  That advice should be reconsidered.  The Internal Revenue Service paid $53 million in awards to whistleblowers in fiscal year 2013 and collected $367 million based on information provided by tipsters. 

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UMMC Commentary
12:59 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Silke Niederhaus, M.D.

Silke Niederhaus, M.D.

Silke Niederhaus is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. April 24 1-2 pm
10:26 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Ethnicity and Success

"Tiger Mom" Amy Chua is out with a new book about why certain American cultural groups are more successful than others.

Yale University law professor Amy Chua attained worldwide notoriety with the publication of her controversial parenting memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," which held that strict parenting produces the most successful children. In a new book, co-written with her husband Jed Rubenfeld, Chua explains why certain cultural groups are more apt to succeed in life than others.

With production help from Midday Intern Tom Cartaxo.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. April 24 12-1 pm
10:21 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Money & Politics

Recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court have reignited the debate about campaign finance reform.

How will recent campaign finance rulings by the Supreme Court and by the Maryland Board of Elections affect the governor’s race and other state campaigns? How do Maryland campaign finance laws compare to those of other states?

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Baltimore's Future
8:35 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Riyaz Gayasaddin on Vertical Gardens

Riyaz Gayasaddin
Credit Michael Cross-Barnet

David Warnock speaks with Riyaz Gayasaddin.

On today's "Baltimore's Future" David Warnock speaks with Riyaz Gayasaddin about installing vertical gardens in Baltimore schools. 

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Headlines
8:24 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Fire Weather, A New Poll On The Governor’s Race, Harbor Point, & Frederick County Trash Disposal

Red Flag Warning posted again today, amid weather-related enhanced threats for wildfires to develop and spread.
Credit National Weather Service / http://www.weather.gov/lwx/

With gusty winds and low relative humidity in the forecast again today, the National Weather Service says there’s an enhanced threat for wildfires to develop and spread. Plus: the majority of Marylanders remain undecided in the governor’s race, according to a new poll. Also: Harbor Point, garbage disposal in Frederick County, osprey nesting, an audit of Baltimore’s Department of Recreation and Parks, and Phelps’ return to competitive swimming. And more.

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

Household Wealth and Spending - 4/24/14

American households have collectively experienced a surge in wealth that totals more than $25 trillion since early 2009 due to a combination of rising stock and housing values.  According to Michael Feroli, chief U.S.

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The First Five Years
12:58 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

The First Five Years: Choosing Apps

Credit Maryland Family Network

"The First Five Years" episode on choosing apps for children.

It starts with proud parents Tweeting pictures from the delivery room to a seemingly endless supply of smart phone apps that claim to be educational. In the first few years of life, children are around computer screens all the time. It’s hard for parents to know how much exposure, if any, is okay for developing brains. Listen now for some tips that will help. 

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