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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
9:23 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Fish

Tony and Chef discuss "fear of fish".

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Maryland Morning Podcast
9:20 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Bowie State At 150; Living Questions: Religious Moderation; "The Arsonists" Review; Laura Lippman

A classroom of first and second graders in the Demonstration School in the B.K. Bruce Building at Bowie Normal School (ca. 1930). The teacher is Josephia B. Randall.
Credit Bowie State University Archives

Bowie State University, in Prince George’s County, is one of the oldest historically black universities in the country. It celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. We explore its origins as a one-room school house in Baltimore to its evolution into a university with close to 6,000 students.

Then, how do you define religious fundamentalism? Do atheists have more in common with fundamentalists than with agnostics? We explore moderation in faith with William Egginton professor of Humanities at Johns Hopkins.

Plus, theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck on whether the Maryland Ensemble Theatre's production of "The Arsonists" catches fire in Frederick.

And, Baltimore private investigator Tess Monaghan returns in novelist Laura Lippman’s latest mystery, "Hush Hush". Don’t worry, we won’t spoil the ending.

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon February 23, 2015

150 Years Later, Bowie State's Transformation From A One-Room School

A classroom of fifth, sixth and seventh graders in the Demonstration School in the B.K. Bruce Building at Bowie Normal School (ca. 1930). The student-teacher is Joseph Alexander Wiseman. He would later became the founding director of the graduate division at Bowie State College.
Credit Bowie State University Archives

The educational institution we know as  Bowie State University celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. The university started as a one-room school house in Baltimore right after the Civil War and over 15 decades has evolved into a university of close to 6,000 students.  We’ll learn some of its early history – and why it moved from Baltimore to Bowie from archivist Katy Hayes, who’s with me in the studio.  But first, we hear from a woman who lived part of Bowie State’s history,  Beatrice Payne. She graduated from Bowie in 1928.  We visited Mrs. Payne a couple weeks ago. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Living Questions: What Is Religious Moderation?

Credit Columbia University Press

February's edition of Living Questions, our monthly series on the role of religion in the public sphere, examines the idea of religious moderation. With each new atrocity perpetrated by radical factions claiming divine guidance, a call comes for “moderates” to step up, counter those claims and restore reason to religion.  But how does one do that?  What does it actually mean to be a moderate?  How is it possible to be religious and not be, in some way, radical? Today's guest, Dr. William Egginton makes the case that the divide between atheists and fundamentalists are more closely aligned than they may appear. Dr. Egginton is the Vice Dean for Graduate Education at Johns Hopkins University and has just published his book called In Defense of Religious Moderation. He joins host Tom Hall in the studio.

Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon February 23, 2015

The Rousuck Review: "The Arsonists"

Tim Seltzer, Clay Comer and Tad Janes in "The Arsonists"
Credit Spence Photographics

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Arsonists", now up at Maryland Ensemble Theatre through March 8th.

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Maryland Morning
8:42 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Author Laura Lippman's Latest Crime Novel, "Hush Hush"

Hush Hush by Laura Lippman
Credit HarperCollins Publishers

Novelist Laura Lippman spent 20 years reporting for The Baltimore Sun.  Her 20th novel, "Hush Hush", is the 12th in a series following private investigator and protagonist, Tess Monaghan.  The last time we got a peek at Tess Monaghan she was solving a mystery while on bed rest for a difficult pregnancy. That was four years ago. Now, both protagonist and author are mothers. Laura Lippman joins host Sheilah Kast to discuss her new novel.

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Maryland Morning
8:00 am
Mon February 23, 2015

The "Baltimore Plot" To Assassinate President-Elect Abraham Lincoln

It’s Baltimore, 1861. Picture the city, gripped by recession, many of its citizens out of work. The president-elect, Abraham Lincoln, is on his way to Washington to be inaugurated, intends to have his train stop in the Monumental City on February 23rd. But, the election of an anti-slavery president, far from triggering a bipartisan wave of hope, has sparked the secession of seven Southern States. Baltimore, south of the Mason-Dixon line, is a hotbed of Confederate sympathizers. What happens next is laid out in detail by author Michael Kline in his book "The Baltimore Plot: the First Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln". He joined us on the phone in 2009 to talk about it.

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Headlines
5:26 am
Mon February 23, 2015

School Delays for February 23, 2015

Many public schools are opening late, in the wake of Saturday's winter storm.

Baltimore City schools and Baltimore County schools are on TWO-HOUR DELAYS.

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In The Bromo
1:27 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

John Davidson

Tom talks with John Davidson, the multi-faceted entertainer who plays the role of the Wizard in Wicked, playing at the Hippodrome April 1-26, 2015.

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Maryland Morning Podcast
12:10 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Maryland Casinos; Kaye Wise Whithead; Roots Of Soul Food

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  Today on Maryland Morning, the revenue from casinos in Maryland is not matching what the state expected, and hasn’t for years. Why not? We ask what that means for the projects and services that gambling revenue is slated to pay for with gaming industry analyst Alan Woinksi and Baltimore Brew's Mark Reutter. 

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