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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. April 24, 1-2 PM
1:36 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

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The monarch butterfly

Three stories about human impact on the natural world -- the emerald ash borer, an invasive beetle from Asia that is killing ash trees in Maryland; the monarch butterfly, whose population is threatened by herbicides; and the osprey, whose population in the Chesapeake is on an upswing. Our guests: Mike Raupp, an entomologist from the University of Maryland; Joel Dunn of the Chesapeake Conservancy; and Paul Spitzer, ornithologist and naturalist.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks:
1:31 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

Midday Friday

Crowds gathered at Thursday's protest at the Western District Police Station.
Credit Mary Rose Madden / WYPR

We round up the week’s top news story -- the death of Freddie Gray from injuries while in police custody, with Mary Rose Madden of the WYPR news staff and Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby; plus, a followup on the Ray Rice case and intimate partner violence with Dr. Diana Cheng of the state health department; and the weekly business report from Kevin Litten of the Baltimore Business Journal.

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Maryland Morning
9:46 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Gov. Larry Hogan's First 100 Days

Credit Chris Connelly

A week from today will mark Governor Larry Hogan's 100th day in office.  Yesterday, Hogan took a moment to reflect on his time in office and on the state of Maryland politics.

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Maryland Morning
9:33 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Nationalism And Balkan Brass Come Together When An American Band Competes In Serbia

Credit Meerkat Media Collective

  The Maryland Film Festival-WYPR Spotlight Series continued earlier this week with a screening of a documentary film called Brasslands. The film tells the story of a band from New York that plays traditional music of the Balkans and details their journey to a major annual trumpet festival in Serbia

Host Tom Hall  spoke with the film’s director after the screening at Falvey Hall at the Maryland Institute College of Art. 

The director, Bryan Chang, happens to also be one of the founders of the Meerkat Media Collective. Chang talks about the Collective’s latest movie and their unorthodox approach to film making. 

The Morning Economic Report
9:03 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Economic Impacts of Medical Breakthroughs - 4/24/15

It is difficult to find economic phenomena that are purely beneficial.  With almost all things, there is good and bad.  Take medical breakthroughs as an example.  One might think that increasingly effective therapies for various conditions could only be a good thing.  But even medical progress can produce some undesirable outcomes. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri April 24, 2015

Gov. Larry Hogan's First 100 Days; "Brasslands"

Credit Chris Connelly

Next Friday will mark Governor Larry Hogan's 100th day in office. I sat down with him yesterday to reflect on what he has and hasn't done. We get his thoughts on the budget stalemate, the death of Freddie Gray, the Purple Line, and much more.

Plus, a documentary that follows three groups: a band of American brass musicians, an orchestra of gypsies and a Serbian trumpet player come together in a film screened this week as part of the Maryland Film Festival-WYPR Spotlight series. Tom Hall sits down with the director to discuss how nationalism and Balkan Brass come together.

Humanities Connection
5:15 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Preservation Maryland

Photo of the Maryland Heritage Festival
Credit Preservation Maryland

Does what we choose to preserve reflect our society, our culture, our values?  Preservation Maryland is the second oldest statewide historic preservation organization in the country and works to preserve historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites through outreach, funding, and advocacy.


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Programs
4:47 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Leander

Baltimore's Future with David Warnock
3:33 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

Baltimore's Future: Bart O'Reilly

David Warnock speaks with Bart O'Reilly, artist and recently featured in the Baltimore Social Innovation Journal for his work in helping fellow artists who are under-represented.


The Signal
2:22 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

The Altar of Innocence, Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra, and fiction from Eric D Goodman

A conversation with Ann Bracken about her memoir-in-verse, The Altar of Innocence; Jonathan Jensen of the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra, and short fiction from Eric D Goodman

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