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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Shelley Puhak on "Guinevere in Baltimore"

Shelley Puhak
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Tom Hall talks with Baltimore poet Shelley Puhak about her new book.

What if characters from King Authur's medieval court went to Lexington Market and Fort McHenry? In her latest book "Guinevere in Baltimore," Baltimore poet Shelley Puhak has placed Arthur and Guinevere in those very spots.

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Headlines
8:29 am
Tue April 8, 2014

The Legislative Session Ends, A Vote On “Ban The Box” Is Delayed, & A Conversation With The Governor

House Speaker Mike Miller in House of Delegates as confetti and balloons mark the end of the legislative session.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

We round up some of what was accomplished (and what wasn’t) in the just-finished session of the General Assembly, on issues including the minimum wage, marijuana, distracted driving, grain alcohol, and the film tax credit. Plus: a vote on Baltimore’s “ban the box” bill is again delayed, “smoke testing” is underway in Charm City sewers, and a conversation with Governor Martin O’Malley.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Household Debt Level - 4/8/14

For several years during and after the Great Recession, households sought to reduce their level of debt through a combination of diminished spending and more aggressive repayment.  That period of deleveraging of households balance sheets appears to have come to an end.  According to Moody’s Analytics, households are no longer collectively reducing their debt obligations.  The U.S. household debt service ratio rose to 9.96 percent during the fourth quarter, meaning that household debt payments absorb about 10 percent of disposable income. 

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A Blue View
7:29 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

The Colorful Poison Dart Frog - 4/8/14

Blue as sapphires, red as rubies and black as onyx—there are more than 100 species of beautifully colored poison dart frogs. There is even one called "the blue jeans frog," because its bottom half is the color of denim.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
5:00 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

ACA Employer Provided Plans

Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
4:58 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine Live II

  Foreman and Wolf are live with your questions and emails.  Producers Segment Lavinia Cassano of the export department from Cantine Menhir Salento.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. April 7, 1-2 p.m.
10:29 am
Mon April 7, 2014

How To Talk To Your Doc

Dr. Zackary Berger gives tips on how to get the most from your doctor in his new book, "Talking to Your Doctor: A Patient’s Guide to Communication in the Exam Room and Beyond."

Dr. Zackary Berger, author of "Talking to Your Doctor: A Patient’s Guide to Communication in the Exam Room and Beyond," joins Midday on Health contributor Dr. John Cmar to talk about ways to better communicate and create a healthier relationship with your doctor and the health care system. Original air date 08/05/13

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. April 7, 12-1 p.m.
10:19 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Last Best Cure

Author Donna Jackson Nakazawa

Stricken with an autoimmune disease that sent her into years of physical therapy and doctors’ visits, Donna Jackson Nakazawa's life boiled down to basic survival. But things turned around when she met a Johns Hopkins doctor who introduced her to mind-body therapies. She chronicles her journey to better health in "The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy and My Life." Original air date 02/28/14

With production help from Midday Intern Choo Choo Hu .

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Maryland Morning
10:00 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Why Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore are Facing Off over Wind Development

A proposed wind development in Somerset County is pitting Southern Maryland lawmakers against those from the Eastern Shore.
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Sheilah Kast talks with Baltimore Sun environmental reporter Tim Wheeler about bills passed by the legislature affecting the environment.
  It’s Sine Die, the last day of the 2014 General Assembly in Annapolis.  This morning, we look at some of the bills that the legislature has passed that affect the environment.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Sarah Vowell and Ben Click on the Wit and Weight of Twain

Sarah Vowell
Credit Bennett Miller

Sheilah Kast talks Mark Twain with author Sarah Vowell and Ben Click, chair of St. Mary's English department.

For seven years, St. Mary's College of Maryland has held its 'Mark Twain Lecture Series on American Humor and Culture,' bringing academics, comedians and authors to the Southern Maryland campus.

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