News http://wypr.org en Technology and the Workforce - 4/18/14 http://wypr.org/post/technology-and-workforce-41814 <p>There is a feeling among many that technological progress threatens the well-being of the workforce.&nbsp; After all, back in the 19th century, steam power and machinery destroyed many traditional jobs, but also created new ones.&nbsp; This time, the culprits are computers, more powerful software, robots and other manifestations of progress.&nbsp; These technologies have replaced manufacturing and service workers alike.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:19:09 +0000 Anirban Basu 11784 at http://wypr.org In The Garden http://wypr.org/post/garden <p>Because of the wild swings in winter weather and its duration, spring gardening presents plenty of challenges. Nancy Taylor Robson, a master gardener and <a href="http://groweat.blogspot.com/">Grow It, Eat It</a> blogger, and Baltimore Sun columnist <a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/bal-columnist-reimer,0,162466.columnist">Susan Reimer</a> offer tips for getting the best results. We'll also be joined by Donna Crivello of <a href="http://donnas.com/">Donna's</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:05:17 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 11781 at http://wypr.org In The Garden Midday Friday http://wypr.org/post/midday-friday <p>This week on Midday Friday: Ingrid Lofgren&nbsp;from the <a href="http://www.hprplaw.org/">Homeless&nbsp;Persons Representation Project</a>&nbsp;discusses homelessness&nbsp;in Baltimore, we talk campaign finance with Jennifer Bevan-Dangel&nbsp;from <a href="http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&amp;b=8281551">Common Cause</a> and Bruce Robinson from the state commission on campaign finance. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:58:37 +0000 Dan Rodricks 11780 at http://wypr.org Midday Friday Examining the Messages in Handel's Messiah http://wypr.org/post/examining-messages-handels-messiah <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Although many people associate the Hallelujah Chorus and Handel’s Messiah with the Christmas holiday season, in fact, Handel, who performed the work dozens of times, never once performed it in December. &nbsp;All of his performances were during this time of year, Lent. &nbsp;</span></p><div> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:45:47 +0000 Tom Hall 11776 at http://wypr.org Examining the Messages in Handel's Messiah Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails http://wypr.org/post/mental-illness-prisons-and-jails <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s estimated that there are about 4,000 people in Maryland prisons with a diagnosable mental illness. A <a href="http://tacreports.org/treatment-behind-bars/executive-summary">new, controversial report</a> from the Treatment Advocacy Center and the National </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sherriff’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Association has drawn attention to those inmates and how they get treatment.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:00:06 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 11777 at http://wypr.org Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails Good Friday Schedule Changes, A Gubernatorial Candidates Forum, & How Dangerous Is Ocean City? http://wypr.org/post/good-friday-schedule-changes-gubernatorial-candidates-forum-how-dangerous-ocean-city <p><em>We round up some of the schedule changes in effect on this Good Friday. Plus: gubernatorial hopefuls Anthony Brown, Doug Gansler, and Heather Mizeur spoke last night at a candidates forum in Baltimore. Ocean City’s Mayor takes issue with an analysis that claims the resort town is the most dangerous jurisdiction in Maryland. And much more</em>. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:27:45 +0000 Nathan Sterner 11775 at http://wypr.org Good Friday Schedule Changes, A Gubernatorial Candidates Forum, & How Dangerous Is Ocean City? Abe Sherman's Shack Attack http://wypr.org/post/abe-shermans-shack-attack <p></p><p>Abe Sherman's (unsightly, some thought) newsstand was located in the pocket park on Calvert Street at Lexington Street. City Hall leadership thought Abe's shack-of-a-newsstand didn't fit into the new Baltimore renaissance and started a war to have him and his shack removed. &nbsp;But Abe fought back - and won.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Gil Sandler 11457 at http://wypr.org Abe Sherman's Shack Attack You are a part of History http://wypr.org/post/you-are-part-history <p>Chris Haley is the Director of the Study of the <a href="http://slavery.msa.maryland.gov/html/research/researchindex.html">Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives </a>research department.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Kyle Leslie 11740 at http://wypr.org You are a part of History Dave Barry on Peter and the Star Catchers http://wypr.org/post/dave-barry-peter-and-star-catchers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tom talks with humorist Dave Barry about the show based on his best- selling book, Peter and the Star Catchers, which is at the Hippodrome Theater from May 6-18.</span></p><p><strong><a href="http://baltimore.broadway.com/" target="_blank">Ticket Information</a></strong></p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/BromoArtsDistrict" target="_blank"><strong>Bromo Arts District on Facebook</strong></a></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Tom Hall 11259 at http://wypr.org Dave Barry on Peter and the Star Catchers Mushrooms http://wypr.org/post/mushrooms <p>4/20/14. &nbsp;Producers Segment includes an interview with Peter Weygandt, wine importer of <a href="http://weygandtmetzler.com/Home.html">Weygandt-Metzler Importing </a>in Unionville PA.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:03:16 +0000 Tony Foreman & Cindy Wolf 11747 at http://wypr.org Mushrooms