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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon March 2, 2015

What's The Secret To Terps Basketball Success?

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There aren’t many things you get perfect in life on the first go-round. It’s a rare thing. But, the University of Maryland’s women’s basketball team has done it: they finished their first Big Ten conference season with a perfect record, 18-0 against other Big Ten teams, with a 69 to 48 win over Northwestern last night. Along the way, they’ve tied the team’s single season winning streak.

The men’s basketball team hasn’t been so shabby themselves. With a win over Michigan, they finished the season undefeated at home in Big Ten play. 18,000 screaming fans probably helps. A big win at home over 5th ranked Wisconsin last week sent hundreds of them onto the court to celebrate. With March Madness just around the corner, and both of these teams playing well, we wanted to check in with a couple of reporters who’ve been following the two teams.

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Weather Related Closings
4:29 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Ice-Related Schedule Changes for March 3, 2015

Ice coats the plants in front of WYPR's studios.
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A wintry mix expected later today has prompted several school districts to close early and/or cancel evening activities.  Below are links to school sites.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Feb. 27, 1-2 P.M.
4:04 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Great Influences: Lafayette, Beccaria, and Einstein

Einstein's scientific contributions often overshadow his work in the Civil Rights Movement.

How three men of Europe shaped America’s founding -- and its laws, science and conscience.

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Midday with Dan Rodrick
3:48 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Midday Friday

Storm water remediation aims to reduce the adverse impacts of runoff from streets, roofs, and other impervious surfaces.

Following up on interesting stories, people and ideas from the Baltimore region and throughout the state. Plus, we host a debate on Gov. Hogan's effort to repeal the state law establishing storm-water management fees in Baltimore and nine counties.

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What Are You Reading
2:20 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Wes Moore

Wes Moore
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Tom talks with Wes Moore, whose latest book is The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters.


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Maryland Morning
11:30 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Navigating The MTA To School; Gypsy Jazz; James Madison

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The yellow bus has long been an icon of public school systems, but in Baltimore, as in other big cities, tens of thousands of students ride public transit. We commute with high school student Laurell Glenn to better understand youth commutes. 

Then – A Romanian, a Parisian, and a Baltimorean show up in our studio to play some hot, gypsy jazz .

Plus: President James Madison was a man of many gifts, including the ability to collaborate. Author David Stewart shares a Maryland angle on his new book, Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America.

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri February 27, 2015

No Yellow Buses Here: One Student's MTA Commute

Children riding the MTA lightrail
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The yellow bus has long been an icon of public school systems, but in many big cities, tens of thousands of students make their way to and from school without the yellow bus. They navigate public transit. And more school systems are switching from yellow bus to public transit services to save costs. About 30,000 Baltimore City Public School students regularly ride the city bus to and from school. And, getting those kids to school on time can be difficult. Middle and high school students can apply to attend any school they want in the city regardless of how close it is to where they live. Producer Jonna McKone explores how much we know about youth transit patterns and the issues these young people face getting to school. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Gypsy Jazz: A French Tradition Alive in Baltimore

Mumbo Jumb, the latest album from gypsy jazz band Les Doigts de l’Homme
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The famous French guitarist Django Reinhardt is credited with inventing a style of music known as Gypsy jazz or hot club jazz. Fans of this energetic swing music will be happy to know that there is a vibrant Gypsy Jazz scene here in Baltimore. Michael Joseph Harris plays in two local Gypsy Jazz Bands, Ultrafaux, which performs all original music, and, Hot Club of Baltimore which plays arrangements of early jazz in the style of Django Reinhardt. Olivier Kikteff lives in Paris. He is considered one of the finest gypsy jazz guitarists in the world. He leads a band called Les Doigts de l’Homme (the fingers of man). The group, along with accordionist Marian Badoi,  joined host Tom Hall in studio last month to share a few tunes.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America

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James Madison, James Madison. Fourth president. James Madison. What else springs to mind? One of those powdered-wig guys in knee breeches from revolutionary times. Something to do with the Constitution. War-of-1812 president. What else?

A whole lot else, fluently laid out in Maryland historian David O. Stewart’s latest book, Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America.

The Morning Economic Report
8:17 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Gaming Markets - 2/27/15

Retail sales figures for both December and January were disappointing.  This has surprised many economists since logic dictates that consumers would have spent more freely over the last couple of months due to the combination of an improving labor market and low gasoline prices.  Some economists have suggested that consumers are spending more, but not on retailed items. 

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