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8:05 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Maryland’s Budget, Transgender Protections, Medical Marijuana, and The Minimum Wage

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Our Friday headlines round up General Assembly happenings, including votes on the state’s budget, transgender protections, medical marijuana, the minimum wage, income tax refunds for people with outstanding warrants, and more. Plus: Henson appeals, Leopold “weighs options,” the State Center project’s back on, and a new contract for Baltimore County police.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Dynamics of Federal Lending - 3/28/14

A recent Wall Street Journal article highlights some very interesting dynamics in the world of federal lending to small businesses.  For instance, in 2008, African-American owned businesses received 11 percent of all Small Business Administration loans.  Last year, that share was down to just 2.3 percent of the federal agency’s approximately 54,000 loans. 

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UMMC Commentary
4:01 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Howard Aaron Ian Kader, MD

Dr. Kader completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. and received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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Humanities Connection
3:54 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

The Code of Ethics in Law

Luca Giordano’s Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Justizia

Merriam Webster defines ethics as 'the rules of behavior based on ideas about what is morally good and bad.' 

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Headlines
10:24 am
Thu March 27, 2014

McCormick Mulls Move, Leopold Can Run, & Negro League Museum Opens

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Thursday headlines from around the region.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. March 27, 1-2 pm
10:05 am
Thu March 27, 2014

The Organic Food Business

Whole Foods Market revolutionized the U.S. organic foods industry.

A look at the evolution of the $100 billion dollar "natural products industry" with Joe Dobrow, former head of marketing for Fresh Fields, Whole Foods Market, Balducci’s and Sprouts Farmers Market. Dobrow is the author of "Natural Prophets: From Health Foods to Whole Foods: How the Pioneers of the Industry Changed the Way We Eat and Reshaped American Business."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. March 27, 12-1 pm
9:52 am
Thu March 27, 2014

On Mental Health

Sandy Hook mass-killer Adam Lanza

As we approach the March 31 enrollment deadline for the Affordable Care Act, Dr. Mark Komrad, psychiatrist at Sheppard Pratt Hospital, discusses changes to mental health coverage under the new law. Plus, a look at what we've learned about the Columbia Mall shooter and Sandy Hook mass-killer Adam Lanza.

ADDITIONAL READING:

Andrew Solomon's New Yorker piece on Peter Lanza

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Funding for High Tech Industries - 3/27/14

Most observers seem to agree that for America to fulfill its economic potential, it must continue to dominate emerging high tech industries.  For that to happen, America must continue to fund basic scientific research.  But in recent years, federal funding for basic research has declined.  Labs are being shuttered.  Scientists are being dislocated and research projects are being postponed or simply abandoned. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. March 25, 1-2 pm
10:13 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Midday on Media

CNN's wall-to-wall coverage of the missing Malaysian airplane.

The Baltimore Sun's television critic David Zurawik makes his monthly visit to Midday. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. March 26, 12-1 pm
10:08 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Midday Money

Ken Solow
Credit Pinnacle Advisory Group

A look at the five-year bull market with Ken Solow, founding partner of Pinnacle Advisory Group, Inc. in Columbia; we get Ken's insights on investing and how the stock market responds to changes in policy and to a political crisis such as the one in Ukraine.

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