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Maryland Morning Podcast
10:55 am
Wed July 30, 2014

What's Causing a Surge in Heroin-Related Deaths, John McIntyre on Language Debates, Essays on Trees

Credit via Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene report

Sheilah talks with State Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein what's causing the surge in heroin-related deaths and what the state is doing about it.

Then, Sheilah discusses language with Baltimore Sun editor John McIntyre about how word choices shape the immigration debate.

Plus, Nathan has a conversation with Angela Pelster on her new book, Limber, but it is about much more than branches and leaves.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 30, 1-2 p.m.
9:26 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Midday on the Bay: Food Boot Camp

Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal

Our monthly look at environmental news and trends with Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal turns to healthy eating. Rona talks about a "food boot camp" and how what she learned there changed her personal approach to shopping for and cooking food. How what we grow can pollute the earth, but also our own bodies, and what we can do about it. Original air date 7/17/14

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Headlines
9:25 am
Wed July 30, 2014

MD Remains In The Running For FBI HQ, Taxi Rates Stay The Same, & Medical Marijuana Regulations

The list of possible new headquarters sites for the FBI is down to three, and two of them are in Maryland. The state’s Public Service Commission has decided that taxi rates should say the same, and that all taxis in Baltimore City and Baltimore County should be able to accept credit cards by the end of the year. Plus, a look at Maryland's medical marijuana commission and why one important lawmaker is criticizing a few of its proposed regulations. And more.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 30, 12-1 p.m.
9:23 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Freeman Hrabowski and the Graduation Gap

High-achieving students from low-income families are far less likely to graduate from college than their more well-to-do peers.

Americans from poor families are far less likely to graduate from college than their better-off counterparts, a fact with major implications for society. We'll talk about the college graduation gap with Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County; and David Laude, University of Texas at Austin senior vice provost for enrollment and graduation management, who created a successful program that improved graduation rates.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed July 30, 2014

What's Causing A Surge In Heroin-Related Deaths?

Credit via Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene report

Sheilah speaks with Maryland Health Secretary, Joshua Sharfstein and Derrick Hunt, Acting Director of Community Risk Reduction in the Baltimore City Health Department about the increase in heroin-related deaths.

There has been an 88-percent increase in the number of heroin-related deaths in Maryland since 2011. That’s according to a new report from Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. What’s driving the surge? How can it be stopped? Those are  questions that Governor Martin O’Malley and state health officials are trying to answer.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed July 30, 2014

John McIntyre on Language Debates

Sheilah Kast and the dapper John McIntyre.
Credit Jamyla Kay

John McIntyre, writer at The Baltimore Sun, joins Sheilah in the studio to discuss language and how it relates to issues surrounding young Central Americans crossing into the U.S. without papers.

John McIntyre fusses over writers’ writing as ‘night content manager’ for The Baltimore Sun. He also writes the blog “You Don’t Say” and occasionally visits Maryland Morning to discuss how language is used and should be used. His language space at "You Don’t Say" is not insulated from emotional issues in the news, including the crowds of young Central Americans crossing the U.S. border without papers. You can read the blog's take on the debate around whether to use the word  'immigrant' or the word 'refugee' here

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed July 30, 2014

More Than Trees

Credit via Sarabande Books website

Nathan talks with Towson University Assistant Professor, Angela Pelster, about her new book of essays, "Limber."

Towson University Assistant Professor Angela Pelster's new book of essays, “Limber”, is a book about trees; from “The Tree That Owned Itself” in Georgia, to “The Loneliest Tree on Earth” which once stood in the middle of the Sahara. But, the trees are often just a starting point for essays that delve into topics ranging from faith to love to language itself. Angela Pelster joins Nathan Sterner in the studio to talk about the book.

The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Wed July 30, 2014

America's Productivity Puzzle - 7/30/14

One of the great economic puzzles of the day is America’s productivity puzzle.  Why is American productivity not expanding more rapidly?  Labor productivity, which is measured as output per hour worked, has expanded at a 1.7 percent annualized rate during the recovery, about half the pace of the mid-2000s. 

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The Nature of Things
5:36 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Indian Pipe Flower

Indian Pipe

  Starting now and going into the later part of the summer season, you might come across Indian Pipe in the dense forest understory near the beech trees it prefers.

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In The Bromo
3:12 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Priya Bhayana

Priya Bhayana

Tom talks with the director of the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District, Priya Bhayana.

Broadway Series at The Hippodrome

Bromo Arts District on Facebook

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