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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed September 10, 2014

"The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making Of American Capitalism"

Between the American Revolution and the Civil War, the number of slaves in the United States grew five-fold. During those decades a million enslaved people were sold out of the Carolinas and Chesapeake region, including Maryland, to vast new cotton plantations in the interior south. In the 1820s, Baltimore was the biggest center of slave trading on the East Coast. Edward Baptist, a Cornell University History Professor, argues in a new book that, far from dwindling in importance during the 19th  century, slavery was the driving force of the American economy, shaping it to this day.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed September 10, 2014

O Say Can You See Francis Scott Key?

Two-hundred years ago this weekend, a Frederick-born lawyer gazed over the water at Fort McHenry as the sun rose during the Battle of Baltimore. Francis Scott Key, by that dawn’s early light, wrote a poem that we now know as the Star-Spangled Banner.  Since its publication in 1814, we’ve learned a lot about the Star Spangled Banner, and now, for the first time in 75 years, there’s a new biography of its lyricist called "What So Proudly We Hailed:  Francis Scott Key, A Life." Tom Hall talks with the author Marc Leepson.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:30 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Apartment Market Boom - 9/10/14

America’s housing market is booming, but it’s not the market for single family homes, but for apartments.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over the last 12 months, builders have broken ground for buildings encompassing 332,000 apartments.  According to writer Floyd Norris, that is more than during any comparable period since 1989.  By contrast, construction of single family homes continues to recovery slowly. 

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The Nature of Things
5:47 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Northern Copperhead Snakes

Northern copperheads can be found in forested hillsides and wetlands, and will even occupy wood or sawdust piles from the Eastern Shore west to the Blue Ridge Mountains.


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The First Five Years
4:38 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

The First Five Years: Social Competency

Credit Maryland Family Network

Are you raising a social child? Parents want to help children grow up to feel confident and secure. But the markers of social competency in young children can be hard to spot. But there are signs to look for. Listen now to find out more.

A Blue View
4:24 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Bayscaping to Reduce Runoff - 9/9/14

Around the Chesapeake Bay area, we have a specific word for landscaping with the environment in mind: Bayscaping. This eco-friendly, holistic approach to gardening helps conserve water and prevent pollution that may otherwise end up being carried into our waterways.

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The Environment In Focus
2:58 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Political Polarization and the "Green Scare"

From all the negative rhetoric you hear these days from Republican elected officials about environmental regulations, one might think that opposition to environmental policies has always been a litmus test for belonging to the G.O.P.

It is important to remember, however, that the conservation movement was founded in part by a Republican, Teddy Roosevelt.  And another  Republican President, Richard Nixon, created the Environmental Protection Agency.   Nixon is shown in this photo signing the landmark Clean Air Act in 1970.  In the 1970s and 1980s, Republican and Democratic politicians and voters alike overwhelmingly supported environmental spending and regulations.


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Radio Kitchen #1250
10:47 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Cobblers, Crisps and Crumbles

September 9, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Cobblers, Crisps and Crumbles

If you're by nature patient and optimistic, this time of the year is the big pay-off.  We all love summer, but that humidity is just a killer.  So when we start to detect those first cool breezes of Autumn, we all indulge in a quiet little smile, take a deep breath and think, "bring it on."  And along with these first cooler days comes the richest season in Maryland for fruit.  And Chef Jerry Pelligrino of Waterfront Kitchen suggests  some very nice ways of enjoying the harvest.

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The Morning Economic Report
10:25 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Declining Median Income - 9/9/14

One might be tempted to think that people should be feeling pretty good about the economy right now.  Five years of economic expansion are behind us and we are now operating during a sixth.  The stock market has been surging and job growth has been solid. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Sept. 9, 1-2 p.m.
9:45 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Freediving Culture

Journalist and freediver James Nestor

While humans have developed technology to help them explore the ocean’s depths -- scuba gear, submarines – others believe the key lies within ourselves. Freediving, the art of diving 300 feet underwater and returning on a single breath, has been practiced for centuries. In James Nestor’s book, “Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves,” he immerses himself in freediving culture and explores how the human body adapts to survive hundreds of feet below the sea’s surface. Nestor is a journalist and a conservationist. 

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