Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. April 24 1-2 pm
10:26 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Ethnicity and Success

"Tiger Mom" Amy Chua is out with a new book about why certain American cultural groups are more successful than others.

Yale University law professor Amy Chua attained worldwide notoriety with the publication of her controversial parenting memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," which held that strict parenting produces the most successful children. In a new book, co-written with her husband Jed Rubenfeld, Chua explains why certain cultural groups are more apt to succeed in life than others.

With production help from Midday Intern Tom Cartaxo.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. April 24 12-1 pm
10:21 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Money & Politics

Recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court have reignited the debate about campaign finance reform.

How will recent campaign finance rulings by the Supreme Court and by the Maryland Board of Elections affect the governor’s race and other state campaigns? How do Maryland campaign finance laws compare to those of other states?

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Baltimore's Future
8:35 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Riyaz Gayasaddin on Vertical Gardens

Riyaz Gayasaddin
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David Warnock speaks with Riyaz Gayasaddin.

On today's "Baltimore's Future" David Warnock speaks with Riyaz Gayasaddin about installing vertical gardens in Baltimore schools. 

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8:24 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Fire Weather, A New Poll On The Governor’s Race, Harbor Point, & Frederick County Trash Disposal

Red Flag Warning posted again today, amid weather-related enhanced threats for wildfires to develop and spread.
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With gusty winds and low relative humidity in the forecast again today, the National Weather Service says there’s an enhanced threat for wildfires to develop and spread. Plus: the majority of Marylanders remain undecided in the governor’s race, according to a new poll. Also: Harbor Point, garbage disposal in Frederick County, osprey nesting, an audit of Baltimore’s Department of Recreation and Parks, and Phelps’ return to competitive swimming. And more.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Household Wealth and Spending - 4/24/14

American households have collectively experienced a surge in wealth that totals more than $25 trillion since early 2009 due to a combination of rising stock and housing values.  According to Michael Feroli, chief U.S.

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The First Five Years
12:58 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

The First Five Years: Choosing Apps

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"The First Five Years" episode on choosing apps for children.

It starts with proud parents Tweeting pictures from the delivery room to a seemingly endless supply of smart phone apps that claim to be educational. In the first few years of life, children are around computer screens all the time. It’s hard for parents to know how much exposure, if any, is okay for developing brains. Listen now for some tips that will help. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. April 23 1-2 p.m.
9:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Millenials and the Economy

In his new book, Paul Taylor addresses whether the millenial generation has what it takes to move the American economy forward.

With the looming exodus of the baby boomer generation from the workforce, what lies ahead for the American economy? Will the underemployed younger generation be able to pick up the pieces? Our guest is Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center and the author of "The Next America: Boomers, Millennials and the Looming Generational Showdown."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. April 23, 12-1 pm
9:34 am
Wed April 23, 2014

The End of Suburban Sprawl

Transit activist Benjamin Ross is calling for an end to suburban sprawl in his new book.

Maryland transit activist Benjamin Ross is the author of, "Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism."

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed April 23, 2014

How Domestic Violence Laws are Changing

Purple ribbons tied to a tree to remember individuals who have been subjected to domestic violence.
Credit Marit and Toomas Hinnosaar/flickr

Sheilah Kast talks with Dorothy Lennig from the House of Ruth and Leigh Goodmark, visiting Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

Each year, thousands of Marylanders are abused by spouses or people they live with – in 2012, the most recent statistics we have, nearly 18,000 crimes of domestic violence were reported in the state.

No wonder the General Assembly considered about a dozen bills to deal with domestic violence, and approved about half of them to send to Gov. O’Malley for his signature.  Yesterday, Sheilah Kast spoke about the legislation with Dorothy Lennig, an attorney and Director of the House of Ruth’s ‘Domestic Violence Legal Clinic.'  This morning Sheilah Kast spoke with Leigh Goodmark,  a visiting law professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She's written a book called “A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System.” We get her perspective on how the legal system works and doesn’t work in domestic violence cases. 

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