The First Five Years
4:40 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

The First Five Years: Childhood Mental Health

Credit Maryland Family Network

The First Five Years episode on "Childhood Mental Health."

If left untreated, a mental health problem can delay a child’s normal development and lead to more severe problems later on. It’s good to know there are others that parents can turn to and trust. Maryland Family Network mental health specialists, work directly with child care providers, children and parents, to identify and solve problems.  Together you can decide if it’s just growing pains or something more.

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Maryland Morning
12:36 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

How to Bridge the Gender Pay Gap

Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland speaking at a press conference for the Paycheck Fairness Act.


Sheilah Kast talks with law professor Deborah Eisenberg about the gender pay gap.

President Obama signed an executive order yesterday that is intended to help even out the gender pay gap.   It would require federal contractors to allow employees to share salary information with each other.  

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. April 9 1-2 p.m.
10:23 am
Wed April 9, 2014

The Ivy League and Vietnam

Most, but not all, soldiers who served in the Vietnam War came from less advantaged backgrounds.

Loopholes in the draft helped many young, well-educated men dodge the Vietnam War. But not all Ivy Leaguers chose to do so. This hour, we'll hear from Phil Schaefer, Alan McKee and Bill Riggs, three Dartmouth College graduates with connections to Maryland, who contributed to a new book of essays, “Dartmouth Veterans—Vietnam Perspectives.”

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. April 9 12-1 p.m.
10:18 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Ed Battles

The new Common Core curriculum has come under attack from parents and teachers nationwide.

A look at three education battles in Maryland. Dan talks with Liz Bowie, education reporter for The Baltimore Sun, about the controversial Common Core curriculum. Then: Harford County Executive David Craig and Ryan Burbey of the Harford County Education Association, on what Burbey says is a dire lack of adequate school funding there.

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Maryland Morning
9:45 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Taking Time to Just Be

Loyola psychologist Robert Wicks.

Sheilah Kast talks with psychologist Robert Wicks.

Dr. Robert Wicks is a clinical psychologist on the faculty of Loyola University Maryland. In his latest book, "Perspective: The Calm Within the Storm," he writes about ways to approach thinking, meditation, and the narratives we tell ourselves about our lives.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Singer-Songwriter Caleb Stine's "Maybe God Is Lonely Too"

"Maybe God Is Lonely Too" album cover art
Credit Caleb Stine

Tom Hall talks with singer-songwriter Caleb Stine about his new album.
Caleb Stine is a thoughtful, incisive singer-songwriter who’s had an undeniable impact on the Maryland music scene with his work with the Brakeman and a host of other regular collaborators.  He’s about to release his sixth solo album, a collection of songs that are haunting, probing, and wholly gratifying.  The last couple of times Caleb has appeared on the show, we’ve played the music of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger together. This morning, it’ll be all Caleb, as Tom Hall talks to him about the new CD, called "Maybe God is Lonely Too. " 

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8:31 am
Wed April 9, 2014

A Bill-Signing Ceremony, A Strike At Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Prayer At Carroll County Meetings

Senate President Mike Miller, Gov. Martin O'Malley, and House Speaker Mike Busch sign laws a day after the 2014 General Assembly session ended.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

110 bills passed during the just-finished General Assembly session have been signed into law. A service and maintenance workers’ strike at Johns Hopkins Hospital has begun. Sectarian prayers at Carroll County Commissioners meetings have been suspended. Plus: O’Malley’s legislative legacy, Clinton endorses Brown, tree-planting incentives in Ocean City, and more.

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Cellar Notes
12:50 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Inexpensive Bordeaux - 4/9/14

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = good decent wine  ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine

Ch. Tuilerie Pagés, Bordeaux 2010 *  $    
(Light, inexpensive Bordeaux for current every day drinking)

Ch. La Landotte, Médoc 2010 **  $$
(Classic petit Bordeaux, suitable for laying down for aging)

Ch. Gachon, Montagne Saint-Emilion 2008  *1/2  $
(5 years old, nearly mature, decent fruit, significant tannin)

Ch. Les Vielles Pierres, Lussac-St. Emilion 2009 **  $
(A very good value in petit Bordeaux, merlot dominated)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.

The Morning Economic Report
8:39 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

GDP - 4/9/14

You probably have never celebrated the existence of the economic measure known as gross domestic product or GDP.  Perhaps you should.  The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently listed GDP as one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century.  According to writer Fred Andrews, GDP was devised during the Great Depression when President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal needed a gauge to determine how well programs were working and the economy was faring. 

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Radio Kitchen #1229
8:30 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Spring Potatoes

  April 8, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Spring Potatoes

I'm unusually skeptical about the weather this year, and I wish I could feel more confident that spring truly has arrived.  In many ways this is like the beginning of a new year for us, with all of the springtime produce now in the pipeline.  And one thing I can't get off my mind are those lovely little tender white potatoes that we get this time of year.

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