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The Environment In Focus
1:01 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Wind Farm Resurrected by Governor's Veto

On Friday, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley used a rare veto to stop legislation that would have delayed (and perhaps killed) the first wind farm proposed for the Delmarva Peninsula.

Environment In Focus Podcast 5-21-2014

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. May 20, 1-2 p.m.
9:28 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Nazi Scientists in America

Author Annie Jacobson.

In a post-World War II secret operation, more than 1,600 German scientists were recruited and re-settled in the United States -- despite the fact that some had been Nazi Party members, SS officers and war criminals. Author and journalist Annie Jacobsen recounts the story of this decades-long program in, "Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America."

Original air date 4/25/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. May 20, 12-1 p.m.
9:25 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Maryland's New Farmers

The entrance to Moon Valley Farm in Cockeysville, MD.

The local food movement has led to changes in the demographics of farmers in Maryland. Some 70 percent of today's beginning farmers did not grow up on a farm. We'll speak with two Maryland farmers whose desire to support the local food movement evolved into a career. And we'll hear from Greg Bowen, president of Maryland FarmLINK, which provides resources and support to farmers. Original air date 04/16/14

With production help from Midday Intern James Daley.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

William "Brit" Kirwan, Head of University System of Maryland, to Retire

University of Maryland's McKeldin Library
Credit carmichaellibrary / Flickr / Creative Commons

Sheilah Kast talks with Brit Kirwan, retiring Chancellor of the University System of Maryland.
Last fall, more than 153,000 students were studying at one of the dozen schools in Maryland’s public university system. That’s about 28-percent more than were enrolled in 2002, when William E. “Brit” Kirwan began his tenure as Chancellor of Maryland’s public university system. 
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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue May 20, 2014

How the B&O Railroad Shaped Maryland

Credit Michael Bludworth

Tom Hall talks with David Shackelford, author of a new book about the B&O Railroad.
A new book chronicles the history of the B&O Railroad.  It was one of the first railroads in the United States, incorporated nearly 200 years ago, and it is inextricably tied to the history of Baltimore and Maryland.  David Shackelford is the Chief Curator of the B&O Railroad Museum on the grounds of the Mt. Clare Shops in West Baltimore, and he has assembled hundreds of photographs that tell the history of the storied railroad, that was such an important part of the industrial revolution, and the evolution of transportation throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. 
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Radio Kitchen #1234
8:57 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Primavera

May 20, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Primavera

I think in some ways this spring of 2014 is all the more welcome because of the severity of our winter.  For the last few weeks we've been enjoying wonderful weather, warm breezes and the miracle of our gardens coming back to life.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Waterfront Kitchen has observed, this long-awaited season of renewal ought to be celebrated somehow.  

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Public Commentary
8:47 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Joe Jones - May 20, 2014

Joseph T. Jones, Jr. is founder of the Center For Urban Families (CFUF), a Baltimore, Maryland nonprofit service organization established to empower low-income families by enhancing both the ability of women and men to contribute to their families as wage earners and of men to fulfill their roles as fathers. Prior to founding CFUF, Mr. Jones developed and directed the Men’s Services program for the federally funded Baltimore Healthy Start initiative and replicated the Baltimore affiliate of the nationally recognized STRIVE employment services program. His ability to engage and provide hands-on services to fathers garnered him the reputation of trailblazer in the field.  Mr. Jones is now a national leader in workforce development, fatherhood and family services programming, and through his professional and civic involvement influences policy direction nationwide.

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A Blue View
8:41 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Go With the Flow - 5/20/14

Go with the flow. For some people this is a life philosophy; for oceanographers, it describes the very dynamics of our global ocean.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:27 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Miami Economics - 5/20/14

If you think about Miami, Florida, you may have visions of beautiful beaches, buildings and people.  The 2014 Wealth Report produced by London-based consulting firm Knight Frank LLP indicates that Miami ranks 7th among cities that matter to high net worth investors, ahead of Dubai, Paris and Beijing. 

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The Morning Economic Report
7:16 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Renting vs. Buying - 5/19/14

As long as anyone can remember, buying a home has formed an important part of the American dream.  But in recent years, more people seem to have concluded that renting is preferable.  Reinforcing this view has been a recent run-up in home prices, which has made renting to appear to be even more of a bargain. 

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