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4:47 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Primary Election Day

Campaign signs outside the Silver Spring Civic Center.
Credit Dan Rodricks / WYPR

Today is primary election day in Maryland. The polls are open through 8pm. You can find the location of your polling place here.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap To Health & Wealth
9:41 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Retirement Readiness For Small Business Workers

6/23/14 - Practical Ways Small Business Owners Can Help Their Employees Prepare for Retirement

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 23, 1-2 p.m.
9:29 am
Mon June 23, 2014

American Cesar

Cesar Chavez is considered one of the most important activists in American history.

In "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Miriam Pawel chronicles the life of the famous political and labor activist, from his days as a migrant worker to the dramatic rise of the United Farm Workers union.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 23, 12-1 p.m.
9:25 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Making Streets Complete

Urban planner Victor Dover considers smart street design integral to a city's success.

Walk to work, bike to work -- more and more civic groups in American cities, including Baltimore, are encouraging people to commute on foot or by bicycle. After decades of designing streets for the motorist, how can American cities make room for the pedestrian or pedalist? What makes a 21st Century street complete? Our guests: Victor Dover, planner and co-author of "Street Design: The Secret to Walk to work, bike to work -- more and more civic groups in American cities, including Baltimore, are encouraging people to commute on foot or by bicycle.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Chronic Conditions and Our Health Care System

Credit Alex Proimos

Sheilah talks with Gerard Anderson, a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Nearly two weeks ago, we spoke with Chet Burrell, CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Maryland’s largest health insurer. He told us that access to health insurance isn’t a quick fix for the chronic conditions that afflict many Marylanders: "Heart disease mixed with hypertension, mixed with diabetes, mixed with asthma, on multiple medications. Chronic disease endures.” We wanted to follow-up on that sobering thought. How do chronic conditions fit into the picture of our health care system?

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon June 23, 2014

The Story of Sally Ride

Sheilah talks with journalist and author Lynn Sherr.

It's been precisely 31 years since a shy young woman with a doctorate in astrophysics, a mean tennis serve and a mega-galactic smile took off in the Space Shuttle Challenger, orbited the earth for six days, and powered through a major glass ceiling by becoming the first American woman in space. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon June 23, 2014

"Wild with Happy" at Center Stage

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Wild With Happy" at Center Stage.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "Wild With Happy" at Center Stage. She brings us this review.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon June 23, 2014

A Visit to the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball

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Tom talks with Ray Banks and Geraldine Day about the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball in Owings Mills.

The Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball opened in late March.

Tom Hall recently traveled out to Owings Mills to pay a visit to the Museum, which illustrates the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues in America. He spoke with Ray Banks, the Museum's Ambassador, as well as Geraldine Day, widow of the Hall of Fame pitcher Leon Day.

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Headlines
8:03 am
Mon June 23, 2014

MD’s Primary Election Is Tuesday, O’Malley Speaks In Iowa, and Harris Seeks New Leadership Role

Rep. Andy Harris
Credit Gage Skidmore via flickr

Maryland voters head to the polls Tuesday for the primary election; the polls will be open tomorrow from 7am to 8pm. We look at turnout during early voting. Plus: O’Malley speaks in Iowa, Harris seeks a new leadership role, the chikungunya virus surfaces in Maryland, news on the Baltimore County library system, and more.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Impact of Student Debt - 6/23/14

It is simply impossible to ignore the impact of student debt on the U.S. economy.  Before the recession, many state colleges, which educate about 70 percent of the nation’s students, reacted to state budget cuts by raising tuition.  Tuitions expanded even more quickly at many private colleges and universities.  Left with few good options, students and their families financed increasingly expensive college educations by relying more heavily upon student loans.

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