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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue April 15, 2014

What Impact Has The Affordable Care Act Had On Maryland Health Care?

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Sheilah Kast talks with Health Secretary Joshua Sharfstein, Evergreen Co-op CEO Peter Beilenson, and Johns Hopkins public health professor Colleen Barry.
Welcome back to The Checkup, our weekly series on how health care is changing in Maryland. This is our final segment in the series. For seven months, we’ve dug into the details of the Affordable Care Act. How have specific groups of people have been affected by it? Who has and has not been able to get access to insurance through it? How have different components of the health care system responded to the changes?Today, we’re going to take a step back and ask the question: How does the Affordable Care Act fit into the big picture of Maryland’s health care system? 
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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue April 15, 2014

The Role Of Religion In The Public Square

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Tom Hall talks with Heather Miller Rubens, Catholic Scholar at the Institute for Christian and Jewish Studies, and Mark Graber, a professor of law and government at the University of Maryland law school.
Tonight is the second night of Passover for Jews, and this is Holy Week for Christians.  This morning, a conversation about religion in the public square.  The founding fathers spent lots of time discussing the separation of church and state, and the argument about religion in general and prayer in particular in public settings continues to this day.  Here in Maryland, late last month, a federal court judge issued an injunction against the Carroll County Commission which prohibits “invoking the name of a specific deity associated with any one specific faith in prayers given at Board meetings.” 
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Headlines
8:22 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Monday’s Bill-Signing, Baltimore County’s Budget, Campaign Endorsements, & Phelps’ Return

Swimmer Michael Phelps.
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Governor Martin O’Malley signed dozens of bills into law on Monday, including measures addressing distracted driving, marijuana, and domestic violence. Plus: campaign endorsements, Baltimore County’s budget, and Olympian Michael Phelps’ return to competitive swimming.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Corporate Profits - 4/15/14

The U.S. Commerce Department recently reported that corporations collectively earned $2.1 trillion in 2013 and paid $419 billion in corporate taxes.  The after tax profit of $1.7 trillion amounted to about 10 percent of last year’s gross domestic product, the first full year that it has been that high.  In 2012, corporate profits’ share of gross domestic product was 9.7 percent, itself a record. 

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Radio Kitchen #1230
10:03 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Micro-greens

April 15, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - MICRO-GREENS

When we dine out these days, there's something happening on the plate at good restaurants everywhere that might be easy to miss.  More and more chefs, and home cooks for that matter, are using something called "micro-greens" as ingredients and garnish. Easily mistaken for alfalfa sprouts, micro-greens are created during the infancy of an edible plant.  They usually have a wispy little stem and several small but flavor-packed leaves.  They are very easy to grow, requiring minimal space, and they come in a wide variety.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. April 14, 1-2 p.m.
12:16 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Midday on Science

Renown astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts the new FOX documentary series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey."

John "Mad4Science" Monahan is back for another hour on science news, including the latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the buzz surrounding the new FOX and National Geographic television documentary series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," hosted by renown astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. Guest host Nikki Gamer

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Midday with Dan Rodricks Mon. April 14, 12-1 p.m.
12:11 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Adults and Nature Deficit Disorder

According to writer Richard Louv, both adults and children are vulnerable to "nature deficit disorder."

Richard Louv, founder of the Children & Nature Network, made an international call-to-action with his writing on reconnecting kids to nature. He also introduced the term "nature deficit-disorder" to describe problems that result from spending so little time outdoors. In "The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder," Louv focuses on re-connecting adults to the natural world in the digital age. Original air date 03/18/14

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The Morning Economic Report
9:25 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Ranking the U.S.A. - 4/14/14

It’s pretty easy to make the claim that America is number one.  After all, the U.S. controls the world’s most powerful military and is home to its largest economy.  In the New York Times, columnist Nicholas Kristof recently wrote, "Sure, technically Norwegians may be wealthier per capita and the Japanese may live longer, but the world watches the NBA, melts at Katy Perry, uses iPhones to post on Facebook, trembles at our aircraft carriers and blames the CIA for everything.  We’re number 1." 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Common Core Bills in the General Assembly

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Sheilah Kast talks about Common Core bills in the General Assembly with The Maryland Reporter's Glynis Kazanjian, John White with the Maryland State Department of Education, and we also hear from Sean Johnson with the Maryland State Education Association.

The General Assembly considered several bills to change implementation of the Common Core State Standards—or as Maryland refers to it—the ‘Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.’ Only three bills passed.

Gov. O’Malley is  expected to sign one of those bills this morning-HB 1164.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Safer Streets, Safer Spaces

Businesses displaying this poster are participating in the Safer Spaces campaign
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Sheilah Kast speaks with Shawna Potter, Executive Site Leader for Hollaback Baltimore, and Chris Belkas, a volunteer with Charm City Art Space.

Warm temperatures bring more people out on the street, making them more vulnerable to catcalling. Street harassment is sexual harassment or assault in public spaces. This form of harassment can happen in any public space.

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