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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. April 30 12-1 p.m.
9:45 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Donald Sterling and American Racism

Embattled LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling

We welcome listener thoughts on the National Basketball Association’s action against Donald Sterling for racial comments the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers made during a recorded conversation.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Charles Lollar, Candidate for Governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar.

    

Sheilah Kast talks with Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar.

Maryland’s primary election is taking place on June 24th.  This week, we’re talking with the four men vying for the Republican nomination.  Charles Lollar is one of them.  He’s a Marine Corps Reservist, and a businessman.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Caring For Baltimore's Historic Buildings

The Phoenix Shot Tower
Credit Philip Garboden / Flickr / Creative Commons

Sheilah Kast with Johns W. Hopkins about the old buildings owned by Baltimore City.
  The city of Baltimore owns many historic buildings and structures: the Shot Tower, the War Memorial Building, the Roland Park Water Tower. Some, like the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, are in use and well-cared for. But, other historic buildings haven’t fared quite as well. They sit vacant and cost the city money to maintain. So, what should the city do with them? 
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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Darin Atwater on Soul, the Symphony and His Latest Work

Darin Atwater conducting the Soulful Symphony.
Credit Soulful-Song.org

Tom Hall talks with Darin Atwater about the Soulful Symphony.

  The composer, conductor and pianist Darin Atwater founded the Soulful Symphony 14 years ago.  The 85 instrumentalists and singers are mostly African American and Latino artists, and their repertoire spans the gamut from classical to pop music. 

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Headlines
8:27 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Heavy Rains, Careers At The City Casino, Medical Pot, Gubernatorial Debates, & Transgender Rights

A growing puddle in an athletic field at Baltimore's Clifton Park attracts a pair of mallards.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Showers and thunderstorms are likely throughout the day and the night, and a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Central MD. Plus: jobs at the Baltimore City casino, medical marijuana, “Ghana at a Glance,” Democratic gubernatorial debates, and a push to put a transgender rights bill on the November ballot. And more…

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Cellar Notes
5:30 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Spring Whites - 4/30/14

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

Conundrum California white wine blend 2012  **1/2  $$
(Always a crowd-pleasing big plump white.)

Joel Gott Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2012  **  $
(Lighter version of the Alsatian style, full of flavor, good dinner wine.)

Daniel Gehrs Chenin Blanc, Santa Barbara 2011  * 1/2  $
(Dry with a late burst of fruit, Albariño-like.)

Markham Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley 2012 * 1/2 $
(Nice easy drinker for the spring.)

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

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Consumer Spending on Healthcare - 4/30/14

After several years of decelerating healthcare spending, consumer spending on healthcare is beginning to climb rapidly again.  According to the US Commerce Department, consumer spending on healthcare climbed by $20.4 billion at an inflation-adjusted annualized rate in February.  About $13 billion of that increase was associated with outlays on health services spurred by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.  

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The Nature of Things
5:21 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Community Supported Agriculture

  My family and I grow some of these in our home garden, but we supplement what we can do ourselves with what’s called a CSA share.

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Live Performance 5/1/14
4:19 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Future Islands Live

Choral Arts Classics
12:07 pm
Tue April 29, 2014

Marin Alsop

Marin Alsop
Credit Grant Leighton

This month on Choral Arts Classics, Tom welcomes Marin Alsop, Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, for a conversation about two iconic choral works: John Adam's haunting cantata about 9/11, On the Transmigration of Souls, and Beethoven's monumental 9th Symphony.

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