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What Are You Reading
5:41 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

James McBride

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Tom talks with the author James McBride. His latest novel is The Good Lord Bird.

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Headlines
3:35 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

“Ban The Box” Signed Into Law, Baltimore’s Curfew, A Profile Of Larry Hogan, & Bike To Work Day

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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has signed into law the so-called “ban the box” bill, requiring most city employers not to ask most job applicants about their criminal histories until extending a conditional job offer.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. May 30, 1-2 pm
10:08 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Understanding Reconstruction

In his new book, historian Douglas Egerton highlights some of the overlooked, progressive reforms that were made during post-Civil War Reconstruction.

In "The Wars of Reconstruction," historian Douglas Egerton tells of the hundreds of former slaves and other African-Americans who held local political office and who risked their lives for equality, in the face of entrenched white power and murderous violence, in the years following the Civil War.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Fri. May 30 12-1 p.m.
10:02 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Midday Friday

Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) cutting the microphone of Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) during a hearing on the Benghazi attacks.
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A busy hour of news:  First, we speak with Daniel Webster, Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research, about the recent mass killing in California, gun safety, and mental illness. John Fritze will join us to talk about Congressman Elijah Cummings and the Benghazi investigations, and Governor O'Malley's planned trip to Iowa.  Lois Hybl from the League of Women Voters stops by to tell us about their new voting guide.

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Maryland Morning
9:09 am
Fri May 30, 2014

A Conversation with U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski

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Sheilah Kast speaks with U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski.

In this interview with Sheilah Kast, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski talks about her efforts to return the kidnapped Nigerian school girls to their homes, the scandal over health care in the Veteran Affairs Department, how to close the gender pay gap, and she tells us who she would back for President in 2016.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri May 30, 2014

"The Legacy of the Black Jockey Through Art"

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Tom Hall speaks with Camay Murphy, curator of the exhibit "Legacy of the Black Jockey Through Art," at Coppin State University.

As the winner of the Preakness prepares to compete for the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes next weekend, many Marylanders still have horses on their minds. Tom Hall visits an exhibition at Coppin State University that highlights the role of African-American jockeys in horse racing. It's called "The Legacy of the Black Jockey through Art."

In this interview, he speaks with Camay Murphy, the exhibit's curator.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Painting the Walls of Station North

One of the murals in Station North that's part of Open Walls Baltimore 2.
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Tom Hall speaks with Gaia, artist and curator of "Open Walls Baltimore 2."

The Station North Arts District is the home of many murals being displayed as part of Open Walls Baltimore 2.  Tom Hall takes a tour with  the artist Gaia, the curator of the project.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri May 30, 2014

The Time Eddie Rosenfeld Changed The Look Of Baltimore

The Time Eddie Rosenfeld Changed The Look Of Baltimore

An unknown artist living in a broken down house on a little-traveled street decided to paint the front of his house pastel blue. He stunned his neighbors, started a city-wide trend and changed the look of the city.

The Morning Economic Report
9:51 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Economic Good News - 5/30/14

There is much about the U.S. economy with which to be pleased.  Real gross domestic product appears to be tracking above 3 percent during the current quarter.  Job gains have accelerated. 

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Humanities Connection
5:30 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

History Day Changes Students’ Life Trajectory

History Day is an exciting learning experience for students in grades 6 through 12. Through Maryland History Day, nearly 19,000 Maryland students learn about ideas, people, and events in history and apply what they have learned through creative and original projects.

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