Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. April 28, 12-1 p.m.
10:10 am
Mon April 28, 2014

The Organic Food Business

In his new book about the organic food business, Joe Dobrow talks about John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods Market.

A look at the evolution of the $100 billion "natural products industry" with Joe Dobrow, former head of marketing for Fresh Fields, Whole Foods Market, Balducci’s and Sprouts Farmers Market. Original air date 03/27/14

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9:56 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Straw Polls, Tonight’s Baltimore City Council Meeting, and A Profile Of Ron George

Baltimore City Hall
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

  Western Maryland Democrats and the Maryland Republican Party held straw polls over the weekend on the governor’s race; we look at the results. Plus: a preview of tonight’s Baltimore City Council meeting, a profile of GOP gubernatorial hopeful Ron George, and more.

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A Blue View
9:15 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Bringing Back Atlantic White Cedars​ - 4/22/14

Historically, Atlantic White Cedar forests were common to the Eastern Shore.  Over time, these trees were harvested and the swampy areas they depend on for survival were drained and replanted with fast growing loblollies as part of the forest industry to produce lumber and paper pulp. 

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The Morning Economic Report
9:11 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Raising Minumum Wage - 4/28/14

There are many reasons for the growing interest in raising minimum wages and establishing living wages across the nation.  Rising income inequality, slow wage growth and a desire to bolster consumer spending are among the most prominent considerations.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Larry Hogan, Candidate for Governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan.
Credit Courtesy of the Hogan Campaign

Sheilah Kast speaks with gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan, who’s running for the Republican nomination.

There are less than two months until the state-wide primary in Maryland.  Over the next few weeks on our show, we'll hear from all of the major candidates in statewide races.  Next week, we’ll be hearing from those vying for the Democratic nomination for Governor.  This week, we hear from those looking to represent the GOP.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon April 28, 2014

What the Marquis de Lafayette Thought of Maryland

Ben Goldman, who portrays the Marquis de Lafayette, and Alan Hoffman, who translated a diary of the Marquis's farewell tour throughout the US.

Tom Hall talks with Alan Hoffman, who has completed the first unabridged English translation of a journal kept by Marquis de Lafayette's secretary. Ben Goldman, an actor who portrays the Marquis de Lafayette is also in studio.

The Marquis de Lafayette first came to America from France as a young man, landing in South Carolina in 1777.  He took part in the Revolutionary War, becoming great friends with George Washington.  He went back to France, and returned to the US again when he was in his 60s, where he did a Farewell Tour in 1824 and 1825. He visited many places, including Maryland.  His secretary, Auguste Levasseur, kept a journal while on that trip. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon April 28, 2014

"Air Heart" at the Theatre Project

Mara Neimanis in "Air Heart."
Credit Elliott Kirschbaum

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Air Heart" at the Theatre Project.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Air Heart," the new aerial production at the Baltimore Theatre Project.

"Air Heart" continues until May 4. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon April 28, 2014

A Moving Performance of "Appalachian Spring"

Credit Ernie Seckinger / Flickr / Creative Commons

Tom Hall talks with Liz Lerman and James Ross, the creative forces behind a "moving" performance of Aaron Copland's “Appalachian Spring” at the University of Maryland, College Park.

We turn now to a conversation about a program coming up next Sunday in College Park that features music from a famous ballet.  As you might expect, there will be people moving on the stage to that ballet music. But, what you might not expect is that the ones doing the moving are not dancers, but rather, the musicians who are playing the music.

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
1:51 pm
Sun April 27, 2014


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4/27/14.  It’s asparagus season! Maryland’s very own Eastern shore is the perfect environment for growing great quality asparagus.

Segment 1:  When preparing asparagus, you will want to: wash it well and discard the stem at the point where it naturally snaps off near the base. Place it into a sink of cold water to soak out the dirt, sand, etc. and remember to change the water a few times. When working with thicker asparagus, peel the very outside part very gently.

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What Are You Reading
5:16 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Sarah Lord

Sarah Lord helps students plant a tree in Baltimore

Tom talks with Conservationist Sarah Lord.

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