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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
Credit Hollaback! Baltimore

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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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon April 14, 2014

"The Memo" at Single Carrot Theatre

Paul Diem in a scene from "The Memo."
Credit Chris Hartlove

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Memo."

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "The Memo" at Single Carrot Theatre. It's up until April 27. 

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Maryland Morning
8:40 am
Mon April 14, 2014

The Evolution of Stokely Carmichael

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Sheilah Kast speaks with Peniel Joseph, Tufts professor and author of " Stokely: A Life."

Stokely Carmichael’s name comes down to us from the civil rights struggle, and even most of us who recognize his name attach it to just part of his thinking and legacy. We learn more about Carmichael from a new biography by Tufts professor Peniel Joseph.

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Headlines
8:08 am
Mon April 14, 2014

A Bill-Signing Ceremony, Sunday Hunting, A Profile Of Heather Mizeur, and “Ghana At A Glance”

A white-tailed deer in the Maryland woods.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Governor Martin O’Malley is set to sign more than 100 bills into law today, including one that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Groups call on O’Malley to veto bills that would expand Sunday hunting. Plus, a profile Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur, the latest installment in our “Ghana At A Glance” series, and more.

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