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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 11, 1-2 p.m.
8:52 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Cat Sense

WYPR Morning Announcer Nathan Sterner strikes a pose with one of his five cats Inanna (aka 'Nanners).
Courtesy of Nathan Sterner

British biologist John Bradshaw has spent the last 30 years studying animal behavior, specifically that of the cat. He is the author of "Cat Sense: How the New Feline Science Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 11, 12-1 p.m
8:49 am
Tue March 11, 2014

The Divided Mind of the Black Church

Rev. Raphael Warnock
Credit Black Christian News

A conversation about theology and social activism with the Rev. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, spiritual home of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 

ADDITIONAL READING:

Rev. Warnock's op-ed for CNN criticizes Congress for failing to extend unemployment benefits.

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Maryland Morning
7:26 am
Tue March 11, 2014

How to Make the Meatballs from "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs"

Paula Willey's son Milo tests out a recipe.

Tom Hall speaks with book critic Paula Willey about the best cookbooks for kids.

Children's librarian and book critic Paula Willey--and her sons Milo and Ezra--are testing out cookbooks aimed at kids.  She says they’ve come a long way since the Betty Crocker cookbook she used as a child.

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A Blue View
5:30 am
Tue March 11, 2014

On the Surface - 3/11/14

The phrase “impervious surface” is used by city planners, developers, real estate agents, lawyers, and citizens in Maryland and beyond.

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Radio Kitchen #1225
5:30 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Chowder with Chris Corbett

March 11, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Chowder with Chris Corbett
    
The question these days, of course, is will winter ever go away?  Right now a lot of us are suffering late winter blues, and we desperately need a cure. Which is exactly why we invited our friend Chris Corbett to join us.  He came by to buck us up with talk of chowder.

Chris is a native of Maine, and he carries his heritage with him wherever he goes.  During the winter months he loves to whip up a steaming bowl of New England style chowder (chow-dah, as he says) to keep body and soul together.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Increased Consumer Spending - 3/11/14

According to an analysis by Moody’s Analytics, American consumers are poised to increase their spending.  After years of holding back, there is pent-up demand for many goods and services.  Household balance sheets have improved as many have refinanced mortgages and paid down total debt.  Employment gains nationally have been in the range of 1.7 percent per year for the last two years, with the nation adding not quite 200,000 jobs per month last year.  

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
6:00 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Consumer Protections in the Affordable Care Act

TCHS Executive Director Hector De La Torre explains the new consumer protections required by the ACA.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. March 10, 1-2 p.m.
11:20 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Midday on Science

The Mars One project aims to send four people to the Red Planet by 2023.

According to a recent survey by the National Science Foundation, about 25 percent of Americans are unaware that the Earth orbits the sun. Why many Americans still lack basic scientific facts and information, with Midday on Science contributor John "Mad4Science" Monahan.

ADDITIONAL READING:

One in four Americans are unaware the Earth revolves around the sun.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. March 10, 12-1 p.m.
11:05 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Ronald Daniels

JHU President Ronald Daniels
Credit The Johns Hopkins University

A conversation with the president of the Johns Hopkins University on, among other topics, the troubling decline in federal funding for research by young scientists.

ADDITIONAL READING:

Ron Daniels on how to reverse the graying of scientific research.

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Maryland Morning
10:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

How Will Budget Cuts In The Military Affect Maryland?

Navy planes flying above Pax River
Credit Liz Goettee, U.S. Navy

How Department of Defense cuts could affect military bases in Maryland.
 Last week, President Obama released his budget for fiscal year 2015. It includes substantial defense cuts--the Army would shrink to its smallest size since before World War II. The military accounts for almost $35 billion dollars of economic activity in Maryland, according to a 2008 state government report. So, how might Maryland be affected by these cuts? 
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