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The Morning Economic Report
10:41 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

American Middle Class - 5/2/14

A recent analysis conducted by the group that maintains the Luxembourg Income Study Database and by the Upshot, a website covering policy and politics, indicates that America’s middle class, long the world’s most affluent, has lost that distinction.  While the wealthiest Americans still outpace many of their global peers, the lower and middle income tiers in other nations have enjoyed more rapid income gains that their American counterparts. 

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The Morning Economic Report
10:36 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Labor Market Recovery - 5/1/14

America is hardly the only developed nation experiencing exceptionally slow labor market recovery.  Figures compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development indicate that by the end of last year, only Germany and Japan had jobs for as high a percentage of their respective working age populations as they did at the end of 2007. 

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A Blue View
10:25 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

An Interview With Bob Talbot - 4/29/14

As a world-renowned marine photographer, award-winning filmmaker and dedicated environmentalist, Bob Talbot uses the power of film to advocate for the ocean.

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Humanities Connection
2:41 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Faces of Freedom at Harford Community College

The Maryland Humanities Council grant-supported project, "Faces of Freedom," at Harford Community College uses several humanities disciplines to explore the meaning of freedom in the Upper Chesapeake before, during, and in the aftermath of the Civil War and Emancipation.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. May 1 1-2 p.m.
9:43 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Bawlmer Merlin

Is Baltimore losing it's regional flavor?
Credit jospices.com

In this month's edition of Midday on Pop Culture with Sheri Parks, a look at changing regional cultures and identity. The more global our culture, the more mobile people become, the more regional identities fade away. Is Baltimore losing its accent and its identity? Is Bawlmer a thing of the past? What stops a local culture from being lost to the "homogenization of the provinces"?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. May 1 12-1 p.m.
9:37 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Washington and Wall Street

Journalist Nomi Prins discusses the interdependence of bankers and US Presidents, from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama.
Credit nomiprins.com

In "All The Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power," former Wall Street executive and journalist Nomi Prins chronicles the behind-the-scenes dealings between big bankers and Washington politicians, and how those relationships drove some of the country's most important policy decisions.

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Headlines
9:15 am
Thu May 1, 2014

A Street Collapse In Baltimore’s Charles Village, Casino Hiring, & “Ghana At A Glance”

Street collapse in Baltimore's Charles Village.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Several cars tumbled onto CSX tracks in Baltimore’s Charles Village yesterday, after a landslide took out part of a city street… and sent cars, streetlights and debris onto the CSX rail tracks below. Plus: hiring for the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino, our “Ghana at a Glance” series, the controversy over Democratic gubernatorial debates, and more.

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Baltimore's Future
8:39 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Baltimore's Future: A Special 3-Part Conversation with Jerry Abramson

Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson

In honor of the special connection built on horse racing tradition between Maryland and Kentucky, on today’s episode of  ‘Baltimore’s Future,’ David Warnock will have a special guest for the next three weeks: Jerry Abramson, former Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky and current Lieutenant Governor of the state of Kentucky.

All three parts posted below. 

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The First Five Years
12:45 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

The First Five Years: Child Care Providers Deserve More

Credit Maryland Family Network

"The First Five Years" episode on child care providers' compensation.

Did you know that some child care professionals earn less than a fast food server? But a child’s care and education are not drive-through services. Let’s work together to explore ways to raise the salaries of child care professionals in Maryland without raising child care costs or blocking access for working families.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. April 30 1-2 p.m.
9:51 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Matt Taibbi

Matt Taibbi's book "The Divide" explores the inherent inequality within the American criminal justice system.

The acclaimed investigative journalist examines the increasingly unequal distribution of wealth in America and the effect this has on the criminal justice system. As violent crime has been on a steady decline for the past two decades, why, Taibbi wonders, have incarceration rates among the poorest Americans exploded during the same period?

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