Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Aug. 3, 1-2 PM
10:47 am
Mon August 3, 2015

Midday on Health

Dr. John Cmar, infectious disease specialist at Sinai Hospital, returns for another edition of Midday on Health. In this hour, we’ll look at number of health issues, including gun violence as a public health issue and the increasing risk of salmonella infections.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Aug. 3, 12-1 PM
10:42 am
Mon August 3, 2015

Record Violence Continues

On the heels of July's 45 homicides -- a 43 year high -- August is off to an alarming start with 11 people shot, two fatally, over the weekend.

The Morning Economic Report
9:09 am
Mon August 3, 2015

Working Hours Around the World - 8/3/15

A recent intellectual tussle between presidential candidates has helped to re-ignite a debate – are Americans working too little?  While many Americans work hard, the citizens of many other nations work even harder, or at least for longer hours.  According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, in twenty thirteen, the U.S. ranked sixteenth among thirty eight advanced nations in terms of average hours worked annually. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon August 3, 2015

"English Only" Ordinance Hotly Debated In Frederick County

An Arizona road sign
Credit Thomas Hawk // Flickr Creative Commons

The state of Maryland doesn’t have an official language, but three of its counties do. The first was Frederick County. In 2012 its commissioners adopted an ordinance requiring, “all official actions in the county must be in English.”

Now Frederick is again debating the issue, quite vigorously. During the intervening 3 years, the county has changed its form of government; instead of a five-member board of commissioners, who were all Republican, it now has a seven member County Council of four Republicans and two Democrats. Two Democrats have proposed repealing the English-only ordinance. One of them is Jessica Fitzwater, who joins host Sheilah Kast in the studio.   And on the phone is Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, a Republican who is advocating for keeping the ordinance in place.

Maryland Morning
8:47 am
Mon August 3, 2015

The Rousuck Review: "Saving Myself for Steve Martin"

Karen Rosnizeck in "Saving Myself for Steve Martin."
Credit Alexander Fox

“Single Women Actively Seeking Sex.” Those words appear on a sign on stage at the Strand Theater’s production of “Saving Myself for Steve Martin.”

“SWASS,” the awkward acronym on the sign, is a support group. Over the next 80 minutes or so, we hear from the group’s newest member. Eve is a 45-year-old, just-divorced mother of an adolescent daughter.

Ann V. Wixon, author of "Saving Myself for Steve Martin," structures this Baltimore Playwrights Festival selection as a series of monthly group meetings – from September through May. It’s a structure that’s rather formulaic and, at times, repetitive.

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