Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Who Would Be Saved?

Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1900s. Hopkins was overwhelmed during the pandemic and lost many of its own nurses and doctors to the flu.
Credit Library of Congress

Sheilah Kast speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Lee Daugherty Biddison, Dr. Eric Toner and Dr. Lewis Rubinson.

During the flu pandemic of 1918 to 1919, tens of millions of people died worldwide.  A new study asked the citizens of Maryland to consider the ethical choices that would have to be made if such a flu were to strike again.  Who would be treated first? How would ventilators be allocated?   They asked people from around the state to consider those questions.  The results were published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Notes from a Colored Girl

Loyola professor and author Kaye Wise Whitehead

Tom Hall speaks with Loyola Professor Kaye Wise Whitehead about her new book "Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis."

How did a 21 year old woman of mixed race see the world in the 1860s? That's the topic Loyola Professor Kaye Wise Whitehead is exploring in her first book. It's called Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis.

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Cellar Notes
9:31 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Ferrari-Carano - 5/21/14

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = good decent wine  ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine

Ferrai-Carano Fumé Blanc, Sonoma '12 ** $
(An old stand by, big, blowsy, fruity sauvignon blanc)

Ferrai-Carano Sienna (Cal-Ital red blend) '11 **1/2  $$
(One of their flagship wines, a very convincing Italian taste-alike)

Ferrai-Carano Chardonnay, Sonoma '12 **  $$
(Blended from different quality sources, traditional California chard)

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The Morning Economic Report
9:23 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

High-End Housing Market - 5/21/14

Reflecting the increasing disparities in income and wealth in America, the high-end housing market remains active even while lower priced properties face waning demand.  Home purchases of $1 million or more rose 7.8 percent in March from a year earlier according to recently released data supply by the National Association of Realtors.  By contrast, transactions of $250,000 or less, while represent nearly two-thirds of the market, fell 12 percent. 

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
4:47 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Baby Boomer Reality Check

 What is the future for Baby Boomers.  Will retirement look anything like boomers parent's golden years?

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
4:41 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Food and Wine Pairings 101

5/18/14.  Tony and Chef discuss choosing the right pairings of wine for your food selections.

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The Nature of Things
4:25 pm
Tue May 20, 2014


Many of our local students are graduating from University of Maryland this week. And likely all of them know that the name of their famous mascot, Testudo, is the Latin word for tortoise.

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The Environment In Focus
1:01 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Wind Farm Resurrected by Governor's Veto

On Friday, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley used a rare veto to stop legislation that would have delayed (and perhaps killed) the first wind farm proposed for the Delmarva Peninsula.

Environment In Focus Podcast 5-21-2014

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. May 20, 1-2 p.m.
9:28 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Nazi Scientists in America

Author Annie Jacobson.

In a post-World War II secret operation, more than 1,600 German scientists were recruited and re-settled in the United States -- despite the fact that some had been Nazi Party members, SS officers and war criminals. Author and journalist Annie Jacobsen recounts the story of this decades-long program in, "Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America."

Original air date 4/25/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. May 20, 12-1 p.m.
9:25 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Maryland's New Farmers

The entrance to Moon Valley Farm in Cockeysville, MD.

The local food movement has led to changes in the demographics of farmers in Maryland. Some 70 percent of today's beginning farmers did not grow up on a farm. We'll speak with two Maryland farmers whose desire to support the local food movement evolved into a career. And we'll hear from Greg Bowen, president of Maryland FarmLINK, which provides resources and support to farmers. Original air date 04/16/14

With production help from Midday Intern James Daley.

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