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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon June 30, 2014

How One Man's Story Reflects The Story of India in the 20th Century

Sheilah talks with Johns Hopkins anthropologist Anand Pandian about his new book about his grandfather's life in India.

Johns Hopkins anthropologist Anand Pandian has written a dual memoir with his 95-year-old grandfather, describing a life shaped by the great wars and movements of the 20th century in South Asia and across the globe. It's called "Ayya’s Accounts: A Ledger of Hope in Modern India." Anand Pandian joins Sheilah in the studio to tell us about it.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:42 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Regional Growth - 6/30/14

Economic activity in the Northeast and Midwest is becoming more vigorous as these regions of the U.S. emerge from a difficult winter.  According to Moody’s Analytics, new residential construction permits surged in March in the Northeast after declining significantly in both January and February.  Payroll employment growth in the Midwest posted its strongest rate of growth for the year in April.  The Federal Reserve’s manufacturing indices for both the Northeast and Midwest rebounded handsomely in April and May flowing periods of decline or slow growth during the year’s initial quarter. 

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What Are You Reading
6:05 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Marin Alsop

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  Tom talks with BSO Music Director Marin Alsop.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Friday June 27, 1-2 p.m.
9:41 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Remembering James Meredith

James Meredith was shot while he marched for Civil Rights. This photograph later became iconic.

As the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act approaches, Midday features the story of James Meredith, who in 1962 became the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, as Meredith led a “March Against Fear” to promote black voter registration, he was wounded by a gunman, a moment captured in an iconic photograph. What followed was one of the central dramas of the civil rights era. Historian Aram Goudsouzian tells this story in "Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 27, 12-1 p.m.
9:33 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Redskins Controversy

Controversy continues over the Washington NFL team name.

Baltimore attorney Jim Astrachan and WYPR’s Sports-at-Large commentator Milton Kent take up the subject of Washington’s football team and its name, officially deemed disparaging of native Americans last week by the U.S. patent and trademark office.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Testing and Treating HIV in Baltimore

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Sheilah talks with Dr. Robert Redfield, associate director of the Institute for Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Derek Spencer, Executive Director of the Joint AIDS Community Quest for Unique and Effective Treatment Strategies.

It’s an alarming statistic: 1 in 43 people in Baltimore is living with HIV. For the size of its population, Maryland has more people living with HIV than any other state.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri June 27, 2014

How German Culture in Baltimore Changed After World War I

Der Deutsche Correspondent, a German-language newspaper published in Baltimore. The headline reads: "New Tragedy in House Hapsburg, Austria's Heir to the Throne and Wife Murdered".
Credit Courtesy of the Maryland Historical Society's Hilgenberg Archive Project.

Sheilah talks with amateur Historian John Foertschbeck.

Rarely has a bullet caused the death of so many. One-hundred years ago tomorrow, a Serbian nationalist fired a bullet that struck and killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The assassination sparked World War I, which ultimately involved 100 countries and cost the lives of millions of people worldwide.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Films to Watch (When You're Not Watching World Cup)

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Tom Hall chats with Anne Hornaday of The Washington Post, and Jed Dietz of the Maryland Film Festival.

Tom Hall talks with Jed Dietz of the Maryland Film Festival, and Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post, about what movies to see over the next couple of weeks--assuming watching the World Cup isn’t taking up all your time!

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Headlines
8:42 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Strike At Hopkins Hospital Averted, Party Unity Rallies, and Opening Date Set For Baltimore Casino

The immediate threat of a four-day strike by unionized service workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital is over, following an intervention by Governor Martin O’Malley. The Republican and Democratic gubernatorial nominees host party unity rallies. An opening date is set for the Horseshoe Baltimore casino. Plus: incinerator construction halted, Remington development rekindled, homelessness in Baltimore County, water quality at MD beaches, and more.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:37 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Educational Achievement - 6/27/14

Educational achievement continues to represent the most obvious way to attain prosperity in America.  A new study by MIT profession David Autor indicates that in 2012, a typical family of graduates from a four year college earned about $58,000 more than a family of high school graduates.  The payoff from a college degree is nearly twice as large as it was in 1979.  One of the reasons for this enormous payoff is that not enough Americans end up earning a college degree, serving to increase the value of those who have one.  Employers have been complaining for years about a lack of skilled workers and these complaints appear to be grounded in reality.

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