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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Hearing Survivors' Stories of Rape and Sexual Assault

Sewing supplies at a FORCE workshop.
Stephanie Hughes

Survivors of rape and sexual assault share their stories.

The Baltimore-based group FORCE is known for pranks where they’ve created fake websites, pretending to be the brands Victoria’s Secret and Playboy.  The idea is to change how we talk about sexual assault and consent.  Now, the group is working on a different project to honor survivors of rape and abuse.  They envision a giant quilt, in the style of the AIDS quilt, that would blanket the National Mall in 2016.  

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Strategies That Keep Teenagers’ Lives on Track

Kathryn Edin

Sheilah Kast interviews Johns Hopkins sociologist Kathryn Edin.
Nearly one in five black men in their twenties in Baltimore is incarcerated. That’s according to a 2005 study from the Justice Policy Institute. What effect does that have on the city’s neighborhoods? How does it affect a neighborhood’s health? What’s the key to keeping people out of the criminal justice system? 
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Headlines
8:44 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Gubernatorial Debate Schedules, An Online Ballot Marking Tool Rejected, & Pothole Repair Funds

Schedules are being finalized for debates between the gubernatorial candidates, as the June 24th primary approaches. The Maryland Board of Elections rejects an online tool that would have allowed voters to mark absentee ballots before printing them. Plus: pothole repair funds, Baltimore’s pension system, changes to Baltimore’s government access cable channel, the osprey / Bay Bridge saga, and more.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Baltimore's First Radio Station, WKC, Signed Off Too Soon!

The story of the very first radio station to broadcast in Baltimore is lost in the dustbin of Baltimore history - never to realize the full recognition it deserved.  That's because the father of the young builder of the station threw the station out - his son's most promising and historic creation!   

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Whistleblowers - 4/25/14

You may remember when you were in school, someone, perhaps your parents, advised you not to be a tattle-tail.  That advice should be reconsidered.  The Internal Revenue Service paid $53 million in awards to whistleblowers in fiscal year 2013 and collected $367 million based on information provided by tipsters. 

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UMMC Commentary
12:59 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Silke Niederhaus, M.D.

Silke Niederhaus, M.D.

Silke Niederhaus is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. April 24 1-2 pm
10:26 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Ethnicity and Success

"Tiger Mom" Amy Chua is out with a new book about why certain American cultural groups are more successful than others.

Yale University law professor Amy Chua attained worldwide notoriety with the publication of her controversial parenting memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," which held that strict parenting produces the most successful children. In a new book, co-written with her husband Jed Rubenfeld, Chua explains why certain cultural groups are more apt to succeed in life than others.

With production help from Midday Intern Tom Cartaxo.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. April 24 12-1 pm
10:21 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Money & Politics

Recent rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court have reignited the debate about campaign finance reform.

How will recent campaign finance rulings by the Supreme Court and by the Maryland Board of Elections affect the governor’s race and other state campaigns? How do Maryland campaign finance laws compare to those of other states?

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Baltimore's Future
8:35 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Riyaz Gayasaddin on Vertical Gardens

Riyaz Gayasaddin
Credit Michael Cross-Barnet

David Warnock speaks with Riyaz Gayasaddin.

On today's "Baltimore's Future" David Warnock speaks with Riyaz Gayasaddin about installing vertical gardens in Baltimore schools. 

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