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8:33 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Unemployment Benefits End, New Baltimore Fire Chief To Be Named, and Lawsuits Over Murals

A mural on a vacant home on Fremont Avenue. The murals the lawsuits were filed over are on different properties, 539 N. Longwood St. in West Baltimore and 4727 Old York Road in North Baltimore.
Credit Maryland Morning / WYPR

Emergency unemployment benefits have expired for thousands of Marylanders. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake is expected name Baltimore’s new fire chief today. Lawsuits have been filed over murals on vacant homes. Plus: horse breeding, Baltimore homicides, New Year’s revels, and more.

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Professional Wrestling in the U.S.A.
9:36 pm
Sun December 29, 2013

Midday with Dan Rodricks

 In The Squared Circle: Life, Death and Professional Wrestling, writer David Shoemaker

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Sat December 28, 2013

A Baltimore Taxicab Driver's Wild Ride On New Year's Eve

Gil Sandler's Baltimore

The story of a taxi cab abandoned on the Guilford Avenue El - two stories up.  But then again, it was

New Year's Eve in Baltimore...  

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Headlines
7:57 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Lawsuit Over Fundraising Decision, Property Assessments, and An Expiring Commuter Tax Credit

Doug Gansler
Credit mdfriendofhillary via flickr

Supporters of state Attorney General Doug Gansler’s gubernatorial campaign have filed a lawsuit over a State Board of Elections opinion on fundraising. A commuter tax credit is set to expire. MD property assessments go out. The Ravens prep for their final game of the regular season. And more.

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The Morning Economic Report
7:30 am
Fri December 27, 2013

The Morning Economic Report - 12/27/13

Brain Talk
9:35 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Brain Talk - Working to Help Treat Depression

Working to Help Treat Depression - 12/26/13

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The Morning Economic Report
7:30 am
Thu December 26, 2013

The Morning Economic Report - 12/26/13

The First Five Years
11:23 am
Wed December 25, 2013

The First Five Years: Boxes and Imaginative Play

Imaginative play in progress.
Credit Maryland Family Network

December 25, 2013

Playing in and with boxes is great fun for kids, and it's also a learning opportunity. It's empowering because the child gets to decide what the box is going to be, exercising her ingenuity, problem-solving skills, and spatial ability.

To learn more, visit Maryland Family Network.org. 

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Headlines
7:48 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Christmas Day Schedule Changes, Tree Recycling, Return Tips, Leopold’s Appeal, and Bail Reform

The Christmas tree made from hubcaps greet visitors to the home of Jim Pollock. Pollock, known as "The Artist on 34th Street," uses his living room as a gallery for his work along with two other artists.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

A look at Christmas Day schedule changes, plus info about Christmas tree recycling programs around the region. Also: tips on returns and gift cards, the date for John Leopold’s appeal of his misconduct convictions is set, bail reform in next year’s General Assembly session, and more.

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Cellar Notes
7:30 am
Wed December 25, 2013

12/25/13 - Smart Buys in Bubbly

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(Blanc de noirs, blanc de blanc, rosé, extra dry)
St. Hillaire Blanquette de Limoux $
Clara C Prosecco  (Extra dry, rosé and Kosher) $
Anna de Cordorniu Brut Cava $
Schramsberg Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine $$
Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Sparkling Wine $$
Mumm's of Napa Cuvee M,
(off-dry Sparkling wine, Brut Prestige and Blanc de blanc $$)

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