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Humanities Connection
5:34 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Hometown Teams at Banneker-Douglass Museum

Photo: 1927 Morgan State Basketball team courtesy of the Dr. Edwin Johnson.

Hometown Teams is a family-friendly and interactive Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition, brought to Maryland by the Maryland Humanities Council, which explores our nation’s love of sports and its connection to our culture and identity.


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The First Five Years
3:38 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

The First Five Years: Napping Babies are Learning Babies

  Babies love to nap and they love to learn. All that sleep just might be making them better learners. Listen now and find out why.


Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Jan. 29, 1-2 p.m.
10:25 am
Thu January 29, 2015

The Black Box Society

University of Maryland law professor Frank Pasquale examines how powerful interests and big corporations are abusing our privacy for profit in, "The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms that Control Money and Information." Pasquale is an affiliate fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project, and a member of the Council for Big Data, Ethics, and Society.  Guest host Aaron Henkin 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Jan. 29, 12-1 p.m
10:22 am
Thu January 29, 2015

More Charter Schools for Maryland?

Should there be more charter schools in Maryland? Newly inaugurated Governor Larry Hogan would like to tweak the law to make it easier to open and operate charter schools in the state.

Expanding charter schools in Maryland is a top priority of Gov. Larry Hogan. But do charter schools improve public education or do they only benefit a select few while leaving some students worse off?

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Baltimore's Future
12:00 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Baltimore's Future: Molly McGrath Tierney

Molly McGrath Tierney is the Director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services.


Public Commentary
3:38 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Donald C. Fry - January 27, 2015

Donald C. Fry has been the president and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee (GBC), the central Maryland region's most prominent organization of business and civic leaders, since November 2002.

Under Don’s leadership, the GBC is recognized as a knowledgeable and highly credible business voice in the Baltimore region, Annapolis and Washington, D.C. on policy issues and competitive challenges facing Maryland. Its mission is to apply private-sector leadership to strengthening the business climate and quality of life in the region and state.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Jan. 28, 1-2 P.M.
2:27 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Paternity Leave

Michael Roston and his daughter, Ruby.

In his State of the Union address, President Obama argued that paid leave is not just a women's issue, but a family one. While some companies have started to offer paternity leave, societal stigma still prevents many new fathers from taking it.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Jan. 28, 12-1 P.M.
2:23 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Home from Prison

What's it like to come home from prison? Are your relatives glad to see you? Community Mediation Maryland, a conflict resolution program, says one session of pre-release mediation between an inmate and relatives can reduce potential conflicts and increase the chance for a successful homecoming. Our guests: Lorig Charkoudian, the program's executive director, and two people who went through the mediation process.

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Maryland Morning Podcast
11:00 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Budget Cuts and Mental Health; A New Show At Annex Theatre; The Swan at Loch Raven

Budget cuts are piling up on budget cuts in Maryland’s spending plans: some of the reductions Gov. Hogan has proposed extend subtractions made by then Gov. O’Malley three weeks ago.  We talk to a state legislator and mental-health service provider about cuts to public mental health.

Then, an adaptation of a parody of a soap opera:  theater artist Maggie Villegas has adapted the TV soap opera parody "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" for Baltimore’s Annex Theater. Tom Hall talks with Villegas and actress Carly J. Bales.

And we take a visit to the banks of Loch Raven Reservoir to check out the area's wildlife and learn how it inspired a local photographer's book for young readers called, “The Swan at Loch Raven.”

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Parsing The Effect Of Impending Budget Cuts On Mental Health Services

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If you follow the news in Maryland, you’ve been hearing about budget cuts – not just since last week, when Gov. Hogan presented his budget the day after he was inaugurated, but three weeks ago, when outgoing Democratic Gov. O’Malley shepherded a set of budget cuts through the Board of Public Works, to take effect immediately.

This morning we 're looking in-depth at one particular area --mental health.  About 160,000 adults and children in Maryland use public mental-health services, a number that’s increased by more than half in the last decade, especially with the advent of Obamacare, which requires most health insurance plans to cover mental health and substance use disorder services.

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