Maryland Morning Podcast
8:45 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Somerset County Changes and The History of Charles Street

Credit via Historical Society of Baltimore's Facebook

We talk with Meredith Ramsay about economic development and social change in two lower Eastern Shore towns and with two local leaders about the what lies ahead for the area.

Plus, Tom Hall talks about Charles Street's beginnings with local historian John McGrain, author of the new book “Charles Street: Baltimore’s Artery of Elegance”.

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8:28 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Mikulski Backs Reduced Border Funding Measure, MD Gun Law Goes To Court, & Trash-Fighting Initiative

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.)
Credit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via flickr

US Senator Barbara Mikulski plans to introduce a reduced border funding measure today. Attorneys have presented arguments in federal court in Baltimore on Maryland's ban of high-capacity magazines and 45 gun types classified as “assault weapons”. Baltimore City and Baltimore County working together to fight a common enemy: trash. And much more.

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Cellar Notes
5:30 am
Wed July 23, 2014

California Pinot Noirs - 7/23/14

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

La Crema Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast  2012 *1/2  $$
(Light, fruity, rounded, good every day pinot noir.)

La Crema Pinot Noir, Monterey, 2012 **  $$
(A bigger, earthier pinot noir with good complexity.)

Wild Ridge Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2011  ***  $$
(Impressive, full bodied, well balanced, nuanced.)

Champ de Reves Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley 2011  *** $$
(Very complex, great body, very elegant.)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.  See sponsor tab.

The Nature of Things
5:46 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Northern Copperhead Snakes

Northern copperheads can be found in forested hillsides and wetlands, and will even occupy wood or sawdust piles from the Eastern Shore west to the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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The Environment In Focus
2:56 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Multiplying Oyster Harvest Triggers Debate Over Catch Restrictions

After more than a century of decline, the  harvest of oysters from the Chesapeake Bay has quadrupled over the last four years.  This increase has inspired a debate over whether more -- or fewer -- restrictions are needed on the harvest of the Bay's keystone species. 

Environment In Focus Podcast 7-23-2014

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
12:07 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Conversation Starters for Retirement

The Signal
10:08 am
Tue July 22, 2014

The Banjo’s Twisted History, The Washington Monument's Restoration, and Nick Sjostrom’s “I Am OK"

Banjo historians Pete Ross, Bob Winans, and Greg Adams, with a collection of mid-nineteenth-century banjos

The twisted history of the banjo in America; a visit to the Washington Monument at Mount Vernon Place; and Nick Sjostrom’s album, “I am OK”

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 22, 1-2 p.m.
8:55 am
Tue July 22, 2014

The Lost Art of Dress

Linda Przybyszewski, author of "The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish," describes the fascinating history of American style, along with the do's and don'ts of modern wardrobe. Guest host Nikki Gamer

With production help from Midday intern Anna Muckerman

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 22, 12-1 p.m.
8:51 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Unrest Abroad

Remains of the Malaysian plane shot down in Ukraine.

The latest on the ongoing violence in Israel-Palestine and the U.S. response to it. Plus, we'll look at the geopolitics involving last week's plane disaster that resulted in the deaths of nearly 300 passengers. Our guests: Middle East expert Kimberly Katz, associate professor of history at Towson University; and Max Hilaire, chair of the political science department at Morgan State University.

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8:35 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Housing Child Immigrants, Waiver On Teacher Evaluations Extended, & Casino Construction Approved

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Governor Martin O’Malley met with a group of Maryland faith leaders yesterday to try to come up with a way to shelter some of the Central American children who’ve been caught crossing the US Mexico border in recent months.

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