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8:31 am
Wed March 19, 2014

MD’s Health Exchange, Baltimore’s Budget, The Minimum Wage, and Baltimore County’s School Board

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Credit Mathematical Association of America via flickr

Many people trying to buy insurance through Maryland’s online health benefit exchange are going to get some extra time to complete the process. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will unveil a $2.5-billion budget proposal today. Plus: the minimum wage, Baltimore County’s school board, a new location for the Baltimore Book Festival, and more.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Tue. March 18 1-2 p.m.
11:37 am
Tue March 18, 2014

A Dwight Pettit

Prominent Baltimore Attorney, A. Dwight Pettit, was the first male black student to attend Aberdeen High School.
Credit Baltimore Sun

In his four-decades long career practicing law, A. Dwight Pettit has been involved in a variety of high-profile cases, ranging from civil rights litigation to infamous murder trials.

In his new autobiography, "Under Color of Law," Pettit chronicles his life  in the courtroom, from his first encounter with the legal system when his father successfully challenged school segregation, to his involvement with lawsuits involving the likes of Mike Tyson and former Baltimore Raven Ray Lewis.  

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Tue. March 18 12-1 p.m.
11:33 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Adults and Nature Deficit Disorder

Journalist Richard Louv warns of the danger of what he calls "nature deficit-disorder," or the distancing of humans from the environment.
Credit National Park Service

Bestselling author Richard Louv, founder of the Children & Nature Network,  spawned an international call-to-action with his writing on the importance of reconnecting kids to nature. 

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Your Maryland 02-20-14
11:21 am
Tue March 18, 2014

"Hatrack"

H. L. Mencken crusades against hypocrisy and censorship.   

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Lowering Health Care Spending, One Patient at a Time

Credit Tabitha Kaylee Hawk

The Affordable Care Act’s main goal is to insure the uninsured. But, one other goal: lower the cost of health care. Advances in data collection are giving us a clearer picture of who’s costing hospitals the most and why. Some say this creates new opportunities for savings. Reporter Lawrence Lanahan went to Columbia, Maryland, to see how this is playing out in our backyard.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Finding Real Rosie the Riveters

A photo of Wilma Foster during her days at Fairchild Aircraft
Wilma Foster

Sheilah Kast speaks with Wilma Foster, a real 'Rosie the Riveter,' and her daughter Ann Marie Miller, a real 'rosebud.'

It's a famous image--the red polka-dot scarf, the blue work shirt, the determined face, and of course that curled bicep. It's Rosie the Riveter. Here face and "We Can Do It!" message was the star of World War II propaganda campaigns. Rosie was a composite character: millions of American women spent years working in factories and shipyards producing equipment to be used in the War. They could 'do it.' In this interview Sheilah Kast speaks with one of the real 'Rosies.' Wilma Foster lives in Laurel and worked as a riveter at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown during the early 1940s. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Patty Dann on Writing "Starfish"

Author Patty Dann
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Tom Hall speaks with author Patty Dann.

The author Patty Dann divides her time between New York and Baltimore. Her 1986 novel, "Mermaids" introduced us to the Flax family.

The novel was developed into a hit movie starring Cher as Mrs. Flax and Winona Ryder as Charlotte. And now, Patty Dann has given us a Flax family update.

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Headlines
5:18 am
Tue March 18, 2014

School Delays & Local Headlines for March 18, 2014

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Baltimore County schools are on a two-hour delay today, as are schools in Caroline, Howard, and Talbot counties. Plus: MD's unemployment rate, medical marijuana, pre-kindergarten, another data breach, and more.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
12:36 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Power Planners

Radio Kitchen #1226
9:43 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Spanish Dishes

March 18, 2014 - Radio Kitchen -  Spanish Dishes

A little later this year I'm going to be going to Spain and Portugal, and in anticipation I've been looking up some recipes in my big book of Spanish cooking.  And as Chef Jerry Pellegrino of the Waterfront Kitchen knows, there's a lot to like about Spanish cooking.

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