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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon June 16, 2014

The Race for Anne Arundel County Executive

State Delegate Steve Schuh (top) speaking to Severna Park resident Paul English as he campaigns for Anne Arundel County Executive. Schuh faces Laura Neuman in the Republican primary. Neuman was selected by the County Council over Schuh to finish the term of John Leopold, in the Republican Primary in February 2013.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Sheilah speaks with WYPR's Kenneth Burns and Josh Kurtz of Center Mayland.

You could call it a rematch…even though the two Republicans running for the nomination for Anne Arundel County Executive haven’t faced each other in an election before. 

Last year they were both competing to be appointed county executive after John Leopold’s criminal misconduct conviction.   Incumbent County Executive Laura Neuman got the nod then from the county council.  Now, in next Tuesday’s primary election, she again faces two-term State Delegate Steve Schuh.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Popular Summer Reads for Children and Young Adults

Paula Willey in the studio.
Credit Stephanie Hughes

Tom talks with librarian and blogger Paula Willey.

Summer reading is often a prospect that fills young students with dread, but these authors have created series that have been captivating young readers and keeping them glued to pages long after school lets out. Baltimore County Librarian and blogger Paula Willey has her finger on the pulse of what kids are excited about reading, and joins Tom Hall in the studio to share her summer reading recommendations.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon June 16, 2014

"Tribes" at Everyman Theatre

Megan Anderson as Sylvia and John McGinty as Billy.
Credit Stan Barouh.

Tom talks with Theatre Critic J. Wynn Rousuck.

The struggle to be understood through sign, and through sound. Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "Tribes" at Everyman Theatre

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Poetry on a Town Underwater

Loch Raven Reservoir
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Tom talks with poet Ann Kolakowski.

The Loch Raven Reservoir is the largest of the three area watersheds that supply more than 400 million gallons of water every day to residents of Baltimore City and Baltimore County.  It’s also the inspiration for a new collection of poems. Ann Kolakowski is a poet who lives in Timonium, and it appears that her grandmother, who died in 2006, was the last surviving resident of the town that was closed down and flooded to create the Loch Raven Reservoir. In 1921, the residents of Warren and the adjacent town of Bosley were told to leave, and their history ran the risk of being literally washed out, until now. Ann Kolakowski has written a book of poems called "Persistence: Poems of Warren, Maryland."  She talks about it with Tom Hall.

 

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Headlines
8:32 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Early Voting, Baltimore’s Budget, The Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Race, & “Ms. Miller’s Classroom"

Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Early voting continues through Thursday; more than 1½ percent of eligible Maryland voters have already cast their ballots. The Baltimore City Council is poised to pass the city’s $2.49-billion budget for the next fiscal year. Plus: the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s race, “Ms. Miller’s Classroom,” and more.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 13, 1-2 p.m.
11:39 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Midday on Film

Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction continues to resonate with film buffs 20 years following its release.

Memorable and quotable dialogue, an ironic mix of humor and violence, an ingeniously constructed storyline, all kinds of pop culture references -- Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino’s groundbreaking crime film, is 20 years old. It remains highly popular, an irresistible guilty pleasure for movie fans. Pulp Fiction at 20, with Midday film critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 13, 12-1 p.m.
11:28 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Midday Friday

The Baltimore Aquarium is considering what to do next with its dolphins.

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is considering retiring its eight dolphins and moving them to what would be a first-of-its-kind ocean sanctuary. It’s part of the aquarium’s deliberations on its future role as a conservation organization in a world beset with environmental challenges. The aquarium’s CEO John Racanelli joins us today to talk about his institution’s evolving mission.

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Maryland Morning
9:05 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Revisiting a Conversation with Ruby Dee

The late Ruby Dee.
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In this September 2006 interview, Sheilah Kast spoke with actress and activist Ruby Dee.

This segment originally aired on September 29, 2006.

Ruby Dee, legend of the screen and stage, died on Wednesday in her New York home. Her contributions to the entertainment world and to the civil rights movement are being fondly remembered. Dee was a guest on Maryland Morning in September 2006 as she was planning to participate in the Baltimore Book Festival.  In this interview with Sheilah Kast, that we would like to share again, Dee talked about her 56-year marriage with fellow actor and civil rights activist Ossie Davis.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Fatherhood and the Inner City

Sheilah Kast talks with Kathryn Edin and Timothy Nelson about their book "Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City".
About one-third of American kids are growing up in homes without fathers. That number is even higher for kids in poor families. Two scholars at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have spent years looking behind the numbers, talking to the people who live them. Kathryn Edin is a noted poverty researcher and professor, and Timothy Nelson, is a research associate.  They’re also married, and moved with their children to Camden, N.J. to observe how its inner-city families function. 
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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri June 13, 2014

The Secret Lives of Plants

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Tom Hall talks with author Ruth Kassinger about her book "A Garden of Marvels".

Growing a garden seems so simple. You make sure the plants have sunlight, water, and air, and you make sure the soil has the nutrients it needs. But, of course, if you’ve ever toiled in the soil, you know that gardening seems as much an art as a science. Author Ruth Kassinger fully grasps the art of gardening, and she’s written a book about the fascinating science behind it.

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