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The Morning Economic Report
9:18 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Venture Funding - 4/29/14

In a positive sign for both the U.S. economy and the diffusion of new technologies, investors placed $9.5 billion in venture funding during the initial three months of 2014.  That represents the highest quarterly total since the second quarter of 2001 and was up 57 percent from the same quarter one year prior.  Venture capital enables emerging companies to expand more rapidly through many mechanisms, including through marketing, distribution, and produce refinement.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
5:03 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Women and Retirement

How prepared are women for retirement and do they have a disadvantage when it comes to planning.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. April 28, 1-2 p.m.
10:14 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Alex's Wake

Martin Goldsmith retraces the steps of his grandfather and uncle from their native Germany to their fateful trip aboard a ship full of Jewish refugees trying to escape Hitler's onslaught. Goldsmith is well known to NPR listeners as the host for many years of the classical music program Performance Today. He is now host of Sirius XM’s Symphony Hall.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. April 28, 12-1 p.m.
10:10 am
Mon April 28, 2014

The Organic Food Business

In his new book about the organic food business, Joe Dobrow talks about John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods Market.

A look at the evolution of the $100 billion "natural products industry" with Joe Dobrow, former head of marketing for Fresh Fields, Whole Foods Market, Balducci’s and Sprouts Farmers Market. Original air date 03/27/14

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Headlines
9:56 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Straw Polls, Tonight’s Baltimore City Council Meeting, and A Profile Of Ron George

Baltimore City Hall
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

  Western Maryland Democrats and the Maryland Republican Party held straw polls over the weekend on the governor’s race; we look at the results. Plus: a preview of tonight’s Baltimore City Council meeting, a profile of GOP gubernatorial hopeful Ron George, and more.

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A Blue View
9:15 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Bringing Back Atlantic White Cedars​ - 4/22/14

Historically, Atlantic White Cedar forests were common to the Eastern Shore.  Over time, these trees were harvested and the swampy areas they depend on for survival were drained and replanted with fast growing loblollies as part of the forest industry to produce lumber and paper pulp. 

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The Morning Economic Report
9:11 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Raising Minumum Wage - 4/28/14

There are many reasons for the growing interest in raising minimum wages and establishing living wages across the nation.  Rising income inequality, slow wage growth and a desire to bolster consumer spending are among the most prominent considerations.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Larry Hogan, Candidate for Governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan.
Credit Courtesy of the Hogan Campaign

Sheilah Kast speaks with gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan, who’s running for the Republican nomination.

There are less than two months until the state-wide primary in Maryland.  Over the next few weeks on our show, we'll hear from all of the major candidates in statewide races.  Next week, we’ll be hearing from those vying for the Democratic nomination for Governor.  This week, we hear from those looking to represent the GOP.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon April 28, 2014

What the Marquis de Lafayette Thought of Maryland

Ben Goldman, who portrays the Marquis de Lafayette, and Alan Hoffman, who translated a diary of the Marquis's farewell tour throughout the US.

Tom Hall talks with Alan Hoffman, who has completed the first unabridged English translation of a journal kept by Marquis de Lafayette's secretary. Ben Goldman, an actor who portrays the Marquis de Lafayette is also in studio.

The Marquis de Lafayette first came to America from France as a young man, landing in South Carolina in 1777.  He took part in the Revolutionary War, becoming great friends with George Washington.  He went back to France, and returned to the US again when he was in his 60s, where he did a Farewell Tour in 1824 and 1825. He visited many places, including Maryland.  His secretary, Auguste Levasseur, kept a journal while on that trip. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon April 28, 2014

"Air Heart" at the Theatre Project

Mara Neimanis in "Air Heart."
Credit Elliott Kirschbaum

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Air Heart" at the Theatre Project.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Air Heart," the new aerial production at the Baltimore Theatre Project.

"Air Heart" continues until May 4. 

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