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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Maryland Case Headed To Supreme Court Could Shake Up State Income Taxes

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Sheilah Kast talks with attorneys on both sides of an argument around how Maryland taxes residents.

Nobody likes to pay taxes. If they have to pay taxes on their income, they only want to pay once. Brian and Karen Wynne, who used to live in Howard County, took that argument up a notch. They contend that if their income is taxed more than once -- say, in Maryland and Howard County, and in other states where some of that income was earned -- Maryland is bound by the U.S. Constitution to refund all but one set of taxes. Maryland's highest court agreed with them in 2012, and now the case is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Mapping Baltimore's Social Media Landscape

One of Dave Troy's graphs of Twitter connections in Baltimore.
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Sheilah Kast talks with Baltimore tech entrepreneur Dave Troy.
In the time it takes you to read this sentence, thousands of Tweets were sent out on Twitter, the social media platform where users can send out their thoughts 140 characters at a time. Baltimore tech entrepreneur Dave Troy has thought a lot about who’s sending those Tweets and who they’re connected with. For several years, he’s been creating colorful images of social media networks in Baltimore. He joins Sheilah Kast to talk about what they can tell us about Charm city. 
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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri June 6, 2014

"Summer is Looking Good for Movies"

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Tom Hall talks with Washington Post Film Critic Ann Hornaday and Maryland Film Festival Director Jed Dietz.

Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post and Jed Dietz, director of the Maryland Film Festival stop by to share their rundown of must-see movies this summer.

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Headlines
8:41 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Cardin Calls On Obama To Declassify Prisoner Exchange Details, Public Financing, & “The New Dundalk”

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin.
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US Senator Ben Cardin is urging President Obama to declassify the details of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl's prisoner swap as quickly as possible. A look at why GOP gubernatorial hopeful David Craig failed to qualify for public financing. Plus: casino revenue, ringworm at Howard County’s animal shelter, “The New Dundalk,” and more.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Did The Seal Pool Shrink? Nah, Mayor Schaefer Added Some Poundage

Did The Seal Pool Shrink? Nah, Mayor Schaefer Added Some Poundage

In 1981, Mayor Schaefer threatened to jump into the Seal Pool of The National Aquarium if construction was not finished on time.

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Humanities Connection
5:05 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

The History of Canton, Baltimore

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Have you ever wondered how the neighborhood of Canton was given its name?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. June 5 1-2 p.m.
10:25 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Open Phones

We open the phone lines to hear from our listeners on a variety of news stories.  Baltimore City has finally decided to lower the property tax rate.  The city has also just approved  one of the strictest youth curfew's in the country.  We'll also get your feelings on the ongoing questions revolving around the release of Sgt. Bowe Burgdahl. Also, listeners can call and comment on anything going on in the news right now!

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. June 5 12-1 p.m.
10:18 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Reading in the Internet Age

Has the internet age led to less in-depth processing while reading?
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If you find yourself skimming online content or feeling restless as you try to read something, you're not alone. Human brain circuitry is changing in the face of modern-day technology; experts worry that the changes can prevent in-depth processing.

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The Signal
9:48 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Rosemary’s Rabbit, Nerd Camp 2.0, and the Free State Theatre Organ Society

A radio adaptation of Ron Tanner’s short story, “Rosemary’s Rabbit”; Elissa Brent Weissman’s book, Nerd Camp 2.0; and a visit with the Free State Theatre Organ Society

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Headlines
8:08 am
Thu June 5, 2014

A Gubernatorial Debate, Attack Ads, Frosh Picks Up O’Malley Endorsement, & Baltimore Property Taxes

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The three top Democratic candidates for governor hold their final broadcast debate this morning. An independent expenditure group launches the latest attack ad in the governor’s race. State Senator Brian Frosh’s bid to be MD’s next Attorney General picks up the endorsement of Governor Martin O’Malley. Baltimore’s property tax rate falls. And more.

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