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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri February 14, 2014

How Does A Snowstorm Affect Maryland's Economy?

Vicki Schassler shoveled the sidewalk in front of Spirits of Mount Vernon in Baltimore.
Credit Stephanie Hughes

Sheilah Kast talks with Daraius Irani about the economic impact of snowstorms.

The heavy snow closed most schools and many offices yesterday. But some people had to work… someone had to clear the roads and sidewalks.  It raises a very unromantic question on this Valentine’s Day: what’s the economic impact of a winter storm?

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Helping Elders During a Snowstorm

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Maryland has been hit by heavy snow over the past two days.  How do our older neighbors plan for and deal with this kind of weather?  Sheilah Kast asks Judah Ronch, Dean of the Erickson School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Headlines
5:23 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Snow-Related Schedule Changes (February 14, 2014)

A snowman on Woodlea Ave.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

As the region digs out from yesterday's winter storm, many schedule changes are in effect. Public schools in Central Maryland are closed, schedule changes are in effect for government offices on the federal, state, and local levels, and MARC trains are on an "S" schedule.

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Maryland Morning
9:57 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Love, Peace and "Soul Train"

Ericka Blount Danois' 2013 release.

Tom Hall and Ericka Blount Danois on "Soul Train."

Ericka Blount Danois is a Baltimore-based journalist and author who's written for Spin, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and many other publications.

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Humanities Connection
5:00 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Historical African American Communities: Turner Station in Dundalk

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Residents may not be aware of the rich history behind the historic African American communities in Baltimore County.

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Baltimore's Future with David Warnock
8:39 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Carol Ott on Baltimore Slumlords and Vacants

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David’s guest today is Carol Ott, director of Housing Policy Watch. Ott, the founder of the website Baltimore Slumlord Watch, is working on a new project focused on commercial properties.

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Headlines
5:16 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Maryland Takes A Snow Day: February 13, 2014

Snow accumulates in front of WYPR's studios.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

15 to 24 inches of snow and sleet are expected in Central Maryland before the storm is done with us (with lower accumulations possible along the Chesapeake Bay). Nearly everything is closed, including Central Maryland's public schools, federal government offices, state government offices, and most local government offices. MARC trains and commuter buses aren't running. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 5am Friday. A State of Emergency is in effect

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UMMC Commentary
12:00 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Keshava Rajagopal, M.D.

Dr. Kasheva Rajagopal

Dr. Rajagopal received his medical and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago as part of the Medical Scientist Training Program, in 2002. He completed his general surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in 2009, during which time he also undertook and completed a 2 year research fellowship in cardiovascular biology at Duke University Medical Center. He completed a cardiothoracic surgical residency at Duke University Medical Center in 2012.

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Public Commentary
8:00 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Josh M. Sharfstein - February 11, 2014

Dr. Sharfstein is the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Previously, he served as the Commissioner of Health in Baltimore, Maryland and as the Principal Deputy Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In these positions, Dr. Sharfstein has pursued creative solutions to longstanding public health problems -- including drug addiction, school failure, unsafe consumer products, and most recently, cheap, candy-flavored cigars.

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A Blue View
7:45 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Seals on our Coasts - 2/11/14

Spotting seals on Mid-Atlantic beaches at this time of year is a lot more common than you think.

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