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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon January 5, 2015

How To Keep Those New Year's Resolutions

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We’ve all seen the predictable magazine covers with headlines like “New Year, New You” or some variation thereof. Lots of us have resolved to make changes that will improve our health and well-being in 2015, but lots of us will have a very hard time sticking to those new year’s resolutions. Having survived the holiday party season, having allowed ourselves to have that extra piece of pumpkin pie, we now face the sobering reality of needing to turn over a new leaf. For help in that leaf turning, we turn to the Nutrition Diva, Monica Reinagel, a licensed nutritionist and author from Baltimore who blogs at Quick and Dirty Tips.com.

Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Maryland Morning Theater Review: "Diner" at Signature Theatre

Adam Kantor (Eddie), Josh Grisetti (Shrevie), Derek Klena (Boogie), Matthew James Thomas (Fenwick), and Bryan Fenkart (Modell) in Diner at Signature Theatre.
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Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck brings us her review of the musical “Diner”, based on the Barry Levinson film. It's playing at the Signature Theatre in Arlington through January 25.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon January 5, 2015

Etiquette In The 21st Century Workplace

Author Richie Frieman
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There can be many pitfalls in the 21st century workplace, such as replying to emails you didn't mean to, having a relationship with a colleague. Baltimore County author Richie Frieman addresses many of them in his book Reply All and Other Ways to Tank Your Career.

 

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Maryland Morning Podcast
12:00 pm
Fri January 2, 2015

Outgoing Chancellor, Brit Kirwan; Local Author, James Magruder; The Violence Of Care

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The University System of Maryland comprises 12 public universities across the state. The head of the system, Chancellor William "Brit" Kirwan, announced that he'll step down after 12 years on the job. We talk with him about how higher education is changing in Maryland and how your parents’ income affects your likelihood of graduating from college. Then,  local author Jim Magruder on his new collection of short stories titled "Let Me See It." We talk with him about the linked stories which follow two cousins as they navigate growing up and growing into their identities. Plus, Marquette University Professor,  Sameena Mulla, spent four years researching sexual assault forensic examinations in a Baltimore emergency room.  She found that the duties of forensic nurse examiners to gather evidence often undermine how they can care for victims. She joins us to discuss her new book, "The Violence of Care."

Humanities Connection
11:45 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Visualizing the History of Black Press in the United States

Newsboy selling the Chicago Defender, 1942.
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A workshop by the Center for Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University and the Black Press Research Collective, titled "Visualizing the History of the Black Press in the United States," sought to address the lack of digital research tools exploring the geographic scope and social significance of African American newspapers in the U.S.


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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri January 2, 2015

University System Of Maryland's Outgoing Chancellor On His Accomplishments

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  One spot to watch for change in the new year is the University System of Maryland, the network of a dozen public universities.  It’s preparing to welcome back Robert Caret, former president of Towson University, to become chancellor, leader of the entire system. Since 2011 Caret has been president of the University of Massachusetts. Caret will replace William “Brit” Kirwan as chancellor. Like Caret, Kirwan proved himself as president of one of the system institutions – for Kirwan it was the University of Maryland-College Park – then went to another state – Ohio, in Kirwan’s case – before being invited back to Maryland as chancellor 12 years ago.  Kirwan announced his intention to retire last May, and is likely to stay in the job during most of the spring semester.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri January 2, 2015

The Semi-Autobiographical Stories of James Magruder

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Last June, Baltimore based author, James Magruder, published a new collection of inter-related short stories called Let Me See It.  It’s about family.  It’s about coming of age.  It’s about coming out.  It’s about the complexities and challenges that we all face at different times in our lives.  James Magruder is the former dramaturg at Center Stage, he’s an award winning translator, a playwright, and the author of a novel, Sugarless. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Love In A Time Of Indecision

Author Adelle Waldman
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“A love affair is like a short story. It has a beginning, middle, and end. But the end, instead of being decisive…it usually dissipates in a succession of messy anticlimaxes.”  F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote that in his memoir The Lost Summer.  Now, nearly eight decades later, romance hasn’t gotten any easier, and writers continue to document the heartbreak. Journalist Adelle Waldman is one of them.  The Baltimore native published her first novel in 2013, called The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.  In it, she takes on the perspective of a young man dating in New York City. She talks with Sheilah about the process of writing the book.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Understanding "The Violence of Care"

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When people hear that what a rape victim experiences when she reports it can be as bad as the assault itself, we might think of stories we’ve heard about insinuations defense lawyers make during a trial.  Or we might think of police departments accused of dismissing cases without really looking into them. But, Sameena Mulla, assistant professor of anthropology at Marquette University, says her research shows that a kind of “second rape” often takes place long before a survivor goes to court.  In fact, less than a third a sexual assault cases every go to court.  Mulla says it’s the forensic examination in the emergency room that often re-victimizes an assault survivor.

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The First Five Years
5:07 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

The First Five Years: Childhood Obesity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that almost one-third of American young children are overweight.  In fact, one in five between the ages of two and five are already overweight or obese.  What can parents do to reverse this trend?


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