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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
12:45 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Holiday Gifts 2014

  Tony and Chef discuss holiday gifts.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Dec 1, 1-2 P.M.
9:10 am
Mon December 1, 2014

American Catch

The Eastern oyster has vanished from the American plate.

Despite the fact that we're surrounded by water, an astounding 90 percent of the seafood Americans eat is imported. But it hasn't always been this way. In his new book, "American Catch: the Fight for Our Local Seafood," best-selling author and conservationist Paul Greenberg chronicles the outsourcing of the United States seafood industry through the stories of three seafood staples that are now all but gone from our plates: the Eastern oyster, the Sockeye salmon and the Louisiana Brown Shrimp. Original air date 9/10/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Dec. 1, 12-1 P.M.
9:05 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Crime & Punishment

A conversation with a distinguished law professor about criminal punishment in the era of mass incarceration -- what it means, what it gets us, what its consequences are for American society. Our guest is Robert A. Ferguson, professor of law at Columbia University and author of "Inferno: An Anatomy of American Punishment." Original air date 10/8/14

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Why Antibiotics Aren't Good For Your Gut

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Public health experts have been warning for years that we’re needlessly over-using antibiotics. A study from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in March found that hospitals vary widely in the rates at which they prescribe antibiotics. Some hospitals prescribe three times as many antibiotics as other hospitals with similar patients. The upshot? We could create strains of bacteria that our current array of antibiotics can’t treat. Sheilah spoke about it with Dr. Sara Cosgrove in March. She’s an infectious-diseases physician and Director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. 

You can find out more about the Obama administration's actions to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria here.

Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Short Stories About Long Journeys

The cover of Jen Michalski's short story collection, From Here.
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In September, Baltimore author Jen Michalski  published a new collection of short stories.  Her first collection, Close Encounters, was published in 2007.  Last year, she released a collection of novellas called Could You Be With Her Now?,  as well as her first novel, The Tide King, which won a Big Moose Prize.  Her new book includes the stories of young people trying to find their way in the world, neighbors, families, old boyfriends, and even a pregnant man.  It’s called From Here. She talks about it with Tom Hall.

Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Under The Sea, On The Stage

Ariel being coaxed by Ursula.
Credit Stan Barouh

"The Little Mermaid," a musical based on the 1989 Disney movie,  is making its area professional premiere at Olney Theatre Center. The musical runs through Jan. 10. Maryland Morning's theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins Tom to discuss the differences between the play and the movie, and how the production tackles the underwater setting on stage. 

Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Poverty and Pop Culture

Dwight Watkins takes a selfie in the WYPR station in February.
Credit Dwight Watkins

 

In February, Baltimore writer Dwight Watkins published a piece in the online magazine Salon about the isolating effects of poverty in the East Baltimore neighborhoods where he grew up. We revisit Sheilah's interview with him from earlier this year where they talk about how some in East Baltimore are "too poor for pop culture."

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The Signal
2:03 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Learned by Heart, Sung from the Heart: The New Gospelites

The New Gospelites started their vocal harmony group in the 1970's, but they’ve been singing the old hymns since they were kids at Wharton Point’s Saint George Methodist United Church on The Eastern Shore.

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Maryland Morning
11:20 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Shining A Light On Dark Energy, More Than Trees, Senior Portrait: Julia, and The Deakins Line

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The universe is expanding and we have a better idea of how quickly thanks to the efforts of Johns Hopkins Astrophysicist Adam Riess. We talk with the Nobel-prize winning physicist about his work. Then, at one level, trees provide the fibers that bind the essays together in Angela Pelster's new book, Limber. But her conversation with Nathan shows the book is about much more than branches and leaves. And, we continue our senior portraits series with a visit with a woman who recalls growing up in Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood 70 years ago. Plus, border disputes have popped up between Maryland and neighboring states for as long as their borders existed. Today, we look back at a Supreme Court decision that decided Maryland's far western border.

Maryland Morning
10:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Shining A Light On Dark Energy

An image explaining the expansion of the universe.
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Earlier this month, Professor Adam Riess of Johns Hopkins University and the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, was awarded the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. His award is shared with partners Saul Perlmutter of The University of California, Berkley and Brian P. Schmidt of Australian National University. The trio was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2011 for providing evidence that the universe is expanding at an accelerated rate. Sheilah spoke with Professor Adam Riess about the expanding universe in 2011.

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