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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 23, 12-1 p.m.
9:25 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Making Streets Complete

Urban planner Victor Dover considers smart street design integral to a city's success.

Walk to work, bike to work -- more and more civic groups in American cities, including Baltimore, are encouraging people to commute on foot or by bicycle. After decades of designing streets for the motorist, how can American cities make room for the pedestrian or pedalist? What makes a 21st Century street complete? Our guests: Victor Dover, planner and co-author of "Street Design: The Secret to Walk to work, bike to work -- more and more civic groups in American cities, including Baltimore, are encouraging people to commute on foot or by bicycle.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Chronic Conditions and Our Health Care System

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Sheilah talks with Gerard Anderson, a professor of health policy and management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Nearly two weeks ago, we spoke with Chet Burrell, CEO of CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Maryland’s largest health insurer. He told us that access to health insurance isn’t a quick fix for the chronic conditions that afflict many Marylanders: "Heart disease mixed with hypertension, mixed with diabetes, mixed with asthma, on multiple medications. Chronic disease endures.” We wanted to follow-up on that sobering thought. How do chronic conditions fit into the picture of our health care system?

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon June 23, 2014

The Story of Sally Ride

Sheilah talks with journalist and author Lynn Sherr.

It's been precisely 31 years since a shy young woman with a doctorate in astrophysics, a mean tennis serve and a mega-galactic smile took off in the Space Shuttle Challenger, orbited the earth for six days, and powered through a major glass ceiling by becoming the first American woman in space. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon June 23, 2014

"Wild with Happy" at Center Stage

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Wild With Happy" at Center Stage.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "Wild With Happy" at Center Stage. She brings us this review.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon June 23, 2014

A Visit to the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball

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Tom talks with Ray Banks and Geraldine Day about the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball in Owings Mills.

The Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball opened in late March.

Tom Hall recently traveled out to Owings Mills to pay a visit to the Museum, which illustrates the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues in America. He spoke with Ray Banks, the Museum's Ambassador, as well as Geraldine Day, widow of the Hall of Fame pitcher Leon Day.

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Headlines
8:03 am
Mon June 23, 2014

MD’s Primary Election Is Tuesday, O’Malley Speaks In Iowa, and Harris Seeks New Leadership Role

Rep. Andy Harris
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Maryland voters head to the polls Tuesday for the primary election; the polls will be open tomorrow from 7am to 8pm. We look at turnout during early voting. Plus: O’Malley speaks in Iowa, Harris seeks a new leadership role, the chikungunya virus surfaces in Maryland, news on the Baltimore County library system, and more.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Impact of Student Debt - 6/23/14

It is simply impossible to ignore the impact of student debt on the U.S. economy.  Before the recession, many state colleges, which educate about 70 percent of the nation’s students, reacted to state budget cuts by raising tuition.  Tuitions expanded even more quickly at many private colleges and universities.  Left with few good options, students and their families financed increasingly expensive college educations by relying more heavily upon student loans.

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Foreman And Wolf On Food And Wine
4:42 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

Pastry for Sunday

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 20, 1-2 p.m.
10:23 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Gansler

Attorney General Doug Gansler is one of three Democrats seeking his party’s nomination in Tuesday’s primary. Prior to serving eight years as Maryland’s top legal official, Gansler was the states attorney for Montgomery County. His gubernatorial priorities include streamlining government spending, cutting taxes, and diminishing the achievement-gap in Maryland schools. Guest host Nathan Sterner

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 20, 12-1 p.m.
10:18 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Craig

Harford County Executive David Craig has been a Havre de Grace city councilman, its mayor, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, and a state senator. And he’s one of four Republicans vying for his party’s nomination in next week’s gubernatorial primary. Among his top, would-be priorities: An elimination of the state’s personal income tax. He’d also slash government spending. His push: To make the state more economically competitive.

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