2:07 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

The Great Influenza of 1918

The First Five Years
1:54 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

The First Five Years: A Healthy Sense of Humor

Will your little one grow up to be the next Joan Rivers or Steve Martin?  Maybe not.  But even so, the ability to chuckle, giggle, and laugh helps to reduce stress, build connections and encourage creative thinking.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Nov. 20, 1-2 P.M.
10:19 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Midday on the Bay: Sea-Level Rise

In 2010, this century-old house on Holland Island was swept into the Chesapeake Bay by rising sea levels.
Credit David Harp

According to a joint report by the Chesapeake Bay Journal and Chesapeake Quarterly, sea levels in the region are rising twice as fast as the global average, something of prime concern for thousands of Marylanders who live on or near coastal areas. Midday on the Bay contributor Rona Kobell, a reporter for the Bay Journal, shares her findings.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Nov. 20, 12-1 PM
10:11 am
Thu November 20, 2014

City Hall Update

Baltimore City Hall

WYPR’s P. Kenneth Burns and The Baltimore Sun’s Luke Broadwater join us to discuss recent news from City Hall, such as the ban on plastic bags and legislation to provide for police body cameras, both of which Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promises to veto.

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The Morning Economic Report
9:08 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Public Sector Growth - 11/20/14

The public sector is growing again.  In recent years, government employment and output has been in decline, in part because of sagging State and local government tax revenues in much of the country and because of shifts in federal spending.  But during the first three quarters of 2014, the U.S. public sector expanded 1.8 percent after adjusting for inflation. 

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Baltimore's Future
8:30 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Harsha Desai

Credit David Andrews

Harsha Desai is a winner of the Baltimore Social Innovation Journal in the summer 2014 edition. He is a professor of business at Loyola University since 1982. He founded CfSSI to help nonprofits organizations with the business side of things and he talks with David Warnock.

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Maryland Morning Podcast
4:47 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

A Slow Climb For Maryland Wages, Passing The Creative Torch, How To Cook A Turkey

Credit Christopher Connelly

As the country climbs out of an economic recession, wages remain stagnant. We talk about wage growth in Maryland with Daraius Irani, Chief Economist at the Regional Economic Studies Institute of Towson University.

Plus, the Creative Alliance’s co-founder, Megan Hamilton, is stepping down. We look back at her time there and we look ahead to the Creative Alliance’s future with her successor, Josh Kohn. Then, it’s one of those questions you ask yourself every year around now: what’s the best way to cook a turkey? Our resident foodie, Sascha Wolhandler, shares her secrets to making a delicious bird, and fixins’.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Nov. 19, 1-2 p.m.
9:30 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Midday on Media

Baltimore Sun critic David Zurawik is back for another look at the latest television and media news. This time, we hear why David believes the Netflix dramedy "Lilyhammer" is the “future of television."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Nov. 19, 12-1 p.m.
9:28 am
Wed November 19, 2014

The Teacher Wars

With a look back at the history of public school teaching, journalist Dana Goldstein gets a handle on the ongoing controversies in public schools today, from teaching to the test to Common Core. Her book is, "The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession." 

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Cellar Notes
9:26 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Thanksgiving Wines - 11/19/14

Here's a shopping list for very good Thanksgiving dinner wine choices:

Best sellers:  Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling and Gewurtztraminer  less than $10.

Same idea, only classic:  Trimbach Gewurtztraminer, 2011

Schloss Vollrads Riesling Spatlese, 2012

Two Pinot Noirs:  Meiomi Pinot Noir, North Coast 2013

La Crema Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2012

Al's Favorite, Zinfandel:  Kenwood Jack London Zinfandel, Sonoma Mountain 2011

Ravenswood County Designated Zinfandels (Lodi, Napa, Sonoma)

Fritz Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 2012

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Wine World.