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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Remembering Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger
Credit Credit: Josef Schwarz / Creative Commons

Tom Hall talks with Walt Michael and Caleb Stine about Pete Seeger.

Today, we remember Pete Seeger. The iconic folk musician and activist, died in January at the age of 94. He would have been 95 tomorrow.

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Headlines
8:43 am
Fri May 2, 2014

The Baltimore Street Collapse, Blue Crabs, MD’s Bike-Friendliness, & A Profile Of Anthony Brown

The CSX train line that runs parallel to the unit block of East 26th Street after the street collapse. Eight vehicles were damaged as a result.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

More on the street collapse in Baltimore’s Charles Village – where people from the 19 evacuated homes may have to stay away for up to 40 days. Plus: a decline in blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay, a profile of Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Anne Arundel County’s budget, Maryland’s bike-friendliness, and more.

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Maryland Morning
8:40 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Highlights of the Maryland Film Festival

The film Abuse of Weakness is being presented by John Waters at the Maryland Film Festival.

Tom Hall talks about how to navigate the Maryland Film Festival with its director, Jed Dietz, and Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday.

The Maryland Film Festival starts next week--five days of film from Wednesday, May 7th through Sunday, May 11th.  Films are being shown at venues including MICA, the Walters Art Museum, the University of Baltimore, and the Windup Space.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Gone With The Wind

Lexington Street, between Charles and Liberty streets was one of Baltimore's busiest, boasting a department store and three theaters.  One theater was The Century - where the Baltimore premiere of "Gone With The Wind" was shown.  It turned out that this busy and storied street with all its memories, would, like the era depicted in the movie, be a victim of time - and, be "gone with the wind...".    

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The Morning Economic Report
10:41 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

American Middle Class - 5/2/14

A recent analysis conducted by the group that maintains the Luxembourg Income Study Database and by the Upshot, a website covering policy and politics, indicates that America’s middle class, long the world’s most affluent, has lost that distinction.  While the wealthiest Americans still outpace many of their global peers, the lower and middle income tiers in other nations have enjoyed more rapid income gains that their American counterparts. 

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The Morning Economic Report
10:36 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Labor Market Recovery - 5/1/14

America is hardly the only developed nation experiencing exceptionally slow labor market recovery.  Figures compiled by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development indicate that by the end of last year, only Germany and Japan had jobs for as high a percentage of their respective working age populations as they did at the end of 2007. 

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A Blue View
10:25 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

An Interview With Bob Talbot - 4/29/14

As a world-renowned marine photographer, award-winning filmmaker and dedicated environmentalist, Bob Talbot uses the power of film to advocate for the ocean.

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Humanities Connection
2:41 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Faces of Freedom at Harford Community College

The Maryland Humanities Council grant-supported project, "Faces of Freedom," at Harford Community College uses several humanities disciplines to explore the meaning of freedom in the Upper Chesapeake before, during, and in the aftermath of the Civil War and Emancipation.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. May 1 1-2 p.m.
9:43 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Bawlmer Merlin

Is Baltimore losing it's regional flavor?
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In this month's edition of Midday on Pop Culture with Sheri Parks, a look at changing regional cultures and identity. The more global our culture, the more mobile people become, the more regional identities fade away. Is Baltimore losing its accent and its identity? Is Bawlmer a thing of the past? What stops a local culture from being lost to the "homogenization of the provinces"?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Thur. May 1 12-1 p.m.
9:37 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Washington and Wall Street

Journalist Nomi Prins discusses the interdependence of bankers and US Presidents, from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama.
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In "All The Presidents' Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power," former Wall Street executive and journalist Nomi Prins chronicles the behind-the-scenes dealings between big bankers and Washington politicians, and how those relationships drove some of the country's most important policy decisions.

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