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The Morning Economic Report
1:12 am
Fri August 28, 2015

Lower Jet Fuel Prices, Lower Air Fare - 8/28/15

As indicated by writer Josh Mitchell, jet fuel prices have declined by nearly thirty five percent over past year, roughly tracking the decline in oil prices according to the U.S. Labor Department’s producer price index.  The decline has helped airlines produce their best ever profits.  With cost savings in hand, airlines have begun to cut airfares, though not by as much as fuel prices have fallen. 

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Programs
4:47 pm
Thu August 27, 2015

Public Libraries, the New Commons

 Place making is the idea of utilizing a community’s local assets in order to create quality public spaces that contribute to the well-being of the community and create a sense of belonging through place. Silvia Blitzer Golombek, a nonprofit consultant and secretary of the Board of the Maryland Humanities Council, shares how public libraries serve as such spaces for local communities.


The Signal
2:54 pm
Thu August 27, 2015

Dan Fesperman’s “Unmanned,” Gandharva Raja’s “August 29th,” and Danuta Hinc’s “To Kill the Other”

A talk with Dan Fesperman about his drone-warfare novel, Unmanned; Gandharva Raja discusses his novel, August 29:  How Kabir H Jain Became a Deity; and Danuta Hinc talks about her novel, To Kill the Other

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Baltimore's Future with David Warnock
2:16 pm
Thu August 27, 2015

Baltimore's Future: Travis Henschen & Lemuel Bourne (rebroadcast)

David talks with Travis Henschen & Lemuel Bourne from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School about Lemuel's team winning first place in the Baltimore High School Innovation Challenge.


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The Morning Economic Report
11:47 am
Thu August 27, 2015

Oil Prices Trending Down - 8/27/15

Oil prices began to trend lower globally about a year ago.  At that time, the expectation among many oil analysts was that the decline in oil prices would be modest and short-lived.  They were wrong.  Today, the price of crude is down in the range of sixty percent from its twenty fourteen peak.  The reasons are clear – global demand for oil is not climbing rapidly as the global economy continues to stumble along. 

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