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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon February 16, 2015

The Rousuck Review: "Ruined" At Everyman Theatre

Dawn Ursula as Mama Nadi
Credit Stan Barouh

Theatre critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Ruined", now up at Everyman Theatre through March 8th.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon February 16, 2015

What Tiny Satellites Can Tell Us About Our Climate

Credit Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology at UMBC

Now we’re going to look at an innovation in how we monitor the earth from space.  Dr. Vanderlei Martins is a professor of physics at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He’s tells us more about a type of satellite, called a CubeSat – so small you could carry it in a backpack.  

Martins is the principal investigator of new project that uses this technology. He's working with students, professors and NASA engineers and scientists to build a CubeSat that will investigate aerosol particles and clouds in the atmosphere.  

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The Morning Economic Report
6:49 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Shrinking Middle Class - 2/13/15

America’s middle class is shrinking, at least if one defines the middle class as representing those families making between $35,000 and $100,000 per annum.  Most listeners are probably not surprised that the middle class is shrinking, but what may prove surprising is that some of this is for a welcome reason – many Americans have moved up into what might be considered the upper middle class. 

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Maryland Morning Podcast
10:56 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Homicide Numbers; Anne Tyler's New Novel; Baltimore Home Sales

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Homicide statistics dominate headlines in Baltimore and in many big cities. We look at what murder statistics capture and fail to capture about neighborhoods and the people who live in them with David Kennedy, founder of Ceasefire, and Jeanetta Churchill of Morgan State:

"We know that homicide is not evenly distributed in the city.  It seems to really be focused in some neighborhoods and it has a disproportionate impact in some neighborhoods. "

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Feb. 13, 1-2 P.M.
9:44 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Weekend Cooking for the Week Ahead

A roasted chicken from the weekend can be transformed into new meals throughout the week.

On Midday Eats, we offer three plans for weekend cooking that will save both single people and families time and provide delicious, interesting and healthy meals throughout the week. Our guests: Midday foodies Henry Hong of the Thames Street Oyster House, John Shields of Gertrude's, and Chef Nancy Longo of Pierpoint Restaurant & Catering.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Feb. 13, 12-1 P.M.
9:34 am
Fri February 13, 2015

The "Serial" Case

"Tokyo Rose," tells the story of English-speaking radio announcers who used the airwaves to demoralize Allied Forces and broadcast Japanese propaganda during World War II.

A look at the state's case against Adnan Syed, the incarcerated subject of the popular podcast "Serial." Plus, a talk with Japanese actress Hinako Arao and Towson University history professor Steven Phillips about the play, "Zero Hour: Tokyo Rose's Last Tape." And three new books worth reading, recommended by Pikesville librarian Paula Gallagher.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Getting Past Homicide Numbers

Street memorial for Washington D.C. homicide victim Tyler Fogle
Credit Elvert Barnes / Creative Commons

 

For years Baltimore has been known to have some of the highest homicide statistics across the country. In 2011 the number dipped below 200 for the first time in years. The Baltimore Sun's Justin Fenton wrote that the change was "a symbolic threshold that seemed elusive for a crime-weary city just four years ago a symbolic threshold that seemed elusive for a crime-weary city just four years ago."  How do murder statistics, zealously reported by the media, shape how we think about our neighborhoods, communities and the people who live in them? Today we’re considering the implications of a number central to public discussion about safety, policing, violence and even economic development.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Anne Tyler On Her New Novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread"

Pulitzer prize-winning writer Anne Tyler has lived in Baltimore for decades. She has just finished her 20th novel entitled, A Spool of Blue Thread. It chronicles several generations of a family; their quotidian experience, as well as each character’s unique relationship to each other, and even to a house in Roland Park. Tom Hall visits Anne Tyler at her home, not far from Roland Park to talk about her latest book.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Home Sales Are Up In The Baltimore Area

Credit Eli Pousson / Creative Commons

  More Baltimore homes were sold in January than in any January since before the recession. What can that tell us about the housing market, in the city and the region? Sheilah Kast talks with Baltimore Business Journal reporter Kevin Litten, who covers real estate and development.

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Humanities Connection
5:44 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

The Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis: Dr. Karsonya Whitehead

Few diaries kept by African Americans during the late 19th century have survived, but those that have endured provide a unique glimpse into the everyday life of free African Americans of the time.


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