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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
1:51 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Asparagus

Credit Flickr/madlyinlovewithlife

4/27/14.  It’s asparagus season! Maryland’s very own Eastern shore is the perfect environment for growing great quality asparagus.

Segment 1:  When preparing asparagus, you will want to: wash it well and discard the stem at the point where it naturally snaps off near the base. Place it into a sink of cold water to soak out the dirt, sand, etc. and remember to change the water a few times. When working with thicker asparagus, peel the very outside part very gently.

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What Are You Reading
5:16 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Sarah Lord

Sarah Lord helps students plant a tree in Baltimore

Tom talks with Conservationist Sarah Lord.

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The Signal
9:41 am
Fri April 25, 2014

The Linotype Machine, Magma-Bond, Nancy Heneson, Betsy Boyd, and Alan Resnick

Ray Loomis at his linotype machine (age 84 at left, age 16 at right)

The linotype machine astounds the world; Aric Wanveer invents Magma-Bond; Betsy Boyd gets pregnant; Nancy Heneson recalls a death in the family; and Alan Resnick defies logic 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. April 25, 1-2 p.m.
9:10 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Nazi Scientists in America

Annie Jacobsen is a contributing editor to Los Angeles Times Magazine.
Credit npr.org

In a post-World War II secret operation, more than 1,600 German scientists were recruited and re-settled in the United States -- despite the fact that some had been Nazi Party members, SS officers and war criminals. Author and journalist Annie Jacobsen recounts the story of this decades-long program in, "Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. April 25, 12-1 p.m.
9:04 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Midday Friday

This weekend, the Mid-Atlantic Rugby Conference playoffs take place in Wilmington, DE.
Credit baltimorerugby.net

This week on Midday Friday: Dan talks with Liz Alex of CASA de Maryland about the recent announcement that the Baltimore City Detention Center will no longer automatically honor requests by the federal government to hold undocumented immigrants for deportation.  We'll also hear about a Johns Hopkins University conference intended to better understand Baltimore's growing Latino community.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Hearing Survivors' Stories of Rape and Sexual Assault

Sewing supplies at a FORCE workshop.
Stephanie Hughes

Survivors of rape and sexual assault share their stories.

The Baltimore-based group FORCE is known for pranks where they’ve created fake websites, pretending to be the brands Victoria’s Secret and Playboy.  The idea is to change how we talk about sexual assault and consent.  Now, the group is working on a different project to honor survivors of rape and abuse.  They envision a giant quilt, in the style of the AIDS quilt, that would blanket the National Mall in 2016.  

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Strategies That Keep Teenagers’ Lives on Track

Kathryn Edin

Sheilah Kast interviews Johns Hopkins sociologist Kathryn Edin.
Nearly one in five black men in their twenties in Baltimore is incarcerated. That’s according to a 2005 study from the Justice Policy Institute. What effect does that have on the city’s neighborhoods? How does it affect a neighborhood’s health? What’s the key to keeping people out of the criminal justice system? 
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Headlines
8:44 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Gubernatorial Debate Schedules, An Online Ballot Marking Tool Rejected, & Pothole Repair Funds

Schedules are being finalized for debates between the gubernatorial candidates, as the June 24th primary approaches. The Maryland Board of Elections rejects an online tool that would have allowed voters to mark absentee ballots before printing them. Plus: pothole repair funds, Baltimore’s pension system, changes to Baltimore’s government access cable channel, the osprey / Bay Bridge saga, and more.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Baltimore's First Radio Station, WKC, Signed Off Too Soon!

The story of the very first radio station to broadcast in Baltimore is lost in the dustbin of Baltimore history - never to realize the full recognition it deserved.  That's because the father of the young builder of the station threw the station out - his son's most promising and historic creation!   

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Whistleblowers - 4/25/14

You may remember when you were in school, someone, perhaps your parents, advised you not to be a tattle-tail.  That advice should be reconsidered.  The Internal Revenue Service paid $53 million in awards to whistleblowers in fiscal year 2013 and collected $367 million based on information provided by tipsters. 

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