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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. April 3, 12-1 pm
4:13 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Doug Gansler

Environmental and consumer protection were among Gansler's top priories as Maryland Attorney General.
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  A conversation with two-term Maryland attorney general Doug Gansler, a Democratic candidate for governor in the June 24 primary.

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The Signal
4:07 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Toy Piano, Anne Thomas, Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, and “Charlotte”

David Smooke at his home, tickling the (mini) ivories

Toy piano composer David Smooke, Anne Thomas at The Stoop, “An Evening with Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald,” and the short film “Charlotte”

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Baltimore's Future with David Warnock
8:27 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Karen Stokes on Building Construction Jobs

Karen Stokes
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An interview with Karen Stokes, executive director of the Greater Homewood Community Corporation.

On today's episode of Baltimore's Future with David Warnock, David speaks with Karen Stokes, Executive Director of the Greater Homewood Community Corporation

They discuss providing construction jobs for Baltimore residents. 

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Headlines
8:26 am
Thu April 3, 2014

The Minimum Wage, Marijuana Decriminalization, “Jake’s Law,” & The State Center Redevelopment

Maryland State House in Annapolis.
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The State Senate advances a bill to raise MD’s minimum wage. The House Judiciary Committee votes to create a task force to study marijuana decriminalization. Plus: “Jake’s Law,” the State Center redevelopment, the PSC examines rate hikes, prayer at Carroll County Commissioners’ meetings, and more.

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The Morning Economic Report
10:07 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Globalization - 4/3/14

There are many among us who do not view globalization favorably.  As pointed out by writer Eduardo Porter, globalization is now often perceived as a leading driver of rampant inequality and wage stagnation.  This view is hardly universal despite the fact that in an American context globalization may have contributed to a stalling of middle class incomes and a surge of income growth among the top 1 percent.  If the world were viewed as a single nation, income inequality has in fact declined and middle class incomes have expanded more rapidly than those at the top.  

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Wed. April 2 1-2 p.m.
10:21 am
Wed April 2, 2014

American Fun

Beckman's book is a pop-academic exploration of 'joyous revolt' throughout American History.
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From the Sons of Liberty and the Boston Tea Party to Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and the hip-hop B-Boys of the South Bronx, a romp through the nation's cultural and political history with the anti-establishment fun-lovers who, John Beckman says, have always been part of the American story. Beckman is an English professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and the author of  "American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Wed. April 2 12-1 p.m.
10:12 am
Wed April 2, 2014

The Clark Rockefeller Con

Walter Kirn's Blood WIll Out is an exploration of American class dynamics.
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Writer Walter Kirn found himself part of a real-life plot twist when he realized that one of his longtime friends was playing him, and everyone else, as part of an elaborate con. In "Blood Will Out: The True Story of A Murder, A Mystery and A Masquerade," Kirn tells the chilling story of his friendship with Christian Gerhartsreiter, aka Clark Rockefeller, who duped Kirn for years by pretending to be part of the Rockefeller dynasty.

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Maryland Morning
9:23 am
Wed April 2, 2014

How Labor Trafficking Looks in Maryland

Farmworkers are a population that's vulnerable to labor trafficking.
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Sheilah Kast talks with Sheena Wadhawan about labor trafficking in Maryland.

Labor trafficking is the use of intimidation, threats, and sometimes violence, to force people to work against their will. The national non-profit Polaris Project, and others working to prevent trafficking, say certain populations are especially vulnerable, such as immigrants; they may be working legally in the US, but their legal status is tied to a particular employer.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Tracking the Ospreys

Woody, one of the ospreys being tracked.
Credit Lance Jordan

Nathan Sterner talks with John Rodenhausen of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation about tracking the ospreys

It's a long way from the Chesapeake Bay to Venezuela. More than 2,000 miles. But it's a trip made twice a year by ospreys. They summer in our region, and spend the winter where it's warmer. 

The birds are making their journey back to our region from South America right now, and the Chesapeake Bay is tracking the progress of four of them with the Osprey Tracking Project. 

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Headlines
8:45 am
Wed April 2, 2014

MD’s Health Exchange, Sexting, Marijuana, Wildlands, Snow Days, & Baltimore Homicides

Hunting Creek Lake in Cunningham Falls State Park.
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The board of Maryland’s health insurance exchange has voted to hire Deloitte Consulting to replace most of the state’s troubled online healthcare marketplace. Plus: sexting, marijuana decriminalization, a wildlands expansion, snow days, Baltimore homicides, and more.

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