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Maryland Morning
9:45 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Examining the Messages in Handel's Messiah

Musicologist Michael Marissen.
Credit Sigrid Estrada

  Although many people associate the Hallelujah Chorus and Handel’s Messiah with the Christmas holiday season, in fact, Handel, who performed the work dozens of times, never once performed it in December.  All of his performances were during this time of year, Lent.  

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails

Credit Tony Hammond / Flickr / Creative Commons

It’s estimated that there are about 4,000 people in Maryland prisons with a diagnosable mental illness. A new, controversial report from the Treatment Advocacy Center and the National Sherriff’s Association has drawn attention to those inmates and how they get treatment. 

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Headlines
8:27 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Good Friday Schedule Changes, A Gubernatorial Candidates Forum, & How Dangerous Is Ocean City?

We round up some of the schedule changes in effect on this Good Friday. Plus: gubernatorial hopefuls Anthony Brown, Doug Gansler, and Heather Mizeur spoke last night at a candidates forum in Baltimore. Ocean City’s Mayor takes issue with an analysis that claims the resort town is the most dangerous jurisdiction in Maryland. And much more.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Abe Sherman's Shack Attack

Abe Sherman's (unsightly, some thought) newsstand was located in the pocket park on Calvert Street at Lexington Street. City Hall leadership thought Abe's shack-of-a-newsstand didn't fit into the new Baltimore renaissance and started a war to have him and his shack removed.  But Abe fought back - and won. 

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Humanities Connection
5:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

You are a part of History

Chris Haley

Chris Haley is the Director of the Study of the Legacy of Slavery in Maryland at the Maryland State Archives research department.

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In The Bromo
4:30 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Dave Barry on Peter and the Star Catchers

Peter and the Starcatcher National Tour

Tom talks with humorist Dave Barry about the show based on his best- selling book, Peter and the Star Catchers, which is at the Hippodrome Theater from May 6-18.

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Bromo Arts District on Facebook

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
4:03 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Mushrooms

4/20/14.  Producers Segment includes an interview with Peter Weygandt, wine importer of Weygandt-Metzler Importing in Unionville PA.

Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
3:21 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Favorite Meals of the 80's

Basignani Winery

Producers Segment includes an interview with Burt Basignani of Basignani Wine Ltd. in Sparks, MD.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. April 17, 1-2 pm
9:40 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Art Deco in Washington and Baltimore

The Hutzler Building in Baltimore.

The white-collar New Deal capital and the blue-collar industrial port city are 40 miles apart but are rich with examples of the bold and distinctive art deco style in architecture and ornamentation.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. April 17 12-1 pm
9:28 am
Thu April 17, 2014

The Sixth Extinction

"The Sixth Extinction" by Elizabeth Kolbert tells the story of how mankind's influence on the planet will lead to a mass extinction.

Since its formation more than 4.5 billion years ago, Earth has gone through five waves of extinction, the latest being the extinction of the dinosaurs, which scientists believe was caused by an asteroid. In "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History," the New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert warns of what some scientists are defining as the "Sixth Extinction," which she says is happening now at the hands of mankind.

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