Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon February 23, 2015

The Rousuck Review: "The Arsonists"

Tim Seltzer, Clay Comer and Tad Janes in "The Arsonists"
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Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Arsonists", now up at Maryland Ensemble Theatre through March 8th.

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Maryland Morning
8:42 am
Mon February 23, 2015

Author Laura Lippman's Latest Crime Novel, "Hush Hush"

Hush Hush by Laura Lippman
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Novelist Laura Lippman spent 20 years reporting for The Baltimore Sun.  Her 20th novel, "Hush Hush", is the 12th in a series following private investigator and protagonist, Tess Monaghan.  The last time we got a peek at Tess Monaghan she was solving a mystery while on bed rest for a difficult pregnancy. That was four years ago. Now, both protagonist and author are mothers. Laura Lippman joins host Sheilah Kast to discuss her new novel.

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Maryland Morning
8:00 am
Mon February 23, 2015

The "Baltimore Plot" To Assassinate President-Elect Abraham Lincoln

It’s Baltimore, 1861. Picture the city, gripped by recession, many of its citizens out of work. The president-elect, Abraham Lincoln, is on his way to Washington to be inaugurated, intends to have his train stop in the Monumental City on February 23rd. But, the election of an anti-slavery president, far from triggering a bipartisan wave of hope, has sparked the secession of seven Southern States. Baltimore, south of the Mason-Dixon line, is a hotbed of Confederate sympathizers. What happens next is laid out in detail by author Michael Kline in his book "The Baltimore Plot: the First Conspiracy to Assassinate Abraham Lincoln". He joined us on the phone in 2009 to talk about it.

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Headlines
5:26 am
Mon February 23, 2015

School Delays for February 23, 2015

Many public schools are opening late, in the wake of Saturday's winter storm.

Baltimore City schools and Baltimore County schools are on TWO-HOUR DELAYS.

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In The Bromo
1:27 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

John Davidson

Tom talks with John Davidson, the multi-faceted entertainer who plays the role of the Wizard in Wicked, playing at the Hippodrome April 1-26, 2015.

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Bromo District on Facebook

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Maryland Morning Podcast
12:10 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Maryland Casinos; "Letters to My Black Sons" Author Prof. Kaye Wise Whitehead; Roots of Soul Foo

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  Today on Maryland Morning, the revenue from casinos in Maryland is not matching what the state expected, and hasn’t for years. Why not? We ask what that means for the projects and services that gambling revenue is slated to pay for with gaming industry analyst Alan Woinksi and Baltimore Brew's Mark Reutter. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Feb. 20, 1-2 P.M.
11:30 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Midday on Film: The Oscars

The drama "Birdman," directed by Alejandro Iñárritu, is nominated for nine Academy Awards.

Ahead of this year's Academy Awards ceremony, we survey the Oscar contenders with Midday critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Feb. 20th, 12-1 P.M
11:11 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Midday Friday

Julie Lawson, director of Trash Free Maryland, joins Midday to discuss the state's proposed plastic bag ban.

Following up on interesting stories, people and ideas from the Baltimore region and throughout Maryland.

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The Signal
10:55 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Amiri Baraka’s “Slave Ship,” musician Letitia VanSant, and artist Nancy Andrews

Nathan Couser, Rosalind Cauthen, Malcolm Anomnache, and Elaine Foster, of the Arena Players' production of, "Slave Ship"

A visit with Baltimore’s Arena Players, who are reprising Amiri Baraka’s 1969 play, “Slave Ship”; music and conversation with Letitia VanSant; and Nancy Andrews shares how art has helped her to mend her post-operative psyche 

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The Morning Economic Report
9:08 am
Fri February 20, 2015

Affordable Care Act Tax Penalty - 2/20/15

According to the U.S. Treasury Department, between 3 and 6 million Americans will have to pay an Affordable Care Act tax penalty for not having health insurance last year.  The penalty for failing to have health insurance in 2014 is $95, or 1 percent above a certain income threshold, which means that some people will end up owing quite a bit of money. 

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