The Morning Economic Report
9:53 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Housing Affordability - 8/21/14

Americans are on the hunt for housing affordability.  Data indicate that the nation’s fastest growing cities are now those where housing is more affordable than average, a reversal from the housing boom years that characterized the early years of the millennium.  During the housing boom, many Americans were flocking to some of the nation’s most expensive cities, including Cape Coral, Florida and Riverside, California.  Today, the fastest growing cities include the likes of Oklahoma City, El Paso, Texas, Columbus, Ohio and Little Rock, Arkansas.  There are many reasons for people to move, including family, climate and of course, employment. 

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Radio Kitchen #1247
7:46 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Recipes from Old Arabia

August 19, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Recipes from Old Arabia

One of the best aspects of Maryland's locally produced food is that it supports a wide variety of cuisines.  Classic French, check; Indian curries, check;  Mexican, check.  And how about the cuisine of Medieval Arabia?  Well, Chef Jerry Pelligrino of Waterfront Kitchen, I happen to have a wonderful little book called Scheherazade’s Feast by Habib Saloum (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013) and friends, and it actually researched ancient cooking ideas from the Middle East and adapted them to the modern kitchen.
 

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The Signal
3:35 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Heather Rounds' "There," and toy-piano composer David Smooke

Bill Ward gives Aaron Henkin's drum kit a sound thrashing amidst the artworks and antiques of Annapolis Collection Gallery.

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward remembers his years as a heavy metal trailblazer; Heather Rounds discusses her novel, “There”; and David Smooke plays a little piano

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Your Maryland
3:18 pm
Wed August 20, 2014

Joshua Barney

Commodore Barney
Credit United States Naval Institute

Barney and his Chesapeake fleet battle British forces.  

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Aug. 20, 1-2 p.m.
9:25 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Midday on Media

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri continue following the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed civilian shot to death by a local police officer.

Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik is back for a look at treatment of journalists by the police in Ferguson, Mo., and news coverage of the civil unrest there. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Aug. 20, 12-1 p.m.
9:22 am
Wed August 20, 2014

De-Mystifying Food

When buying produce, blogger Dru Peters advises to find out where it comes from by "ground-truthing."

Blogger Dru Peters, who helps run her family's Sunnyside Farm in Dover, Pa., is urging consumers to use technology to locate where their local fruits and vegetables comes from. She calls the practice "ground-truthing," and we'll hear how it's done. We'll also examine what food labels really mean with Patty Lovera, assistant director for the DC-based policy group, Food & Water Watch.

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Maryland Morning Podcast
9:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Caffeine and Memory, Finding Real Rosie the Riveters, and Author Mohsin Hamid

Can a cup of coffee act as a memory enhancer? Then, preserving the local stories of real-life "Rosie the Riveters." Plus, Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid, author of the novel "How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia."  

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

How Coffee Can Improve Your Memory

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You knew caffeine made you more alert. But now scientists are saying it may actually improve your memory. Neurobiologist Michael Yassa, while working as an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Johns Hopkins, found that caffeine has a positive effect on long-term memory in humans.  Their research, published by the journal Nature Neuroscience, shows that caffeine enhances memories up to 24 hours after it is consumed.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Finding Real Rosie the Riveters

A photo of Wilma Foster during her days at Fairchild Aircraft.
Credit Wilma Foster

Sheilah Kast speaks with Wilma Foster (a real 'Rosie the Riveter' from Laurel) and her daughter Ann Marie Miller (a rosebud.)

It's a famous image--the red polka-dot scarf, the blue work shirt, the determined face, and of course that curled bicep. It's Rosie the Riveter. Here face and "We Can Do It!" message was the star of World War II propaganda campaigns. Rosie was a composite character: millions of American women spent years working in factories and shipyards producing equipment to be used in the War. They could 'do it.' In this interview Sheilah Kast speaks with one of the real 'Rosies.' Wilma Foster lives in Laurel and worked as a riveter at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown during the early 1940s. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Author Mohsin Hamid on "How to Get Filfthy Rich in Rising Asia"

Mohsin Hamid.
Credit Ed Kashi

Tom Hall speaks with author Mohsin Hamid.

The Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid has written three acclaimed novels.  His latest book has just been released in paperback.  It’s called How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.  It’s a look at the life of a man who journeys from indigent child to wealthy industrialist.  And it’s written as if it were one of those self-help, get rich quick books that fill the shelves of bookstores around the world.

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