The Environment In Focus
2:07 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Wind Farm Proposal Hit by Hurricane of Political Opposition

Fourth generation farm owners Mary Anne and Rick Peterman are among the residents of the Eastern Shore of Maryland who would profit from a proposed 50-turbine wind farm that could be the first built on the Delmarva Peninsula. 

Environment In Focus Podcast 4-9-2014

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. April 8, 1-2 p.m.
11:03 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Hillary Clinton 2016

Hillary Clinton's super PAC has already netted $4 million dollars in the case that runs for president in 2016.

Jonathan Allen, the White House reporter for Bloomberg News, and Amie Parnes, the White House correspondent for The Hill, are the authors of "HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton."

With production help from Paula Gallagher.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. April 8, 12-1 p.m.
10:55 am
Tue April 8, 2014

General Assembly Wrap

The Maryland General Assembly voted this year to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10.
Credit The Capital Gazette

The day after the Maryland General Assembly session ends, we take a look at what was accomplished, or not. Our guests: Chris Connelly, WYPR state house reporter; C. Fraser Smith, WYPR senior news analyst; and Erin Cox, Maryland politics reporter for The Baltimore Sun.


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Maryland Morning
10:00 am
Tue April 8, 2014

As Session Ends, Lawmakers Increase Minimum Wage, Create New System for Medical Marijuana

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Sheilah Kast recaps the final days of the General Assembly with WYPR Statehouse reporter Chris Connelly and The Washington Post's Jenna Johnson.
The population of Annapolis has gone down this morning.  Maryland state senators and delegates are home, or heading home.  In the legislative session that ended at midnight, they raised the minimum wage to $10.10/hour by 2018 and expanded the school day for some pre-schoolers.  
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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Tue April 8, 2014

How Will Connecticut's Health Exchange Adapt to Maryland?

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Sheilah Kast talks with Carolyn Quattrocki, Acting Director of Maryland's health exchange, and Kevin Counihan, CEO of Connecticut's exchange.

Maryland's online insurance marketplace, the health exchange is being scrapped in favor of a system created in Connecticut. So, how will Maryland make sure that this around, things are done right? And will it be ready in time for the next open-enrollment period, which starts in November? With Sheilah Kast to answer those questions is Carolyn Quattrocki. She’s Acting Director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. And, with us by phone from Connecticut is Kevin Counihan, CEO of that state’s exchange, Access Health CT.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Shelley Puhak on "Guinevere in Baltimore"

Shelley Puhak
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Tom Hall talks with Baltimore poet Shelley Puhak about her new book.

What if characters from King Authur's medieval court went to Lexington Market and Fort McHenry? In her latest book "Guinevere in Baltimore," Baltimore poet Shelley Puhak has placed Arthur and Guinevere in those very spots.

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8:29 am
Tue April 8, 2014

The Legislative Session Ends, A Vote On “Ban The Box” Is Delayed, & A Conversation With The Governor

House Speaker Mike Miller in House of Delegates as confetti and balloons mark the end of the legislative session.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

We round up some of what was accomplished (and what wasn’t) in the just-finished session of the General Assembly, on issues including the minimum wage, marijuana, distracted driving, grain alcohol, and the film tax credit. Plus: a vote on Baltimore’s “ban the box” bill is again delayed, “smoke testing” is underway in Charm City sewers, and a conversation with Governor Martin O’Malley.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Household Debt Level - 4/8/14

For several years during and after the Great Recession, households sought to reduce their level of debt through a combination of diminished spending and more aggressive repayment.  That period of deleveraging of households balance sheets appears to have come to an end.  According to Moody’s Analytics, households are no longer collectively reducing their debt obligations.  The U.S. household debt service ratio rose to 9.96 percent during the fourth quarter, meaning that household debt payments absorb about 10 percent of disposable income. 

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A Blue View
7:29 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

The Colorful Poison Dart Frog - 4/8/14

Blue as sapphires, red as rubies and black as onyx—there are more than 100 species of beautifully colored poison dart frogs. There is even one called "the blue jeans frog," because its bottom half is the color of denim.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
5:00 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

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