Lawrence Lanahan

Senior Producer, Maryland Morning

Lawrence is the senior producer of Maryland Morning and the project leader for WYPR’s year-long series about inequality, "The Lines Between Us." Lawrence earned master's degrees from American University's sociology department and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has contributed to magazines, newspapers, and public radio programs like Columbia Journalism Review, Oxford American, Studio 360, Weekend America (R.I.P.), Marketplace Money, and the Sunday Real Estate section of The New York Times. Lawrence's chapter "New Possibilities and Old Limitations of Political Art in The Wire" appeared in The Art of Social Critique: Painting Mirrors of Social Life, published by Lexington Books in 2011.

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Lowering Health Care Spending, One Patient at a Time

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The Affordable Care Act’s main goal is to insure the uninsured. But, one other goal: lower the cost of health care. Advances in data collection are giving us a clearer picture of who’s costing hospitals the most and why. Some say this creates new opportunities for savings. Reporter Lawrence Lanahan went to Columbia, Maryland, to see how this is playing out in our backyard.

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The Checkup
9:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Are Fewer Uninsured People Visiting Maryland's Emergency Rooms?

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About a third of emergency room visits in Maryland could have been handled in a primary care setting. Will the Affordable Care Act change that... and, if so, when?

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4:26 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Given A Second Chance, Convicted Currency Trader Helps Others

Originally published on Thu January 2, 2014 8:33 am



And even as things are looking up for the auto industry, many Americans still feel the sting of the 2008 recession. In the years since, many banks have been hit with large fines, but no major Wall Street executive has been convicted of criminal charges for their role in the financial crisis. That's not always how it went. A few years ago, a series of corporate scandals generated outrage and some stiff prison sentences.

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