Mary Rose Madden

Mary Rose Madden once woke to roosters in the rough and tumble neighborhood of Bushwick, Brooklyn.  Sheââââââââââââââââââ

WYPR News
12:45 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Why Middle School Sexting Is Not Considered Child Porn In Maryland

Anne Arundel County police building.

Originally published on Thu April 3, 2014 11:47 am

Recently, a group of Anne Arundel County middle school girls sent nude photos of themselves to boys who distributed them; one person is believed to have posted them on an Instagram site. Yet no one was charged with a crime and it’s unclear whether school authorities disciplined anyone.

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WYPR News
1:38 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

When Sexting And Shame Come To Middle School

Originally published on Mon March 17, 2014 4:08 pm

In the last month, students from an Anne Arundel County middle school have used cell phones and social media to distribute nude images of their classmates, causing parents to turn a more attentive eye to their kids’ internet and cell phone use.

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Newsroom
4:43 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Oh, The Snow: Killing Parents' (Futile) Attempts To Balance Family Life

Meghan Rich's daughter Vivienne Louise Ashlin, 3.

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 12:23 pm

Schools in Baltimore and all around the state are closed again because of the snow. The kids, most likely, are delighted.

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News
11:20 am
Tue November 19, 2013

The Magic Pill, Part 4: Is Anybody Out There?

A Zen Garden in Dr.Mark Komrad's office. Many westerners say the Chinese symbol for "crisis" (pictured) is the combination of two characters that represent "danger" and "opportunity".

Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 3:16 pm

This story is the fourth installment in a five-part series on mental health care. Click here for the entire series.

Insurance Networks don't always  provide accurate - and adequate - networks.   At what point is a network that doesn't provide sufficient numbers of providers and information crossing the line? 


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News
9:30 am
Wed November 13, 2013

The Magic Pill, Part 3: I've Got This Insurance Card, Now How Do I Get The Care?

Behavioral Health workers taking calls for The Baltimore Crisis Response Hotline

Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 3:18 pm

This story is the third installment in a five-part series on mental health care. Click here for the entire series.

Millions of Americans are expected to have expanded mental health and substance abuse benefits under Obamacare and the 2008 Mental Health Parity Law.

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Health Care
9:39 am
Tue November 12, 2013

The Magic Pill, Part 2: Getting Fair And Equal With Your Mental Health Care

A stuffed version of Edvard Munch's "The Scream," found in Mark Komrad's office.

Originally published on Thu February 6, 2014 3:11 pm

This story is the second installment in a five-part series on mental health care. Click here for the entire series.

For years, having health insurance didn't necessarily mean you were covered for mental healthcare.  But, recent regulations from The White House aimed to fix that.  Think it can work?


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March on Washington
1:04 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

What Do You Remember From The March On Washington?

Originally published on Wed August 28, 2013 1:29 pm

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, WYPR News collected stories from listeners and readers. 

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Gun Violence
2:47 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Can Ex-Offenders Stop The Spread Of Gun Violence?

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 12:00 pm

By the end of 2012, there were 588 homicides and nonfatal shootings in Baltimore.  And things are looking even worse for this year.  Right now, there are 43 more shootings than there were at this point last year. Those figures give chills to epidemiologists, city officials, police officers, and anyone paying attention. 

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