Matt Purdy

Senior Producer, Maryland Morning

Matt Purdy is senior producer of Maryland Morning. He keeps an eye on city government, health policy, history, science, and music. Before coming to the show, he was a freelance reporter and producer in the WYPR newsroom. He reported on everything from crime in the city to legislation in the General Assembly. His short radio documentary about his bicycle trip across the United States won a 2010 ShortDoc Award from the Third Coast Audio Festival. You can follow him on Twitter.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri July 17, 2015

Exponentially Expanding Knowledge Of Pluto

The planet Pluto was discovered in 1930. But until recently, we didn’t know much about it.

Our knowledge of Pluto is expanding exponentially this week as the “New Horizons” spacecraft beams a trove of pictures and data 3 billion miles back to earth.

Hal Weaver is a project scientist for the mission, and joins us from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel for this update. 

Maryland Morning Podcast
11:00 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Baltimore Transit Alternatives; Family Dispute Resolution; Summer Corn Recipes

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Gov. Hogan put a stop to an east-west light-rail line in Baltimore. Now what? Is Bus Rapid Transit – a dedicated lane for buses, sometimes called “surface subways,” – and alternative the region should consider?

Then – The new book Divorced From Reality traces the good and bad when it comes to the transformation of family law in recent decades, from adversarial confrontation to mediation. We talk with authors and law professors Jane Murphy of the University of Baltimore and Jana Singer of the University of Maryland.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Rethinking Family Dispute Resolution

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In the last quarter-century, you could say the way we solve legal family disputes has been turned upside. It’s gone from confrontation toward collaboration, from the courtroom to the conference room. What’s expected of family-court judges has changed dramatically, as well as the roles of the lawyers who practice before them.

And it all has enormous impact on the increasingly diverse families – fewer and fewer of them bound in marriage – who come before the courts.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed July 15, 2015

The Many Ways Of Cooking Corn This Summer

The Baltimore farmer's market is loaded with a fresh supply of corn from a variety of different farms in the Baltimore area. While everyone seems to have their own way of cooking corn, there's no wrong way to do it. You can boil it, grill it or even throw it in the microwave. Joining us to talk more about the many possibilities for cooking corn this summer is  Sacsha Waltham. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon July 13, 2015

How Can Baltimore Reduce The Number Of Heroin Overdoses?

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Deaths by overdoses of heroin or prescription opioids in Baltimore are alarmingly more frequent: about 25% more people in the city died of heroin overdoses last year than in 2013, and the numbers are growing. State and local officials have been scrambling to figure out a way to stem the surge in overdoses. Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake convened a task force to study the problem and propose solutions. Those recommendations will be released later today. With Sheilah now to give us a preview of them is Baltimore City’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Leana Wen.

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