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The Midday Weekly Review

Feb 28, 2014

A look at the latest news stories of the region with the reporters and editors who covered them.

This hour: We examine the Obama administration’s approach to Iran’s nuclear program. We'll also talk about other recent foreign policy news, including the report to the United Nations describing widespread human rights abuses in North Korea. Our guests: Max Hilaire, chair of the political science dept. at Morgan State University, and Washington College history professor Richard Striner. Then, Gary Haber of the Baltimore Business Journal has the latest on what he calls the five-month-long corporate soap opera involving menswear retailer Jos. A. Bank and the Men’s Wearhouse. Also, we get one last chance to speak with Molly McGrath Tierney as director of social services from Baltimore City; she’s leaving that job after seven years of trying to move hundreds of children out of foster care and into permanent homes.  Also, ABC2 reporter Joce Sterman talks about her story on rape victims, Maryland hospitals, and a system that makes it unnecessarily hard to collect evidence against rapists. Lastly, Baltimore County Librarian and blogger Paula Gallagher gives us her latest book recommendations.

Baltimore city Director of Social Services Molly McGrath Tierney is resigning after heading up the dept. for seven years.