Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Heather Mizeur, Candidate for Governor

Del. Heather Mizeur
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Sheilah Kast talks with Del. Heather Mizeur, candidate for Governor.
Maryland’s primary election is less than seven weeks away, on June 24th. Next week, we’ll be talking with the three Democratic candidates for Attorney General. This week, we’re hearing from the major Democratic candidates for Governor. We’ve already spoken with Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. With Sheilah Kast in the studio today is Del. Heather Mizeur, of Montgomery County.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri May 9, 2014

The Options for Repairing 26th Street

The CSX train line that runs parallel to the unit block of East 26th Street after the street collapse.
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Sheilah Kast talks with Baltimore Brew reporter Mark Reutter about what the city could do with 26th Street, post-collapse.

It’s been just over a week since the collapse of the large retaining wall that separated the unit-block of east 26th Street from the CSX railroad tracks below, in Charles Village Baltimore.  

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri May 9, 2014

One Organizations' Efforts to Break the Cycle of Homelessness for Baltimore Women

Beth Benner
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Tom Hall speaks with Beth Benner, Executive Director of The Women's Housing Coalition.

Sunday is Mother’s Day, and on Sunday night, like almost any night of the year, there will be hundreds of mothers and their children in Baltimore and throughout Maryland who are homeless, and many more who are in unstable or dangerous living situations.   

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Anthony Brown, Candidate for Governor

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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Sheilah Kast talks with Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.
Maryland’s primary election for governor is just under seven weeks away, on June 24th. Last week, we spoke with the Republican candidates for governor. This week, we’re hearing from the major Democratic candidates for governor. With us today is Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown
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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Senior Portraits: Harvey Marshall

Harvey Marshall
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Senior Portraits: Harvey Marshall

The Maryland Department of Planning projects that the state’s senior population will grow to 837,000 people by 2015. That’s a 18 percent increase in the past 5 years. 

With more seniors, come more stories. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Steven Galloway, On the Stories We Tell Ourselves

Author Steven Galloway.
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Tom Hall talks with author Steven Galloway about his new book, "The Confabulist".
Author Steven Galloway has invented a new story about the legendary Harry Houdini.  It’s in a new novel called The Confabulist, and it’s about truth and the appearance of truth, and the power, complications and inter-connectedness of magic and memory.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Doug Gansler, Candidate for Governor

Attorney General Doug Gansler
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Sheilah Kast speaks with Attorney General Doug Gansler, Democratic candidate for Governor.

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24th.  Next week, last week we spoke with the Republicans running for Governor. This week, we’re talking to the three men running for the Democratic nomination. One of them is Attorney General Doug Gansler.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Baltimore Neighborhoods, By The Numbers

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Sheilah Kast speaks with Seema Iyer, lead on BNIA's 'Vital Signs 12.'

We live in an age of big data. It tells us how our economy is doing, how our children are educated, and what our neighborhoods look like. Since 2002, The Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance has been the foremost collector of neighborhood data in the city. It compiles about 8,000 data points to paint a picture of Baltimore, by the numbers. Yesterday, it released its latest compilation, Vital Signs 12. Joining Sheilah Kast to talk about it is Seema Iyer, Associate Director of the Jacob France Institute at the University of Baltimore.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Where New York Mafia and Gay Nightlife Meet

Tom Hall speaks with Alexander Hortis, author of the new book "The Mob and the City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York".

Alexander Hortis is a lawyer who lives in Baltimore, who has studied the Mafia for many years, and who’s published several articles about the long reach of La Cosa Nostra in virtually every aspect of life in New York, and elsewhere.  In his new book, "The Mob and The City: The Hidden History of How the Mafia Captured New York," he argues that much of what we think we know about the mob is simply part of a mythology that has been fueled over decades by self-serving autobiographers and Hollywood. He talks about it with Tom Hall.

 

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Maryland Morning
9:27 am
Mon May 5, 2014

A Dose of Education for Your Brain

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Sheilah Kast talks with researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine about how education can affect the brain's ability to recover from an injury.

Could education act like medicine for your brain?  That’s the question that an epidemiologist and physician at Johns Hopkins are considering.  In a new study published in the journal Neurology, they looked at the effect a person’s level of education had on her ability to recover from a traumatic injury.  

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