Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon July 14, 2014

"Carrie the Musical"

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Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck talk about Studio Theatre's production of "Carrie the Musical."

You may have gotten to know Carrie White in book form and you've watched others torment her on the silver screen, but how will a musical tackle her haunting story? 

Maryland Morning's Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck review the dark notes of Studio Theatre's production of "Carrie the Musical."

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Maryland Morning
8:40 am
Mon July 14, 2014

What Is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

Nutrionist Monica Reinagel

Tom speaks with Nutritionist Monica Reinagel.

Nutritionist Monica Reinagel is a regular guest on Maryland Morning. Today, Tom Hall talks with her about a condition that 10-percent of women of child bearing age have to confront.  It’s called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Read Monica's tips for how you can change your diet to help control PCOS.

Maryland Morning
9:49 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Children Facing Hunger In The Summer

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Sheilah talks to Jonathon Rondeau, C.E.O. of the Family League of Baltimore, and Dr. Robert Lawrence of the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future.

While many kids fill their summer days running, playing and swimming, there are thousands of kids in Maryland who find themselves distracted by their hunger.  For the most part, the kids who are hungry in the summer are the ones who received free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch during the school year.

While in school some kids can get three meals a day, but this summer, for the first time, only two meals a day. What are the barriers to feeding these children and how does summer nutrition loss affect a student’s achievement when school starts?

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Maryland Morning
9:22 am
Fri July 11, 2014

"Baltimore's Deaf Heritage"

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Sheilah talks with Kathleen Brockway, author of the new book "Baltimore's Deaf Heritage."

  Kathleen Brockway’s new book has a grand title, Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage, but it feels like family album. Brockway has done both: given us an overview of a deaf community organizing and fighting for new rights as well as an intimate profile of families who led that community.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri July 11, 2014

How 'Bout Them O's?

Camden Yards.
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Tom talks baseball with sportswriter Mark Hyman.

  As we approach Major League Baseball's All Star Break, "how ‘bout them O's"?  They’re in first place, three games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays.  To help us revel in this good fortune, and for insight into the how and why of it, Tom turns again to Mark Hyman.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Will The Cost of Sending Money Abroad Go Up?

100 peso bill.
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Sheilah talks with Paul Dwyer, co-founder and CEO of Viamericas, a national money transfer company based in Bethesda.
More than $50 billion were sent from the United States to people in other countries in 2012, according to the World Bank. In Maryland, there are dozens of money transfer companies operating, with thousands of different places you can transfer money abroad. But, the cost of doing so, which has been falling in recent years, might reverse course soon and start going up. With Sheilah Kast to talk about it is Paul Dwyer, co-founder and CEO of Viamericas, a national money transfer company headquartered in Bethesda.

Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed July 9, 2014

What Sri Lanka Can Teach You About Parenthood

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Professor Chapin joins Sheilah in the studio to share her experiences.

If you give a toddler everything she wants, she’ll develop a bad case of the Terrible Two’s, into the Terrible Three’s and Four’s.   She’ll become a spoiled brat, and she’ll probably spend her whole life demanding her own way.  Everybody knows that, right? University of Maryland, Baltimore County associate professor Bambi Chapin’s anthropological research in Southeast Asia shows it isn't necessarily true.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed July 9, 2014

African-Americans and Gentrification in D.C.

Dr. Sabiyha Prince
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Tom and Sabiyha Prince discuss her latest book.

This morning, a conversation with a Baltimore-based cultural anthropologist who studies contemporary African-American urban life. Sabiyha Prince has written books and articles on the black middle class in Harlem, New York, diversity in the African-American community, and African-Americans and comedy. 

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Maryland Morning
9:03 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Should Poor Marylanders Have Free Access To A Lawyer In Certain Civil Cases?

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Sheilah talks with Pamela Ortiz, Executive Director of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission.

Fifty years ago the U.S. Supreme Court established a right to a lawyer in criminal cases if the defendant can’t afford one. That was the decision Gideon v. Wainwright. But, should the state provide a lawyer in certain civil cases? How would such a system work? And, who would pay for it? Those are questions that a task force in Maryland has been grappling with since last fall. It comprises judges, legislators, and lawyers and is staffed by Pamela Ortiz, Executive Director of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission. She joins Sheilah Kast to talk about it.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Tracking the Ospreys

Woody, one of the ospreys being tracked.
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Nathan Sterner investigates Ospreys with John Rodenhausen, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Director of Development.

It's a long way from the Chesapeake Bay to Venezuela. More than 2,000 miles. But it's a trip made twice a year by ospreys. They summer in our region, and spend the winter where it's warmer. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is tracking the movement of four of them with the Osprey Tracking Project. 

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