Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Winter's Impact on Bugs and Blooms

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Sheilah Kast talks with University of Maryland entomologist Michael J. Raupp

This winter's freezing temperatures, snowfall and of course 'polar vortex' has made spring all the more desirable.

The first day of spring is just a few days away and many people are asking what effect the polar vortex has had and will have on spring's bugs and blooms.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon March 17, 2014

The Village of Baltimore, Ireland

Baltimore, Ireland
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Sheilah Kast talks with Baltimore, Ireland, resident Kieran Cotter
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! If you’re looking for an Irish connection to Baltimore... you don’t have to look past its name. Nestled at the southwestern tip of County Cork, with a harbor in the North Atlantic, is the village of Baltimore, Ireland. We wondered on this St. Patrick’s Day, what’s life like in another Baltimore? 
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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon March 17, 2014

"I and You" at Olney Theatre Center

Rachael Tice and Thaddeus Fitzpatrick as Caroline and Anthony.
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Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "You and I" at Olney Theatre Center

Two teenagers navigate love, youth and illness. Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "I and You" at Olney Theatre Center.

"I and You" continues until March 30.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Center Stage's Twist on "Twelfth Night"

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Tom Hall talks with theater director Gavin Witt about "Twelfth Night" at Center Stage

Mistaken identity, cross-dressing, love at first sight...it's got to be Shakespeare's classic "Twelfth Night." Center Stage's new production of "Twelfth Night" incorporates some film noir and classic Hollywood comedic elements into the play.

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Maryland Morning
10:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Negotiating Reparations for American Holocaust Survivors

Stuart Eizenstat is leading negotiations with the French government over reparations for Holocaust survivors in the US.
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Sheilah Kast talks with Stuart Eizenstat, Special Advisor to the State Department on Holocaust Issues.

During World War II, France’s state-run railway transported thousands of Jews to Nazi prison camps. Today, the same railway—the Societe Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, or SNCF, is the majority stockholder in a company that’s in the running to build the Purple Line light rail project in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.  Some Maryland lawmakers believe the railway should be required to pay reparations to survivors of the Holocaust before being allowed to bid on this contract.   

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Author Mohsin Hamid on "How to Get Filfthy Rich in Rising Asia"

Mohsin Hamid
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Mohsin Hamid discusses his new novel "How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia."

The Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid has written three acclaimed novels.  His latest book has just been released in paperback.  It’s called How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.  It’s a look at the life of a man who journeys from indigent child to wealthy industrialist.  And it’s written as if it were one of those self-help, get rich quick books that fill the shelves of bookstores around the world.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri March 14, 2014

The Gene That Causes Sleep

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Nathan Sterner talks with Hopkins scientist Mark Wu about his research on a gene that affects our sleep cycles.

Lots of people fall asleep at a reasonable hour each night.  But some have trouble falling asleep, and stay awake for a long time.  Scientists at Johns Hopkins may have figured out one reason why. They’ve discovered a gene that affects how the biological clock sets the timing for sleep.  They found that a mutation in the gene affected whether fruit flies could fall asleep—and they know that the same gene exists in humans.

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Maryland Morning
10:00 am
Wed March 12, 2014

Why Antibiotics Aren't Good For Your Gut

The bacteria, Clostridium Difficile, up close and personal
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Sheilah Kast talks with Dr. Sara Cosgrove
Public health experts have been warning for years that we’re needlessly over-using antibiotics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is stepping up the warnings last week. In a study released last week the CDC found that hospitals vary widely in the rates they prescribe antibiotics. Some hospitals prescribe three times as many antibiotics as other hospitals with similar patients. The upshot? We could create strains of bacteria that our current array of antibiotics can’t treat.  
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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed March 12, 2014

An Explosion of Arts Grants

Artscape, Baltimore
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Tom Hall talks with Randi Vega and Jeannie Howe

Hollywood has its Oscars.  Baltimore has its Rubies. The city also has its Sondheim...and its Baker.  We’ve even got one called a Fred.  These are but a few of the awards being given annually to artists in the Baltimore metropolitan area. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

The Checkup: How the ACA is Changing Nursing

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Sheilah Kast speaks with Kathy Montgomery and Bonita Wells.

Under the Affordable Care Act, people are more likely to receive care in community health centers and at home than in hospitals, which means new responsibilities for nurses.  As the state does its full sprint to educate the uninsured, we wanted to focus on how some of the most crucial players are adapting: nurses. 

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