Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri February 14, 2014

How Does A Snowstorm Affect Maryland's Economy?

Vicki Schassler shoveled the sidewalk in front of Spirits of Mount Vernon in Baltimore.
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Sheilah Kast talks with Daraius Irani about the economic impact of snowstorms.

The heavy snow closed most schools and many offices yesterday. But some people had to work… someone had to clear the roads and sidewalks.  It raises a very unromantic question on this Valentine’s Day: what’s the economic impact of a winter storm?

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Helping Elders During a Snowstorm

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Maryland has been hit by heavy snow over the past two days.  How do our older neighbors plan for and deal with this kind of weather?  Sheilah Kast asks Judah Ronch, Dean of the Erickson School at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Maryland Morning
9:57 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Love, Peace and "Soul Train"

Ericka Blount Danois' 2013 release.

Tom Hall and Ericka Blount Danois on "Soul Train."

Ericka Blount Danois is a Baltimore-based journalist and author who's written for Spin, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and many other publications.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed February 12, 2014

How Maryland's Open Data Could Become More Open

Data set of toll transactions in Maryland via data.maryland.gov
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Sheilah Kast talks with Senator Bill Ferguson about open data.

What can Maryland do to make the data it collects more accessible to you? How could you use it? We talk with State Senator Bill Ferguson about creating a new Open Data Policy for Maryland.

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Maryland Morning
9:23 am
Tue February 11, 2014

A Portrait of MICA's Next President

Samuel Hoi
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Tom Hall talks to MICA's next president, Samuel Hoi.

The Maryland Institute College of Art announced yesterday that Samuel Hoi will become the new president of the acclaimed art school in July.  Mr. Hoi has been the President of the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles since 2000. 

Hoi will succeed Fred Lazarus, IV, who has held the reins at MICA for the past 36 years.  Samuel Hoi joins Tom Hall on the phone from Los Angeles. 

The Checkup
9:00 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Are ACOs Changing the Way Doctors Work Together?

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Sheilah Kast talks with Craig Behm and nephrologist Adam Weinstein.

Today, on the Checkup, we look at Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs. Those are groups of independent providers in a particular community who join together to coordinate care—and to save money.  ACOs can include hospitals, physicians, and specialists. 

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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
9:00 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Repealing Common Core?

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Sheilah Kast speaks with Republican Delegate Michael Smigiel of Cecil County, the sponsor of the repeal bill, and Margaret Bibbo, a parent and educator.

Maryland is one of 45 states that has adopted what’s called the Common Core standards for curriculum in public schools.  The Maryland State Board of Education adopted them in June 2010, but this is the school year the standards are being implemented – and the movement against them by some parents and teachers is building steam.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Tech Check!

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Nathan Sterner talks with Technically Baltimore's Andrew Zaleski

It's our regular "Tech Check" with Andrew Zaleski, lead reporter for the tech news website, Technically Baltimore. He joins Nathan Sterner in the studio.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon February 10, 2014

"The Golden Spike" at The Baltimore Annex Theater

Rjyan Kidwell (left, lying down) and Doug Johnson (right, brandishing chair.)
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J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Golden Spike" at Baltimore Annex Theater.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck says "The Golden Spike" playwright R.M. O'Brien condenses "a bit of the Wild West, a bit of silent movies, a bit of Native American legend, a bit of Mormon theology, a bit of American Capitalism, and the epic of Gilgamesh" into a 95-minute format.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon February 10, 2014

What The Iditarod Can Teach You About Math

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Tom Hall talks with Jen Reiter

Jen Reiter, a third grade teacher at the Gilman School in North Baltimore, will be heading to Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday to participate in the 2014 Iditarod, the nearly 1,000-mile race through the Alaskan wilderness from Anchorage to Nome. She won’t be one of the mushers, but rather, she has been chosen to be this year’s “Teacher on the Trail.”  Jen Reiter joins Tom Hall in the studio to tell us what that will entail.

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