Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon June 30, 2014

District Court of Maryland Is Looking for Lawyers

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Sheilah talks with the District Court of Maryland's Chief Judge John Morrissey.
Last September, Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, ruled that if you’re arrested, you have a right to an attorney at an initial bail hearing and if you can’t afford one, the state must provide one. The District Court of Maryland is trying to lure lawyers across the state to meet the new need with their “Appointed Attorneys Program”. Joining Sheilah to talk about it is Chief Judge John Morrissey of the District Court of Maryland. 
Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Monocacy: The Battle That Saved Washington

Monocacy National Battlefield Park.
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Sheilah talks with Monocacy National Battlefield Park Ranger Brett Spaulding about the Civil War's "Battle of Monocacy."

One-hundred and fifty years ago this week, Confederate General Robert E. Lee was hatching a plan he hoped would gain him the enemy’s capital, Washington, D.C.  Lee had dispatched Lt. Gen. Jubal Early and 15,000 rebel soldiers up through Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley to cross the Potomac into Maryland on the Fourth of July. Five days later, July 9, 1864, at Monocacy Junction, a few miles southeast of Frederick, Confederate and Union forces clashed in perhaps the least known important confrontation of the Civil War.  It’s sometimes called “The Battle that Saved Washington.”

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon June 30, 2014

"Side Show" at The Kennedy Center

(Left-right:) Emily Padgett and Erin Davie as Daisy and Violet Hilton in "Side Show."
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Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck talk about The Kennedy Center's production of "Sideshow."

Step right up to hear Maryland Morning culture editor Tom Hall and theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck discuss The Kennedy Center's production of "Side Show." 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon June 30, 2014

How One Man's Story Reflects The Story of India in the 20th Century

Sheilah talks with Johns Hopkins anthropologist Anand Pandian about his new book about his grandfather's life in India.

Johns Hopkins anthropologist Anand Pandian has written a dual memoir with his 95-year-old grandfather, describing a life shaped by the great wars and movements of the 20th century in South Asia and across the globe. It's called "Ayya’s Accounts: A Ledger of Hope in Modern India." Anand Pandian joins Sheilah in the studio to tell us about it.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Testing and Treating HIV in Baltimore

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Sheilah talks with Dr. Robert Redfield, associate director of the Institute for Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Derek Spencer, Executive Director of the Joint AIDS Community Quest for Unique and Effective Treatment Strategies.

It’s an alarming statistic: 1 in 43 people in Baltimore is living with HIV. For the size of its population, Maryland has more people living with HIV than any other state.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri June 27, 2014

How German Culture in Baltimore Changed After World War I

Der Deutsche Correspondent, a German-language newspaper published in Baltimore. The headline reads: "New Tragedy in House Hapsburg, Austria's Heir to the Throne and Wife Murdered".
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Sheilah talks with amateur Historian John Foertschbeck.

Rarely has a bullet caused the death of so many. One-hundred years ago tomorrow, a Serbian nationalist fired a bullet that struck and killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The assassination sparked World War I, which ultimately involved 100 countries and cost the lives of millions of people worldwide.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Films to Watch (When You're Not Watching World Cup)

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Tom Hall chats with Anne Hornaday of The Washington Post, and Jed Dietz of the Maryland Film Festival.

Tom Hall talks with Jed Dietz of the Maryland Film Festival, and Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post, about what movies to see over the next couple of weeks--assuming watching the World Cup isn’t taking up all your time!

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed June 25, 2014

One Step Closer to November: Results from Yesterday's Primary Election

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Sheilah Kast talks with WYPR reporter Chris Connelly and Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater.
About one-fifth of Maryland’s voters took part in the primary, setting up some clear choices for the general election in November. Sheilah Kast analyzes the results with WYPR’s statehouse reporter Chris Connelly and Baltimore Sun reporter Luke Broadwater.
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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Chef Sascha's "Burgers 101"

Some of Chef Sascha's burgers.
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Tom Hall and Sascha Wolhandler discuss how to build a great burger.

Chef Sascha Wolhandler gives us a lesson on new ways to prepare the summertime staple--the burger. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Love, Espionage, and Theremin

Tom Hall with Sean Michaels, author of the new novel “Us Conductors," about the inventor of the theremin.

The theremin is a musical instrument that you don’t actually touch to play. Its pitch and volume are guided by your hands as they move through the air between two antennas. It was invented in 1919 by a Russian scientist named Lev Sergeyvich Termen, known as Leon Theremin here in the States. Montreal writer,  Sean Michaels, found inspiration in the theremin and its creator for his debut novel, Us Conductors.  It’s a book brimming with unrequited love, international espionage, and enduring hope.

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