Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri May 23, 2014

"Celtic Woman" Brings Ireland to Baltimore

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Tom Hall talks with two members of the folk-pop group, "Celtic Woman".

  The Irish band "Celtic Woman" is in the midst of a 90 concert tour that makes stops in 75 cities across the United States, including a concert at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore on Tuesday night.  Their latest album and DVD, "Emerald: Musical Gems," toppped the Billboard World Music Charts. Tom Hall talks with violinist Máiréad Nesbitt and soprano Lynn Hilary, two of the four members of Celtic Woman.  

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Who Would Be Saved?

Johns Hopkins Hospital in the early 1900s. Hopkins was overwhelmed during the pandemic and lost many of its own nurses and doctors to the flu.
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Sheilah Kast speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Lee Daugherty Biddison, Dr. Eric Toner and Dr. Lewis Rubinson.

During the flu pandemic of 1918 to 1919, tens of millions of people died worldwide.  A new study asked the citizens of Maryland to consider the ethical choices that would have to be made if such a flu were to strike again.  Who would be treated first? How would ventilators be allocated?   They asked people from around the state to consider those questions.  The results were published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Notes from a Colored Girl

Loyola professor and author Kaye Wise Whitehead

Tom Hall speaks with Loyola Professor Kaye Wise Whitehead about her new book "Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis."

How did a 21 year old woman of mixed race see the world in the 1860s? That's the topic Loyola Professor Kaye Wise Whitehead is exploring in her first book. It's called Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

William "Brit" Kirwan, Head of University System of Maryland, to Retire

University of Maryland's McKeldin Library
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Sheilah Kast talks with Brit Kirwan, retiring Chancellor of the University System of Maryland.
Last fall, more than 153,000 students were studying at one of the dozen schools in Maryland’s public university system. That’s about 28-percent more than were enrolled in 2002, when William E. “Brit” Kirwan began his tenure as Chancellor of Maryland’s public university system. 
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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue May 20, 2014

How the B&O Railroad Shaped Maryland

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Tom Hall talks with David Shackelford, author of a new book about the B&O Railroad.
A new book chronicles the history of the B&O Railroad.  It was one of the first railroads in the United States, incorporated nearly 200 years ago, and it is inextricably tied to the history of Baltimore and Maryland.  David Shackelford is the Chief Curator of the B&O Railroad Museum on the grounds of the Mt. Clare Shops in West Baltimore, and he has assembled hundreds of photographs that tell the history of the storied railroad, that was such an important part of the industrial revolution, and the evolution of transportation throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. 
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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

What Exporting Rather Than Importing Natural Gas Could Mean For Southern Maryland

Satellite image of Cove Point
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Sheilah Kast and reporter Lawrence Lanahan discuss Cove Point, and what exporting rather than importing natural gas could mean for southern Maryland.

Cove Point sits on the Chesapeake Bay in southern Calvert County. It’s one of the country’s largest Liquefied Natural Gas import plants. But, now, its owner, Dominion Resources, wants to get in the export business. It has received “conditional” approval from federal regulators to export Liquefied Natural Gas. Dominion says the new construction at the plant will boost the local economy, but environmental advocates say it will pollute the area. With Sheilah Kast to talk about it is reporter Lawrence Lanahan, Maryland Morning’s former senior producer.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Senior Portraits: Chuck

A record by Funkadelic, one of Chuck's favorite bands from his youth.
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In this 'senior portrait,' we hear from Adelphi resident, Chuck.

We’re continuing our series of conversations with seniors who live in nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Maryland.

Today, we’ll hear from Chuck, a 62-year-old resident of HCR Manor Care in Adelphi, Maryland.

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Programs
8:50 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Getting to Know "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"

A scene from "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
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J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at Center Stage.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to Bucks County, PA, by way of Kansas City. And she did that by going to Center Stage in Baltimore.  Here’s her review of their current production, "Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike" which is up at Center Stage until May 25. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon May 19, 2014

What Do Community Gardeners Know About Their Plots?

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Tom Hall talks with Brent Kim, a researcher with Johns Hopkins’ Center for a Livable Future about what gardeners should know about toxic chemicals and their plots.

Over the last 10 years, there has been an explosion of interest in locally grown food throughout the city of Baltimore.  Master gardeners and first-timers alike are planting gardens on rooftops, abandoned lots, patios, and decks throughout the state of Maryland. But, how much do those gardeners know about the history of their plots? Has the soil there been tested? Tom Hall talks with Brent Kim, program officer with the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and lead author of a paper that asks those questions.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Brian Frosh, Candidate for Attorney General

State Senator Brian Frosh
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Sheilah Kast talks with Maryland Attorney General candidate Brian Frosh.

Maryland’s primary election is five weeks away, June 24. All this week we’ve been talking to the Democrats running for their party’s nomination for Attorney General. One of them could succeed the incumbent, Doug Gansler, who is running for Governor.  Today we’ll hear from State Senator Brian Frosh, who represents District 16 in Montgomery County.

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