Maryland Morning

Maryland Morning
9:01 am
Mon July 14, 2014

What's Next For Sparrows Point?

Sparrows Point
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Sheilah talks with journalist Mark Reutter, reporter for the Baltimore Brew and author of a book on Sparrows Point.
A little less than two years ago, Sparrows Point was bought by liquidator Hilco Global. The site, once home to one of the largest steel mills in the world, could change hands soon once again. What challenges would the new owners face? And, how might Sparrows Point find life once again?
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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon July 14, 2014

What Five 18th Century Frenchmen Can Tell Us About America

Sheilah talks with Francois Furstenberg, an author and history professor at Johns Hopkins.
It’s Bastille Day, the 225th anniversary of the Parisian mob taking over the fortress-prison that stood for royal absolutism. What better day to hear about how five émigrés from that revolution went on to have a big impact on the United States of America?
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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon July 14, 2014

The Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize

Neil Feather, the winner of the 9th Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.
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On Saturday night, Tom Hall attended the announcement of the winner of the 9th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.  It was held at the Walters Art Museum, where an exhibition of the work of the seven Sondheim finalists is on display. 458 artists applied for the award.  A panel of artists and curators from NY chose seven finalists.  Baltimore was heavily represented in that group.  Six of the seven finalists call Charm City home.  

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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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