Maryland Morning

Why HIV-Positive Teens Aren't Getting Tested

Feb 5, 2014
Stephanie Hughes

Many teenagers with HIV are not getting treatment for the disease until the virus is in advanced stages.  That’s the finding of a study published this week in the journal Pediatrics.  It was a retrospective study of 13 clinic sites around the country, including one in Baltimore.  They looked at new patients ages 12 to 24.  They looked at teenagers who were infected through behavior, not those who became positive at birth. 

Church of the Messiah burning at Fayette and Gay Streets
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  One-hundred ten years ago this Friday, Baltimore could be seen as a glow in the night sky for miles around the city. It wasn’t the city lights that generated the glow but a wind-stoked fire that ravaged much of the city’s downtown. The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 is considered the third worst fire to hit an American city and it shaped downtown in ways still visible today.

Stan Barouh

The Everyman Theater’s production of Crimes of the Heart marks the company’s one year anniversary in its new home on Fayette Street in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District on Baltimore’s West Side. Written by Beth Henley, Crimes of the Heart is a play about three sisters in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. This morning, we talk with the three sisters who star in the play: Beth Hylton, Dorea Schmidt and Megan Anderson.

Jamyla Kay

Every year more than 50,000 refugees and asylees enter the United States, and hundreds resettle in Maryland. 

On today’s edition of The Checkup, we hear from refugees and service providers about the changes to refugees' healthcare and the unique health challenges that many face.

How DJ Spooky Turns Ice Into Music

Feb 4, 2014
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J.D. Lasica / Creative Commons

Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a multimedia artist who works as a composer, editor, and author. He has developed music, film and experimental projects with a number of artists from across the United States and the world. This spring, he is an artist-in-residence at the Maryland Institute College of Art here in Baltimore. He’s teaching a course at MICA, and working on a new multimedia opera that will receive its premiere in the fall of this year. DJ Spooky joins Tom Hall to talk about what drives his music and creativity.

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Kevin Elliott

This morning, we examine the priorities of the Maryland Veterans Caucus. Maryland is home to just under 500,000 veterans, and for insight into the issues they’re facing, Tom Hall talks with State Senator Douglas Peters.

“Magic is what people call it when the universe corrects itself,” says one of the characters in Laurel Snyder’s new book.  We met Laurel Snyder, who was born in Baltimore, about two years ago, when we talked about her book for kids, Bigger than a Bread Box.  It’s a book about families with a dose of magic. 

Imagine if a movie was being filmed in a Maryland city or town, and 350 extras were picked to share the screen with the actors and actresses. Then imagine that one of the extras comes up with his own idea for a movie, starring the extras.

Full of Chips, But Not of Football-Fueled Excitement

Feb 3, 2014
Anderson Mancini
Anderson Mancini

We are filled with tortilla chips and dip, though not reveling in the exciting football game from this weekend.  The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 in a game that was never in question.  

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