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From the humble chickpea to lavish saffron rice. Tony and Chef Cindy talk about their favorite types of beans and peas and some delicious preparations for grains and rice. Tune in and don’t forget to soak your beans!

If you are interested in exploring some heritage varieties to cook at home, you can check out Anson Mills for some great ideas.

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Pre-K helps a child learn and succeed socially and economically.  New findings published by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggest that when young children have access to early care and education, their health outcomes are good, too.

Listen to this episode to find out more about the benefits of Pre-K. 


Betsy

May 12, 2017
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In October of 1955, Reuter’s Moscow newswire was crackling: A painter of genius had just been discovered in America. The artist-subject, a Baltimorean, had been soaring to fame and recognition world-wide; for the originality of her paintings. When the word came out revealing at long last who she was, this same admiring audience was stunned. Who was she?

Suzan Ganz

May 12, 2017

Suzan Ganz, CEO of Lion Brothers, speaks out what it means for the leading manufacturer of apparel identity to be based in Baltimore. 

Entrepreneurship

May 12, 2017
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This might feel like a remarkable period for entrepreneurship in America, with companies like Twitter and Snap making their impact felt both in our lives and on financial markets. But beneath the headlines made by the latest Silicon Valley darlings is evidence that new companies aren’t the economic engine that they were in decades past.

Listen for more on this story.


Do you know what a skipjack is? Or what a wooden eel pot is used for? These are just some of the traditions of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, which will be brought to life for locals and visitors alike in the Maryland Humanities-supported Delmarvalous Festival on May 20. Lora Bottinelli, executive director of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, tells us more.

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Anirban discusses what data shows about future generations of senior citizens' income. 


Chesapeake Conservancy

I don’t watch a lot of TV. But I do watch a lot of animal webcams. And one of my favorites is the Chesapeake Conservancy’s osprey cam, which has had a lot of activity lately.

In 1816, a series of volcanic eruptions resulted in bizarre weather all over the world, with freezing temperatures, snow, and sleet, and catastrophic consequences. 

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