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Aging Vehicles

Jun 19, 2017

According to an IHS Markit study, the average age of vehicles on American roads is now a record 11.6 years.  There are many reasons for this, including the higher quality of new vehicles. As pointed out by an analyst at Kelley Blue Book, many people are "basically driving around in a rotary phone close."

James Graham

Jun 16, 2017

Tom talks with James Graham, the writer of Finding Neverland at the Hippodrome Theater, June 27-July 2, 2017.

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Next time you go to the mall, you should probably give it a big hug and wish it luck. A new report from Credit Suisse predicts that between 20 and 25 percent of American malls will close within five years. As reported by CNNMoney, that level of dislocation would be unprecedented in the nation’s history.  

Anirban has more. 


It’s easy and comfortable ride for Baltimoreans to get from Highlandtown on the east side of the harbor to Locust Point on the west. But up through the late 1940s ferry boats carried hundreds daily, from one side of the harbor to the other. And during WWII shipyard workers aboard created the first, last, and oldest establishment floating crap game in Baltimore. 

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The U.S. economy remains the largest in the world and consumer spending supports two-thirds of all activity. You might remember that after the 9/11 attacks, consumers were urged to come to the economy’s rescue by spending more aggressively. And as pointed out by a recent Barron’s article, these ought to be boom times for U.S.consumers. 


Retirement Savings

Jun 15, 2017
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The data regarding how few Americans are ready for retirement are simply staggering. According to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, nearly half of families have no retirement account savings at all.  The median retirement savings figure among all working age families in the United States is just $5,000.

Historic Ocean City

Jun 15, 2017

Many of us spend our summer vacation time at Ocean City – but do you know the history behind this scenic beach and boardwalk? Meagan Baco, communications director at Preservation Maryland, tells us how this go-to summer spot came to be, and how her organization works to preserve its history for generations to come.

This segment originally aired July 2016.

 

Joining us today is Calvin Butler, CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE.) He shares how BGE's Smart Energy Workforce Development Program is preparing the energy industry's future workforce. Butler was just honored with the Industrialist of the Year award last week, and the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore was just recognized this morning for its partnership with BGE and for its commitment to the region.

This episode originally aired on Oct. 13, 2016.

Albariño Wines

Jun 14, 2017
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Albariño is a white grape grown in Spain and Portugal. The grape produces varietal, light colored wines. Click on the picture for the wine list.

Early detection can help make a world of difference for a child with autism specturm disorder and his or her family. 

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