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Goldenrod

Oct 3, 2017
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The end of summer is often announced by the arrival of Goldenrod, the yellow clusters of tall stemmed flowers popping up everywhere. If you’re like me, you dread this change of season not because of the colder weather settling in but because of the dreadful allergies it brings with it. My son and I both suffer from seasonal allergies and this time of year can be the worst. Our sneezing, wheezing, coughing, and itching was thought to be a result of those yellow flowers we’ve seen sprouting up everywhere. However, while Goldenrod does produce pollen, it is falsely accused of your seasonal suffering.

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It is one of the most efficient and cost effective (not to mention delicious!) ways to get your protein. This week it’s all about beans. Tony and Chef Cindy explore what is and isn’t a bean, they share some recipes and chat Ian Seletsky of Richfield Farms in Carrol County, MD. Ian grows a variety of beans on his farm and shares some first-hand insights on these lovely legumes.

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It’s been 24 years, nearly a generation, since Charles Barkley uttered the famous words "I am not a role model." 

At the time, many people, myself included, thought Barkley was copping out, of begging out of the time-honored tradition of sports figure as hero or heroine.

Perhaps it was just naivete, but we used to live in a time where you could admire someone simply because he played sports, where you could ascribe heroic traits to a man simply because he hit a baseball, threw a touchdown or dunked a basketball.

Kyle Leslie

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Weather at the Fair

Sep 30, 2017

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Gil tells us about the people who made sure the Baltimore City Fair went on without a hitch. 

Young Workers

Sep 28, 2017

As challenging as many older workers have found it to save money for retirement, the situation may be even worse for younger workers.  The rising cost of education represents a major challenge for Millennials trying to get a head start on saving for retirement.

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Click on the image for The Morning Economic Reports for the week of September 25.

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Click on the image for The Morning Economic Reports for the week of September 18.

Samuel Hoi

Sep 28, 2017

A recent Kauffman Foundation study revealed that in 2016 Maryland ranked 13th in the country for startup activity. The Greater Baltimore region alone boasts an impressive number of higher education institutions, for which there is no shortage of ideas and ambition being produced. Joining us today for Why Baltimore is Samuel Hoi, President of the Maryland Institute College of Art, or MICA.

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Click on the image for The MERs for the week of September 11.

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