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The National Aquarium

The Amazon River Forest is one of the most biodiverse places on earth, home to thousands of species that appear almost nowhere else. Listen as National Aquarium experts discuss this remarkable place and what you can do to preserve it. 

Controlling the Costs of Medications

Sep 27, 2017

Dr. Redonda Miller, president of The Johns Hopkins Hospital shares this week's commentary.

Twisted Sisters

Sep 27, 2017

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Overcoming Fear

Sep 27, 2017

In honor of National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month, Kennedy Krieger Institute physical therapist, Beth Farrell tells a story of her first experience working with a teenager who had a recent spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed. Beth shares how she overcame her own fears to help him and his family embrace hope, and how his recovery and life has inspired her optimism in working with other patients.

Odds and Ends

Sep 27, 2017
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DIY Pizza

Sep 27, 2017
Brittany Lindsey

I wonder if anyone else out there has had the frustrating experience of bringing home pizza that just didn't hit the spot.  I hate to admit it, but buying pizza has become a hit or miss prospect. So Chef Jerry Pellegrino has a proposal for us: learn to make your own pizza according to your own specifications.

-Al Spoler

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On today's edition of Clear Path, Hector tells us about the 5th Annual National Survey on Health and Healthcare in America, which gathered consumers' views on healthcare.

Mark Hyman

Sep 22, 2017

Tom talks with Author and George Washington University Professor Mark Hyman

Mark is recommending:

A Well-Paid Slave:  Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports by Brad Snyder

The Streak:  Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken Jr., and Baseball's Most Historic Record by John Eisenberg

One Maryland One Book, Teacher's Perspective

Sep 22, 2017

Here is the copy: Each fall Maryland Humanities One Maryland One Book program brings together diverse people in communities across Maryland through the shared reading of one book. What some may not realize is that this program also serves as a valuable tool for educators. This week we offer a reflection from our archives. Nicole Little Cook, Library Media Specialist at Seneca Valley High School in Montgomery County, reflects on the 2014 One Maryland One Book, “The Distance Between Us: a Memoir” by Reyna Grande.

Palughi

Sep 22, 2017
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On June 22, 1972, Tropical Storm Agnes hit. The Jones Falls overflowed. Standing at the interception of Northern Parkway and the Falls, watching with painful dismay, was Mayor William Donald Schaefer. With him was Marco “Buddy” Palughi. Well known for getting the mayor what he needed. What he needed at this moment were rowboats, to start a salvage operation. True to his reputation, in the middle of it all, Pelughi delivered the rowboats.

"Christiana"

Sep 21, 2017

In 1851, Maryland farmer Edward Gorsuch formed a posse and tried to retrieve some runaway slaves that had fled over the Pennsylvania border. It did not end well. 

Dr.’s Orders

Sep 21, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics are calling on their members to advocate high-quality early childhood education. It’s a matter of good health. 

Living on Less

Sep 21, 2017

Due in large measure to the inadequacy of retirement savings in America, data continue to indicate that many retirees are living on remarkably little income and sacrificing essentials to make ends meet.  

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Languedoc is in the southwestern region of France. Al and Hugh say the quality of wines from this area is increasing. Click on the image for the recommendations. 

Kevin Buerger

Sep 21, 2017

Kevin Buerger, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Jellyfish, a global digital marketing agency based in London, tells us about the accomplishments that have come out of the company's U.S. headquarters in Baltimore.

HRC Tells All

Sep 20, 2017

What Happened, Hillary Clinton, Simon & Schuster

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From the 1980s until 2010, the health of the Chesapeake Bay did not improve – and it even worsened in some areas, with the waters becoming murkier with algae – despite three state-led, voluntary bay cleanup agreements.

After the failure of the third agreement in 2010, President Obama’s administration changed directions and asserted more federal leadership. EPA for the first time imposed numeric pollution limits on each of the bay region states and threatened penalties against states that did not meet the goals of what was called the bay pollution “diet.”

Despite opposition from the farm lobby and real estate developers, the new system worked.  According to the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, from 2011 to 2016, the overall health of the bay surged, nitrogen and phosphorus pollution fell, dissolved oxygen levels improved, the water became clearer, and the extent of underwater grasses in the bay doubled.

On September 7, however, U.S. Representative Robert Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and ally of the farm lobby, sponsored a bill designed to end the new system.

 


The Importance of Baltimore's Creative Hub

Sep 20, 2017

Dr. Julia Marciari-Alexander, executive director of The Walters Art Museum speaks about the role of Baltimore's creative economy in the success of the city. 

Monarchs

Sep 19, 2017
The National Aquarium

Monarchs are perhaps the most notable species of butterfly, but their populations are also one of the most threatened. However, thanks to conservation efforts across North America—including right here in Baltimore—habitat is being restored for the majestic monarch.

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Most of us have been grilling for several months now, and although we've loved our burgers, steaks and ribs, we might be looking for something new, something a little exotic to toss on the grill.  So Chef Jerry Pellegrino and I look to Latin American and the Caribbean for a lot of inspiration, because the folks down there really know how to grill.

Canada Geese

Sep 19, 2017
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You might be able to ignore the increasing amounts of leaves falling from trees, or the suddenly sinking nighttime temperatures. But when you hear the noisy, distinctive honking of a v-shaped flock of Canada geese as they migrate above you, there is no denying that autumn has arrived. 

Back to School

Sep 18, 2017
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We're devoting this week's episode to going back to school and the changing of the season. We're talking summer adventures, our experiences with school lunches, and for adults--fall wines. And of course, a Chef's Challenge! 

Meghan Picerno

Sep 15, 2017

Tom talks with Meghan Picerno, who stars as Christine in Love Never Dies.

Ellis Lane Larkins

Sep 15, 2017

Thursday, December 12, 1935: In an auditorium of Frederick Douglass high school, then all African American, a crowd was gathered to celebrate the eleventh anniversary of the Baltimore Urban League. The keynote address was given by America's first lady, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, who then introduced an 11 year-old boy named Ellis Lane Larkins, who then played a piano concert, a waltz by Moszkowski...

Joining us today is Michael Rosenbaum, CEO of Arena (formerly Pegged Software) a predictive analytics firm.

This is a rebroadcast. 

Andrea Lewis

Sep 14, 2017

One Maryland One Book, a program of Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities, is the state’s largest reading and discussion program. Each fall, this program brings together diverse groups of Marylanders from across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. Andrea Lewis, Program Officer at Maryland Humanities, tells us more.

Mint

Sep 14, 2017
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Over the weekend, my daughter Emma and I picked a posy of flowers for her mom. I was helping her tie a ribbon around the bunch when Emma stopped to pulled one green stalk out from the tiny bunch. She eyed the base of the stem curiously.

“This one’s square,” she told me, looking puzzled.

I took the greenery from her hands to confirm. She was right – though my expectation was for the stem to be round, this one was very clearly square. It had simple leaves that were opposite each other and smelled divine. We went straight to a plant book for some answers. In it, we learned quickly that if you pick a plant with a distinctly square stalk, then it is very likely a member of the mint family.

"The Defenders"

Sep 14, 2017

In September, 1814, Baltimore and Fort McHenry withstand bombardment from the British. 

According to a recent analysis by Fidelity, a couple retiring this year will require an estimated $275,000 to cover healthcare costs during retirement...

Wetlands

Sep 13, 2017

The National Aquarium is getting serious about Inner Harbor water quality. Listen to learn more about how ingeniously designed floating wetlands are bringing natural habitat—and cleaner urban waters—back to Baltimore. 

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