WYPR Programs

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri May 22, 2015

The Number Of Baltimore Children In Foster Care Is Dropping

Credit Carissa Rogers / Creative Commons

In 2007, more than 6,000 children in Baltimore were in foster care. This year, the number of children in foster care has slipped below 2,000 – a reduction of more than two thirds. At a time when so many aspects of Baltimore are coming under scrutiny, this positive trend seems worth talking about. With Sheilah in the studio is Molly McGrath Tierney. She has headed the Baltimore City Department of Social Services for most of the past seven years.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Iconic Filmmaker John Waters Goes On The Road

John Waters
Credit Edinburgh International Film Festival / Creative Commons

Several years ago, iconic filmmaker John Waters stepped out of his home in Baltimore armed with a travel bag and a cardboard sign. He spent the next week hitchhiking cross-country to his apartment in San Francisco. He's written a book about the experience, "Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America". He talks with Tom Hall about the adventure he found on the road.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri May 22, 2015

How Can Baltimore Put Abandoned Factories Back Into Good Use?

Archival photo of Eigenbrot Brewery
Credit Library of Congress

In the latter half of the last century, Baltimore lost roughly 100,000 manufacturing jobs. The factories shuttered, but the buildings remain, many of them clustered in desolate stretches of industrially zoned areas in Southwest Baltimore.

Like other former industrial cities along the East Coast, Baltimore is trying to figure out how to regain its manufacturing footing. The big factories may not return to their former use, but can other types of businesses blossom? And if so, what role can these shuttered factories play?

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The Morning Economic Report
12:48 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Urban Marriage Analysis - 5/22/15

Want to get married, then don’t grow up in New York.  According to a new analysis of data compiled by a team of Harvard economists, spending one’s childhood in places like Washington, San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and New York renders people about ten percentage points less likely to marry relative to the balance of the United States. 

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Humanities Connection
4:49 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

We Need Our Stories

What role can the humanities play in helping us understand recent unrest in Baltimore? N. D. B. Connolly is Assistant Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University.


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Baltimore's Future with David Warnock
4:43 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Baltimore's Future: Crystal Harden Lindsey

David talks with Green Street Academy principle about the impact of Freddie Gray on youth in the city.


Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. May 21, 1-2 PM
11:52 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Midday on the Bay

Benjamin H. Grumbles, Maryland Secretary of the Environment

Today on Midday on the Bay: Urban Environmentalism and the Forgotten Baltimore. How green space can improve your mood, and Highways to Nowhere can take a community backwards. Plus, Maryland Department of the Environment Secretary Ben Grumbles joins us to talk about his vision for the land and water of Maryland under new governor Larry Hogan. Our guest: Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. May 21, 2015
11:49 am
Thu May 21, 2015

The Moving to Opportunity Experiment

Children from low-income families living in neighborhoods with high concentrations of poverty face potential negative economic and health consequences.

We take a look at the Moving to Opportunity experiment of the 1990s, where participating low-income families received housing vouchers to move out of housing projects. Is moving poor kids out of Baltimore the answer? We'll hear from Harvard economist Raj Chetty on the economic outcomes for children who participated in Moving to Opportunity. Plus pediatrician and assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Rachel Johnson Thornton, speaks about the health outcomes for children living in communities of concentrated poverty.

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The Morning Economic Report
7:41 am
Thu May 21, 2015

Disappointing Retail Sales Growth - 5/21/15

One of the questions that has emerged in recent months is why retail sales growth has tended to be disappointing despite the prevalence of low energy prices.  According to Moody’s Analytics, nominal consumer spending on motor vehicle fuels, lubricants and fluids during this year’s first quarter was nearly thirty percent below its year-ago level.  At an annual rate, this translates into savings of approximately one hundred and six billion dollars. 

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Programs
4:00 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

The Maestro

In May, 1891, Tchaikovsky visited Baltimore to present a concert at the Lyceum on Charles Street. 

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