WYPR Programs

The Morning Economic Report
9:04 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Fighting Poverty - 6/11/14

For decades, many economists and policymakers have believed that the best way to fight poverty is to accelerate economic growth.  That seems to make sense since faster economic growth produces more job creation, which in turn produces more and better job opportunities – just the tonic for poverty.  One of those policymakers was John F. Kennedy, who among other things said that "a rising tide lifts all boats." 

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The Morning Economic Report
7:36 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Public Sector Employment - 6/10/14

By reporting the addition of 217,000 net new jobs last month, May’s employment report means that America’s economy has finally exceeded its pre-recession employment peak.  But as reported in the New York Times and by other media sources, that milestone obscures two very different labor market stories.  While private sector employment exceeded its pre-recession employment peak several months ago, the public sector, which encompasses federal, state and local government, is still not close to returning to pre-recession employment levels. 

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A Blue View
7:30 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Unusual Fish Dads - 6/10/14

Seahorses, sea dragons and pipefish are among the most flamboyant fish in the ocean.

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The Nature of Things
5:17 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

The Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly

  Like the Baltimore oriole, the checkerspot's beautiful orange and black coloration match those on Lord Baltimore's shield.

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The Environment In Focus
1:14 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

President Obama's Conservative Approach to Global Warming

President Obama's proposed regulations to reduce greenhouse gas pollution from coal-fired power plants have been attacked as a neo-socialist, federal power grab. Ironically, however, his "cap and trade" strategy for reducing carbon dioxide is actually a conservative and modest approach that uses a Wall Street-friendly method of reducing pollution championed by President George H.W. Bush.

The centerpiece of the Obama Administration's climate change policy -- which calls for reductions in emissions of about one percent a year over the next 16 years -- is far from radical. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 10, 1-2 pm
10:13 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Redeployment

In his new book, Klay provides a deeper understanding of what it was like on the front lines of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
Credit philklay.com

In a collection of short stories, Dartmouth College graduate and Iraq War veteran Phil Klay describes the tedium, bloodshed and chaos experienced by Marines during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Radio Kitchen #1237
10:22 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Greens and Vinaigrettes: Part Two

June 10, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Greens and Vinaigrettes: Part Two

We're going to be in salad season for quite some time now.  Two weeks ago we talked about the wide variety of greens that are grown here in Maryland.  For the next few months they're going to be available in abundance.  And we could spend a whole show talking about one of the most important components of a salad, and that would be vinegar.

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Weekly Commentary
9:58 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Mark Furst - June 10, 2014

Mark Furst is the president and chief executive officer of United Way of Central Maryland. Prior to joining the organization in 2004, he spent over 25 years in banking, primarily in executive positions at M&T Bank and its predecessors.

Mark has volunteered on various nonprofit boards over the years and presently serves as a director of Baltimore City Head Start, GBC LEADERship and Baltimore Workforce Investment Board. He is also an advisor for Baltimore’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness and on the Mayor’s Pay for Success Workgroup.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
5:31 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Retirement Calculator

 6/9/14.  What do you need for retirement?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 9, 12-1 p.m.
10:27 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Former Houston Mayor Bill White

Democrat Bill White was Houston mayor from 2004-2010. He ran unsuccessfully against Rick Perry in the 2010 Texas gubernatorial race. His book, "America's Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse," explores the nation's addiction to deficit spending. He joins us to talk about that, plus Lone Star and national politics.

  Original air date 5/12/14

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