WYPR Programs

The Morning Economic Report
9:00 am
Tue April 21, 2015

A Weaker Economy Than Anticipated - 4/21/15

A considerable volume of economic data have collectively indicated a weaker economy than anticipated.  Coming into the year, many economists had predicted that twenty fifteen would be the first year since two thousand and five that U.S. output would climb by more than three percent.  Impressive job growth was supposed to bolster wage growth.  Faster wage growth coupled with lower fuel prices were to accelerate retail spending, which in turn would help increase investment. 

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
2:49 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Asparagus

Credit Rob Ireton/Flickr

Warmer weather and sunshine mean....Asparagus!


The Morning Economic Report
2:21 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

Gradual Housing Market Recorvery - 4/20/15

While the rental housing market continues to surge in much of America, the owner-occupied portion of the nation’s housing market continues to recover only gradually.  Multifamily construction, which includes apartments, has fully recovered to pre-recession levels according to Moody’s Analytics.  But sales of new single family homes are still only about two thirds of the pre-housing boom volume. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon April 20, 2015

How Trauma Impacts Baltimore Residents' Health

Vacant homes in Baltimore
Credit Eli Pousson / Creative Commons

Trauma is a word many of us associate with the battlefield, or perhaps the athletic field – a wound, a shock, a blow--physical or mental. Now there’s growing understanding of how cities are affected by trauma – the people who live in some neighborhoods, and entire communities – and there’s more awareness of the awful toll trauma takes on health.

Today the Urban Health Institute at Johns Hopkins has assembled dozens of experts to look at the impact of trauma on cities and on health. One of the speakers will be Baltimore’s Health Commissioner Leana Wen. She has stopped by WYPR first to discuss trauma with us.

Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Keeping Community In Focus During Retirement

Takoma Park author Beth Baker has been studying the ways older people are coping with the challenges of living independently. Her first book examined how nursing homes are being transformed. Her latest book looks at how people are, in many cases, avoiding institutional care completely. As she points out, in 1900, only 4% of Americans were over the age of 65. In five years, that number will swell to 17%, and high housing costs will put nearly half of America’s 72 million baby boomers at risk of busting their budgets. But, living independently doesn’t have to mean living alone. The book is called "With a Little Help from Our Friends: Creating Community as We Grow Older". Beth Baker joins Tom in Studio A.

Midday with Dan Rodricks Mon. Apr.20, 2015 1-2 PM
8:50 am
Mon April 20, 2015

The "G-Word"

A conversation on the  “G-word” - gentrification -- with Baltimore architect Klaus Philipsen and D. Watkins, author of a recent Salon article about changes in city neighborhoods. What does gentrification mean? Can the mayor attract 10,000 families without altering the city's character? And can racial division be bridged through redevelopment?

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon April 20, 2015

The Rousuck Review: "4000 Miles"

(from left to right) Josh Tobin and Lois Markle
Credit Richard Anderson

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to part two of Center Stage's Herzog Festival. The play, 4,000 Miles, will continue through May 24th. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks Mon. Apr.20, 2015 12-1 PM
8:45 am
Mon April 20, 2015

The Death Of Freddie Gray

Protesters march along Wilkens Ave. in West Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray on Sunday.

Dan speaks with Gray family attorney William Murphy and other guests about the 25-year-old Baltimore man who died Sunday, a week after being arrested by police in West Baltimore and suffering a broken vertebra. His death sparked a weekend of protests and has become a national news story.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Did Abraham Lincoln's Last Speech Inspire John Wilkes Booth To Action?

President Abraham Lincoln
Credit Alexander Gardner / Public Domain

After four long, lethal years, the Civil War seemed to hurtle to an end: two days after the confederate government evacuated its capital, Richmond, in early April, President Lincoln and his 12-year-old son Tad visited that smoldering city. In his tall hat Lincoln walked Richmond’s streets, a moving target, but no one fired at him. In less than a week came Gen. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, and two days after that a jubilant crowd gathered in front of the White House. Lincoln stood in the window over the north door, and spoke to them – words that may have sealed his fate. When Richard Striner, professor of history at Washington College in Chestertown, visited us last month, we asked whether that speech was the first time Lincoln had publicly expressed support for voting rights for freed blacks.

In The Bromo
1:07 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Ron Legler April 2015

Tom talks with Ron Legler, President of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center about what’s planned for the Hippodrome's 2015-16 season.


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