WYPR Programs

Public Commentary
8:42 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Mark Furst - 3/25/14

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
5:46 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

ACA Compliance

Affordable Care Act Compliance

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Mon. March 24 1-2 p.m.
10:42 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Women and Online Harrassment

In many instances, anonymous online harassment goes unpunished.
Credit The Guardian

A few years ago, Slate staff writer Amanda Hess  was on vacation when a friend alerted her to a series of threatening Tweets about rape and murder directed at her from the Twitter account "headlessfemalepig."  Hess joins us to talk about her investigation into the matter, and to discuss gendered harassment in the Internet age.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Mon. March 24 12-1 p.m.
10:33 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Our Brains on Technology

Clive Thompson's book contends that the internet age is beneficial to our intelligence.

With information so easily accessible, is technology having a harmful effect on our brain power? Clive Thompson, columnist for Wired, says no -- that technology boosts our cognitive abilities, making us more productive and more creative than ever. 

Thompson is the author of "Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For The Better." Original air date 02/24/14

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Should College Still Be Four Years?

The Learning Commons at University of Baltimore, which includes study space.

Sheilah Kast talks with University of Baltimore President Robert Bogomolny about the school's new incentive to finish college in four years.

The University of Baltimore is announcing a new program to encourage students to graduate in four years. Right now, just around 12 percent of the students does.  The school calls the program “Finish4Free,” and it'll be offered to this year’s crop of freshmen.  We talk about it with President Robert Bogomolny.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon March 24, 2014

"Twelfth Night" at Center Stage

William Connell (l) and Caroline Hewitt (r) in Center Stage's production of "Twelfth Night."
Credit Richard Anderson

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Twelfth Night" at Center Stage

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews the Shakespearean comedy "Twelfth Night," now up at Center Stage. "Twelfth Night" continues at Center Stage until April 13.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon March 24, 2014

"Live, Young, Blood" Screens at Creative Alliance

Imhotep Simba, featured in the film
Credit Justin Gladden

Tom Hall talks with the co-directors of the film, "Live, Young, Blood"
On Sunday night at the Creative Alliance in East Baltimore, Bobby Marvin Holmes and Justin Gladden will screen their film, "Live, Young, Blood."  It takes an unstinting look at violence in Baltimore, and some of the people who are working to stem the tide.  Bobby Marvin Holmes and Justin Gladden join Tom Hall in the studio. 
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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Income Inequality Historically - 3/24/14

There was a time when conventional wisdom suggested that as economies developed, income inequality would decline largely through the formation of larger middle classes.  Some of this wisdom was set forth by Belorussian-born American economist Simon Kuznets. 

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
11:32 am
Sun March 23, 2014

Pasta

Credit Rudolf Vlček

Producers Segment is an interview with Giovanni Intilla, Export Manager of Rustichella d'Abruzzo, pasta factory in Abruzzo, Italy.

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The Morning Economic Report
9:28 am
Sat March 22, 2014

Household Wealth - 3/21/14

According to the Federal Reserve’s latest quarter report regarding U.S. finances, household wealth expanded 13.8 percent last year, the fastest rate of growth in American wealth since 2004.  Rising equity and home prices contributed heavily.  The value of stocks and mutual funds held by individuals rose by more than 30 percent, which according to Moody’s Analytics represents the largest dollar increase in history.  Homeowners’ equity grew 29 percent, with gains on part with those registered during the boom times of the previous decade.

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