WYPR Programs

The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Student Debt and the Housing Market - 7/8/14

Yesterday, we focused on data indicating that America’s student debt crisis is overblown.  Today, we look at trends that suggest the opposite.  Nowhere does the student debt issue in American appear to have as much impact as in the housing market.  Homeownership among Americans under age 35 hit its lowest level on record earlier this year just as indebtedness among college graduates attained a new high according to the Wall Street Journal.  College students who took out loans will graduate this year with an average of $33,000 in student debt, up 32 percent since 2007 in real terms.  Debt among graduate students is also up sharply. 

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A Blue View
11:44 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

More Than Meets the Eye - 7/8/14

Take a walk on your local shoreline and you might be lucky enough to spot a blue heron fishing for its next meal or sand crabs disappearing back into the sand after being exposed by a crashing wave.  But while these creatures might be the ones to catch your attention, many of our watershed’s more overlooked inhabitants are playing an equally critical role in maintaining this complex ecosystem.

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The Nature of Things
11:35 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Chesapeake Bay Fishing

Fish ranging from small minnows to striped bass several feet long can be found in our listening area. 

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap To Health & Wealth
11:25 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Gen X Retirement

The Challenges of Retirement for Generation X.

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Foreman And Wolf On Food And Wine
11:12 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Provence

Maryland Morning
9:03 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Should Poor Marylanders Have Free Access To A Lawyer In Certain Civil Cases?

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Sheilah talks with Pamela Ortiz, Executive Director of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission.

Fifty years ago the U.S. Supreme Court established a right to a lawyer in criminal cases if the defendant can’t afford one. That was the decision Gideon v. Wainwright. But, should the state provide a lawyer in certain civil cases? How would such a system work? And, who would pay for it? Those are questions that a task force in Maryland has been grappling with since last fall. It comprises judges, legislators, and lawyers and is staffed by Pamela Ortiz, Executive Director of the Maryland Access to Justice Commission. She joins Sheilah Kast to talk about it.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Tracking the Ospreys

Woody, one of the ospreys being tracked.
Credit Lance Jordan

Nathan Sterner investigates Ospreys with John Rodenhausen, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Director of Development.

It's a long way from the Chesapeake Bay to Venezuela. More than 2,000 miles. But it's a trip made twice a year by ospreys. They summer in our region, and spend the winter where it's warmer. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is tracking the movement of four of them with the Osprey Tracking Project. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon July 7, 2014

"As You Like It" at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Vince Eisenson and Blythe Coons in "As You Like It."
Credit Teresa Castracane

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews Chesapeake Shakespeare's production of As you Like It.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s production of “As You Like It.” 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Bluegrass in Studio B: "Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen"

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen in WYPR's Studio B.
Credit Matt Purdy

Bluegrass band "Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen" play in Studio B.

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen are an up-and-coming bluegrass band from the D.C. area who will be playing in Baltimore at The 8x10 this Thursday night. They’re led by mandolinist and singer-songwriter Frank Solivan with Mike Munford on banjo, Chris Luquette on guitar, and Danny Booth on bass. Tom Hall spoke with them last January when they crowded around a microphone to play a few songs.

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The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Student Debt - 7/7/14

When looking to explain the continued lackluster performance of the U.S. economy or the sputtering housing market, the topic of student debt is almost assuredly to emerge.  Anecdotes shared around water coolers create the impression that high levels of student debt are typical – that there are baristas with $75,000 in debt and poets who need to come up with $100,000. 

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