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Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
Three deaths have been confirmed, and over 100 people were injured after two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon on Monday. Today we hear from Maryland voices about the tragedy. Tom Hall talks to Boston Marathon runner and University of Maryland associate professor Dr. Rodney Taylor. We hear from Lee Corrigan, the president of Corrigan Sports Enterprises, which puts on the Baltimore Marathon every October. Then, Sheilah Kast speaks to counterterrorism expert Bill Braniff of the University of Maryland.
The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill that opens the door to the use of medical marijuana in the state. If the governor signs it, how would it work, exactly? We'll talk logistics with physician and state delegate Dr. Dan Morhaim.
Single Carrot Theatre opens a world premiere tomorrow night called The VIP. It’s about hostages held by guerilla nationalists in Peru. Tom Hall talks with the playwright and dramaturg.
A new initiative at the Kennedy Krieger Institute is focusing on identifying the signs of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in infants who have an older sibling already diagnosed with ASD. To talk about the initiative, Sheilah speaks to Dr. Rebecca Landa, director of Kennedy Krieger Institute's Center for Autism and Related Disorders. To discuss the parental experience post-ASD diagnosis, Sheilah speaks with Nancy Burrows, one of Dr. Landa's co-authors of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.
Nando Parrado's first journey was an 11-mile walk after a plane crash in the Andes. His next was 40 years of embracing the simple fact that he is alive. Parrado, whose tale was told in the 1993 film Alive, will appear at the Baltimore Speakers Series tomorrow. Today, he tells Sheilah his remarkable story.
Today major league baseball honors Jackie Robinson, who joined the Dodgers 66 years ago. Lesser known is a professional team in North Dakota that broke the color line…during the Great Depression. We talk with former Baltimore Sun reporter Tom Dunkel, whose written about it in his new book, Color Blind: The Forgotten Team that Broke Baseball's Color Line.
Several representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be at a fair housing conference today at the University of Maryland law school to talk about how the agency can take a more active role--or, as they say, "affirmatively further"--the integration of our communities. Today on "The Lines Between Us," we'll talk to HUD's Mid-Atlantic director for fair housing and equal opportunity, and to Dan Pontius of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council, who's helping our region coordinate its fair housing efforts.
A documentary called The Central Park Five airs on MPT Tuesday night. It’s about the wrongful conviction of five black and Latino teenagers in the rape of a Central Park jogger in 1989. Tom Hall talks with the film's directors and one of the five men.
Across-the-board federal spending cuts called “Sequestration” were put in place March 1st. How are they being felt in Maryland now? We ask a federal public defender dealing with furloughs, and a government contractor that has laid workers off due to spending cuts at Fort Meade.