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Why MD’s Unemployment Rate is Higher than National Average, "This American Life," New Fall Movies

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For the first time since 1998, Maryland’s unemployment rate is higher than the national average. What’s causing the uptick? Sheilah ask DaraiusIrani, Chief Economist at the Regional Economic Studies Institute at Towson University.

Then, a Baltimore County murder from fifteen years ago is the subject of a new podcast from the creators of the public radio show "This American Life." We talk about the case with producer Sarah Koenig.  Plus, from comedies to mysteries to documentaries, the Maryland Film Festival's Jed Dietz and The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday talk about the first flicks of the fall.