Dr. Joshua Sharfstein01/31/11
Former Baltimore health commissioner Joshua Sharfstein returns to Maryland as its health secretary after two years in the Obama administration as deputy commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
The Value of a Liberal Arts Education
A look at whether students are getting value and career prep while studying the humanities at costly liberal arts colleges.
The Long Snapper
Journalist Jeffrey Marrx recounts the story of former Baltimore Raven Brian Kinchen who was called out of retirement to help the New England Patriots in their quest to reach the Super Bowl.
State of the Union
We'll get reaction to and analysis of President Obama's State of the Union speech.
Snow Storm and Open Phones
We'll talk with Mike Dresser, transportation columnist for the Sun and hear from listeners about last night's snow storm.
Mencken scholar Marion Rodgers discusses how Mencken, and former Maryland Governor Ritchie were leading opponents to prohibition.
We'll talk with journalist Brian Deer and others about discredited Dr. Andrew Wakefield who published a 1998 study connecting childhood vaccines with autism, who may have been motivated by money.
State of the Union Address
We'll get analysis and reaction to last night's State of the Union address by President Obama.
Academy Award Nominations
A rundown of this year's Academy Award nominations announced earlier this morning.
An Iraq veteran is kicked out of the Community College of Baltimore County after writing an essay describing how killing became like an addictive drug to him.
We'll discuss the fatal shooting of a plainclothes Baltimore police officer, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's call for an independent inquiry into what happened.
First Half of the Obama Presidency
We'll take a look look back at the first half of the Obama presidency.
JFK's Inaugural Address
We'll talk about John F. Kennedy's inagural address on its 50th anniversary.
Midday on the Bay
We'll learn about federal efforts to put the states of the Chesapeake Bay watershed on a "pollution diet," and we hear from both sides of the discussion.
How to Walk to School
We'll learn how Chicago parents sparked a makeover of their local public school, providing a blueprint for how it might be done elsewhere.
We'll discuss the traits of heroes and outline how people become heroes, from the underdog who defies great odds to those who redeem themselves or who overcome adversity.
Senator Ben Cardin
A view of the 112th Congress with U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Maryland.
The Body Shop
Journalist Paul Solotaroff recounts his experiences with steroids and other drugs at the height of the disco era.
A look at the life and works of Walt Whitman.
The Warmth of Other Suns
Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson chronicles the great migration of African Americans from the the south to the north and west.
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