Nikki Gamer http://wypr.org en Midday on Health: Volunteerism in Retirement http://wypr.org/post/midday-health-volunteerism-retirement <p>As the population of retirees increases, more organizations are turning to seniors for volunteers. A talk about the mutual benefits to the community and to the health of retirees who volunteer. Our guests: <strong>Bill Romani,</strong> director of AARP Experience Corps. of Baltimore ; <strong>Dora Tapp</strong>, a local volunteer with Experience Corps; and <strong>Hal Handley</strong>, a former senior vice president with McCormick &amp; Co. recently named "Volunteer of the Decade" by the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:09:12 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 502803 at http://wypr.org Midday on Health: Volunteerism in Retirement Midday on Film: Summer Blockbusters http://wypr.org/post/midday-film-summer-blockbusters <p>Midday film critics<strong> Linda DeLibero</strong> and <strong>Christopher Llewellyn Reed</strong> review the summer's biggest and most interesting movies.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:21:48 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 502698 at http://wypr.org Midday on Film: Summer Blockbusters In the Garden: Summer Edition http://wypr.org/post/garden-summer-edition <p>Beans, beats, tomatoes, basil, melons, peaches -- the time for bountiful fresh fruits and vegetables has arrived. <strong>Nancy Taylor Robson</strong>, master gardener and Grow It/Eat It blogger, and Baltimore Sun columnist <strong>Susan Reimer </strong>offer tips for growing backyard produce while warding off the bugs.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Click <a href="https://www.facebook.com/notes/dan-rodricks/the-summer-garden/709407365773788">here</a> for a link to the recipes talked about on today's show.</p><p></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:37:34 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 502632 at http://wypr.org In the Garden: Summer Edition Doctors Without Borders: A Profile http://wypr.org/post/doctors-without-borders-profile-0 <p>One of the world's most admired organizations, Doctors Without Borders has delivered medical care to the world's most impoverished and imperiled places since its founding in 1971. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. <strong>Renee Fox</strong>, a sociologist and medicine scholar, chronicles the history of the organization and its influence around the globe. <em>Original air date 7/2/14</em></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>With production help from Midday intern James Daley </em></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:12:09 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 502571 at http://wypr.org Doctors Without Borders: A Profile The Lost Art of Dress http://wypr.org/post/lost-art-dress <p><strong>Linda Przybyszewski</strong>, author of "The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish," describes the fascinating history of American style, along with the do's and don'ts of modern wardrobe. <em>Guest host Nikki Gamer </em></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>With production help from Midday intern Anna Muckerman</em></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:55:08 +0000 Nikki Gamer 502504 at http://wypr.org The Lost Art of Dress Body Image and Weight Bias http://wypr.org/post/body-image-and-weight-bias <p>A conversation about weight bias, personal struggles with body image, and what it costs Americans in self-esteem and in dollars. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:04:59 +0000 Nikki Gamer 502450 at http://wypr.org Body Image and Weight Bias Midday Eats BBQ http://wypr.org/post/midday-eats-bbq <p>Local barbecue guru and food writer <a href="http://www.startinthefire.com/"><strong>George Hensler</strong></a> joins Midday foodies <a href="http://www.johnshields.com/home/home10.html"><strong>John Shields</strong></a> of Gertrude's and<a href="https://twitter.com/FoodnerdDotOrg"><strong> Henry Hong</strong></a> of the Thames Street Oyster House to dish on the best recipes, sauces, and techniques for a summer at the grille. Also: A visit from gourmet popsicle maker<strong> Justin Daniel</strong>, co-owner of Baltimore-based <a href="http://popcouturepops.com/">Pop Couture, LLC</a>.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:16:55 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 502346 at http://wypr.org Midday Eats BBQ Midday on Media http://wypr.org/post/midday-media-3 <p>Baltimore Sun media critic <a href="http://www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/tv/z-on-tv-blog/"><strong>David Zurawik </strong>r</a>eturns for his monthly take on television and media. Topics: FOX Sports moves Pam Oliver off the NFL sidelines for Erin Andrews, whatever happened to the big-time TV anchor, news coverage of Obama and border crisis, and video-streaming in the wake of the Supreme Court's Aereo ruling in late June.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:33:59 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 502239 at http://wypr.org Midday on Media Pixar President Ed Catmull http://wypr.org/post/pixar-president-ed-catmull-0 <p>The computer scientist and Disney and Pixar Animations president talks about the history of the company he co-founded and the future of cinematic art. Original air date 6/10/14</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:46:15 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 501837 at http://wypr.org Pixar President Ed Catmull A Farm Dies Once a Year http://wypr.org/post/farm-dies-once-year-0 <p>At 31, and unsure of what to do with his career, <strong>Arlo Crawford</strong> moved back to his childhood home on a vegetable farm in rural Pennsylvania. In "A Farm Dies Once a Year," Crawford beautifully chronicles the story of his family's farm, its many ups and downs, and his complicated relationship with farm life. Original air date 5/8/14</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:32:16 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 501833 at http://wypr.org A Farm Dies Once a Year