Nikki Gamer en In The Garden <p>Because of the wild swings in winter weather and its duration, spring gardening presents plenty of challenges. Nancy Taylor Robson, a master gardener and <a href="">Grow It, Eat It</a> blogger, and Baltimore Sun columnist <a href=",0,162466.columnist">Susan Reimer</a> offer tips for getting the best results. We'll also be joined by Donna Crivello of <a href="">Donna's</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:05:17 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 11781 at In The Garden Maryland's New Farmers <p>The local food movement has led to changes in the demographics of farmers in Maryland. Some 70 percent of today's beginning farmers did not grow up on a farm. We'll speak with two Maryland farmers whose desire to support the local food movement evolved into a career. And we'll hear from <strong>Greg Bowen</strong>, president of <a href="">Maryland FarmLINK</a>, which provides resources and support to farmers.</p><p><em>With production help from Midday Intern James Daley</em>.</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:45:20 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 11665 at Maryland's New Farmers Midday on Science <p><a href=""><strong>John "Mad4Science" Monahan</strong></a> is back for another hour on science news, including the latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the buzz surrounding the new FOX and National Geographic television documentary series <a href="">"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,"</a> hosted by renown astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. <em>Guest host Nikki Gamer</em></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:16:24 +0000 Nikki Gamer 11565 at Midday on Science Adults and Nature Deficit Disorder <p><strong>Richard Louv</strong>, founder of the Children &amp; Nature Network, made an international call-to-action with his writing on reconnecting kids to nature. He also introduced the term "nature deficit-disorder" to describe problems that result from spending so little time outdoors. In "The Nature Principle: Human Restoration and the End of Nature Deficit Disorder," Louv focuses on re-connecting adults to the natural world in the digital age. Original air date 03/18/14</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:11:34 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 11559 at Adults and Nature Deficit Disorder Midday Eats Leftovers with Hong and Shields <p><a href="">Henry Hong</a> and <a href="">John&nbsp; Shields</a> join us again for Midday Eats, this time for our Midday Leftovers Challenge: WYPR listeners phone in four leftovers from their refrigerators and Henry and John come up with "adaptive reuse" for a fresh and exciting meal.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:06:43 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 11445 at Midday Eats Leftovers with Hong and Shields Baltimore Development News <p>Baltimore Business Journal reporter <a href="">Kevin Litten</a>, and Baltimore architect&nbsp;<a href="">Klaus Philipsen</a>, &nbsp;scope out Baltimore's busy commercial and residential development scene.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:44:57 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 11385 at Baltimore Development News Last Best Cure <p>Stricken with an autoimmune disease that sent her into years of physical therapy and doctors’ visits, <strong>Donna Jackson Nakazawa's</strong> life boiled down to basic survival. But things turned around when she met a Johns Hopkins doctor who introduced her to mind-body therapies. She chronicles her journey to better health in "The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy and My Life." Original air date 02/28/14</p><p>With production help from Midday Intern Choo Choo Hu .</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:19:46 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 11199 at Last Best Cure Energy Bill Shock <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The long, frigid winter resulted in unusually high utility bills for Marylanders. But for customers with variable-rate contracts, bills are especially steep, leaving some to wonder if the increases were from price gouging.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:28:26 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 11058 at Energy Bill Shock The Clark Rockefeller Con <p>Writer <a href="">Walter Kirn</a> found himself part of a real-life plot twist when he realized that one of his longtime friends was playing him, and everyone else, as part of an elaborate con. In <a href="">"Blood Will Out: The True Story of A Murder, A Mystery and A Masquerade," </a>Kirn tells the chilling story of his friendship with Christian Gerhartsreiter, aka Clark Rockefeller, who duped Kirn for years by pretending to be part of the Rockefeller dynasty. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:12:59 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 10979 at The Clark Rockefeller Con De-Extinction Science: Coming To A Future Near You <p>A growing number of scientists worldwide are working on projects to bring back to life animals like the wooly mammoth and the passenger pigeon.</p><p></p><p></p><p>But is the revival of extinct species a good thing for humanity? Or for the planet? We get into the science and the controversy of de-extinction with <strong>Nathaniel Rich</strong>, the writer behind The New York Times Magazine's cover story, The Mammoth Cometh. <em>Original air date 03/13/14</em></p><p></p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:47:52 +0000 Nikki Gamer 10916 at De-Extinction Science: Coming To A Future Near You