Midday with Dan Rodricks http://wypr.org en Confessions of a Sociopath http://wypr.org/post/confessions-sociopath <p>Characteristics of a sociopath include ruthlessness, cunning, confidence and the ability to manipulate others; the term is often synonymous with murderers and other criminals. But <strong>M.E. Thomas </strong>claims there are more sociopaths in our society than we think, and not all of them are killers. In fact, she’s one herself. Thomas, (a pen name) is the author of "Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight." Original air date 07/22/13&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:31:23 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 504220 at http://wypr.org Confessions of a Sociopath Salt, Sugar, Fat http://wypr.org/post/salt-sugar-fat <p>Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist <strong>Michael Moss </strong>surveys the giant processed foods industry and its complicity in the U.S. obesity epidemic, now effecting one in three adults and one in five children. Moss is the author of "Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us." Original air date 3/25/13 &nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 13:28:01 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 504219 at http://wypr.org Salt, Sugar, Fat Football Sportscaster Gerry Sandusky http://wypr.org/post/football-sportscaster-gerry-sandusky <p>The WBAL sports director and radio play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Ravens talks about his relationship with his late father, John Sandusky, an NFL player and long-time coach of the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins. <strong>Gerry Sandusky's </strong>memoir about his family's life in professional football -- and about the problems his name caused him during the unrelated Penn State child sexual abuse scandal three years ago -- is "Forgotten Sundays: A Son's Story of Life, Loss, and Love from the Sidelines of the NFL."&nbsp;</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:42:00 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 504166 at http://wypr.org Football Sportscaster Gerry Sandusky Ferguson & Child Immigration Crisis http://wypr.org/post/ferguson-child-immigration-crisis <p><strong>David Miller </strong>of the Urban Leadership Institute in Baltimore talks about the Michael Brown funeral and the aftermath of his death in Ferguson, Mo., Baltimore and the rest of the nation. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 13:37:29 +0000 Dan Rodricks 504165 at http://wypr.org Ferguson & Child Immigration Crisis Early American Healthcare http://wypr.org/post/early-american-healthcare <p>What was health care like in early America, before and after the revolution?<strong> Elaine Breslaw,</strong> retired professor of history at Morgan State University, provides a fascinating and skin-crawling chronicle of the 18th Century -- the practitioners and their practices, from purging to pain relief, and the whole realm of alternatives to the infection-fighting medicine that was being developed in Europe. Breslaw, a visiting scholar at the University of Tennessee, is the author of “Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America." Original air date 11/13/12&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:42:48 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 504118 at http://wypr.org Early American Healthcare Politics of the Surgeon General http://wypr.org/post/politics-surgeon-general-0 <p><strong>Mike Stobbe,</strong> national medical correspondent for The Associated Press, examines the mixed-up business of politics and the U.S. Surgeon General's office in, "Surgeon General's Warning: How Politics Crippled the Nation's Doctor." Original air date 7/29/14&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:39:57 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 504117 at http://wypr.org Politics of the Surgeon General Volunteerism in Retirement http://wypr.org/post/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. Original air date 7/28/14&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:27:10 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 504012 at http://wypr.org Volunteerism in Retirement Endangered Maryland http://wypr.org/post/endangered-maryland <p>Each year, the nonprofit advocacy organization Preservation Maryland releases a list of what it considers to be the most threatened historical sites in the state. Included on this year's list are Baltimore's Mechanic Theater and the Valve House in Clifton Park. <strong>Margaret De Arcangelis</strong>, education and outreach director for Preservation Maryland, is our guest.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:22:33 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Nikki Gamer 504011 at http://wypr.org Endangered Maryland Midday Open Phones http://wypr.org/post/midday-open-phones-0 <p>Dan takes listener phone calls related to the latest news of the day.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:40:32 +0000 Dan Rodricks 503965 at http://wypr.org Midday Open Phones The Struggle For Affordable Childcare http://wypr.org/post/struggle-affordable-childcare <p>A deep look at the lack of affordable child care in the United States, particularly in an era of single-parent households and families that require two wage earners. <strong>Corey Shdaimah</strong>, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work, says that unlike most developed countries, the U.S. has never established a system of government-funded child care -- a problem that reflects the country's conflicts about working and parenting.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:39:12 +0000 Dan Rodricks & Mike Himowitz 503964 at http://wypr.org The Struggle For Affordable Childcare