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2:17 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

John Brown

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Dec. 4, 1-2 P.M.
9:49 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Post-Ferguson

We discuss reaction to the recent decisions of grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict police officers in fatal deaths of two African American men. Munir Bahar of Baltimore’s 300 Men March and Midday cultural commentator and University of Maryland College Park Professor Sheri Parks join us in Studio A. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Dec. 4, 12-1 P.M.
9:38 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Midday on Religion

We tackle three religion-related stories this hour. First, Donald Kraybill, an expert on Amish culture, examines the spate of violent attacks that took place in Ohio in 2011 that involved nine Amish victims in, "Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergolz Barbers." Then, we hear from Craig Harline about his experiences as a Mormon missionary. And religious commentator Lerone A. Martin explains the importance of the phonograph in shaping modern African-American religion in, "Preaching on Wax." 

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Maryland Morning Podcast
3:07 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Baltimore's Multi-Billion Dollar Future, Poetry That Explores Racial Lines, Jessye Norman's Memoir

Credit Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun

 Billions of public dollars will be invested in public infrastructure in Baltimore in the next few years. Sheilah talks about it with reporter Edward Ericson, who wrote about the building boom for the City Paper. And, we get an update on the progress of one project in particular: Baltimore school renovations. Then, Tom Hall talks with poet Ailish Hopper about her new book of poems, Dark-Sky Society, which explores America’s racial lines. After, Tom talks with opera star Jessye Norman, about her new memoir. 

The Signal
2:47 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

The Dignity of Work; Keiffer Mitchell at The Stoop; Rafael Alvarez; and coping with PTSD

Keiffer Mitchell, Jr., takes the stage at the Stoop storytelling series to share a holiday memory about his grandfather; a look at the photo book, Bodine’s Industry: The Dignity of Work; Rafael Alvarez shares an Orlo and Leini story; and a conversation with U.S. Air Force combat veteran Karin Rodney-Hapaala

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Weds., Dec. 3, 12-1 P.M.
2:26 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

OSI Baltimore Community Fellows Part 1

Renita Seabrook’s project, Helping Others 2 Win, will teach post-release female offenders skills for life after prison.

The Open Society Institute named eleven Baltimore fellows this year, awarding each a $60,000 grant to fund revitalization and outreach efforts. In this hour we hear from six fellows about their plans for improving city life, including one project to launch a career-focused curriculum for post-release female offenders and another to create a path to homeownership for undocumented tax-paying Latino immigrants.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Dec. 3, 1-2 p.m.
10:07 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Auto Biography

Author and journalist Earl Swift illustrates America's love for the automobile by telling the story of one '57 Chevy and its 13 owners. His new book is, “Auto Biography: A Classic Car, An Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream.” Original air date 9/30/14 

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Baltimore's Multi-Billion Dollar Future

Credit Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun

Baltimore is making some big changes- billions of dollars’ worth. The plans include rebuilding the sewer and water works, creating a new State Center, constructing the Light Rail’s Red Line, and either upgrading or completely rebuilding 23-28 Baltimore City Schools.These developments to the city’s infrastructure will take years to finish and create thousands of jobs, but many of Baltimore’s big plans are off to slow starts. Joining Sheilah to discuss Baltimore’s big infrastructural plans is City Paper reporter Edward Ericson, Jr. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Poetry That Explores Racial Lines

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Assistant Professor of Peace Studies at Goucher University in Towson, Ailish Hopper, joins Tom to discuss her collection of poetry called "Dark-Sky Society." Her poems are largely about race and the uncomfortable color lines between whites and blacks.  She writes in verse that one critic describes as "coiled and sprung," and deals with the legacies and complexities of the racial divide in America. 

Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Opera Singer Jessye Norman's New Memoir Details Her Extraordinary Life

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Jessye Norman is that rare opera singer who has achieved a level of celebrity usually only enjoyed by actors and rock stars.  But to call Jessye Norman only an opera singer is to ignore the wide-ranging repertoire she has performed and recorded, as well as her other artistic endeavors, which, for example, include curating a ground-breaking festival at Carnegie Hall.  She has also been an outspoken advocate for civil rights and a long standing ambassador for arts education.  She joins Tom Hall to talk about her new memoir, Stand Up Straight and Sing!

Norman will also join Tom Hall at the Walters Art Museum on Friday night at 7:00 as part of the Enoch Pratt Library’s Writers LIVE Series.  More details here.

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