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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. May 27, 1-2 p.m.
11:14 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Shy Guy to Self-Styled Freedom Fighter

Matthew VanDyke
Credit Courtesy of Matthew VanDyke

The documentary film "Point and Shoot" tells the story of our guest: Matthew Van Dyke, a shy young Baltimorean who went to Libya to join the rebels as they took up arms against the Gaddafi regime in 2011. Van Dyke was captured and spent six months in solitary confinement before escaping and returning to the front lines. Van Dyke is a filmmaker who also spent time among the rebel fighters in the Syrian Civil War.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. May 27, 12-1 p.m.
11:08 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Making Streets Complete

Main Street in Annapolis is Dover's favorite street in Maryland. "It's a well-preserved, well-cared-for classic; feels like the heart of town."
Victor Dover

Walk to work, bike to work -- more and more civic groups in American cities, including Baltimore, are encouraging people to commute on foot or by bicycle. It’s cheap, healthy, environmentally impeccable. But is it safe? After decades of designing streets for the motorist, how can American cities make sufficient room for the pedestrian or pedalist? What makes a 21st Century street complete? And what effect could self-driving cars have on future urban planning?

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein Running for Reelection

Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein
Credit State of Maryland

Sheilah Kast talks with Baltimore City State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein.
With the primary election four weeks from tomorrow, we’re talking this week with the two Democratic candidates for Baltimore City State’s Attorney. This morning, Sheilah Kast is joined by the incumbent State’s Attorney, Gregg Bernstein, who was elected four years ago and is running for reelection. 
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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Building the Bay Bridge

Credit Old Line Publishing

Nathan Sterner speaks with David Guth, author of "Bridging the Chesapeake: A 'Fool Idea' that Unified Maryland."

More people live in Baltimore than any other city in our state. But during the summer months, Ocean City is number 2. Year-round, only about 7,000 people live there, but between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Ocean City population explodes to 320,000 or more.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue May 27, 2014

"The Pearl That Broke Its Shell"

Sheilah Kast talks with Nadia Hashimi about first novel, "The Pearl That Broke Its Shell."
"The Pearl that Broke Its Shell" is the first novel by Dr. Nadia Hashimi, a pediatrician who lives and practices in Potomac, Maryland. Hashimi’s parents came to the U.S. from  Afghanistan in the 1970s, before the Soviet invasion, before the aftermath of 9/11 that has shaped the last decade.  Dr.  Hashimi  joins Sheilah Kast on the line from Washington.
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A Blue View
10:53 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Bob Talbot: Redefining Ocean Conservation - 5/27/14

Marine photographer, videographer and environmentalist Bob Talbot has been working in and around the ocean since he was a young man living along the California coastline.

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Radio Kitchen #1235
10:46 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Greens and Vinaigrettes: Part One

May 27, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Greens and Vinaigrettes: Part One

One of the mainstays of the spring marketplace are salad greens.  These crisp, refreshing components of endless salad variations are among the first local items to arrive every year.  And when we start talking about building salads we should also talk about salad dressings, and in particular vinaigrette.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon May 26, 2014

The History of Memorial Day

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Sheilah Kast speaks with Peter Johnston about the origins of Memorial Day.

This conversation originally aired May 23, 2008.

Today is the 146th anniversary of Memorial Day. First known as Decoration Day, thousands of civilians and veterans gathered in cemeteries to honor those fallen in combat.

Today we revisit a conversation that Sheilah Kast had with amateur historian Peter Johnston about the origins of Memorial Day, how they were first celebrated in Baltimore, and its meaning today.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon May 26, 2014

An Iconic Kiss

Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in Times Square on August 14, 1945.
Credit Naval Institute Press.

To learn about the makings of that iconic kiss between a sailor and woman in white uniform, Sheilah Kast speaks with George Mendonsa (the sailor), Greta Friedman (the woman in the white uniform) and Larry Verria and George Galdorisi, who authored a book on the pair.

This segment originally aired on June 5, 2012

It’s a photo you’ve seen before – a sailor kissing a woman in a white nurse’s uniform in the middle of Times Square.  It was August 14, 1945 – V-J Day, moments just after Japan’s surrender had been announced. The picture was taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt, and it ended up on the cover of Life magazine.  It became one of the most famous photos of the 20th century.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon May 26, 2014

"Impossible! A Happenstance Circus" at the Theatre Project

Sarah Olmstead Thomas, Mark Jaster, Sabrina Mandell, Alex Vernon and Gwen Grastorf.
Credit Leslie McConnaughy

 

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Impossible! A Happenstance Circus" at the Theatre Project.

The Rousuck Review: "Impossible! A Happenstance Circus" at the Theatre Project. 

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