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Midday with Dan Rodricks Wed. Apr.15, 2015 1-2 PM
12:03 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Midday On The Media

David Zurawik, Baltimore Sun TV critic and Midday on the Media contributor, is back with his latest observations on television and the news, including a look at locally-produced "VEEP", media coverage of the Walter Scott shooting in South Carolina, among other topics. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks Wed. Apr.15, 2015 12-1 PM
11:54 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Whither College?

In her new book, “American Higher Education in Crisis?” Goldie Blumenstyk, senior writer for The Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that our system of two- and four-year colleges, public and private, is at a tipping point. Demographics are changing, costs are rising and distance-learning poses a threat to the traditional model. A look at the future of higher ed.

With production assistance from former Midday intern, Kerry DeSantis.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Looking At Child Abuse Through The Lens Of Prevention

Credit Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

We begin this morning with Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau, who is the Director of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Most of us encounter discussions of child abuse after the fact; once a crime has been committed, too late for the child who has been victimized and who faces sometimes a lifetime of effects and consequences.  Dr. Letourneau has been studying ways to prevent child abuse for more than 25 years, and on Friday, the Moore Center will host a symposium in which researchers and even self-admitted, non-offending pedophiles will talk about interventions to stop these crimes before they occur.  It’s a tough subject, and if you’re listening to our program with young children, or if you are yourself a victim of child abuse, we need you to know that while our conversation will not be graphic, it will include discussion about some very troubling things.  Troubling, but important.  Elizabeth Letourneau joins me today in Studio A.      

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed April 15, 2015

Mario Livio: Exploring The Power And Language Of Math Across Centuries

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Credit photo courtesy of fdecomite// Flickr Creative Commons

Mario Livio is pushing past another horizon.  Not just a senior astrophysicist at the science institute that manages the Hubble Space Telescope, not just a renaissance man who connects science with classical music, not just an author of books of history of science: now he’s taken on the role guiding TV viewers through the mysteries of mathematics.  Maryland Public Television and other public television stations will premiere “The Great Math Mystery” on NOVA at 9 pm tonight. Dr. Livio joins Sheilah in our studio.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed April 15, 2015

An Arts Festival For All Seasons

Todd Olson, Executive Director of the Columbia Festival of the Arts

The Columbia Festival of the Arts is about to launch its new season of events, and they do so with a new schedule and a new executive director. Todd Olson took the reins of the 28-year-old festival in August. He comes to Howard County from St. Petersburg, FL, where he served for 11 years as the artistic director of the American Stage Theatre Company. The Columbia Festival of the Arts Spring Festival opens tomorrow, and runs through the weekend. It’s called "American Routes". Todd Olson joins Tom Hall this morning to talk about it.

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