Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. March 6, 1-2 p.m.
9:27 am
Thu March 6, 2014

American Grotesque

HBO's new series True Detective gets into dark territory, dealing with murder, child sex abuse, drug abuse, and political corruption. But is the show too dark for its own good?

A look at the public's fascination with the dark side of life -- depravity, criminality and social dysfunction -- and with increasingly graphic depictions of sex and violence in television and film. Midday contributor and pop culture critic Sheri Parks leads our discussion.


Read more
Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. March 6, 12- p.m.
9:14 am
Thu March 6, 2014

The Improbability Principle

Statistician David Hand doesn't believe in miracles.

Statistician David Hand does not believe in miracles. Nor does he believe in chance. Using the laws of inevitability, Hand demonstrates that extraordinarily rare events and coincidences are anything but. Hand is the author of "The Improbability Principle: Why Coincidences, Miracles, and Rare Events Happen Every Day."

Read more
Baltimore's Future
8:40 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Jerrie Kumalah on Baltimore's Alleys

Jerrie Kumalah
Credit Michael Cross-Barnet

David Warnock speaks with Jerrie Kumalah.

Today on "Baltimore's Future," David Warnock speaks with Jerrie Kumalah, who is working on a project to redefine Baltimore alleys. 

Kumalah's work was highlighted in the Baltimore Social Innovation Journal. You can see pictures of 'living alleys' and 'green alleys' here

Read more
The Morning Economic Report
5:25 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Poor Air Quality In China - 3/6/14

There has been much discussion worldwide regarding poor air quality in China.  The Chinese government is also concerned, and Chinese officials recently announced that they were offering a total of 10 billion renminbi, or $1.65 billion to cities and regions that make significant progress in air pollution control this year.

Read more
Cellar Notes
5:46 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Cellar Notes Website with Kyle Leslie - 3/5/14

Now that WYPR's new website is up and running, we wanted to let Cellar Notes listeners know how to use it to their best advantage. 

For years people have mentioned that they cannot write down our recommendations while they are driving home.  We understand.  That is why we post them on the website.

Read more
Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. March 5, 1-2 p.m.
10:52 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Cutting Clutter

Household clutter can be both a cause and a symptom of emotional distress.

In 2010, Susan Vogt decided to give away at least one thing she owned each day for the 40 days of Lent, and then she continued the practice for a year. She found it spiritually rewarding and discovered some major practical and social benefits as well.

Read more
Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. March 3, 12-1 p.m.
10:41 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Ukraine Crisis and the U.S. Response

Chaos in the Ukraine
Credit BBC News

Is there any way for the United States and its European allies to reverse the Russian military occupation of Crimea, or are President Putin’s troops there to stay? Conversation and commentary about the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea.

Read more
Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Dealing with Debt After a Foreclosure

Credit Flickr / Jeffrey Turner

Sheilah Kast talks with Marceline White, Executive Director of the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, and Kathleen Murphy, President and CEO of the Maryland Bankers Association.
In Maryland, lenders have up to 12 years to take homeowners to court for any remaining debt they owe on a foreclosed home. It’s known as a “deficiency judgment.”  The General Assembly is considering two bills that could change deficiency judgments in Maryland.   We talk about both.

Read more
Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed March 5, 2014

The Scandalous Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Author Erika Robuck.
Credit Catherine Pelura

Sheilah Kast talks with author Erika Robuck.

Erika Robuck, who lives in Annapolis, has made a specialty of weaving fictional plots around the real lives of literary giants of the early 20th century.  Her latest is a book called Fallen Beauty, a novel that traces the life of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, the third woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in poetry.

Read more
Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:50 am
Wed March 5, 2014

MAP, BWI and "Light Touch"

"The Road North #1"
Credit Heidi Morstang

Tom Hall talks with MAP executive director Amy Cavanaugh Royce and Light Touch curator Liz Wells.

  Tom Hall visits a new exhibit at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) that highlights the work of local and international artists who photograph places and objects which appear mostly on the ground.

Read more