Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 8, 12-1 p.m.
1:47 pm
Wed July 2, 2014


In a collection of short stories, Dartmouth College graduate and Iraq War veteran Phil Klay describes the tedium, bloodshed and chaos experienced by Marines during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Original air date 6/10/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 7, 1-2 p.m.
12:55 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Midday on Health with Dr. John Cmar

Experts warn antibiotic-resistant bacteria could soon become a major public health problem.

The World Health Organization recently reported that antibiotic-resistant bacteria is “a problem so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine.” A look at the origins of this problem and what it could mean for global public health with Midday contributor Dr. John Cmar, infectious diseases specialist at Sinai Hospital and the head of the hospital's Antibiotic Stewardship Committee. Original air date 6/2/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 7, 12-1 p.m.
12:51 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Alzheimer's Disease

As the baby boomer generation ages, more Americans will have to deal with the effects of Alzheimer's Disease.

With baby boomers entering their golden years, it's projected that the number of people in the United States with Alzheimer's disease will almost triple by 2050. Dr. Constantine Lyketsos, director of the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center, provides the latest in Alzheimer's research, treatment and care.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 4, 1-2 p.m.
12:47 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Midday Eats with Hong & Shields: Eggs

According to food writer Michael Ruhlman, the egg is one of the most versatile ingredients in cooking and baking.
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Food writer Michael Ruhlman calls the egg "the Rosetta stone" of the kitchen: "Learn the language of the egg -- understand completely this amazing and beautiful oblong orb -- and you can enter new realms of cooking." Ruhlman is the author of "Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient." Original air date 6/6/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 4, 12-1 p.m.
12:43 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Midday Eats with Hong & Shields: DIY Catering

If you’re a foodie -- someone who enjoys cooking, ever-eager to learn more about it -- you might at some point consider putting on a party for 30 or more people: Celebrating a milestone birthday, or a graduation, or perhaps, as a wedding gift to friends, you volunteer to handle their reception. It’s not that far-fetched; people have done it. Today, how to do it -- how to plan out a party, and what dishes to consider cooking for a crowd.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 3, 1-2 p.m.
12:38 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States.

Historian Richard Striner takes us back to the summer of 1914, the outbreak of a world war and an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who believed he could stop it or at least keep the U.S. out of it.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 3, 12-1 p.m.
12:35 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Inside the Brain

Science writer Sam Kean tells how some of the strangest brain injuries in history led to some of the greatest discoveries about how it works. He is the author of "The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain As Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness and Recovery."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 2, 1-2 p.m.
10:28 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Hipster Food

The popularity of coconut water is a more recent example of a foodie craze.

Remember when pork bellies were considered a subpar cut of meat? When coconut water was relegated to the “international foods” section of the supermarket? Or when cupcakes were exclusive to childrens' birthday parties? In recent years, these foods have managed to break out and become the face of consumer hipness. A look at food trends with David Sax, author of "The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes and Fed Up With Fondue."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 2, 12-1 p.m.
10:23 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Doctors Without Borders: A Profile

Since its founding in 1971, Doctors Without Borders has provided medical care to some of the most desperate places on Earth.

One of the world's most admired organizations, Doctors Without Borders has delivered medical care to the world's most impoverished places since its founding in 1971. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. Renee Fox, a sociologist and medicine scholar, chronicles the history of the organization and its influence around the globe.

With production help from Midday intern James Daley

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Cellar Notes
9:00 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Whiskeys Around the World - 7/2/14

Quality key:  * = good decent   ** = very good    *** = superb

Schniederweisss clear whiskey , Germany 1/2*  
(A curiosity)

Mackmyra "The First Edition", Sweeden *

Penderyn, Wales 1/2*
(Scotch-like, big rich flavor)

Reisterbauer, Austria 1/2*
(Bourbon-like, uninspired)

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