Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tue. Aug. 4, 1-2 PM
11:48 am
Tue August 4, 2015

The Complicated Relationship Between Man and Pig

Mark Essig's new book, Lesser Beasts, is published by Basic Books.


From ancient kosher laws, to modern bacon festivals, the pig has been called the most “loved and loathed” animal to grace our plates. In this hour of Midday, we’ll hear why these domesticated and highly intelligent creatures have been written off as lazy, filthy gluttons to some; lunch to others, and to an even smaller group, they’re surprisingly close to human. Our guest is historian Mark Essig, author of "Lesser Beasts: The Snout to Tail History of the Humble Pig."


Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Aug. 4, 12-1 PM
11:39 am
Tue August 4, 2015

Hopkins Research

From needle exchanges to diabetes to the aging brain, a look at research out of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, one of the busiest places in Baltimore. Can mentoring young people help you stay sharp as you enter your 70s and 80s? A new study by Michelle Carlson might make you want to take up volunteering today. Plus, at a time when more cases of diabetes are being diagnosed, just one in three Americans has their problem under control. Why is that such a challenge? Elizabeth Selvin has the answers.

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Radio Kitchen #1344
8:46 am
Tue August 4, 2015

Corn Season

August 4, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Corn Season

In case you haven't noticed, we'd better point out that Maryland sweet corn is in the market in a very big way.  Keeping in mind that whatever kind of weather we get during a summer, it's always good for at least some kind of crop... this has been a great year for corn.  It just doesn't get any better than this for corn lovers. Here are some of Jerry's thoughts on corn, plus recipes for flavored butters that will add to your pleasure.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:31 am
Tue August 4, 2015

Los Angeles Manufacturing - 8/4/15

When one thinks of Los Angeles, one might have visions of movie stars, producers, surfers, retirees and others basking in sunshine and warm temperatures.  But as it turns out, the Los Angeles area is also the largest center of manufacturing in the United States.  According to the Labor Department and as reported in the Wall Street Journal, LA has more manufacturing workers than any other region of the country, including New York, Chicago, Detroit or Philadelphia. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Aug. 3, 1-2 PM
10:47 am
Mon August 3, 2015

Midday on Health

Dr. John Cmar, infectious disease specialist at Sinai Hospital, returns for another edition of Midday on Health. In this hour, we’ll look at number of health issues, including gun violence as a public health issue and the increasing risk of salmonella infections.

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