Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 21, 1-2 p.m.
11:07 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Trending Food

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 children's' birthday parties? In recent years, these foods have managed to break out and become the epitome 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." Original air date 7/2/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 21, 12-1 p.m.
11:04 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Body Image and Weight Bias

Social consequences of obesity can include barriers to employment.
Credit The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

A conversation about weight bias, personal struggles with body image, and what it costs Americans in self-esteem and in dollars.

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Maryland Morning Podcast
10:00 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Diversion Program For Prostitutes, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Author Tiphanie Yanique

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An effort in Baltimore to keep prostitutes off the streets and out of the criminal justice system, our theater critic reviews five plays in seven minutes, and author Tiphanie Yanique on her debut novel set in the Virgin Islands, "Land of Love and Drowning."

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Maryland Morning
9:40 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Baltimore Diversion Program Aims To Keep Prostitutes Off The Street

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Sheilah talks with the University of Maryland School of Social Work's Corey Shdaimah and social worker Sue Diehl.

In 2006, a group of residents in Baltimore’s Curtis Bay neighborhood had a problem: prostitutes stood on street corners waiting for Johns; they’d be picked up for prostitution by the police, only to return to the same streets. A task force was formed. What grew out of it was a program rooted in an approach called “problem-solving justice”. Instead of moving those facing prostitution charges through the criminal justice system, it gives  them access to services that might keep them out of it and off the streets. It's called the Specialized Pre-Trial Diversion program. It began in 2009, within the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, and can now serve about 80 people at any given time.

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9:02 am
Mon July 21, 2014

MD’s Unemployment Rate, Housing Immigrant Children, Baltimore’s Curfew, & Warnings About Mosquitoes

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Maryland added 7,700 jobs to its rolls in June, but the state’s unemployment rate went up two tenths of a percent. Plus, a year after his death, Tyrone West’s family continues to seek answers. Also: a look at the plan to shelter some immigrant children in Baltimore County, preparations for Baltimore City’s expanded curfew, warnings about mosquitoes, Marilyn Mosby’s victory in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney race, and more.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon July 21, 2014

What To See At The Contemporary American Theater Festival

Kaliswa Brewster plays an Iraq War veteran in "One Night," by Charles Fuller.
Credit Seth Freeman

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews five plays from the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has returned from the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, with five reviews in hand. She brings us this review. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Author Tiphanie Yanique on "Land of Love and Drowning"

Tiphanie Yanique
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Tom talks with author Tiphanie Yanique about her debut novel "Land of Love and Drowning."

Tom Hall talks with Tiphanie Yanique, author of the new novel "Land of Love and Drowning." Set in the Virgin Islands and spanning six decades, it follows a family struggling with the search for personal and national identity. Yanique will read from her debut novel at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore on Tuesday. More information here.

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Prior to coming to NPR, Snyder worked for sixteen years at West Virginia Public Radio. He held a variety of on-air as well as managerial positions at the station, including operations director, program director, and the morning and local news anchor and reporter. He also spent time as the station's afternoon anchor/reporter.

Snyder has been awarded a variety of state Associated Press Awards for his newscasting role in public radio. He was also a proud member of an award-winning news team in West Virginia.

UMMC Commentary
3:43 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Dr. Tatiana Sanses

Dr. Tatiana Sanses is a member of the division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery in the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Maryland.

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1:43 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

"Old Jube and Ben Hur"