Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Dec. 15, 12-1 P.M.
9:25 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Technology Trends

Damaging details continue to emerge about the behind-the-scenes workings of Sony Pictures Entertainment following a major data breach that investigators think is linked to the government of North Korea. Sean Gallagher, the IT editor for the technology site Ars Technica, fills us in on the implications of the hack; we'll also discuss President Obama's support of net neutrality, and gadgetry in the run up to the holidays.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Maryland Pre-K Expansion Recieves $15 Million Grant

Credit governor.maryland.gov

Maryland is getting $15 million  from the federal government to expand access to its Pre-Kindergarten programs. Half of the 36 states that competed for the “Pre School Development Grants” got them, a total of $226 million nationwide focused on making pre-K available to more four-year-olds. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Good Books For Cold Nights

The winter's best books, in Studio B.
Credit Connor Graham

What books should you curl up with this winter? Carla Hayden, CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, joins Tom with her picks.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon December 15, 2014

The Rousuck Review: "A Christmas Carol"

Gregory Burgess at Scrooge.
Credit Teresa Castracane

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews “A Christmas Carol,” which  continues at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company through December 23.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon December 15, 2014

The Lost Art Of Making A Basket

Kathi Beauchesne in the studio with Sheilah.
Credit Elizabeth Sherwood

Let us consider the homely basket. Time was, hand-made baskets were commonplace – so common and utilitarian that they weren’t really seen as cultural artifacts. They were just what you used to hold oysters, or berries, or vegetables. But that has changed. Now, Maryland is home to the Center for Research in Basketry, which aims to keep the art of basketry alive in the Mid-Atlantic.

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UMMC Commentary
5:32 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Martin J. Edelman, MD

Dr. Edelman is the Head of the Section of Solid Tumor Oncology and Associate Director of the Division of Hematology/Oncology for the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center. Dr. Edelman received his medical degree from the Albany Medical College and performed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at the Naval Medical Center San Diego. 

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Maryland Morning Podcast
11:50 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Sports With Mark Hyman, and The Kastner Train

Kastner's train arriving in Switzerland.
Credit Memorial Museum of Hungarian Speaking Jewry

Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Maryland's Health Secretary, is leaving his post at the end of the month. He joins Sheilah to discuss his tenure.

Then, Tom Hall speaks with sports guru Mark Hyman about his take on the Ravens, O's, the upcoming Army-Navy game, and various other topics in the sports world. 

Plus, the Kastner train arrived in Switzerland 70 years ago this month. Baltimore Rabbi Dov Zvi Slanger was one of the passengers on that train, which saved saved thousands of Jews from Nazi persecution. He tells Sheilah his story.

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Dec. 12, 1-2 P.M.
9:24 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Midday Eats with Hong & Shields

Just in time for the holiday festivities, it's open phones with Midday foodies John Shields of Gertrude's in the Baltimore Museum of Art and Henry Hong of the Thames Street Oyster House. Listeners are invited to call-in or email us with cooking-related questions or observations.

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