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Maureen Harvie

Producer, On The Record

Maureen Harvie is a producer for On The Record. She began her career at WYPR as an intern for the newsroom, where she covered issues ranging from medical marijuana to off-shore wind energy.  

She also photographed events around the city, such as Baltimore's Kinetic Sculpture Race, and created slideshows for the newsroom's website.

She is fan of politics, podcasts, and pop culture.  Maureen Harvie is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and she studied radio production at Howard Community College.

Get Ready to Garden

Mar 25, 2015

After a long, harsh winter, spring is finally here and trees are budding. Nancy Taylor Robson, Maryland master gardener and writer, joins us to talk native plants, how to keep your lawn healthy without using fertilizers and what to look for when purchasing plants. Plus, we check in with farmers around the state about the start of the growing season.

Production assistance from Midday intern Mary Troutman.

Calling Out Black Men

Mar 18, 2015
P. Kenneth Burns

In her State of the City address, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called on black men to do more to prevent violence in the city. Responses have been mixed, with the mayor's plea coming during a time of heightened concern about police misconduct and a run of highly-publicized racial incidents across the country.

Motorweek's John Davis

Mar 17, 2015

On the heels of the biggest auto shows of the year, we get a look at industry trends from John Davis of public television's MotorWeek, the nation's longest-running automotive news magazine. Original air date: 2/19/2015.

Money and Kids

Mar 13, 2015

From setting an allowance to discussing how to pay for college, conversations about money can be a tricky part of parenting. Ron Lieber, personal finance columnist for The New York Times, has tips for teaching your children to save and spend responsibly. He is the author of “The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money.” Original air date: 2/11/15.

Age of Anxiety

Mar 12, 2015

Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic and author of “My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind,” explores the disorder’s place in psychology and society, and his lifelong struggle to overcome debilitating fear. Original air date: 2/24/15.

Our Sense of Touch

Mar 10, 2015

Why does mint cool your tongue while chili peppers burn it? How long does it take for the pain of a stubbed toe to reach your brain? David Linden, Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author, explores these mysteries in “Touch: The Science of the Hand, Heart and Mind.”

Death with Dignity

Mar 9, 2015

Five states allow doctor to assist terminally ill patients in dying — Oregon, Washington, Montana, Vermont and New Mexico. As the Maryland General Assembly considers the issue, we take a look at both sides of the “right to die” debate.

Selma Anniversary

Mar 3, 2015

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the voting rights marches of Selma, Alabama. We examine this crucial period of the Civil Rights Movement with Charles Blackburn, a retired minister and former organizer for the ACLU, and Unitarian Universalist minister Mark Morrison-Reed, whose book, "The Selma Awakening," examines the interracial and interfaith nature of the marches.

Taking Politics Out of Parole

Mar 2, 2015

Maryland is one of the only states in the county that permits a governor to reject or veto a parole commission’s recommendations.  We take another look at parole reform in this hour with Tessa Hill-Aston, president of Baltimore’s NAACP, and Walter Lomax, of the Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative (MRJI), who served 39 years in prison for a wrongful conviction. Here is a link to the report, "Still Blocking the Exit," written by the ACLU of Maryland and the MRJI.

Midday Friday

Feb 27, 2015

Following up on interesting stories, people and ideas from the Baltimore region and throughout the state. Plus, we host a debate on Gov. Hogan's effort to repeal the state law establishing storm-water management fees in Baltimore and nine counties.

Goucher Poll Results

Feb 26, 2015

The latest poll from Goucher College measures Marylanders' attitudes on the proposed Red and Purple Lines, vaccination and the recently introduced “Death with Dignity” legislation. Mileah Kromer, director of the Sarah T. Hughes Field Politics Center at Goucher College, breaks down the results. Open phones, listener calls.

When Rain Hurts

Feb 25, 2015

Mary Greene describes the tremendous challenges she and her husband faced after adopting their son from a Russian orphanage. She details her Maryland family’s struggle in “When Rain Hurts: An Adoptive Mother's Journey with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome."

  With production help from Midday intern Margorie Goodman.

Age of Anxiety

Feb 24, 2015

Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic and author of “My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind,” explores the disorder’s place in psychology and society, and his lifelong struggle to overcome debilitating fear. Open phones, listener calls.

Scott Timberg, an arts reporter who was laid off by the Los Angeles Times in 2008, argues that the Great Recession and the Internet have wiped out the middle- and working-class segments of the creative class, a group that includes reporters, editors, photojournalists, architects and studio musicians. How do you make a living from art and culture in a high-tech, warp speed, winner-take-all society? Original air date: 1/16/15

Adolescent Health around the Globe

Feb 23, 2015

Jhpiego, the international non-profit affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, takes on the health concerns facing teenagers in the developing world, including one of the highest HIV growth rates among all age groups. Dr. Mychelle Farmer, Baltimore pediatrician and Jhpiego senior advisor, joins Midday with two of Jhpiego’s youth leaders to discuss the obstacles faced by teens in Nigeria and Kenya.

Midday on Film: The Oscars

Feb 20, 2015

Ahead of this year's Academy Awards ceremony, we survey the Oscar contenders with Midday critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed.

MotorWeek's John Davis

Feb 19, 2015

John Davis of PBS' MotorWeek talks about the top automotive news in our region, including a bill in the General Assembly that would allow Tesla Motors, the California-based electric car company, to sell their vehicles to Maryland drivers.

Midday on Media

Feb 18, 2015

David Zurawik, media critic of The Baltimore Sun and Z on TV blogger, on two big shake-ups in the world of news -- NBC Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams' suspension for misrepresenting his experiences covering the Iraq War and The Daily Show's announcement that host Jon Stewart will leave later this year.

Obama's Immigration Executive Order

Feb 18, 2015

Despite overwhelming push-back from Republicans, the Obama administration is expected to move forward today with an executive order allowing parents of children with legal status to stay in the country for up to three years. The measure could affect up to 55,000 people living in Maryland.

Police Body Cameras

Feb 17, 2015

Next week, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s working group on police body cameras will release its findings on the technology's risks and benefits. We hear from David Rocah, senior staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland and a member of mayor’s task force, on privacy concerns associated with body cameras and their potential to reduce police brutality.

Collateral Damage

Jan 12, 2015
Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun

We cover three aspects of violence in Baltimore: Sun reporter Andrea McDaniels discusses her recent three-part series on the long-term effects of violence on victims' families; social worker Megan Leschak talks about her efforts to identify criminal defendants who have themselves been victims of violence and suffer from PTSD; and we meet James Timpson, director of

We continue our discussion about poverty capitalism with a look at workers and consumers in Maryland. ​Susan Francis, deputy director of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service, talks about the new Abell Report that explains Baltimore's tax sales policy, and how it adversely affects the city's poorest homeowners. Marceline White, executive director for the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, explains how rent-to-own stores and payday loans are risky bets for people who have difficulty getting credit.

Contact with the criminal justice system has become increasingly expensive. Many states charge fees for services, such as public defenders, that used to be free, and more crimes are being punished by fines as an alternative to jail time. Offenders who can’t afford to pay often face many obstacles, including fines for their inability to pay, and increased time on probation or in jail.

All About the Song

Sep 11, 2014

While many know that The Star-Spangled Banner was written by Francis Scott Key after the bombardment of Fort McHenry in 1812, most don’t know much about the history of the song itself, or about how difficult it can be to sing it.

Concert Drugs

Sep 4, 2014

The street drug ecstasy initially gained popularity in the underground rave scene, but has recently become a fixture at music festivals. Known as the “love drug,” ecstasy produces feelings of euphoria and emotional openness. However it can be dangerous--fatal even. Earlier this summer, two young men died following a concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion, where police suspect there had been widespread ecstasy use. Now many are asking if these types of tragedies can be prevented.