Mike Himowitz

Associate Producer, Midday

Mike Himowitz joined WYPR after a 40-year career in print journalism, first with the Providence Journal and then for more than three decades with the Sunpapers (as he'll always think of them).  As a reporter, he covered a variety of beats, including education, transportation, the State House and Capitol Hill.  Long addicted to computers, he was an early and avid practitioner of computer-assisted journalism.  Over the years he served as State News Editor, Baltimore County Bureau Chief, Electronic News Editor, and Medical and Science Editor, producing the weekly Plugged In and Health and Science sections.  He wrote a computer column for The Sun for 20 years and was a technology contributor to Fortune magazine.

After retiring from The Sun, he worked as deputy managing editor at MedPageToday.com, a medical news site designed for doctors and hypochondriacs.  In 2010 he joined WYPR as an associate producer for Midday with Dan Rodricks.

Himowitz lives in Pikesville with the love of his life.  The couple has two sons and one incredibly handsome and talented grandson.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 15, 1-2 p.m.
9:35 am
Tue July 15, 2014

American Cesar

In "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Miriam Pawel chronicles the life of the famous political and labor activist, from his days as a migrant worker to the dramatic rise of the United Farm Workers union. Original air date 6/23/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 14, 1-2 p.m.
9:51 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Remembering James Meredith

The image of James Meredith getting shot while marching for Civil Rights became iconic following its publication.

As the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act approaches, Midday features the story of James Meredith, who in 1962 became the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, as Meredith led a “March Against Fear” to promote black voter registration, he was wounded by a gunman, a moment captured in an iconic photograph. What followed was one of the central dramas of the civil rights era.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 9, 12-1 p.m.
9:29 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Inside the Teenage Brain

Psychiatrist and author Daniel Siegel talks about the teenage brain, how it develops, how it works -- and how parents and their children can make the most of an important period of growth, change and experimentation. Siegel is the best-selling author of "Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain." Original air date 5/28/14

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

Redeployment

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: 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: Friday June 27, 1-2 p.m.
9:41 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Remembering James Meredith

James Meredith was shot while he marched for Civil Rights. This photograph later became iconic.

As the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act approaches, Midday features the story of James Meredith, who in 1962 became the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, as Meredith led a “March Against Fear” to promote black voter registration, he was wounded by a gunman, a moment captured in an iconic photograph. What followed was one of the central dramas of the civil rights era. Historian Aram Goudsouzian tells this story in "Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 23, 1-2 p.m.
9:29 am
Mon June 23, 2014

American Cesar

Cesar Chavez is considered one of the most important activists in American history.

In "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Miriam Pawel chronicles the life of the famous political and labor activist, from his days as a migrant worker to the dramatic rise of the United Farm Workers union.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 10, 1-2 pm
10:13 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Redeployment

In his new book, Klay provides a deeper understanding of what it was like on the front lines of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
Credit philklay.com

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.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 9, 12-1 p.m.
10:27 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Former Houston Mayor Bill White

Democrat Bill White was Houston mayor from 2004-2010. He ran unsuccessfully against Rick Perry in the 2010 Texas gubernatorial race. His book, "America's Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse," explores the nation's addiction to deficit spending. He joins us to talk about that, plus Lone Star and national politics.

  Original air date 5/12/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. June 4, 1-2 pm
10:23 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Joseph Smith's Final Years

Columnist and author, Alex Beam, explores the final years and the assassination of Joseph Smith, founder of the Mormon Church.

In his new book, "American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church," Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam reports on the life and violent death of the charismatic founder of the Mormon church. The book traces the roots of Mormonism, the nation's fastest growing faith, and its turbulent early history.

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