Nikki Gamer

Senior Producer, Midday

Nikki Gamer started off on the Midday staff as an intern and worked her way up to producer.  Before that, she was a newspaper reporter in New England, and also worked as a freelance writer for various news publications throughout Maryland.  She loves everything about working in public radio, especially because it brings together so many fascinating people.  Nikki Gamer is a graduate of Brown University and Northwestern University.  She loves her dog, and enjoys taking long hikes in the Maryland wilderness. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 11, 12-1 p.m.
9:46 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Pixar President Ed Catmull

The computer scientist and Disney and Pixar Animations president talks about the history of the company he co-founded and the future of cinematic art. Original air date 6/10/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 9, 1-2 p.m.
9:32 am
Tue July 8, 2014

A Farm Dies Once a Year

At 31, and unsure of what to do with his career, Arlo Crawford moved back to his childhood home on a vegetable farm in rural Pennsylvania. In "A Farm Dies Once a Year," Crawford beautifully chronicles the story of his family's farm, its many ups and downs, and his complicated relationship with farm life. Original air date 5/8/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 8, 1-2 p.m.
1:51 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Overwhelmed

Brigid Schulte, a mother of two and reporter at The Washington Post, talks about time management and juggling life's competing agendas. Original air date 6/26/14

Production help from Midday intern Brian Gilbert

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 7, 1-2 p.m.
12:55 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Midday on Health with Dr. John Cmar

Experts warn antibiotic-resistant bacteria could soon become a major public health problem.

The World Health Organization recently reported that antibiotic-resistant bacteria is “a problem so serious that it threatens the achievements of modern medicine.” A look at the origins of this problem and what it could mean for global public health with Midday contributor Dr. John Cmar, infectious diseases specialist at Sinai Hospital and the head of the hospital's Antibiotic Stewardship Committee. Original air date 6/2/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 7, 12-1 p.m.
12:51 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Alzheimer's Disease

As the baby boomer generation ages, more Americans will have to deal with the effects of Alzheimer's Disease.

With baby boomers entering their golden years, it's projected that the number of people in the United States with Alzheimer's disease will almost triple by 2050. Dr. Constantine Lyketsos, director of the Johns Hopkins Memory and Alzheimer's Treatment Center, provides the latest in Alzheimer's research, treatment and care.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 4, 1-2 p.m.
12:47 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Midday Eats with Hong & Shields: Eggs

According to food writer Michael Ruhlman, the egg is one of the most versatile ingredients in cooking and baking.
Credit Courtesy of ruhlman.com

Food writer Michael Ruhlman calls the egg "the Rosetta stone" of the kitchen: "Learn the language of the egg -- understand completely this amazing and beautiful oblong orb -- and you can enter new realms of cooking." Ruhlman is the author of "Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient." Original air date 6/6/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 4, 12-1 p.m.
12:43 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Midday Eats with Hong & Shields: DIY Catering

If you’re a foodie -- someone who enjoys cooking, ever-eager to learn more about it -- you might at some point consider putting on a party for 30 or more people: Celebrating a milestone birthday, or a graduation, or perhaps, as a wedding gift to friends, you volunteer to handle their reception. It’s not that far-fetched; people have done it. Today, how to do it -- how to plan out a party, and what dishes to consider cooking for a crowd.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 2, 12-1 p.m.
10:23 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Doctors Without Borders: A Profile

Since its founding in 1971, Doctors Without Borders has provided medical care to some of the most desperate places on Earth.

One of the world's most admired organizations, Doctors Without Borders has delivered medical care to the world's most impoverished places since its founding in 1971. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. Renee Fox, a sociologist and medicine scholar, chronicles the history of the organization and its influence around the globe.

With production help from Midday intern James Daley

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

Baltimoreans Work Abroad

Dr. Andy Pollak, chief of orthopedics for the University of Maryland Medical System, works on a patient in Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.
Courtesy of Dr. Andy Pollak

  Dr. Andy Pollak, chief of orthopedics for the University of Maryland Medical System, led a team of doctors in Haiti immediately following the 2010 earthquake. Pollak has since made several trips there, most recently to train Haitian doctors in trauma care.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 30, 1-2 pm
9:50 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Midday World Cup Special

More World Cup 2014 tickets were sold to Americans than to fans of any other country, bar the hosts.

With the U.S. soccer team preparing for its next World Cup match -- Tuesday, against Belgium, in the knockout round -- we’ll hear from veteran sportswriter George Vecsey, longtime columnist for The New York Times. He is the author of "Eight World Cups: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer."

With production help from Midday intern Tyler Downey

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