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: Mon. July 28, 1-2 p.m.
9:09 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Midday on Health: Volunteerism in Retirement

With the baby boomer generation hitting retirement age, more organizations are reaching out to seniors for volunteers.

As the population of retirees increases, more organizations are turning to seniors for volunteers. A talk about the mutual benefits to the community and to the health of retirees who volunteer. Our guests: Bill Romani, director of AARP Experience Corps. of Baltimore ; Dora Tapp, a local volunteer with Experience Corps; and Hal Handley, a former senior vice president with McCormick & Co. recently named "Volunteer of the Decade" by the Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 25, 1-2 p.m.
9:21 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Midday on Film: Summer Blockbusters

The documentary "Life Itself" captures longtime film critic Roger Ebert's last days.

Midday film critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed review the summer's biggest and most interesting movies.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 24, 1-2 p.m.
9:37 am
Thu July 24, 2014

In the Garden: Summer Edition

Beans, beats, tomatoes, basil, melons, peaches -- the time for bountiful fresh fruits and vegetables has arrived. Nancy Taylor Robson, master gardener and Grow It/Eat It blogger, and Baltimore Sun columnist Susan Reimer offer tips for growing backyard produce while warding off the bugs.

Click here for a link to the recipes talked about on today's show.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 23, 12-1 p.m.
9:12 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Doctors Without Borders: A Profile

Doctors without Borders works in some of the most impoverished places on Earth.

One of the world's most admired organizations, Doctors Without Borders has delivered medical care to the world's most impoverished and imperiled 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. Original air date 7/2/14

With production help from Midday intern James Daley

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 22, 1-2 p.m.
8:55 am
Tue July 22, 2014

The Lost Art of Dress

Linda Przybyszewski, author of "The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish," describes the fascinating history of American style, along with the do's and don'ts of modern wardrobe. Guest host Nikki Gamer

With production help from Midday intern Anna Muckerman

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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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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 18, 1-2 p.m.
10:16 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Midday Eats BBQ

Local BBQ guru George Hensler with his home cooked ribs outside WYPR's Studio A.
Credit Nikki Gamer, WYPR

Local barbecue guru and food writer George Hensler joins Midday foodies John Shields of Gertrude's and Henry Hong of the Thames Street Oyster House to dish on the best recipes, sauces, and techniques for a summer at the grille. Also: A visit from gourmet popsicle maker Justin Daniel, co-owner of Baltimore-based Pop Couture, LLC.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 16, 1-2 p.m.
9:33 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Midday on Media

Sports reporter Pam Oliver

Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik returns for his monthly take on television and media. Topics: FOX Sports moves Pam Oliver off the NFL sidelines for Erin Andrews, whatever happened to the big-time TV anchor, news coverage of Obama and border crisis, and video-streaming in the wake of the Supreme Court's Aereo ruling in late June.

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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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