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. 


Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Jan. 28, 1-2 P.M.
2:27 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Paternity Leave

Michael Roston and his daughter, Ruby.

In his State of the Union address, President Obama argued that paid leave is not just a women's issue, but a family one. While some companies have started to offer paternity leave, societal stigma still prevents many new fathers from taking it.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Jan. 27, 12-1 P.M.
11:25 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Ted X Baltimore

This year's TEDxBaltimore theme is "Collisions."

Ahead of the event, at Morgan State University on Friday, we hear from three of its featured speakers: Julia Marciari-Alexander, director of the Walters Art Museum, on how she's reimagining the museum experience for the future; Greg Cantori, former head of Maryland Nonprofits, on the use of the Genuine Progress Indicator to determine the country's well-being; and Shanaysha Sauls, chair of the

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Jan. 26, 1-2 p.m.
10:20 am
Mon January 26, 2015

Two Days in June

On June 10 and 11 of 1963, President Kennedy gave two consecutive speeches on two of the greatest issues of the time: Nuclear arms and civil rights. Andrew Cohen, a former Washington correspondent for the New York Times, details those days and their significance in, "Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours that Made History." 

With production help from Midday intern Marjorie Goodman

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Jan. 22, 12-1 P.M
9:36 am
Thu January 22, 2015

Midday on Health

A World Health Organization (WHO) health worker helps a trainee put on a protective suit in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Since the Ebola epidemic began just over a year ago in West Africa, about 21,000 people have contracted the virus while about 8,500 have died from it. But according to the latest World Health Organization report, new Ebola cases in the three hardest hit countries are on the decline.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Jan. 20, 12-1 p.m.
9:07 am
Tue January 20, 2015

A Cyber Pearl Harbor?

In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama is expected to mention cyber-security and the Sony hack allegedly perpetrated by North Korea. Is the Sony hack a harbinger of what's to come in international warfare? Our guests: Midday contributor Sean Gallagher, the IT editor for Ars Technica, and Tom Wither, an expert in information security and a former intelligence analyst.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Jan. 19, 12-1 p.m.
10:36 am
Mon January 19, 2015

After Ferguson

A Baltimore protest against police brutality led by Rev. Cortly CD Witherspoon.
Credit The Baltimore Sun

A conversation about race relations, criminal justice and law enforcement following the nationwide protests over the use of excessive and fatal force by police.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Jan. 15, 12-1 P.M
9:41 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Hopkins Research

Bloomberg School associate professor Parul Christian studied the impact of vitamins on maternal and infant health in rural Bangladesh.

We'll look at three recent studies conducted by researchers affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Susan Gross on young people's aversion to healthy cafeteria food; Liz Selvin on the link between diabetes and midlife cognitive decline; a

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Jan. 14, 12-1 P.M.
9:27 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Police Commissioner Batts

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts talks about a major change in the management of the city's police force to increase patrols and better connect officers with the people they serve, and about community-police relations in the wake of the high-profile deaths of unarmed men in Missouri and New York, and the December assassination of two New York City officers.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues, Jan. 13, 1-2 P.M.
10:59 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Lexington Market's Future

Shoppers enjoy food and music at Lexington Market.
Credit Marjorie Goodman

Baltimore's historic public market is on track to get a major overhaul. We discuss its potential with Robert Thomas, executive director of Lexington Market and the Baltimore Public Markets Corporation, and Midday contributor Klaus Philipsen, the Baltimore architect who writes about urban planning for the Baltimore Business Journal and for his firm's blog,

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