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. Jan. 9, 1-2 P.M.
9:29 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Midday Eats with Crivello & Shields

Get advice from our experts to prevent any culinary mishaps.

Perhaps you tried a new recipe during the holiday season, but it didn't turn out the way you had hoped. We conduct a culinary "post-mortem" with John Shields of Gertrude's and Donna Crivello of Donna's. Listeners are invited to talk about how their holiday meals fared and to get advice on what they could have done differently.

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

Midday Friday

Selma, a drama based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches, opened Christmas Day.

Following up on interesting stories, people and ideas from the Baltimore region and throughout Maryland. Plus, film reviews by Christopher Llewellyn Reed.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Jan. 8, 1-2 p.m.
9:48 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Female Spies of the Civil War

In "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy," New York Times-bestselling author Karen Abbott tells the stories of Belle Boyd, Emma Edmonds, Rose O'Neal Greenhow and Elizabeth Van Lew, four indomitable women who operated as spies during the Civil War for both the Union and the Confederacy. Original air date 10/9/14 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Jan. 7, 12-1 p.m.
9:21 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Obamacare Maryland, Year II

Maryland Health Connection Head Carolyn Quattrocki

Carolyn Quattrocki, executive director of the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, answers questions about second-year insurance enrollment under the Affordable Care Act and how the exchange is faring following its disastrous launch in 2013. Plus, a look at the latest Supreme Court challenge to the ACA with reporter Jay Hancock of Kaiser Health News. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Jan. 6, 12-1 p.m.
9:29 am
Tue January 6, 2015

17 Million & Counting

Nature writer Tom Horton questions whether the Chesapeake Bay can sustain uninhibited population growth.

With 17 million people, the population of the Chesapeake Bay watershed has more than doubled since the 1950s. And it's expected to triple within the next several decades. Tom Horton, longtime environmental reporter, speaks with authority about the consequences of growth on the region's quality of life and its sustainability. The author of six books about the Chesapeake, Horton is an environmental studies professor at Salisbury University. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Dec. 22, 12-1 P.M.
9:20 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Dallas Dance

Dallas Dance, the superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, updates us on the implementation of Common Core standards, classroom technology improvements, and school security measures.

With production help from Midday intern Kerry DeSantis.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Dec. 19, 1-2 p.m.
11:32 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Midday's Best Books of 2014

Midday Associate Producer Michael Himowitz and blogger Paula Gallagher, a librarian at the Baltimore County Library's Pikesville Branch, share their picks for the best fiction and nonfiction books of the year.

For a link to a full list of their picks, click here. 

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From Dec. 19 broadcast
10:57 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Midday's Best Books of 2014

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Dec. 17th, 12-1 P.M
9:29 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Baltimore Development 2014

Reporter Kevin Litten of the Baltimore Business Journal and architect and urban designer Klaus Philipsen review the year's most interesting real estate development proposals, population trends in downtown Baltimore, prospects for the Red Line and the future of the $1.5 billion State Center project.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Dec. 16, 1-2 p.m.
10:51 am
Tue December 16, 2014

History & the Holidays

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

From Antietam to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway to Harper's Ferry in West Virginia, there are plenty of historic sites to see throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Travel writer Charles W. Mitchell takes us through some of his favorite places to visit, many of which have events through the holiday season. Mitchell is the author of "Travels Through American History in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide for All Ages."

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