Midday foodies John Shields of Gertrude’s and Henry Hong of Thames Street Oyster House share stories with Midday listeners about meals that hold a special place in their culinary memories. Original air date: 09/13/13.
Where in the brain is our sense of self located? How can you pinpoint what makes us who we are and what do you do when that knowledge is lost? Science journalist Anil Anathaswamy followed individuals with complex neurological disorders - from Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia to a rare disorder that causes the delusional belief that one is dead -- and wrote about their experiences in his book, “The Man Who Wasn’t There.” In this hour, we find out what he discovered about the human sense of self.
Some of Maryland’s 8 congressional districts have been called “the most gerrymandered in the nation.” A judge described the shape of one of them as "a broken-winged pterodactyl.” Governor Larry Hogan promised to change the system that created the oddly-shaped districts, and he wants to put a constitutional amendment before Maryland voters next year. We’ll hear arguments for and against that idea. Up front, Baltimore taxpayers are putting out another $280,000 to settle three more lawsuits alleging police misconduct and excessive force.
Open phones and listener emails in this one o’clock hour, as we follow-up on the conversation you just heard with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. Baltimore hit the 200 homicide mark on Monday, after a shooting near Clifton Park. The homicide count did not reach 200 last year until December. How is the surge in violence affecting life in your neighborhood, and in your view of the city and its leadership? We’ll also welcome more reaction, pro and con, to the Hogan administration’s punt on mass transit projects in Baltimore.