This week on Midday Friday: Ingrid Lofgren from the Homeless Persons Representation Project discusses homeless children and young adults in Maryland, we talk campaign finance with Jennifer Bevan-Dangel from Common Cause and Bruce Robinson from the state commission on campaign finance.
Because of the wild swings in winter weather and its duration, spring gardening presents plenty of challenges. Nancy Taylor Robson, a master gardener and Grow It, Eat It blogger, and Baltimore Sun columnist Susan Reimer offer tips for getting the best results. We'll also be joined by Donna Crivello of Donna's.
Since its formation more than 4.5 billion years ago, Earth has gone through five waves of extinction, the latest being the extinction of the dinosaurs, which scientists believe was caused by an asteroid. In "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History," the New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert warns of what some scientists are defining as the "Sixth Extinction," which she says is happening now at the hands of mankind.
The local food movement has led to changes in the demographics of farmers in Maryland. Some 70 percent of today's beginning farmers did not grow up on a farm. We'll speak with two Maryland farmers whose desire to support the local food movement evolved into a career. And we'll hear from Greg Bowen, president of Maryland FarmLINK, which provides resources and support to farmers.
With production help from Midday Intern James Daley.