Midday with Dan Rodricks

Monday-Friday, Noon-2 pm

Midday is WYPR's daily public affairs program heard from noon-2pm, Monday-Friday.  Hosted by longtime Baltimore Sun columnist Dan Rodricks, topics range from the latest news, to local and national politics, to social, medical and cultural trends, featuring the best new books and most engaging authors, newsmakers and guests.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Dec. 18, 1-2 p.m.
9:25 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Midday on the Bay

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently moved to ban fracking in that state.

The December edition of Midday on The Bay with Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal tackles two subjects: How two Democratic governors -- O'Malley in Maryland and Cuomo in New York -- take vastly different approaches to the controversial drilling process known as fracking for natural gas, and how two Maryland governors -- the outgoing O'Malley and the incoming Larry Hogan -- take vastly different approaches to curtailing phosphorus pollution from Eastern Shore chicken far

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Dec. 18, 12-1 p.m
9:17 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Maryland's New County Executives

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman

Two new county executives, both Republicans, talk about their first two weeks in office and the year ahead: Barry Glassman of Harford County and Allan Kittleman of Howard County. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Dec. 17th, 1-2 P.M.
10:03 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Open Phones

Listeners are invited to call in with comments on the latest news of the day. Plus, should the grand jury system be abolished? Roger A. Fairfax, professor and associate dean at George Washington University Law School, explains the history and purpose of grand juries.

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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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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Dec. 16, 12-1 p.m.
10:43 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Baltimore City Schools CEO

Gregory Thornton became CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools in July. He joins us to talk about the city's 10-year, $980 million plan to modernize the system with the renovation of numerous schools and the closing of others with declining enrollments. 

With production help from Midday Intern Kerry DeSantis.

 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Dec. 15, 1-2 P.M.
9:30 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Hate Crimes in Cyberspace

Can the torrent of vitriol, threats and revenge porn that poison the Web for many women ever be controlled? University of Maryland law professor Danielle Citron is one of the country's leading experts on cyber-bullying. She joins us to talk about cyber-harassment, cyber-stalking, and the new frontier of civil rights in the twenty-first century. Her book is, "Hate Crimes in Cyberspace."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Dec. 15, 12-1 P.M.
9:25 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Technology Trends

Damaging details continue to emerge about the behind-the-scenes workings of Sony Pictures Entertainment following a major data breach that investigators think is linked to the government of North Korea. Sean Gallagher, the IT editor for the technology site Ars Technica, fills us in on the implications of the hack; we'll also discuss President Obama's support of net neutrality, and gadgetry in the run up to the holidays.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Dec. 12, 1-2 P.M.
9:24 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Midday Eats with Hong & Shields

Just in time for the holiday festivities, it's open phones with Midday foodies John Shields of Gertrude's in the Baltimore Museum of Art and Henry Hong of the Thames Street Oyster House. Listeners are invited to call-in or email us with cooking-related questions or observations.

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

Tim Shriver

In a new memoir, Tim Shriver, chairman of the Special Olympics, opens up about the Kennedy family's struggle with Rosemary Kennedy's intellectual disabilities and about his family's commitment to improve the lives of Americans with special needs. Shriver's memoir is "Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most."

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