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: Wed. April 23 1-2 p.m.
9:39 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Millenials and the Economy

In his new book, Paul Taylor addresses whether the millenial generation has what it takes to move the American economy forward.

With the looming exodus of the baby boomer generation from the workforce, what lies ahead for the American economy? Will the underemployed younger generation be able to pick up the pieces? Our guest is Paul Taylor, executive vice president of the Pew Research Center and the author of "The Next America: Boomers, Millennials and the Looming Generational Showdown."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. April 23, 12-1 pm
9:34 am
Wed April 23, 2014

The End of Suburban Sprawl

Transit activist Benjamin Ross is calling for an end to suburban sprawl in his new book.

Maryland transit activist Benjamin Ross is the author of, "Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. April 22, 1-2 pm
11:43 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Midday on the Bay

Rona Kobell is a staff-writer for the Bay Journal.
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  In this edition of Midday on the Bay with The Bay Journal's Rona Kobell, we take a look at the failed efforts to repeal the stormwater bill in this year's Maryland General Assembly.  We also look at the fight to fund open spaces in Maryland, and why Steny Hoyer threw his weight against a wind-energy farm in Somerset County.  

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. April 22, 12-1 pm
9:50 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Midday Politics

Anthony Brown, Doug Gansler, and Heather Mizeur are vying to win the Democratic Primary in June.
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With less than two months to go before the primary, a look at the Maryland gubernatorial campaign with WYPR Senior News Analyst C. Fraser Smith and Andy Green, opinion editor for The Baltimore Sun.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. April 21, 1-2 pm
10:06 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Technology Trends

Sean Gallagher is the IT Editor for Ars Technica.
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  An hour on the latest technology news with Sean Gallagher, Baltimore-based IT editor for Conde Nast's Ars Technica. Among the stories we'll discuss: The NSA and the Heartbleed bug, Amazon's new smart phone and "bro" culture within the technology sector.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Mon. April 21 12-1 p.m.
10:01 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Rockfish Rock

Comedian Jeff Nichols discusses his involvement with the fishing industry in his new book, Caught.
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Comedian and writer Jeff Nichols tells of his obsessive pursuit of a 60-pound rockfish (striped bass)and his experiences with poachers in the black market fishing industry.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. April 18, 1-2 p.m.
10:05 am
Fri April 18, 2014

In The Garden

Snow peas, from the latest post from Nancy Taylor Robson's Grow It, Eat It blog.
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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

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. April 18, 12-1 p.m.
9:58 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Midday Friday

Parts and Labor, a new butcher shop and restaurant from Spike Gjerde, had it's soft opening yesterday.
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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.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. April 17, 1-2 pm
9:40 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Art Deco in Washington and Baltimore

The Hutzler Building in Baltimore.

The white-collar New Deal capital and the blue-collar industrial port city are 40 miles apart but are rich with examples of the bold and distinctive art deco style in architecture and ornamentation.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. April 17 12-1 pm
9:28 am
Thu April 17, 2014

The Sixth Extinction

"The Sixth Extinction" by Elizabeth Kolbert tells the story of how mankind's influence on the planet will lead to a mass extinction.

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.

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