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: Tues. July 22, 1-2 p.m.
8:55 am
Tue July 22, 2014

The Lost Art of Dress

Linda Przybyszewski, author of "The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish," describes the fascinating history of American style, along with the do's and don'ts of modern wardrobe. Guest host Nikki Gamer

With production help from Midday intern Anna Muckerman

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 22, 12-1 p.m.
8:51 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Unrest Abroad

Remains of the Malaysian plane shot down in Ukraine.

The latest on the ongoing violence in Israel-Palestine and the U.S. response to it. Plus, we'll look at the geopolitics involving last week's plane disaster that resulted in the deaths of nearly 300 passengers. Our guests: Middle East expert Kimberly Katz, associate professor of history at Towson University; and Max Hilaire, chair of the political science department at Morgan State University.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 21, 1-2 p.m.
11:07 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Trending Food

Remember when pork bellies were considered a subpar cut of meat? When coconut water was relegated to the “international foods” section of the supermarket? Or when cupcakes were exclusive to children's' birthday parties? In recent years, these foods have managed to break out and become the epitome of consumer hipness. A look at food trends with David Sax, author of "The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes and Fed Up With Fondue." Original air date 7/2/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 21, 12-1 p.m.
11:04 am
Mon July 21, 2014

Body Image and Weight Bias

Social consequences of obesity can include barriers to employment.
Credit The Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

A conversation about weight bias, personal struggles with body image, and what it costs Americans in self-esteem and in dollars.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 18, 1-2 p.m.
10:16 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Midday Eats BBQ

Local BBQ guru George Hensler with his home cooked ribs outside WYPR's Studio A.
Credit Nikki Gamer, WYPR

Local barbecue guru and food writer George Hensler joins Midday foodies John Shields of Gertrude's and Henry Hong of the Thames Street Oyster House to dish on the best recipes, sauces, and techniques for a summer at the grille. Also: A visit from gourmet popsicle maker Justin Daniel, co-owner of Baltimore-based Pop Couture, LLC.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 18, 12-1 p.m.
10:10 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Midday Friday: Boog Powell

Boog Powell

The legendary Orioles first baseman and king of barbecue talks about his life before, during and after his Major League career. Boog Powell is the subject of a new biography co-written with former Baltimore Sun columnist Rob Kasper, "Baltimore Baseball and Barbecue with "Boog Powell: Stories from the Orioles' Smokey Slugger," published this month by American Palate.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 17, 1-2 p.m.
9:35 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Midday on the Bay

Fresh peaches at the Baltimore Farmer's Market under the JFX.

A look at eco-friendly farming, farmers markets and healthy eating with Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 17, 12-1 p.m
9:32 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Open Phones

Backlash to a proposed site in Carroll County.

Listeners are invited to call in with comments on news, including the Maryland response to the Obama administration's efforts to find shelter here for some of the thousands of immigrant children who have been coming across the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 16, 1-2 p.m.
9:33 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Midday on Media

Sports reporter Pam Oliver

Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik returns for his monthly take on television and media. Topics: FOX Sports moves Pam Oliver off the NFL sidelines for Erin Andrews, whatever happened to the big-time TV anchor, news coverage of Obama and border crisis, and video-streaming in the wake of the Supreme Court's Aereo ruling in late June.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 16, 12-1 p.m.
9:31 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Midday on Health: Progress on Strokes

Fewer Americans are having strokes in recent years, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

Fewer Americans are having strokes and those who do are now less likely to die from them, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers and reported Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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