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. March 3, 12-1 p.m.
10:41 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Ukraine Crisis and the U.S. Response

Chaos in the Ukraine
Credit BBC News

Is there any way for the United States and its European allies to reverse the Russian military occupation of Crimea, or are President Putin’s troops there to stay? Conversation and commentary about the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 4, 1-2 p.m.
10:57 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Maple Sugar Time

The Sugar Season delves into the history of the country's maple sugar industry.

Two years ago, one of the largest agricultural heists in history occurred when six million pounds of maple syrup, worth some $18 million, disappeared from the warehouses of the Global Strategic Maple Syrup reserve in Quebec.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 4, 12-1 p.m.
10:50 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Grammar Pet Peeves

Mignon Fogarty is one of the nation's most prominent grammarians.

We mark National Grammar Day by delving into some of our grammar pet peeves with one of the nation's most prominent grammarians, Mignon Fogerty, aka "Grammar Girl," and Margaret Benner, creator of Towson University's online writing support website and longtime grammar professor.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. March 3, 1-2 p.m.
9:47 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Midday on Health

Actor Harold Ramis died list week of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis.

The diseases you might not know you have. Dr. John Cmar, infectious disease specialist at Sinai Hospital, discusses a variety of medical problems that often go undiagnosed and untreated, such as diabetes, the gluten allergy, celiac disease and the human papillomavirus. We’ll also take a look at autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, the disease that caused the death last week of comic actor and producer Harold Ramis at age 69.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. March 3, 12-1 p.m.
9:42 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Maryland Transit Administration CEO Robert Smith

An hour on Red and Purple Line developments and other statewide public transportation issues with the top man at MTA.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Feb. 28, 1-2 p.m.
9:48 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Midday on Film

The film 12 Years a Slave is up for Best Picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.

With the Oscars Sunday night, we consider this year’s Academy Award nominees with Midday critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Feb. 28, 12-1 p.m.
9:43 am
Fri February 28, 2014

The Midday Weekly Review

Baltimore city Director of Social Services Molly McGrath Tierney is resigning after heading up the dept. for seven years.

A look at the latest news stories of the region with the reporters and editors who covered them.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Feb. 27, 1-2 p.m.
9:24 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Last Best Cure

Author Donna Jackson Nakazawa

The life of journalist and author Donna Jackson Nakazawa took a dramatic turn when she experienced numb limbs, muscle spasms, poor reflexes and a host of other medical problems.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Feb. 27, 12-1 pm
9:21 am
Thu February 27, 2014

CEO Compensation

JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon
Credit Bloomberg News

Jamie Dimon has had a tumultuous run as CEO of JPMorgan Chase since the financial meltdown of 2008. But despite government investigations of the bank’s practices that led to billions of dollars in settlements, Dimon last year received a $20 million raise. Such compensation packages fuel public debate about income inequality and the regulation of the financial industry.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Wed. Feb. 25 1-2 p.m.
9:50 am
Wed February 26, 2014

The Monkey's Voyage

In his new book, Evolutionary Biologist, Alan de Queiroz, claims that millions of years ago, monkeys managed to cross the Atlantic Ocean by raft.
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Continental drift is the most commonly held scientific belief about the movement of Earth's species over time. But evolutionary biologist Alan de Queiroz challenges that notion by positing that certain species, from monkeys to baobab trees, were not merely victims of their continental fate but masters of their geographic destiny.

Queiroz is the author of "The Monkey's Voyage: How Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life."

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