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. Aug. 25, 12-1 PM
10:15 am
Tue August 25, 2015

Inside Baltimore's War Room and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein

It’s been about a month since federal agents joined the city’s so-called War Room -- a round-the-clock effort to quell the violence on Baltimore’s streets. How has that partnership impacted the crime surge? How are federal investigators working to halt the impact of gangs, like the Black Guerilla Family? Today on Midday, we welcome Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney for Maryland, whose office is closely monitoring the city’s ongoing crime wave and prosecuting some of the most violent offenders at the federal level.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Aug. 24, 1-2 PM
1:49 pm
Mon August 24, 2015

The Life and Science of Albert Einstein

The life and science of Albert Einstein, with Steven Gimbel, Baltimore native and chair of the philosophy department at Gettysburg College, author of “Einstein: His Space and Times,” and “Einstein’s Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion.” Original air date: 04/21/15.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Aug. 24, 12-1 PM
12:01 pm
Mon August 24, 2015

Hopkins Research

From needle exchanges to diabetes to the aging brain, a look at research out of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, one of the busiest places in Baltimore. Can mentoring young people help you stay sharp as you enter your 70s and 80s? A new study by Michelle Carlson might make you want to take up volunteering today. Plus, at a time when more cases of diabetes are being diagnosed, just one in three Americans has their problem under control. Why is that such a challenge? Elizabeth Selvin has the answers.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Aug. 1-2 PM
11:13 am
Fri August 21, 2015

A 'Monument Man' and the Inside Story of 'Inside the Third Reich'

Albert Speer served an architect and minister of war production for the Third Reich.

Two personal stories from the aftermath of World War II. Army Air Corps veteran and long-time literary agent Gerald Gross recalls his role in publishing the bestseller, "Inside the Third Reich," and his dealings with the so-called "Nazi who said sorry," Albert Speer. Then, Susan Sullam tells of her father’s role in helping to recover cash, gold and artwork stolen by the Nazis.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Aug. 21, 12-1 PM
11:06 am
Fri August 21, 2015

Midday Friday

Baltimore City Council member, Mary Pat Clarke, talks about the proposed sale of the city-owned Hilton Hotel; the surge in violent crime and what city leaders are saying about Baltimore's future. Rick Seltzer of the Baltimore Business Journal has our weekly business report. We hear from singer Sunny Cowell and her jazz musician father, Stanley Cowell.

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