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.

To call in during the show, dial 410-662-8780 locally, or call toll-free at 1-866-661-9309.  Email Midday.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Jul 15, 12-1 PM
9:35 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Baltimore in Recovery

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake named Michael Cryor chair of her One Baltimore initiative in May.

We sit down with local businessman and Democratic strategist Michael Cryor, who was appointed to lead Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake’s “One Baltimore” initiative. We'll talk about Baltimore's recovery -- how people are feeling about the city's comeback from the spring -- if there is such a thing.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tue. Jul 14, 1-2 PM
10:21 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Pirates, Assassins and Corrupt Politicians

Spiro Agnew was among the many Maryland-based politicians shrouded by scandal in the 1970's.

We take a look at three unique pieces of Maryland history: Greg Bartles of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, joins us to talk about the oyster pirates who ravaged the Chesapeake Bay and how Maryland responded. Tom Fink, president of the Junius Booth Society, tells us about the Maryland roots of John Wilkes Booth, the infamous actor who assassinated President Lincoln.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tue. Jul. 14, 12-1 PM
10:15 am
Tue July 14, 2015

Open Phones

We catch up on local and national news as well as listener emails and phone calls. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 13, 1-2 PM
10:49 am
Mon July 13, 2015

Midday Special on Religion: One Nation, Under Gods

The spiritual history of the United States is much more complex, and less uniformly Christian, than many realize. Annapolis-based historian and journalist Peter Manseau joins Midday to discuss his new book, “One Nation, Under Gods,” an exploration of the role of religious minorities in shaping Maryland and American history.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 13, 12-1 PM
10:45 am
Mon July 13, 2015

Midday Special on Religion: The Handy Islam Answer Book

Midday listeners are invited to call with questions about the roots and practices of Islam, the world’s second largest religion, for Islam scholar John Renard, professor of theology at Saint Louis University. At a time when many Americans fear rather than understand Islam, we take a look at the faith’s traditions, as well as its overlaps with Christianity and Judaism.

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