Midday

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Dec. 22, 1-2 p.m.
9:28 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Midday Open Phones

On Sunday, Baltimore area resident Ismaaiyl Brinsley shot and killed two New York City Police Officers before turning the gun on himself.

Dan takes listener phone calls and emails related to the news of the day. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Dec. 22, 12-1 p.m.
9:23 am
Tue December 23, 2014

Midday Politics: Year in Review

Maryland Governor-elect Larry Hogan

Melissa Deckman, chair of the political science department at Washington College, and Don Norris, professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, discuss the year’s most significant state and national political stories. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Dec. 22, 1-2 P.M.
9:24 am
Mon December 22, 2014

A History of the GOP

Boston College history professor Heather Cox Richardson traces the evolution of the GOP from its founding by President Abraham Lincoln to its modern day incarnation in, "To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Dec. 22, 12-1 P.M.
9:20 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Dallas Dance

Dallas Dance, the superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, updates us on the implementation of Common Core standards, classroom technology improvements, and school security measures.

With production help from Midday intern Kerry DeSantis.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Dec. 19, 12-1 P.M.
11:20 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Midday Friday

In this hour, we hear about three efforts to improve the lives of others. First up, Tyler Mains is a Johns Hopkins medical student and co-founder of MERIT, Medical Education Resources Initiative for Teens. MERIT connects high school students in Baltimore with internships and mentors in the medical field. Next, Gather Baltimore repurposes leftover food and redistributes it across Baltimore, providing fresh, local produce to families in need.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Dec. 18, 1-2 p.m.
9:25 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Midday on the Bay

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently moved to ban fracking in that state.

The December edition of Midday on The Bay with Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal tackles two subjects: How two Democratic governors -- O'Malley in Maryland and Cuomo in New York -- take vastly different approaches to the controversial drilling process known as fracking for natural gas, and how two Maryland governors -- the outgoing O'Malley and the incoming Larry Hogan -- take vastly different approaches to curtailing phosphorus pollution from Eastern Shore chicken far

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Dec. 18, 12-1 p.m
9:17 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Maryland's New County Executives

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman

Two new county executives, both Republicans, talk about their first two weeks in office and the year ahead: Barry Glassman of Harford County and Allan Kittleman of Howard County. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Dec. 17th, 1-2 P.M.
10:03 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Open Phones

Listeners are invited to call in with comments on the latest news of the day. Plus, should the grand jury system be abolished? Roger A. Fairfax, professor and associate dean at George Washington University Law School, explains the history and purpose of grand juries.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Dec. 17th, 12-1 P.M
9:29 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Baltimore Development 2014

Reporter Kevin Litten of the Baltimore Business Journal and architect and urban designer Klaus Philipsen review the year's most interesting real estate development proposals, population trends in downtown Baltimore, prospects for the Red Line and the future of the $1.5 billion State Center project.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Dec. 16, 1-2 p.m.
10:51 am
Tue December 16, 2014

History & the Holidays

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

From Antietam to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway to Harper's Ferry in West Virginia, there are plenty of historic sites to see throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Travel writer Charles W. Mitchell takes us through some of his favorite places to visit, many of which have events through the holiday season. Mitchell is the author of "Travels Through American History in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide for All Ages."

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