Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Feb. 9, 12-1 p.m.
9:30 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Fracking in Maryland

State legislators will have to decide whether or not to allow fracking in the state of Maryland.

Late last year, the O'Malley administration officials released draft regulations for hydraulic fracturing, concluding that, with proper regulation, fracking for natural gas in Western Maryland could be done safely. But are the risks worth the rewards?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Feb. 6, 1-2 P.M.
9:26 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Life Inside Walter Reed

Adele Levine worked at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center as a physical therapist during the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She helped hundreds of veterans returning from war zones with traumatic wounds and amputations. Levine provides a rare inside look at amputee rehabilitation with her memoir, "Run, Don't Walk: The Curious and Courageous Life Inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Feb. 6, 12-1 P.M.
9:19 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Midday Friday

Prince George's County County Executive Rushern Baker has urged Governor Hogan to support construction of the Purple Line light rail project.

Following up on interesting stories, people and ideas from the Baltimore region and throughout Maryland. Plus, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker visits Studio A to talk about state aid to education and county government.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Feb. 5, 1-2 P.M.
9:30 am
Thu February 5, 2015

American Culture: Love of Place

Surveys suggest that young Americans are moving toward cities as much for community life -- and the sense of belonging -- as for work.

Do you love where you live? Do young Americans now move for a job or a sense of place? How important is location to happiness? Our guests: Sheri Parks, Midday’s American culture commentator; Katherine Loflin, a consultant whose research focuses specifically on "place making” and what drives human attachment to cities; and Melani N. Douglass, founder of the The Family Arts Museum and creator of an upcoming "love of place" pop-up event at the Spin City Laundromat in Baltimore. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Feb. 5, 12-1 P.M.
9:24 am
Thu February 5, 2015

Pope Francis

Pope Francis recently announced that he will visit the United States this September.

The pontiff garners headlines – and pushback from traditionalists -- with his atypical public commentary, his calls for tolerance of marginalized groups and his challenges to capitalism. A conversation about the Pope with Fritz Bauerschmidt, chair of the department of theology at Loyola University Maryland; David Cloutier, associate professor of theology at Mount St. Mary’s University; and Jozef Goethals, author of "Holy White Smoke: The Second Vatican Council Under Siege."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Feb. 2, 1-2 p.m.
11:37 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Midday on Health

Measles can be especially dangerous to infants.

Dr. John Cmar discusses the latest news related to the measles outbreak and public health policy regarding vaccinations for childhood diseases. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Jan. 30, 1-2 p.m.
9:02 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Forgotten U.S. History

Most people learn about American history through school textbooks or by visiting famous historical landmarks like Gettysburg or Plymouth Plantation. But there is history to be found in some of the country's more unremarkable spots too. In his book, "Here is Where: Discovering America's Great Forgotten History," the writer Andrew Carroll embarks on a cross-country journey to visit some of the country's most overlooked (yet important) sites, including some in Baltimore and Maryland. Original air date 9/24/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Jan. 30, 12-1 p.m.
8:58 am
Fri January 30, 2015

Open Phones

Open phone lines in the noon hour so Dan and listeners can catch up and comment on the news of the week. Plus, a chat with Joanna Rakoff, who used to answer all of J.D. Salinger's fan mail, and who is the author of, "My Salinger Year."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Jan. 29, 12-1 p.m
10:22 am
Thu January 29, 2015

More Charter Schools for Maryland?

Should there be more charter schools in Maryland? Newly inaugurated Governor Larry Hogan would like to tweak the law to make it easier to open and operate charter schools in the state.

Expanding charter schools in Maryland is a top priority of Gov. Larry Hogan. But do charter schools improve public education or do they only benefit a select few while leaving some students worse off?

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Jan. 28, 1-2 P.M.
2:27 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

Paternity Leave

Michael Roston and his daughter, Ruby.

In his State of the Union address, President Obama argued that paid leave is not just a women's issue, but a family one. While some companies have started to offer paternity leave, societal stigma still prevents many new fathers from taking it.

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