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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thu. Jun. 4, 12-1 PM
10:11 am
Thu June 4, 2015

Liquor Stores On Every Block

As part of our ongoing discussions about conditions in Baltimore exposed by April's riots, we return to the subject of liquor stores in the inner-city. Three years ago, the Baltimore City Health Department called for a reduction in the density of liquor stores and bars, noting that the city had as many establishments selling alcohol as it did 100 years ago, when Baltimore's population was nearly 50 percent larger. What does the high density of liquor stores mean for the health of people in Baltimore’s poorest neighborhoods, and how does it correlate with the local crime rate?

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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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