Midday with Dan Rodricks

From police body cameras and racial profiling to "felonious running" and Baltimore City's $6.4 million settlement with Gray's family, we discuss the fallout from the Freddie Gray case with two professors of law. Our guests: J. Amy Dillard, associate professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and David Harris, professor at the University of Pittsburg School of Law. 

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz

Sep 17, 2015

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief Jim Johnson talk about a $7 million plan to equip Baltimore County police officers with body cameras. Also, Kamenetz talks about a prediction that there could be up to 20,000 new jobs at Sparrows Point over the next decade, restoring the Point to its heyday. And we discuss the latest in plans for massive redevelopment in Towson, growing social and economic disparities in the Baltimore metropolitan region, and a Plan “B” for the nixed Red Line.

Midday on Media

Sep 16, 2015

David Zurawik, media critic for The Baltimore Sun, joins Midday for his take on recent events in news and television, including Stephen Colbert's new late night gig, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake's image, and the impending CNN GOP Debate.

By Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äusseres (Arbeitsbesuch Mazedonien) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The UN estimates that, over the past year, more than 380,000 men, women and children have fled war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa, traveling to Europe in search of a better life. The response to the crisis has been mixed. While Hungary has erected a fence to keep asylum seekers out, Germany may accept as many as 1 million refugees.

Dr. Mutter's Marvels

Sep 15, 2015

In the mid-19th century they were called “monsters,” men and women severely disfigured by disease, disaster, war, or accident, with very little quality of life. Dr. Thomas Mütter, a Philadelphia doctor, devote his career to making a difference in the lives of these outcasts. Author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz takes us back to the 1830's and the dawn of modern surgery in the book, “Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine.”