Midday

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 17, 1-2 p.m.
9:35 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Midday on the Bay

Fresh peaches at the Baltimore Farmer's Market under the JFX.

A look at eco-friendly farming, farmers markets and healthy eating with Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 17, 12-1 p.m
9:32 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Open Phones

Backlash to a proposed site in Carroll County.

Listeners are invited to call in with comments on news, including the Maryland response to the Obama administration's efforts to find shelter here for some of the thousands of immigrant children who have been coming across the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 16, 1-2 p.m.
9:33 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Midday on Media

Sports reporter Pam Oliver

Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik returns for his monthly take on television and media. Topics: FOX Sports moves Pam Oliver off the NFL sidelines for Erin Andrews, whatever happened to the big-time TV anchor, news coverage of Obama and border crisis, and video-streaming in the wake of the Supreme Court's Aereo ruling in late June.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 16, 12-1 p.m.
9:31 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Midday on Health: Progress on Strokes

Fewer Americans are having strokes in recent years, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University.

Fewer Americans are having strokes and those who do are now less likely to die from them, according to a study by Johns Hopkins researchers and reported Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 15, 1-2 p.m.
9:35 am
Tue July 15, 2014

American Cesar

In "The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography," Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Miriam Pawel chronicles the life of the famous political and labor activist, from his days as a migrant worker to the dramatic rise of the United Farm Workers union. Original air date 6/23/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 15, 12-1 p.m.
9:28 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Carsick with Jon Waters

John Waters shares his stories of hitch-hiking and WYPR listeners tell theirs when the Baltimore filmmaker joins Dan in Studio A.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 14, 1-2 p.m.
9:51 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Remembering James Meredith

The image of James Meredith getting shot while marching for Civil Rights became iconic following its publication.

As the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act approaches, Midday features the story of James Meredith, who in 1962 became the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, as Meredith led a “March Against Fear” to promote black voter registration, he was wounded by a gunman, a moment captured in an iconic photograph. What followed was one of the central dramas of the civil rights era.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 14, 12-1 p.m.
9:46 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Exporting America

Popular American TV shows like Baywatch continue to impact America's image abroad.

Midday contributor Sheri Parks engages culture critic Martha Bayles on American entertainment's influence on world opinion. Bayles argues that by allowing our chief cultural exports -- violent movies, reality TV, vulgar music -- to serve as the nation's de facto ambassadors, the world gets a distorted view of American values. The US no longer shares the best of itself, she says, and there are consequences to that.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 11, 1-2 p.m.
9:52 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Midday on Film

Critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed join us to discuss the life and career of one of Hollywood’s original “it girls,” Barbara Stanwyck. We’ll also be joined by Stanwyck biographer Victoria Wilson, author of "A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940." Original air date 4/4/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 11, 12-1 p.m.
9:46 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Pixar President Ed Catmull

The computer scientist and Disney and Pixar Animations president talks about the history of the company he co-founded and the future of cinematic art. Original air date 6/10/14

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