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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Jan. 21, 1-2 p.m.
9:22 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Midday on Media

The Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul premiers on AMC in February.

Baltimore Sun media critic David Zurawik joins us for his monthly take on television: The upcoming third season of House of Cards; the highly-anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul; and Amazon’s new deal for a series written and directed by Woody Allen; plus, Z’s picks for the winter television season. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Jan. 21, 12-1 p.m.
9:18 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Affordable Housing Shortage

Affordable housing advocates decry a lack of affordable housing options across the state.

A look at the shortage of affordable housing in Maryland and resistance to it in Baltimore's suburbs.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Jan. 20, 1-2 p.m.
10:36 am
Tue January 20, 2015

Paid Sick Leave

Maryland’s General Assembly will once again take up the issue of guaranteeing paid sick leave for workers, just as President Obama has unveiled his own proposal to do the same. In Maryland, over half a million workers do not earn sick leave, meaning that they have to make a choice – continue to work while they are ill or risk losing their job.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Jan. 20, 12-1 p.m.
9:07 am
Tue January 20, 2015

A Cyber Pearl Harbor?

In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama is expected to mention cyber-security and the Sony hack allegedly perpetrated by North Korea. Is the Sony hack a harbinger of what's to come in international warfare? Our guests: Midday contributor Sean Gallagher, the IT editor for Ars Technica, and Tom Wither, an expert in information security and a former intelligence analyst.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Jan. 19, 1-2 p.m.
10:40 am
Mon January 19, 2015

Black Sacred Music: An MLK Special

We listen to -- and talk about -- black sacred music, from the Civil War to the civil rights movement with music historian Robert Darden. The former Gospel editor of Billboard details how sacred music has served for centuries as a catalyst for change. Robert Darden is the author of "Nothing But Love in God's Water."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Jan. 19, 12-1 p.m.
10:36 am
Mon January 19, 2015

After Ferguson

A Baltimore protest against police brutality led by Rev. Cortly CD Witherspoon.
Credit The Baltimore Sun

A conversation about race relations, criminal justice and law enforcement following the nationwide protests over the use of excessive and fatal force by police.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Jan. 16, 1-2 p.m.
10:37 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Midday on Film

An image from the Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove.

Our critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed examine movies and the Cold War, which defined so much cinema from the end of World War II until the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Jan. 16, 12-1 p.m.
10:32 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Culture Crash: The Killing of the Creative Class

In a new book by that title, Scott Timberg, an arts reporter who was laid off by the Los Angeles Times in 2008, argues that the Great Recession and the Internet have wiped out the middle- and working-class segments of the creative class, a group that includes reporters, editors, photojournalists, architects and studio musicians. How do you make a living from art and culture in a high-tech, warp speed, winner-take-all society? 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Jan. 15, 1-2 P.M.
9:51 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Midday on the Bay

Dave Harp's stunning photo of Cedar Island houses slipping away.

Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal tells the story of the rise, fall and disappearance of Cedar Island; the future for open-space preservation in Maryland; and a look at issues before the General Assembly as Maryland's new Republican governor takes office with promises to roll back environmental regulations.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Jan. 15, 12-1 P.M
9:41 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Hopkins Research

Bloomberg School associate professor Parul Christian studied the impact of vitamins on maternal and infant health in rural Bangladesh.

We'll look at three recent studies conducted by researchers affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Susan Gross on young people's aversion to healthy cafeteria food; Liz Selvin on the link between diabetes and midlife cognitive decline; a

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