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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 4, 1-2 p.m.
12:47 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Midday Eats with Hong & Shields: Eggs

According to food writer Michael Ruhlman, the egg is one of the most versatile ingredients in cooking and baking.
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Food writer Michael Ruhlman calls the egg "the Rosetta stone" of the kitchen: "Learn the language of the egg -- understand completely this amazing and beautiful oblong orb -- and you can enter new realms of cooking." Ruhlman is the author of "Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World's Most Versatile Ingredient." Original air date 6/6/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. July 4, 12-1 p.m.
12:43 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Midday Eats with Hong & Shields: DIY Catering

If you’re a foodie -- someone who enjoys cooking, ever-eager to learn more about it -- you might at some point consider putting on a party for 30 or more people: Celebrating a milestone birthday, or a graduation, or perhaps, as a wedding gift to friends, you volunteer to handle their reception. It’s not that far-fetched; people have done it. Today, how to do it -- how to plan out a party, and what dishes to consider cooking for a crowd.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 3, 1-2 p.m.
12:38 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson was the 28th president of the United States.

Historian Richard Striner takes us back to the summer of 1914, the outbreak of a world war and an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who believed he could stop it or at least keep the U.S. out of it.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 3, 12-1 p.m.
12:35 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Inside the Brain

Science writer Sam Kean tells how some of the strangest brain injuries in history led to some of the greatest discoveries about how it works. He is the author of "The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain As Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness and Recovery."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 2, 1-2 p.m.
10:28 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Hipster Food

The popularity of coconut water is a more recent example of a foodie craze.

Remember when pork bellies were considered a subpar cut of meat? When coconut water was relegated to the “international foods” section of the supermarket? Or when cupcakes were exclusive to childrens' birthday parties? In recent years, these foods have managed to break out and become the face of consumer hipness. A look at food trends with David Sax, author of "The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes and Fed Up With Fondue."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. July 2, 12-1 p.m.
10:23 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Doctors Without Borders: A Profile

Since its founding in 1971, Doctors Without Borders has provided medical care to some of the most desperate places on Earth.

One of the world's most admired organizations, Doctors Without Borders has delivered medical care to the world's most impoverished places since its founding in 1971. It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. Renee Fox, a sociologist and medicine scholar, chronicles the history of the organization and its influence around the globe.

With production help from Midday intern James Daley

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 1, 12-1 p.m.
11:21 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Baltimoreans Work Abroad

Dr. Andy Pollak, chief of orthopedics for the University of Maryland Medical System, works on a patient in Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake.
Courtesy of Dr. Andy Pollak

  Dr. Andy Pollak, chief of orthopedics for the University of Maryland Medical System, led a team of doctors in Haiti immediately following the 2010 earthquake. Pollak has since made several trips there, most recently to train Haitian doctors in trauma care.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 1, 12-1 pm
10:56 am
Tue July 1, 2014

SCOTUS Wrap-Up / Education Controversies

Baltimore City school teachers protest the new teacher-evaluation system.
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We cover two topics today on Midday:  First, we're joined by University of Baltimore School of Law Professor, Mike Meyerson, as well as Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate, to discuss the most recent term of the Supreme Court.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 30, 1-2 pm
9:50 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Midday World Cup Special

More World Cup 2014 tickets were sold to Americans than to fans of any other country, bar the hosts.

With the U.S. soccer team preparing for its next World Cup match -- Tuesday, against Belgium, in the knockout round -- we’ll hear from veteran sportswriter George Vecsey, longtime columnist for The New York Times. He is the author of "Eight World Cups: My Journey Through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer."

With production help from Midday intern Tyler Downey

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 30, 12-1 pm
9:46 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Reading in the Internet Age

Has the internet age led to less in-depth processing while reading?
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If you find yourself skimming online content or feeling restless as you try to read something, you're not alone. Human brain circuitry is changing in the face of modern-day technology; experts worry that the changes can prevent in-depth processing.

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