Midday

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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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Friday June 27, 1-2 p.m.
9:41 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Remembering James Meredith

James Meredith was shot while he marched for Civil Rights. This photograph later became iconic.

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. Historian Aram Goudsouzian tells this story in "Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 27, 12-1 p.m.
9:33 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Redskins Controversy

Controversy continues over the Washington NFL team name.

Baltimore attorney Jim Astrachan and WYPR’s Sports-at-Large commentator Milton Kent take up the subject of Washington’s football team and its name, officially deemed disparaging of native Americans last week by the U.S. patent and trademark office.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. June 26, 1-2 p.m.
10:43 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Overwhelmed

Brigid Schulte, a mother of two and reporter at The Washington Post, talks about time management and juggling life's competing agendas in her new book, "Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time."

With production help from Midday intern Brian Gilbert

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. June 26, 12-1 p.m
10:40 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Corporate Fear of Diversity

Ahsin Rasheed
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A conversation with Ahsin Rasheed, a Pakistan-born architect and CEO of an international design firm based in Baltimore, on what he calls a cultural bogeyman: How corporate fear of diversity undermines economic success.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. June 25, 1-2 p.m.
10:39 am
Wed June 25, 2014

A Lifetime of Film

The 1913 French film Fantomas ranks as one of Turan's favorite movies of all time.

Kenneth Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times and a frequent contributor to NPR’s Morning Edition, talks about his favorite movies.

With production help from Midday intern Tyler Downey.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. June 25, 12-1 p.m.
10:34 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Primary Results

Credit The Baltimore Sun

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown won the Democratic nomination for Maryland governor. He'll face GOP contender Larry Hogan in November. This hour, we'll deconstruct the election results with Melissa Deckman, chair and professor of political science at Washington College, and Barry Rascovar of politicalmaryland.org.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 24, 1-2 p.m.
9:36 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader

In his new book "Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State," the legendary consumer and political activist continues his crusade against major corporations and their friends in Washington. Nader believes that the growing libertarian movement can partner with the ultra-left to break the cycle of the two-party system, which, he argues, increasingly serves the interests of the wealthy.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. June 24, 12-1 p.m.
9:33 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Election Day Here & There

Three Democrats and four Republican candidates are vying for their party's nomination.
Credit The Baltimore Sun

As Maryland voters head to the polls for the statewide primary, we get reports on turnout from WYPR reporters. Plus, we hear about the recent election in Ukraine from attorney Alan Friedman, a former director of governmental relations for Anne Arundel County who served as an observer in Ukraine and in five earlier elections in Eastern Europe.

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