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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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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 23, 1-2 p.m.
9:29 am
Mon June 23, 2014

American Cesar

Cesar Chavez is considered one of the most important activists in American history.

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.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. June 23, 12-1 p.m.
9:25 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Making Streets Complete

Urban planner Victor Dover considers smart street design integral to a city's success.

Walk to work, bike to work -- more and more civic groups in American cities, including Baltimore, are encouraging people to commute on foot or by bicycle. After decades of designing streets for the motorist, how can American cities make room for the pedestrian or pedalist? What makes a 21st Century street complete? Our guests: Victor Dover, planner and co-author of "Street Design: The Secret to Walk to work, bike to work -- more and more civic groups in American cities, including Baltimore, are encouraging people to commute on foot or by bicycle.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 20, 1-2 p.m.
10:23 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Gansler

Attorney General Doug Gansler is one of three Democrats seeking his party’s nomination in Tuesday’s primary. Prior to serving eight years as Maryland’s top legal official, Gansler was the states attorney for Montgomery County. His gubernatorial priorities include streamlining government spending, cutting taxes, and diminishing the achievement-gap in Maryland schools. Guest host Nathan Sterner

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 20, 12-1 p.m.
10:18 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Craig

Harford County Executive David Craig has been a Havre de Grace city councilman, its mayor, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, and a state senator. And he’s one of four Republicans vying for his party’s nomination in next week’s gubernatorial primary. Among his top, would-be priorities: An elimination of the state’s personal income tax. He’d also slash government spending. His push: To make the state more economically competitive.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. June 19, 1-2 p.m.
11:31 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Hogan

Larry Hogan

GOP front runner Larry Hogan, an Annapolis businessman, was the last to throw his hat into the ring, announcing his bid for the governorship in January.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. June 26, 12-1 p.m
11:06 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Brown

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown is the clear front runner in the Democratic race for Maryland governor. Ahead of next week’s gubernatorial primary, polls show him leading his nearest rival by a margin of 2 to 1. Brown’s resume includes eight years in the governor’s office, a tour of duty in Iraq as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, and eight years in the Maryland General Assembly representing Prince George’s County.

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