Midday

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Nov. 19, 1-2 p.m.
9:30 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Midday on Media

Baltimore Sun critic David Zurawik is back for another look at the latest television and media news. This time, we hear why David believes the Netflix dramedy "Lilyhammer" is the “future of television."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Nov. 19, 12-1 p.m.
9:28 am
Wed November 19, 2014

The Teacher Wars

With a look back at the history of public school teaching, journalist Dana Goldstein gets a handle on the ongoing controversies in public schools today, from teaching to the test to Common Core. Her book is, "The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession." 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Nov. 18, 1-2 p.m.
9:52 am
Tue November 18, 2014

The Lives of Archaeologists

What drives the insatiable curiosity of archeologists? Why do they spend weeks, sometimes months, in dangerous and far-off places, painstakingly searching for fragments of the past? Author Marilyn Johnson answers those questions in “Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble.” 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Nov. 18, 12-1 p.m.
9:49 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Marin Alsop

The Baltimore Symphony's music director visits Studio A to talk about the BSO's upcoming program that features the compositions of Beethoven and Leonard Bernstein, her mentor. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Nov. 17, 1-2 p.m.
9:43 am
Mon November 17, 2014

The Tragic Life of Robert Peace

Yale alumnus Robert Peace, a talented African-American man from a poor family in New Jersey, was murdered in a drug dispute in a Newark basement at the age of 30. Novelist Jeff Hobbs, the victim’s college roommate and friend, tells his story in, "The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League." 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Nov. 17, 12-1 p.m.
9:41 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Supermarket Trends

Do your kids go along with you when you shop for groceries? A new Hopkins study says that can be bad for your family's overall health. Pamela Surkan, the study's lead investigator at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, explains why. Also, we talk about supermarket trends and new stores in our region with Jeff Metzger, president of Columbia-based Best-Met Publishing Co., publisher of Food Trade News, Food World and the Mid-Atlantic Grocery Industry Directory. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Nov. 14, 1-2 p.m.
9:27 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Midday Eats with Hong & Shields: Roasting

Just in time for Thanksgiving, James Beard Award-winning author Michael Ruhlman joins Midday foodies John Shields of Gertrude's and Henry Hong of Thames Street Oyster House to discuss roasting techniques.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Nov. 14, 12-1 p.m.
9:24 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Midday Friday

WYPR senior news analyst Fraser Smith review news of the week, including the Baltimore City Council's vote to ban plastic shopping bags and the scrapping of an Eastern Shore land lease that sparked allegations of favoritism against the O’Malley administration. We'll also hear about some new research on the roles that slaves and free blacks played in the War of 1812 around Baltimore. Guest: Ralph Eshelman, author and War of 1812 historian. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Nov. 13, 1-2 p.m.
10:04 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Essays: In Recovery

Within the last year, the Baltimore-based drug treatment center Man Alive launched its "Imagination Lab," a combination of art, theater and writing workshops meant to help addicts work through their recoveries. We'll hear 10 essays, composed by Man Alive writers, about what it's like to struggle with addiction. Our guests: writing coach Don Riesett, and addiction counselor Karen Reese, Man Alive's CEO. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Nov. 13, 12-1 p.m
10:01 am
Thu November 13, 2014

St. Mary's College President

A conversation with Tuajuanda Jordan, a chemistry professor and a first generation college graduate, who took over as president of St. Mary's College of Maryland this year, becoming the first African-American to hold that position in the public liberal art college's history. She arrived at a challenging time, too. 

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