Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fr. Dec. 5, 1-2 p.m.
10:59 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Midday on Film

Despite mixed reviews, the Christopher Nolan film Interstellar is an international box-office hit.

A look back at the year in film, the current cinema, as well as coming attractions through the holiday movie season with Midday on Film contributors Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Dec. 5, 12-1 p.m.
10:53 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz

Kevin Kamenetz, who started his second term as Baltimore County executive this week, talks about the state of the county and the state of the Democratic Party following the mid-term elections and the election of Republican Larry Hogan as Maryland’s next governor.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Dec. 4, 1-2 P.M.
9:49 am
Thu December 4, 2014


We discuss reaction to the recent decisions of grand juries in Missouri and New York not to indict police officers in fatal deaths of two African American men. Munir Bahar of Baltimore’s 300 Men March and Midday cultural commentator and University of Maryland College Park Professor Sheri Parks join us in Studio A. 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Dec. 4, 12-1 P.M.
9:38 am
Thu December 4, 2014

Midday on Religion

We tackle three religion-related stories this hour. First, Donald Kraybill, an expert on Amish culture, examines the spate of violent attacks that took place in Ohio in 2011 that involved nine Amish victims in, "Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergolz Barbers." Then, we hear from Craig Harline about his experiences as a Mormon missionary. And religious commentator Lerone A. Martin explains the importance of the phonograph in shaping modern African-American religion in, "Preaching on Wax." 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Weds., Dec. 3, 12-1 P.M.
2:26 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

OSI Baltimore Community Fellows Part 1

Renita Seabrook’s project, Helping Others 2 Win, will teach post-release female offenders skills for life after prison.

The Open Society Institute named eleven Baltimore fellows this year, awarding each a $60,000 grant to fund revitalization and outreach efforts. In this hour we hear from six fellows about their plans for improving city life, including one project to launch a career-focused curriculum for post-release female offenders and another to create a path to homeownership for undocumented tax-paying Latino immigrants.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Dec. 3, 1-2 p.m.
10:07 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Auto Biography

Author and journalist Earl Swift illustrates America's love for the automobile by telling the story of one '57 Chevy and its 13 owners. His new book is, “Auto Biography: A Classic Car, An Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream.” Original air date 9/30/14 

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues., Dec. 2, 1-2 P.M.
5:26 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

OSI Baltimore Community Fellows Part 2

Charlotte Keniston's project, Pigtown Food for Thought, is helping residents establish community gardens.

This episode is the second part of a two-part program profiling the Open Society Institute’s new class of Baltimore Community Fellows. To hear from the rest of the Open Society Institute Baltimore fellows, listen to Part One here.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Dec. 2, 12-1 p.m.
9:36 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Gambling Addiction

Baltimore’s Horseshoe Casino opened in August and a sixth Maryland casino is scheduled to break ground in 2016 in Prince George's County. For those struggling with gambling addiction, living near casinos is a constant source of temptation and fear of relapse. Valerie Lorenz, a Baltimore psychotherapist with a specialty in compulsive gambling, is our guest. Original air date 10/29/14 

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Dec 1, 1-2 P.M.
9:10 am
Mon December 1, 2014

American Catch

The Eastern oyster has vanished from the American plate.

Despite the fact that we're surrounded by water, an astounding 90 percent of the seafood Americans eat is imported. But it hasn't always been this way. In his new book, "American Catch: the Fight for Our Local Seafood," best-selling author and conservationist Paul Greenberg chronicles the outsourcing of the United States seafood industry through the stories of three seafood staples that are now all but gone from our plates: the Eastern oyster, the Sockeye salmon and the Louisiana Brown Shrimp. Original air date 9/10/14

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Dec. 1, 12-1 P.M.
9:05 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Crime & Punishment

A conversation with a distinguished law professor about criminal punishment in the era of mass incarceration -- what it means, what it gets us, what its consequences are for American society. Our guest is Robert A. Ferguson, professor of law at Columbia University and author of "Inferno: An Anatomy of American Punishment." Original air date 10/8/14

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