WYPR Programs

A Blue View
7:57 pm
Tue September 1, 2015

The Wandering Albatross - 9/1/15

Credit birdsinbackyards.net

Perhaps you are familiar with the saying “an albatross around your neck.” This phrase, coined by the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in his 1798 poem, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, refers to the association of the albatross with bad luck, mishap, struggle and worry.

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Programs
5:34 pm
Tue September 1, 2015

Cicadas

Credit Wayne Thume

Sitting outside on my patio this weekend, my attempts at reading the Sunday paper were thwarted by an unmistakable, buzzsaw-like song.

I could hear, but not see, the culprit. With my kids at my heels, I ascended a nearby pine tree to pinpoint the noise and locate its source. Just a few limbs up, my son found a stout, one-inch long, black-and-green insect loudly calling out. My daughter knew it instantly. It was a cicada.


Radio Kitchen #1348
2:15 pm
Tue September 1, 2015

Melons

September 1, 2015 - Radio Kitchen - Melons

It's hard to imagine a Maryland summer without melons.  This state, especially the Eastern Shore, is perfect for growing them.  We're all used to the wonderful cantaloupes and watermelons, but there are a whole lot more available now that you may not have tried.  And Chef Jerry Pellegrino of Schola Cooking School can testify the folks out there are in for a tasty treat.

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The Environment In Focus
1:08 pm
Tue September 1, 2015

Now on the Menu: Snakehead Cakes and Kudzu Salad

Earlier this month, a fisherman in southern Maryland hooked into something toothy and alien in a creek off the Potomac River. It was a record-breaking, 17 pound snakehead fish, native to Asia.

Where did this invasive species end up?

At the Alewife restaurant, at 21 N. Eutaw Street in Baltimore.   Chef Chad Wells was the first person in Maryland to cook up a snakehead 13 years ago, when the predatory, fast-reproducing fish first appeared in the state.

Since then, Wells has championed the idea that the best way to fight invasive species is to eat them. 


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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tue. Sep. 1, 1-2 PM
11:00 am
Tue September 1, 2015

How Companies Capitalize on Lead-Paint Victims in Baltimore

Over the course of two decades, Maryland’s Department of the Environment has identified more than 93,000 children poisoned by lead paint. During that time, Baltimore has made measurable strides forward in abating lead paint in city homes, and as recently as last week was awarded a 4 million dollar grant to rid close to 230 more homes of lead. This good news comes coupled with a sad story, published by the Washington Post, outlining how companies have turned buying lead paint settlements from poor, black lead paint poisoned victims into a multi-billion dollar industry. In this hour of Midday, we’ll discuss the progress made on ending this public health issue, and the call for a federal reform to end exploitation. Our guests: Washington Post Reporter, Terrence McCoy; President and CEO of the Green and Healthy Homes Initiative, Ruth Ann Norton; and a Baltimore lawyer would has represented thousands of children poisoned by lead paint, Saul Kerpelman

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