WYPR Programs

The Nature of Things
2:48 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Cottontail Rabbits

A light dusting of snow is an optimum time to look for signs of our native cottontail rabbits.  When hopping, rabbits' long hind feet come down in front of the smaller front feet – making them incredibly easy for kids and adults to spot.

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The Environment In Focus
2:43 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

The Bedbug Boom and Unnatural Selection

After disappearing from the U.S., bedbugs have made a dramatic comeback in the last decade.  Some conservatives have blamed environmentalists for the return of the bloodsucking pests – and in particular, Rachel Carson, author of “Silent Spring.”

A website called “Rachel Was Wrong,” for example, argues that the pesticide DDT was effective in eliminating bedbugs from the United States in the 1950's.  But then the Environmental Protection Agency banned DDT in 1972, inspired in part by Carson's book and the environmental movement she sparked.  Bedbugs came roaring back, the argument goes, because we had chemically disarmed ourselves.


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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Dec. 16, 1-2 p.m.
10:51 am
Tue December 16, 2014

History & the Holidays

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

From Antietam to the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway to Harper's Ferry in West Virginia, there are plenty of historic sites to see throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Travel writer Charles W. Mitchell takes us through some of his favorite places to visit, many of which have events through the holiday season. Mitchell is the author of "Travels Through American History in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide for All Ages."

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. Dec. 16, 12-1 p.m.
10:43 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Baltimore City Schools CEO

Gregory Thornton became CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools in July. He joins us to talk about the city's 10-year, $980 million plan to modernize the system with the renovation of numerous schools and the closing of others with declining enrollments. 

With production help from Midday Intern Kerry DeSantis.

 

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A Blue View
9:39 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Pain Killer from the Sea - 12/16/14

Over 100 million American adults live with chronic pain—more than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined. It is a significant public health problem.

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Radio Kitchen #1312
9:16 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Christmas Tree Farms

December 16, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Christmas Tree Farms       

There are lots of things that Maryland farmers grow during the year, and with one exception, it's all edible.  But come December there is another crop that our farmers offer that may not find a place at your table, but it may be the center of your holiday home.  We're talking about Christmas trees and other holiday decorations that come from our friends down on the farm.

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap To Health & Wealth
4:04 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Preparing for Medicare

Baby Boomers are facing Medicare age and the things you should do to prepare are discussed.

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
3:52 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Holiday Show

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Dec. 15, 1-2 P.M.
9:30 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Hate Crimes in Cyberspace

Can the torrent of vitriol, threats and revenge porn that poison the Web for many women ever be controlled? University of Maryland law professor Danielle Citron is one of the country's leading experts on cyber-bullying. She joins us to talk about cyber-harassment, cyber-stalking, and the new frontier of civil rights in the twenty-first century. Her book is, "Hate Crimes in Cyberspace."

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Maryland Morning Podcast
9:30 am
Mon December 15, 2014

MD Pre-K Expansion Recieves $15 Million Grant, Winter Books, "A Christmas Carol," Baskets in MD

Credit governor.maryland.gov

Maryland is getting 15 million dollars from the federal education department to expand access to Pre-Kindergarten programs. How many 4-year-olds will benefit from this money? We ask Rolf Grafwallner, who heads early childhood development efforts in the state department of education. Then – Carla Hayden, CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, suggests books worth reading this winter. Plus: Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck brings us her review of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's take on the "A Christmas Carol." And – Kathi Beauchesne is trying to keep the art of hand-made, wooden basketry alive in Maryland. We talk with her about what a basket can tell us about our past. 

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