WYPR Programs

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

Midday Friday: Boog Powell

Boog Powell

The legendary Orioles first baseman and king of barbecue talks about his life before, during and after his Major League career. Boog Powell is the subject of a new biography co-written with former Baltimore Sun columnist Rob Kasper, "Baltimore Baseball and Barbecue with "Boog Powell: Stories from the Orioles' Smokey Slugger," published this month by American Palate.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

A Year In The Life Of Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera

Gov. Martin O'Malley swearing in Mary Ellen Barbera as Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals in July 2013.
Credit Office of the Maryland Governor

Sheilah talks with Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera about her first year in that role.

Mary Ellen Barbera was a public school teacher in Baltimore when she began taking night law school classes at the University of Maryland. About 30 years ago, she graduated from law school, passed the Maryland bar, and began down a path that would lead her to Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. A year ago this month, she became that court’s first female Chief Judge. She joins Sheilah to talk about her first year in that role.

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Maryland Morning
8:52 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Measuring Floods in Annapolis

Annapolis
Credit Charlie Stinchcomb/flickr

To discuss coastal flooding in Annapolis, Sheilah speaks with Dave Mandell, Public Information Officer for the City of Annapolis Office of Emergency Management.

Reuters news agency published its analysis last week of coastal flooding along the Eastern Seaboard.   They tracked the average number of days several East Coast cities were above flood thresholds. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri July 18, 2014

The Pratt Library's Carla Hayden On What To Read This Summer

Dr. Carla Hayden
Credit Matt Purdy

Tom talks about some of the best summer books with Dr. Carla Hayden.

Searching for your next great summer read? For some suggestions about what we might want to read, we turn to someone who always has some great ideas. Enoch Pratt Free Library CEO Carla Hayden has a few suggestions. She talks with Tom Hall.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri July 18, 2014

The Time A Baltimore Chimp Became An Art Sensation

Gil Sandler

The Time A Baltimore Chimp Became An Art Sensation

The sudden appearance of a dazzling new body of work by an unknown Baltimore artist caused an international stir in 1955. When the artist was discovered to be a chimpanzee, this same international art community was quite surprised--and not a little embarrassed.

The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Vacation Time - 7/18/14

America stands alone among developed countries of the world by not mandating vacation time.  According to a 2014 Oxford Economics analysis, of those who do get vacation time, 4 in 10 Americans stockpile them, failing to take all the days they’re offered.  Those stay-at-work Americans leave an average of 8.1 days unused.  That translates into about 429 million unused days per year. 

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Humanities Connection
4:20 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Baltimore Heritage, Telling Our Stories

Our heritage is comprised of not only dates and historical facts, but also the stories we hand down to future generations.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 17, 1-2 p.m.
9:35 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Midday on the Bay

Fresh peaches at the Baltimore Farmer's Market under the JFX.

A look at eco-friendly farming, farmers markets and healthy eating with Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. July 17, 12-1 p.m
9:32 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Open Phones

Backlash to a proposed site in Carroll County.

Listeners are invited to call in with comments on news, including the Maryland response to the Obama administration's efforts to find shelter here for some of the thousands of immigrant children who have been coming across the U.S. border with Mexico.

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Baltimore's Future
9:26 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Dr. Lawrence Cheskin

Credit Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

David Warnock speaks with Dr. Lawrence Cheskin.

On today's episode of "Baltimore's Future," David Warnock speaks with Dr. Lawrence Cheskin, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center.

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