WYPR Programs

Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri January 16, 2015

On Citizenship and American Freedom

Credit Courtesy of the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum.

  In 1816, about 40 years into the nascent American experiment, Thomas Jefferson wrote, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free…it expects what never was and never will be.”

Tomorrow afternoon, on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend, the Benjamin Banneker Museum in Catonsville, Md. is presenting a panel discussion on the role of citizenship in preserving American freedom.  Two members of that panel join us in the studio.  Judge Robert M. Bell is the former Chief Judge on the Maryland Court of Appeals.  He served in that position from 1996-2013, culminating a nearly 40 year career on the bench.  Dr. Jean Baker is an historian and the author of many books on 19th century American History.  She taught at Goucher College for many years on their Towson campus, and she continues to teach in Goucher’s Prison Education Program.  

Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri January 16, 2015

New Research At Hopkins Gives Insight Into "Shell Shock"

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  In the early 20th century, tens of thousands of British soldiers returned home from World War I battles with a mysterious condition that left them racked with anxiety and in psychological distress. It was thought to be caused by the blast of artillery shells, so people called it “shell shock”. Now, a 100 years later, scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found what they believe to be the physical evidence of “shell shock” in the brains of veterans. With Sheilah to talk about it is Vassilis Koliatsos, professor of pathology, neurology, and psychiatry at the Hopkins School of Medicine.

Humanities Connection
5:36 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Wide Angle Youth Media: Natasha and Kristina

  In August, listeners learned about Wide Angle Youth Media, a non-profit that teaches Baltimore youth media skills, provides opportunities to tell their own stories, and become engaged with their communities.

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The Signal
3:43 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Wendell Holmes & Brooks Long

Brooks Long (on left) and Wendell Holmes (photo crediit: Edwin Remsberg)

Gospel blues legend Wendell Holmes and his apprentice, Brooks Long, share stories and songs on this special co-production of The Signal and Maryland Traditions.  More than 40 years separate these two musicians, but the generation gap disappears when they plug in their electric guitars.  Wendell Holmes has made his mark in music history with the long-running group, The Holmes Brothers.

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Baltimore's Future
1:52 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

Baltimore's Future: Maggie Cawley

Credit Megan Kelly

David Warnock talks with Maggie Cawley, winner of the most recent Baltimore Social Innovation Journal for her work teaching girls mapping skills.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Jan. 15, 1-2 P.M.
9:51 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Midday on the Bay

Dave Harp's stunning photo of Cedar Island houses slipping away.

Rona Kobell of the Chesapeake Bay Journal tells the story of the rise, fall and disappearance of Cedar Island; the future for open-space preservation in Maryland; and a look at issues before the General Assembly as Maryland's new Republican governor takes office with promises to roll back environmental regulations.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. Jan. 15, 12-1 P.M
9:41 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Hopkins Research

Bloomberg School associate professor Parul Christian studied the impact of vitamins on maternal and infant health in rural Bangladesh.

We'll look at three recent studies conducted by researchers affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health: Susan Gross on young people's aversion to healthy cafeteria food; Liz Selvin on the link between diabetes and midlife cognitive decline; a

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3:03 pm
Wed January 14, 2015


Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Jan. 14, 1-2 P.M.
9:32 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Knife Fights

John Nagl is a retired Army lieutenant colonel, a graduate of West Point and Oxford, and a Rhodes Scholar. In a new memoir, "Knife Fights," he recounts his experiences fighting in Iraq and shares his views on modern warfare.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Jan. 14, 12-1 P.M.
9:27 am
Wed January 14, 2015

Police Commissioner Batts

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts talks about a major change in the management of the city's police force to increase patrols and better connect officers with the people they serve, and about community-police relations in the wake of the high-profile deaths of unarmed men in Missouri and New York, and the December assassination of two New York City officers.

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