WYPR Programs

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. July 15, 12-1 p.m.
9:28 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Carsick with Jon Waters

John Waters shares his stories of hitch-hiking and WYPR listeners tell theirs when the Baltimore filmmaker joins Dan in Studio A.

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A Blue View
8:58 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Transient Giants: How Sand Dunes Protect Our Beaches - 7/15/14

Sand dunes, those soft summertime beach-sights that can be scaled in flip-flops and dune buggies, are coastal geology that evolve in real time.

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Radio Kitchen #1242
8:49 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Leeks, Green Onions and Garlic Scapes

  July 15, 2014 - Radio Kitchen - Leeks, Green Onions and Garlic Scapes

Summer is a time for some pretty serious salad making and some pretty serious grilling.  Most salads need a little zing, and the various members of the onion family were put on earth to do just that.  And we shouldn't be surprised that a lot of these oniony veggies can serve multiple roles.  Chef Jerry Pelligrino of The Waterfront Kitchen filled us in on some of the things we should look out for.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:31 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Unemployment Rate - 7/15/14

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The nation’s unemployment rate is precisely where it was in the fall of 2008, but according to writer Binyamin Appelbaum, the labor market remains much weaker today than it was then.  For instance, 3 percent of America’s adult population reports that they are working part-time because they can’t find full-time jobs.  This figure remains far above the December 2007 level of about 1.8 percent.  In fact, part time jobs accounted for two thirds of all new jobs added in June, which suggests that many of these new jobs related to summertime consumer spending.  Those are the types of jobs that may not last into the fall and are unlikely to pay significantly while they last.

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The Morning Economic Report
8:25 am
Tue July 15, 2014

June's Job Numbers - 7/14/14

Less than a week ago, the U.S. Labor Department announced that the nation added 288,000 jobs in June – that was far better than the 215,000 jobs economists had predicted.  The nation’s unemployment rate dipped to 6.1 percent last month, its lowest level since September 2008 when investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, setting off the full-blown global financial crisis.

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Foreman and Wolf on Food and Wine
5:36 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Tomatoes

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
5:29 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Preparing for Medicare

  Getting ready for Medicare.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 14, 1-2 p.m.
9:51 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Remembering James Meredith

The image of James Meredith getting shot while marching for Civil Rights became iconic following its publication.

As the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act approaches, Midday features the story of James Meredith, who in 1962 became the first African-American student at the University of Mississippi. Four years later, as Meredith led a “March Against Fear” to promote black voter registration, he was wounded by a gunman, a moment captured in an iconic photograph. What followed was one of the central dramas of the civil rights era.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. July 14, 12-1 p.m.
9:46 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Exporting America

Popular American TV shows like Baywatch continue to impact America's image abroad.

Midday contributor Sheri Parks engages culture critic Martha Bayles on American entertainment's influence on world opinion. Bayles argues that by allowing our chief cultural exports -- violent movies, reality TV, vulgar music -- to serve as the nation's de facto ambassadors, the world gets a distorted view of American values. The US no longer shares the best of itself, she says, and there are consequences to that.

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Maryland Morning
9:01 am
Mon July 14, 2014

What's Next For Sparrows Point?

Sparrows Point
Credit Jeff Kubina

Sheilah talks with journalist Mark Reutter, reporter for the Baltimore Brew and author of a book on Sparrows Point.
A little less than two years ago, Sparrows Point was bought by liquidator Hilco Global. The site, once home to one of the largest steel mills in the world, could change hands soon once again. What challenges would the new owners face? And, how might Sparrows Point find life once again?
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