WYPRPrograms

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. Oct. 27, 1-2 p.m.
9:40 am
Mon October 27, 2014

The Underground Girls of Kabul

In Afghan culture, there is a hidden practice called "bacha posh," in which parents raise their daughters as sons to afford them the freedom denied to them as females and to protect family status. Award-winning journalist Jenny Nordberg chronicles the phenomenon in, "The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan." 

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Programs
3:19 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

The Crack-up

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Wed. Aug. 6, 12-1 p.m.
9:35 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Midday Open Phones

The Ebola outbreak continues to threaten parts of West Africa.

Listeners are invited to call in with comments on the latest news of the day.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. April 10, 12-1 pm
2:07 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Development News

A host of new development projects are in the works for downtown Baltimore.
Credit The Clarion Group

Baltimore Business Journal reporter Kevin Litten and local architect Klaus Philipsen of ArchPlan, Inc. scope out Baltimore's busy commercial and residential development scene.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. April 4, 1-2 p.m.
9:49 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Midday on Film

The film star Barbara Stanwyck

Critics Linda DeLibero and Christopher Llewellyn Reed join us to discuss the life and career of one of Hollywood’s original “it girls,” Barbara Stanwyck. We’ll also be joined by Stanwyck biographer Victoria Wilson, author of "A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940." 

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. April 4, 12-1 p.m.
9:45 am
Fri April 4, 2014

The Midday Weekly Review

Jonathan Pollard was sentenced to life in prison nearly three decades ago for spying for Israel.
Credit The Associated Press

A look at the region's news stories with the reporters and editors who covered them. This hour: Should President Obama grant clemency to Jonathan Pollard, who was sentenced to life nearly three decades ago for spying for Israel? The Pollard case has connections to Maryland and Baltimore. It surfaces from time to time, and this week it became part of Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to keep alive the fraying Israel-Palestine peace negotiations. Today we’ll speak to University of Baltimore law professor Kenneth Lasson about Jonathan Pollard.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Mon. March 31, 12-1 p.m.
1:50 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

The Future of Print Media

The Tribune Co., which owns The Baltimore Sun, announced at the end of last year that it would lay off 700 staffers, another sign of contraction of American print media.

News of bankruptcy last week for the parent company of The Daily Record, published in Baltimore for 125 years, came on the heels of the acquisition of the City Paper, the alternative weekly, by the Baltimore Sun Media Group.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. March 28, 1-2 pm
9:49 am
Fri March 28, 2014

The New Era of Music Distribution

Will streaming kill the music industry? The answer depends on who you ask.

Streaming services Spotify, Pandora, YouTube and iTunes Radio have transformed the music industry by allowing consumers to listen to whatever they want, whenever they want it, at almost no cost.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. March 28, 12-1 pm
9:34 am
Fri March 28, 2014

The Midday Weekly Review

The first major deadline for signing up for the Affordable Care Act is March 31.

A look at the region's latest news stories with the reporters and editors who covered them.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. March 27, 12-1 pm
9:52 am
Thu March 27, 2014

On Mental Health

Sandy Hook mass-killer Adam Lanza

As we approach the March 31 enrollment deadline for the Affordable Care Act, Dr. Mark Komrad, psychiatrist at Sheppard Pratt Hospital, discusses changes to mental health coverage under the new law. Plus, a look at what we've learned about the Columbia Mall shooter and Sandy Hook mass-killer Adam Lanza.

ADDITIONAL READING:

Andrew Solomon's New Yorker piece on Peter Lanza

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