WYPRPrograms

Midday with Dan Rodricks: Tues. March 25, 12-1 pm
11:40 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Krista Tippett

On Being's Krista Tippett

The host of the Peabody Award-winning "On Being" joins us to talk about her Civil Conversations Project, which brings together people with divergent viewpoints in conversation on some of the most hot-button issues of our time.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. March 21, 1-2 p.m.
10:06 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Five Billion Years of Solitude

NASA's Kepler Space Telescope has already identified hundreds of exoplanets, revealing that our galaxy could be home to many Earth-like planets.

Are we alone in the universe? That’s the billion-dollar-question that has fascinated humans for centuries. In "Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Beyond the Stars," journalist Lee Billings traces the history of scientific research into space and the universe as he attempts to explain human obsession with the possibility of life beyond Earth.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. March 21, 12-1 p.m.
9:45 am
Fri March 21, 2014

The Midday Weekly Review

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley
Credit The Associated Press

A look at the region's latest news stories with the reporters and editors who covered them. This hour: We'll look at the battle to preserve more open space throughout Maryland. Plus, Gov. Martin O’Malley recently trimmed back a promise he made to state workers for their retirement, the legislature wrestled with a moral question about a French company and commuter trains, and in Baltimore, the CEO of Under-Armour wants to build a hotel.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Thurs. March 20, 12-1 pm
9:46 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Obamacare Deadline

March 31st is the deadline to sign up for health care coverage under the ACA.

As the March 31st deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act approaches, we spend an hour with Washington Post reporter Jenna Johnson and Jonathan Weiner, professor at the Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health and an expert in the law.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks, Wed. March 19 12-1 p.m.
11:37 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Heroin Addiction in the Suburbs

Danny Torsch and his mother Toni Torsch the year of his death. Danny Torsch died at the age of 24 from a heroin overdose. His body was found by members of his family.
Courtesy of Toni Torsch

Heroin addiction has soared in the country's rural and suburban areas. In Maryland, the number of heroin-related deaths jumped more than 50 percent between 2011 and 2012, according to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. 

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