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Midday with Dan Rodricks
Unhitched by Judith Stacey Impatient with the unyielding positions taken in the battle over same-sex marriage in America, professor of Social and Cultural Analysis and Sociology at NYU Judith Stacey traveled the world in search of what it means to be married. From South Africa where same-sex marriage and polygamy are both legal, to Southwestern China’s unique, maternal-centered, non-marrying Mosuo culture, Stacey encountered people in satisfying relationships that defy our ideal of marriage in modern America.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has convened a task force to determine strategies to reduce downtown Baltimore office vacancies. One solution, offered by the Downtown Partnership, is to convert office space into apartments. We’ll talk with Kirby Fowler, executive director of the Partnership, about its plans to reduce downtown vacancies.
A Baltimore woman speaks about her son, independent foreign correspondent and filmmaker Matthew VanDyke, who is missing in Libya, and we get the latest on the search for Phylicia Barnes, the North Carolina girl who disappeared during a trip to Baltimore last December. Plus, another edition of Good Works.
Three college professors – Heather Harris, Kimberly Moffitt, Catherine Squires – joined in editing a book of essays reflecting on the candidacy and presidential election of Barack Obama in 2008. They talk about the essays and their own contributions to The Obama Effect (SUNY Press) during a panel discussion recorded at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-7th Maryland, joins us to talk about Congress and the atmosphere in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives in the wake of the negotiations to avoid budget stalemate and a federal government shutdown.
In one moment, everything can change. For Ami Garrison, that moment came on January 26, 2008 when her car careened off of a road in Edgemere, Baltimore County, and crashed into a house. Ami ended up in the hospital, in a coma, with a broken neck and back and a bleak prognosis. This hour we meet Ami and her mother, Cathy Garrison, to hear a remarkable story about Ami's traumatic brain injury, and against all odds, her recovery.
The Midday Weekly News Review of some of the region's most interesting stories with the reporters who covered them.
Cindy Wolf and Tony Foreman, of the award-winning Charleston and three other Baltimore restaurants, join Dan for the debut of Midday with Foreman & Wolf, giving WYPR listeners a taste of food, wine and travel from the perspective of two accomplished chefs and restaurateurs. This week: Farmer's markets and other rites of spring; Cindy celebrates the arrival of asparagus; Tony answers WWWWF (Why White Wine With Fish?).
Has Glenn Beck has gone too far by using the title of Tom Paine’s famous 1776 pamphlet “Common Sense” for his own book – a book that attacks the political, social and economic rights which Paine and the Founding Fathers fought for? Brian Kahn thinks so and further believes that we have gone off course as a country by emphasizing consumerism over citizenship and entertainment over education.
After 9/11, journalist Kim Barker spent seven years doing “the Taliban Shuffle”, jumping between cities in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India to chase the latest story. An unlikely war correspondent, Barker chronicles the time she spent covering “the forgotten war” and the realities of being an American woman in a war zone. She joins Midday this hour to talk about her surreal experiences: from being romantically pursued by Pakistan’s ex-Prime Minister, to watching Afghan police recruits fumble with loaded weapons.