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Midday with Dan Rodricks
In riot or revolution, the Tweets must flow, says the network's co-founder Biz Stone. “Our goal is to instantly connect people everywhere to what is most meaningful to them. For this to happen, freedom of expression is essential. Some tweets may facilitate positive change in a repressed country, some make us laugh, some make us think, some downright anger a vast majority of users.
Wednesday August 10, 1- 2 pm: Journalist Sally Jacobs on the bold, reckless life of President Obama’s father
When a young lawyer named Barack Obama Jr. wrote Dreams from My Father in 1995, he relied on dim memory and family lore to describe a parent he hardly knew. But our second-hour guest, Boston Globe reporter Sally Jacobs, trekked from Boston to Hawaii to the bush country of Kenya to construct a fascinating portrait of Barack Obama, Sr.
In another of our collaborations with the editors, staff writers and contributing writers of Foregn Policy magazine, Midday looks at an array of hot international stories, including the U.S. and European economic crises.
Midday's collaboration with Foregn Policy magazine continues.
- SYRIA CIVIL WAR with Blake Hounshell, FP managing editor
- THE LIST with Josh Keating, FP associate editor
- THE SOVIET COLLAPSE AND THE ARAB SPRING, comparative history with Susan Glasser, FP editor-in-chief
Monday August 8, 12 - 1 pm: Michael Greenberger and Paul Bolding on the S&P downgrade, the markets and the U.S. economy
Michael Greenberger, University of Maryland law professor and former director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Paul Bolding, longtime correspondent for Reuters, join us this hour to help us assess the global impact of last week’s Wall Street selloff and Standard and Poor’s downgrading of the U.S. international credit rating.
Monday August 8, 1 - 2 pm: No MIDDAY (NPR coverage of President Obama's speech on the U.S. debt rating downgrade)
Debt ceiling resolution and Maryland federal job picture
Wall Street and the latest jobs report
Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute report on raising taxes
DREAM Act lawsuit
The Baltimore Grand Prix and downtown trees
Andy Green, opinion editor, The Baltimore Sun
First, we meet Tim Meeks, the Baltimore County native who designed the harpejji (pronounced "har-PEH-jee"), a cross between an electric guitar and a piano that has been used by, among others, Coldplay, A.R. Rahman with Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine.
Then, it's uke time, with the Thunder Hill Jug Band/Thrift Shop Tuxedo Orchestra, featuring Jared Denhard, Ed Goldstein and Richard McCready.
Our guest is Paula Carmody, as Maryland's People's Counsel she is the advocate for state consumers in matters involving regulated utilities. Recently, Ms. Carmody objected to Exelon Corp.'s proposed buyout of Constellation Energy Group, telling federal regulators that a combined company would have too much control over electricity prices on the grid that serves the Mid-Atlantic. We'll also speak to Ms.
Thursday August 4, 1 - 2 pm: Wag The Dog -- the tea party as a force in American culture and politics
The tea party is the most animated political force in America right now, a relatively small group of anti-government extremists who dominated the negotiations over raising the national debt ceiling and forced Republican leaders to push for trillions of dollars in spending cuts. Tea party organizations guarantee that the 112th Congress will be dominated by continuous fighting over spending priorities and regulation through the 2012 election and beyond.