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Midday with Dan Rodricks
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.
Wednesday August 3, 12 - 1 pm: Fallout from the near-default -- federal spending, social services and national politics
We look at the rancorous debate and final deal on the national debt approved by Congress and signed by President Obama from three angles with three guests:
In The Wild Life of Our Bodies, biologist Robert Dunn shows the influence of wild species (be they tapeworms or tigers) on our well-being and world, and how nature still clings to us – and always will. We evolved in a wilderness of parasites, pathogens and natural "partnerships," Dunn says. But we no longer see ourselves as being part of nature and the broader community of life.
Tuesday August 2, 12 - 1 pm: Former Colt Joe Ehrmann on coaching that teaches compassion and empathy
Who would have thought that Joe Ehrmann (co-founder, Coach for America), the bruising defensive tackle who once played for the Baltimore Colts, would decades later offer a heartfelt template for coaches to be more compassionate leaders? After all, it was the author, an admitted drug abuser while he played, who once said he wanted to knock Jets quarterback Joe Namath's head clear off his shoulder pads. "I...was not trying to be entertaining. I meant it. I thought that way and I played that way," he writes.
John Fritze, reporting from Washington for The Baltimore Sun: "The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling Monday in a vote that splintered the Democratic and Republican members of Maryland's congressional delegation and pushed the months-long battle toward a climax in the Senate on Tuesday."
Former chief of the FBI’s unit for hostage negotiation, Gary Noesner, talks about the life or death standoffs of his career, including the disastrous 1993 siege in Waco, Texas. Noesner is author of the book Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator
Original air date: October 27, 2010
Technology promises to let us do anything from anywhere with anyone. But this digital access to intimacy and companionship has left us lonelier than ever. Our guest Sherry Turkle, professor of the social studies of science at MIT, writes about the new solitude brought on by endless connection in her new book Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other.
Original air date: March 29, 2011
An update on the debt ceiling negotiations by the Sun's Capitol Hill reporter; a review of the week's top local stories; an argument for keeping elected officials from getting their government pensions if convicted of crimes while in office; and our movie critic reviews three new features.
They come with colorful names like Black Cherry, Yellow Pear, Cherokee Purple, Black Crim, Sweet Tangerine, and Aunt Willie’s German Green. But most of them are red, and Americans eat 88 pounds a year on average, up by 30 percent over the last two decades. You can grow them in a garden, in a trash can, on a window sill, or anywhere with decent sunlight. They’re great fresh, stewed, fried or broiled -- in sauce or salsa. And they’re good for you. We’ll learn some unique ways to prepare and serve them from celebrity chefs Tony Foreman and Cindy Wolf.