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Midday with Dan Rodricks
Dr. David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, joins Dan to talk about his first year heading up Maryland’s Public Urban University and his role on the Board of Advisors to President Obama on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Just how much control does Google have over your use of the internet? Websites that gather information about you and then customize your web experience is cause for concern says Eli Pariser, our guest this hour. Board president of MoveOn.org, Pariser voices his concerns over the political and social implications of such personalization in his new book The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding From You.
Over half of foster children in Baltimore are teenagers but foster parents are reluctant to take them in. Finding homes for foster teens, with Molly McGrath Tierney, director of the Baltimore City Department of Social Services, Stephanie Whitehurst, program manager of the BCDSS’ Resource Parent Recruitment, Retention & Training Unit, Dijohn Thomas, foster teen and president of the BCDSS Youth Advisory Board, and Sam Macer, foster parent and incoming president of the Maryland Foster Parent Association.
Of the 50 schools across the state that showed the largest combined drops on math and reading scores in the Maryland School Assessment, 45 were in Baltimore. Most striking: Six city schools dropped 20 points or more in both reading and math since 2010. Coming on the heels of another cheating scandal, the test results raise two questions: were Baltimore's celebrated gains since 2007 under CEO Andres Alonso the result of test tampering or was this year's setback normal for a large, urban school system after years of rising scores? We'll hear directly from Dr.
How did an educated, middle-class girl from Orange County, California go from earning $50,000 a year as an executive assistant to being homeless? At the age of 23, Brianna Karp, found herself on the streets, a casualty of the Great Recession, struggling to survive while coming to terms with the suicide of her father, a man who sexually abused her during her childhood.
By the end of this century, people may be able to control their appliances and cars with their minds. Scientists may be able to grow new kidneys and livers. Take a peek at life in the year 2100, with science guru Michio Kaku, author of Physics of the Future.
Originally aired 5/10/11
A look at some of the most interesting local news stories with the reporters who covered them. Our top story: A jury orders Exxon Mobil to pay more than $1.5 billion in damages to Baltimore County homeowners for a gasoline leak in 2006.
Cindy Wolf and Tony Foreman, of award-winning Charleston and three other Baltimore restaurants, fire up the grill for the Fourth of July weekend. How to prep the grille and -- whether you're using charcoal, wood or gas -- hit the perfect temperatures for meats and for vegetables. Radio guaranteed to make you hungry.
Baltimore mayoral candidate Joseph T. "Jody" Landers III talks about his plan to reduce the city's highest-in-Maryland property tax rate and his vision for Baltimore.
How do you restore an urban river? Very slowly. But it happened in Norfolk and Boston. Environmental reporter and Midday contributor Rona Kobell of The Bay Journal returns for another edition of Midday on the Bay to talk with leaders of these two river restoration projects: Marjorie Mayfield Jackson, founder of the Elizabeth River Project in Norfolk, and Bob Zimmerman, longtime executive director of the Charles River Watershed Association in Boston.