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  • "Living Questions" is a monthly series on Midday that explores religion and ethics in contemporary life. Tom Hall talks to scholars and clergy, believers and non-believers about how different faith traditions influence and inform our personal and collective lives. Midday is partnering on “Living Questions” with the Institute for Islamic, Christian and Jewish Studies, an organization that for nearly 30 years has worked to cultivate religious literacy and inter-faith understanding.
  • Midday is WYPR's daily public affairs program heard from noon-1pm, Monday-Friday. Topics range from the latest news, to local and national politics, to social, medical and cultural trends, featuring the best new books and most engaging authors, newsmakers and guests.
  • 00000176-4d06-d3bc-a977-4f6ee7e10000 "On The Watch: Fixing The Fractured Relationship Between Baltimore's Police And Its Communities" is a special series from the WYPR newsroom. Please email the reporter at mmadden@wypr.org with any comments or suggestions.This special series is supported by grants from the Bendit Family Foundation, Sig and Barbara Shapiro, The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund, and Open Society Institute-Baltimore.
  • 00000176-4d06-d3bc-a977-4f6ee7ca0000Maryland Morning finds the most intelligent and intriguing voices behind the headlines. From the Atlantic to the Appalachians, we probe beyond the regional news headlines, unravel local implications of national news stories, and explore the science, history, arts, and culture of Maryland.
  • Scientists have been telling us for some time that much of what we do in our every-day lives creates gases that trap heat in the atmosphere. That leads to rising temperatures globally, melting ice caps and rising sea levels that threaten coastal communities. And the low lying Chesapeake Bay region is particularly vulnerable. Already, islands that once appeared on navigational charts have disappeared. And scientists predict Smith and Tangier islands could be next. Now, some coastal communities are trying to stem that tide.In this series, Life at Sea Level: Living with climate change on the Chesapeake Bay, correspondent Pamela D’Angelo travels round the bay to hear from different waterfront communities about potential solutions.
  • 00000176-4d06-d3bc-a977-4f6ee84b0000The WYPR News Team and Midday took home several awards for the 2019 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association Contest. Winners are:Outstanding Editorial or Commentary First Place: Joel McCord, "My Hometown Mourns"Outstanding News SeriesSecond Place: John Lee, "Fighting for the Falls”Outstanding Documentary/In-Depth Reporting Second Place: Tom Hall, Cianna Greaves and Rob Sivak, "The Capital Gazette Shooting: Perspectives on a Tragedy"Outstanding Coverage of a Continuing Story Second Place: John Lee and Dominique Maria Bonessi, "Election 2018: Baltimore County Executive"Joel McCord also took home a PRNDI (Public Radio News Director Incorporated) commentary award for "My Hometown Mourns" Hear the other winning pieces below.
  • Heading to the beach over the Memorial Day Weekend? Doing a staycation? We've compiled a diverse list of shows to get you through the long weekend.Want to listen to a whole series? Out of the Blocks, Future City, On the Watch, Living Questions, HealthwatchFancy some music? Choral Arts Classics , A "Midday" interview with Judy Collins , classical guitarist Junhong Kuang plays on "Midday"Pick your own: On the Record, Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories, Chesapeake: A Journalism Collaborative Below are some favorite shows from WYPR's programming staff. And we can't forget about the books! Below are some vacation picks from our resident book critics, Lisa Morgan and Marion Winick, the hosts of The Weekly Reader.00000176-4d06-d3bc-a977-4f6ee80b0000
  • Freddie Gray's death from injuries sustained while in police custody in April 2015 fanned the smoldering anger and frustration with police practices in Baltimore into a conflagration of protesting, rioting, and looting.For more than 12 months, WYPR's Mary Rose Madden explored those practices and the culture of policing in Baltimore. She looked at how the relationship between officers and citizens reached that tipping point and reported on racial and class tensions.Once the unrest was over and the cameras were gone, Madden began reporting on the real story behind the headlines in a series called "On the Watch".This special series is supported by grants from the Bendit Family Foundation, Sig and Barbara Shapiro, The Zanvyl and Isabelle Krieger Fund, and Open Society Institute-Baltimore.
  • 00000176-4d06-d3bc-a977-4f6ee8020000More than one black man in Baltimore has run from cops over the years. In April 2015, it was Freddie Gray, whose death in police custody touched off demonstrations and riots.Back in 2007 it was Jay Cook, who died after a foot chase by Baltimore cops. When his parents asked why, they faced a wall of lies and bureaucracy and evasion that reached all the way to the courts.
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