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Dan Bongino

Feb 20, 2014

A conversation with the Republican candidate for Maryland's 6th Congressional District seat currently held by freshman Democrat John Delaney. Bongino is the author of "Life Inside the Bubble: Why a Top-Ranked Secret Service Agent Walked Away from It All."

Production help from Midday Intern Tom Cartaxo.

Stormwater Rules

Feb 18, 2014
The Baltimore Sun

Maryland's 10 largest jurisdictions are required by law to enact a storm water fee as a way to mitigate pollution of the Chesapeake Bay.

Advantages to Adversity

Feb 18, 2014

At some point in life, everyone faces failure or at least an uphill battle, perhaps a discouraging circumstance that provokes thoughts of giving up.

The Presidents You Know Almost Nothing About

Feb 17, 2014

In recognition of the President's Day holiday, we revisit last year's conversation with best-selling author Kenneth C. Davis, who tells us about some of the least-known presidents of all-time from James Polk, the only speaker of the House of Representatives ever to be elected president, to William McKinley, the third of four presidents to die at the hands of an assassin. Davis's latest book is "Don’t Know Much About The American Presidents." Original air date 02/18/13

Dr. Robert Gallo

Feb 17, 2014

The internationally-acclaimed AIDS researcher and co-founder of the University of Maryland’s Institute of Human Virology joins us to talk about the latest efforts to curb the virus and treat those infected. Original air date 12/19/13

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Feb 16, 2014

Last year, Maryland's 10 largest jurisdictions were required by law to enact a storm water fee as a way to mitigate pollution of the Chesapeake Bay.

Midday Eats with Hong & Shields

Feb 14, 2014
Nikki Gamer, WYPR

We embrace Valentine's Day by dishing about memorable romantic meals and seductive foods with John Shields of Gertrude's and Henry Hong of the Waterfront Kitchen.

The Weekly Review

Feb 14, 2014

A look at the latest news stories of the region with the reporters and editors who covered them. This hour: A federal program that is supposed to focus on violent offenders and drug runners has led to the deportation of undocumented immigrants who committed no crime.

Angry White Men

Feb 12, 2014

Sociologist Michael Kimmel tackles controversial territory as he tries to explain the emotional response of some of the country's white men (tea party and NRA, as examples) to the election of Barack Obama, changing political demographics, wage stagnation and downward mobility.

Kimmel, professor of gender studies and sociology at Stony Brook, is the author of "Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of An Era."

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts

Feb 12, 2014

Lawmakers and citizens continue to publicly express dismay at the sharp increase in homicides, which have been rising since last summer; one of the latest headline-making crimes was an armed robbery of a 12-year-old girl as she walked to school near Patterson Park.

MotorWeek's John Davis

Feb 11, 2014

On the heels of the biggest auto shows of the year, we get a look at industry trends from John Davis of public television's MotorWeek, the nation's longest-running automotive news magazine.

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Feb 11, 2014
The Baltimore Sun

A day after her annual State of the City address, the Mayor takes calls and answers WYPR listener questions about crime in the city and other issues.

The British Invasion

Feb 10, 2014
Getty Images

It’s been 50 years since The Beatles first touched down on American soil to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. The telecast is remembered as changing popular music and culture forever.

David Craig

Feb 10, 2014

A conversation with two-term Harford County Executive David Craig, Republican candidate for governor and an outspoken critic of Maryland's health care insurance exchange.

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Feb 9, 2014

Local lawmakers and citizens continue to publicly express an increasing dismay at the sharp uptick in the city's homicide rate, which has been rising since last summer.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks

Feb 2, 2014

On the 10th anniversary of the launch of the Internet’s most ubiquitous social-media platform, we examine its past and present.

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Jan 26, 2014

We'll look at the underbelly of the Internet in the wake of the recent high-profile bust of "The Silk Road," an underground drug marketplace.

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Jan 19, 2014

With legalized marijuana hitting Colorado and Washington at the beginning of the year, is it possible that we could see decriminalization of recreational marijuana here in Maryland?

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Jan 13, 2014

Longtime activist and fundraiser Dan Pallotta believes non-profits will be more successful if they take cues from the for-profit sector.

At 71, Margaret Ann Wolf Harris heard her father's voice for the first time in her adult life.

Her dad, Sgt. Cody Wolf, died in World War II when his plane was shot down over Germany on Jan. 11, 1944. But a couple of weeks before his death, he contributed to a Christmas broadcast, produced by war correspondents of the Maryland newspaper The Baltimore Sun.

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Jan 7, 2014

Annoying co-workers, soul-crushing cubicles and traffic-filled commutes are just a few of the everyday groans of office life.

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Dec 29, 2013

 In The Squared Circle: Life, Death and Professional Wrestling, writer David Shoemaker

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Dec 22, 2013

An examination of the Amazon.com, Inc. business model following the recent announcement that it is going to be opening a 1 million-square-foot distribution hub

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Dec 15, 2013

For the first time since its original broadcast during World War II, WYPR presents the 1943 Sunpapers Christmas Special on Friday, December 20.

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Dec 9, 2013

Twenty-two military veterans commit suicide every day, says the Department of Veterans Affairs,

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Dec 1, 2013

Baltimore Sun City Hall reporter Luke Broadwater, and Sun investigative reporter Scott Calvert, discuss some of the city’s recent managerial errors.

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Nov 24, 2013

As the holiday season approaches, we take a look at the big road, I-95, the dominant corridor for travelers along the East Coast of the United States.

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Nov 19, 2013

Baltimore investigative reporter and author Gus Russo, an expert on the assassination, joins us on the 50th anniversary – to the hour -- of the death of President Kennedy.

Midday with Dan Rodricks

Nov 17, 2013

The super typhoon Haiyan, which crashed into the Philippines earlier this month and caused unprecedented devastation there, was one of the largest tropical cyclones ever recorded.

Digital lifestyle expert Mario Armstrong, a technology commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition.