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Feature stories from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. The University of Minnesota, Duluth (UMD), consistently ranks among the top midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue. On a hill overlooking Lake Superior, UMD provides an alternative to both large research universities and small liberal arts colleges and attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.
 
Digital Dialogues is MITH’s signature events program, held almost every week while the academic semester is in session. Digital Dialogues is an occasion for discussion, presentation, and intellectual exchange about topics of interest to the digital humanities. It has been running over ten years. Please follow @digdialog and @umd_mith on Twitter to follow the livestream and online discussion for the events.
 
Success Happens! With Jen Charlton brings together successful leaders in the business community and public service sectors to hear inspiring stories of success and failures … on the pathway to success. Dynamic leaders from a wide-range of industries share their life’s lessons learned. Jennifer Charlton and her guest hosts have engaging conversations each week with guests about their success, challenges and vision for their future.
 
Welcome to Project Management Point-of-View (PM-POV). This podcast series gives you brief and insightful conversations with PM practitioners in a variety of disciplines. Host Kendall Lott draws on his experience as a PM, as CEO of M Powered Strategies and as former CEO of PMIWDC to explore how project managers create value in surprising places. Our guests discuss their unique perspectives on project management, its uses, its challenges, its changes, and its future.
 
Monday-Friday from noon-1:00, Tom Hall and his guests are talking about what's on your mind, and what matters most to Marylander's, the latest news, local and national politics, education and the environment, popular culture and the arts, sports and science, race and religion, movies and medicine. We welcome your questions and comments. E-mail us at midday@wypr.org
 
Live from WMUC Digital College Park, Revolution On The Air is your campus commentary on news, politics, culture, arts, and all things affecting the lives of students at the University of Maryland. Airing on wmuc.umd.edu Saturdays at 4pm, subscribe to our channel on iTunes and Soundcloud for full episodes directly to your device.
 
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Homily from the Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time. God is in the Storm. There are times when we do everything God has asked us to do…and we still find ourselves in the midst of a storm. In those moments, we are called to resist resentment and embrace courage. In those moments, we are called to run into the storm, confident that God is in the storm. M…
 
Next on Midday: “Majoring in Marijuana.” The medical and recreational cannabis industry is a multi-billion-dollar business. The University of MD School of Pharmacy is the first institution in the country to offer a Master’s Degree in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics, to train people to work in this burgeoning field. Joining Tom is Natalie …
 
Guest: Jennifer Lester, Human Rights Attorney The Maryland office of Sgarlat Lester is located at 1 Olympic Place, Suite 900, Towson, Maryland 21204. Jennifer Lester practices throughout Maryland, including Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Frederick County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, and …
 
For months, the world’s leading science journals have been filled with the news of research trials on new drug treatments for disorders such as post-traumatic stress syndrome, clinical depression, and drug and alcohol addiction. What makes these treatments so remarkable is that they employ two powerful psychedelics, or hallucinogenic, compounds tha…
 
Today on Midday, it’s Midday on Foreign Affairs. Tom's next guest is Krish O’Mara Vignarajah, the president and CEO of the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. She formerly served in the Obama Administration as a senior adviser at the State Department and as a policy director for Michelle Obama. Ms. Vignarajah describes the uncertain prospects…
 
Today on Midday, it’s Midday on Foreign Affairs. We begin with a perspective on what was achieved during last week’s summit in Geneva between President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tom's guest is Melvin Goodman. He served for 42 years in government service, including positions at the Central Intelligence Agency, the State Departm…
 
Tom's Newsmaker guest today is Dr. Sonja Santelises, the CEO of the Baltimore City Public Schools. Summer school is underway in the city four days a week, and the need for many students to address learning loss that arose during this past, tumultuous academic year is great. By the end of last month, 65% of secondary students and half of elementary …
 
It’s Midday on Ethics, another in our regular series of conversations with Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, the director and professor of Bioethics and Public Policy at The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. The news about COVID-19 in Maryland continues to improve. For the second day in a row, no one has died from the disease in our state, and hea…
 
On June 19th, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger issued General Order No. 3 in Galveston, Texas, declaring that all slaves were free, two months after Confederate General Robert E. Lee had surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Appomattox, Virginia, ending the Civil War. Tom's guest today is the author and historian, Annette Gordon-Reed. She has w…
 
It's time for another visit from Midday's theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck, who joins Tom on Skype today with her movie hat on: she spotlights the new film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, In the Heights. The film musical retains most of the Broadway version's high-spirited songs and signature lyrics, and like t…
 
Hardly a day goes by without reports of groups of four or more people becoming victims of gun violence somewhere in the United States. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 80 mass shootings in the United States since the first of this year that have left 90 people dead and 371 people injured. The latest occurred in Baltimore yeste…
 
Every six months or so here on Midday, we invite WYPR's President and General Manager, LaFontaine Oliver to join us to talk about how our station is doing, and the state of public media in general. He has experience in both commercial and public radio and a perspective that is both local and national. LaFontaine took the reins of WYPR in the summer…
 
A little more than half of Marylanders have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 so far. Nationally, we may not reach President Biden’s goal of vaccinating 70% of all Americans by the fourth of July. Mass vax sites are out. Mobile units are in. Convincing the adult holdouts to get a vaccine, and vaccinating children are now the focus of public he…
 
Homily from the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time. Everyday courage simply does what is necessary. Courage is not merely needed for the big moments of life, but is required for each moment of a life well-lived. Courage is all of The other virtues the moment they are needed the most. Mass Readings from June 13, 2021: Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:2-3, 13…
 
We open this segment with the music of jazz pianist Bill Charlap, recorded live at Keystone Korner, one of the great jazz clubs in the country, which is right here in Baltimore’s Harbor East neighborhood. The proprietor of Keystone Korner is Todd Barkan. He was the 2018 recipient of the distinguished NEA Jazz Master award, and for decades, he’s bee…
 
Tom's first guest today is Jim Hunter. He was the voice of the Baltimore Orioles for 24 years. The team has been in a rebuilding mode for some time now, and that rebuild included a complete revamp of its broadcast team last January, when Jim and six of his colleagues in the Os broadcast booth were swapped out for a new team. Jim is now contributing…
 
It's time for another visit with Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck, who joins Tom today with her review of Palestinian/Irish playwright Hannah Khalil's Scenes From 73* Years. The play is a complex tapestry of stories about daily life in Palestine since the state of Israel was established in 1948. The streaming production, utilizing a large cast…
 
If you’re headed down the ocean this weekend, as the saying goes, it’s almost a sure bet that depending on what time you leave to head east over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge to Kent Island, you will spend part of the time during your trip snarled in traffic. And if you live on the Eastern or Western Shore, your commute or your drive doing errands will…
 
For decades, the term “Critical Race Theory” was known only to law professors and historians, but lately, it’s been all over the news. CRT was first introduced more than 40 years ago by legal scholars Derrick Bell, Kimberlé Crenshaw and Richard Delgado. The theory holds, basically, that racism is not simply a matter of inter-personal animus. Rather…
 
Tom's guest today is Calvin Butler, the Senior Executive Vice President of the energy company, Exelon and the Chief Executive Officer of Exelon Utilities, a group of six Exelon companies that includes BGE. Mr. Butler is also the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Greater Baltimore Committee, a network of business and non-profit CEOs, university…
 
Coming up a little later in today's program, Dr. Gigi Gronvall, a senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, joins us to discuss the latest news about the coronavirus. But Tom's first guest today is Beth Benner. She’s the Executive Director of the Women’s Housing Coalition. With the rates of vaccination against COVID 19 slippin…
 
Tom's next guest is Dr. Gigi Gronvall, an immunologist and senior scholar with The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, part of the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She joins us to discuss what we know - and what we still need to know - about the origins of the SARS CoV-2 virus. What is the evidence that the virus originated in a lab, instea…
 
Homily from The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. Do we lack faith? Or do we lack love? Most people who call themselves Catholic do not believe one of the most central and most powerful teaching in the Church. Is it because they lack hearing? Do they lack the opportunity to know about this teaching? Do they lack faith? Or is some…
 
To round out the program today, Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins Tom with her review of playwright Dominique Morisseau's Pipeline. It's a powerful new drama about a mother whose dreams for her son's education clash with the systemic racism in the schools that she believes are rigged to ensure her son fails. The virtual production, starri…
 
It's Midday at the Movies, our monthly look at films, filmmaking and the movie experience. Today Tom is joined once again by Jed Dietz, the founding director of the Maryland Film Festival. Midday's other regular movie maven, Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday, is away this week. Jed and Tom discuss some of the highlights of the recent Marylan…
 
On Tuesday, Governor Larry Hogan became the 25th Republican Governor across the country to end federal enhanced pandemic benefits for people who are out of work. Some businesses are facing worker shortages, a problem the Governor described as critical, and he said that with jobs and vaccines now in good supply, the benefits are no longer needed. Th…
 
Now, an update on a story we’ve been following for more than a year. Despite efforts by local journalists, non-profits, and a wealthy businessman to acquire the Baltimore Sun from the Tribune Company, it has been sold instead to a New York Hedge Fund, Alden Global Capital. This is a worst-case scenario nightmare for those who want to see the Sun re…
 
It’s Midday with the Mayor. Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott joins host Tom Hall for another of their monthly live conversations about key issues on the Mayor's agenda. After another violent Memorial Day weekend, the Mayor remains committed to a multi-pronged approach to violence reduction. Progress, however is slow. The City is strategizing on h…
 
Tom's first guest today is Michelle Orange, an author based here in Baltimore who has contributed to the New Yorker, Harper’s Magazine, the New York Times and other publications. She also teaches writing at Columbia University and Goucher College. Her 2013 collection of essays, called This is Running for Your Life, was critically acclaimed. Her new…
 
Tom's next guests today are two of his former colleagues in the world of choral music, an art form that has been particularly hard-hit by the pandemic. Early on in the Coronavirus crisis, it became clear to researchers that singing was one of the most dangerous activities one could engage in. Transmission of the virus among singers in choruses and …
 
For more than 150 years, the Secret Service has protected Presidents and their families, other government officials, and visiting dignitaries. Originally housed in the Treasury Department, agents in field offices across the country also investigate financial crimes like counterfeiting. In her best-selling new book, Zero Fail: The Rise and Fall of t…
 
On this Memorial Day, we mark the anniversary of one of the darkest days in American history. One hundred years ago today, a white mob began a two-day terror campaign that wiped-out a thriving Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Greenwood section of that city had come to be known as “Black Wall Street.” It was destroyed. 300 African Americans w…
 
(This interview was first broadcast on April 9, 2021) Tom's guest in this archive edition of Midday is the author of a book about three accomplished Black women: Alberta King, Louise Little and Berdis Baldwin. It’s part biography of these women, and part clarion call for recognition of all Black women. Anna Malaika Tubbs writes that erasure, mis-re…
 
As we enter this Memorial Day weekend, folks are feeling much, much better about going out and enjoying the things we weren’t able to enjoy during the long months of the pandemic. For people who are vaccinated, going to a restaurant is no longer tantamount to risking your life. For unvaccinated people, it’s a different story, for them and for those…
 
Tom's guest on today's edition of the Midday Newswrap is veteran Baltimore journalist Jayne Miller. She's been reporting for WBAL Television for more than 30 years, and is now the chief investigative reporter on the station's "11 Investigates" I-Team. For the past 15 months, she’s been reporting on the state’s response to the COVID 19 pandemic, and…
 
Today, we’re going to have some fun with a delightful book about English expressions, those idiomatic turns of phrase whose provenance isn’t always, or perhaps, hardly ever, known, but whose place in our language is undisputed. We're talking about phrases like “over the moon,” or “under the weather”; “on top of the world,” or “in over your head.” F…
 
Tom's guest today is the data scientist, scholar, and author, Dr. Lawrence Brown. A former member of the Morgan State University faculty, he’s also been a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He teaches in the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute’s Bunting Neighborhood Leadership Program, and he has spoken and written widely …
 
Estimations - they are at the very core of PM activities, the ability to estimate, the reliance others have on our estimations, our continuing white whale pursuit of improved estimations all work to empower us as masters of the universe, to state our predictions of the future. And yet…they are all magical thinking at worst, and expectations-setting…
 
Last week, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott vetoed a controversial bill that would have allowed renters a couple of alternatives to paying lump-sum security deposits. One alternative, supported by most housing advocates, would have allowed renters to pay the security deposits in installments. Another provision of the bill would have allowed renters to…
 
Homily from Pentecost Sunday. Am I willing to use the gifts that God has already given? At Pentecost, the disciples received the Holy Spirit and the subsequent gifts of the Holy Spirit. These gifts glorify the Father and have changed the world. If we were given these gifts, we could also glorify the Father and change the world…but would we? Mass Re…
 
Tom's guest today is Michelle Zauner, a successful indie-rock composer and musician who has written a wonderful book. One could also say that she’s a compelling writer who has a great band (called Japanese Breakfast). Her songs are good because they speak to universal notions in a unique and universal way. Her book is good because the story is poig…
 
Joining Tom now are two African American activists and organizers who are part of the leadership team steering The Baltimore Children and Youth Fund. The Fund was created in 2017, after being approved overwhelmingly by voters in a referendum the year before. The Fund is virtually unprecedented in that its assets come from city property tax revenues…
 
President Joe Biden has called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu several times since the conflict in the Middle East began last week, amid increasing calls from the international community to stop the violence that has killed more than 200 Palestinans and a dozen Israelis. On Tuesday, President Biden told the Israeli Prime Minister that he …
 
On today’s edition of Back to the Garden, we’ll check in again with two of our favorite green gurus: Denzel Mitchell, the Deputy Director of the Farm Alliance of Baltimore and a leader of the Alliance's new Black Butterfly Urban Farmer Academy...and Carrie Engel, the veteran greenhouse manager and plant specialist at Valley View Farms Nursery in Co…
 
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