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Dan Rodricks

Columnist

Dan Rodricks is an award-winning columnist for The Baltimore Sun, writing commentary on local, regional and national news three days a week since January 1979. He is also the host of Midday, a daily talk show on WYPR, the NPR affiliate in Baltimore. Earlier, he was host of a talk show on WBAL Radio, contributed feature stories and commentary to WBAL-TV News and produced and served as host of a live television show, "Rodricks For Breakfast," on WMAR-TV.

Recent Articles

  • Is Maryland's business scene as bad as Hogan says?
    Is Maryland's business scene as bad as Hogan says?

    Larry Hogan, the Republican candidate for governor, smartly focuses his campaign messaging on the need to give the Maryland economy a lift. It's not an original idea, and certainly de rigueur for any Republican in any election year. But as he builds a case for placing a pro-business...

  • Nonprofit takes on Liberia's 'other crisis'
    Nonprofit takes on Liberia's 'other crisis'

    Much is made of the fact that the Baltimore region has no Fortune 500 companies — and only a few in the Forbes 1000 — but you hardly ever hear anyone brag about the number of international do-good organizations with headquarters here. Let me name a few:

  • Vigilance for viruses requires money, bipartisan support
    Vigilance for viruses requires money, bipartisan support

    Last year, I interviewed both Dr. Robert Gallo, co-discoverer of the virus that causes AIDS, and Dr. Alfred Sommer, whose work on vitamin A deficiency is credited with saving millions of lives around the world. Without prompting, both men expressed profound concern for biomedical research:...

  • In Reservoir Hill, the Power Project offers kids hope
    In Reservoir Hill, the Power Project offers kids hope

    The hard sweat of building a better Baltimore takes place every weekday in hundreds of classrooms across the city, where teachers make the difference in the lives of children who grow up in the long shadow of poverty. We always come back to this. Every serious conversation — about...

  • Ebola case raises concern about everyday hospital safety
    Ebola case raises concern about everyday hospital safety

    If the transmission of the deadly Ebola virus from a now-deceased patient to one of his nurses occurred because of a "protocol breach," what does that say about the general state of patient and caregiver safety in hospitals across the country?

  • Did Brown attack ads enhance Hogan's candidacy?
    Did Brown attack ads enhance Hogan's candidacy?

    It might seem counterintuitive, but constantly speaking ill of your political opponent can work to his advantage. And that might be what's happened in the Maryland gubernatorial campaign between Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, the Democratic candidate, and real estate executive Larry Hogan, the...

  • Marking time and life's milestones with the Orioles
    Marking time and life's milestones with the Orioles

    One of the things I like about baseball — and there are a lot of things to like, especially when the Orioles reach the American League Championship Series — is the way it marks time. You don't have to be a stats freak to remember the milestones. When your team is alive in...

  • Two women, two stories, two epilogues
    Two women, two stories, two epilogues

    Reaves case reveals the challenge of recovery; Kahn comes in from the cold

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