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Jamyla Krempel

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Jamyla came to us from Delmarva Public Radio, where she was a reporter and local host for All Things Considered.  Thanks to funding from local foundations and members of the WYPR Board of Directors, she's helping us produce "The Lines Between Us." At Delmarva Public Radio, Jamyla was awarded "2011 Best News Series" by the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association for her look at racial inequality in Somerset County’s government, and she's covered redistricting, same-sex marriage, and the depictions of minorities on television.  She also led an NPR-guided revamp of the Delmarva Public Radio website.

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The Rousuck Review: Theatrical Mining Company’s production of “Fourteen Days in July” at the Baltimore Playwrights Festival. 

 Although “Fourteen Days in July” focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian summit at Camp David in July 2000, one of the play’s most moving scenes takes place at Gettysburg.


More than a third of all Maryland undergraduates are enrolled in at least one online course. As the market shakes out, some Maryland colleges new to offering online courses are learning how to do it.  And an institution which for decades dominated distance learning globally, University of Maryland University College, is scrambling to hold on to students who now have many other options for distance learning. 

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Respect for human dignity, protecting patients’ health, advocating for patients' rights—these are just a few of the provisions in the nurse Code of Ethics. How does that Code of Ethics play out in the real world? What happens when a nurse’s ethics are challenged, and what structures are in place to help nurses care for patients in the ways they know they are supposed to? 

Terry O'Hara

Vienna comes to Baltimore! Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's production of "Measure for Measure." She brings us this review.  

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Next month, Baltimore will be front and center as the nation celebrates the 200th anniversary of Frances Scott Key’s poem that eventually became our national anthem. Although "The Star Spangled Banner" is often sung in a particular style, there are more ways to sing the national anthem--and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture has 15. 

Charles Robinson

Over the course of his more than 50 years in journalism, George Collins held nearly every position in every type of media outlet. He started his career as a reporter for the Afro American in 1950. When he left in 1968, he was editor-in-chief. That same year, he joined WMAR TV as an anchor. In 1986 he started a public affairs show on WEAA, the NPR member station on the campus of Morgan State University.

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A follow-up now on our conversation with the Baltimore Sun’s arbiter of language and writer of the blog “You Don’t Say.”  When John visited July 30 we discussed whether it’s more accurate to call the young people crossing the southern U.S. border “immigrants” or “refugees,” and then he told me about why one of his blogposts on the topic was headlined, “It turns out that I was wrong”:

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The Baltimore based author Paul Valentine is a former reporter for the Washington Post.  He’s just published his third novel, which takes place in rural North Carolina, two years after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Stan Barouh

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see the latest play at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. You can see the full title here.

Jamyla Kay

Chef Sascha Wolhandler is back with recipes that require you to get to the closest farmer's market and get out of the kitchen!

Jamyla Kay

Millions of college graduates have entered the workforce since the recession ended in 2009. It’s been five years since the economy stopped shrinking, but job prospects for new grads have not improved.

First, we  hear from someone who has experienced first-hand the effects of graduating in the aftermath of the recession.

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Ann Hornaday, movie critic for the Washington Post and Jed Dietz, director of the Maryland Film Festival, tell us what movies we must catch before summer ends. 

Jamyla Kay

John McIntyre fusses over writers’ writing as ‘night content manager’ for The Baltimore Sun. He also writes the blog “You Don’t Say” and occasionally visits Maryland Morning to discuss how language is used and should be used. His language space at "You Don’t Say" is not insulated from emotional issues in the news, including the crowds of young Central Americans crossing the U.S. border without papers. You can read the blog's take on the debate around whether to use the word  'immigrant' or the word 'refugee' here


About 100,000 people are incarcerated for federal drug crimes in the United States. The crimes could be “manufacturing, distributing, or possessing with intent to distribute” to “acting as a principal administrator, organizer or leader of a continuing criminal enterprise.” Those convicted of federal drug crimes can serve anywhere from a year to life in prison. A little over a week ago, when the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to reduce federal drug sentences, about half of those 100,000 offenders became eligible to have their sentences reviewed by a judge…which means that there is a possibility that their sentences could be reduced.

Dave Frey

Two brunettes, Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck, discuss Cockpit in Court's production of "Legally Blonde, The Musical" now at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex.

Susan Sullam

  “Monuments Men,” the film, was based on a true story. As it became clear the allies would win World War II , President Franklin D. Roosevelt commissioned a platoon to rescue stolen art and other personal and cultural treasures plundered by the Nazis. In that platoon seven men, “Monuments Men” as they were known, embarked on what’s been called “the greatest treasure hunt in history.” 

Somerset County, the southernmost county on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, was founded in 1666.

It’s motto for centuries has been Semper Eadem, Latin for “Always the same.”

A lot has indeed stayed the same, but even at the bottom tip of Maryland, the normal processes of time and struggles to bring about change intentionally…have had effects also.  


Seth Freeman

Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has returned from the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, with five reviews in hand. She brings us this review. 

Debbie Grossman

Tom Hall talks with Tiphanie Yanique, author of the new novel "Land of Love and Drowning." Set in the Virgin Islands and spanning six decades, it follows a family struggling with the search for personal and national identity. Yanique will read from her debut novel at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore on Tuesday. More information here.

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Reuters news agency published its analysis last week of coastal flooding along the Eastern Seaboard.   They tracked the average number of days several East Coast cities were above flood thresholds. 

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Around the state, “For Sale” banners are going up, signs are being staked into front yards and open houses are taking place every weekend.  All that’s typical for this time of year, but what’s the current situation for buyers and sellers?

To catch us up on how the greater Baltimore housing market is doing is Andrew Strauch, Vice President of the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which compiles data on residential real estate. Sheilah talks with him about it.

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The Front Room Exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art currently features the work of Seth Adelsberger.  He was born in Emmitsburg, and he received a degree in Fine Arts from Towson University.  A co-founder of the Nudashank Gallery, he has exhibited the work of many emerging artists, and now, nearly a dozen of his own works are featured in the BMA’s Contemporary Wing, in a show curated by the BMA’s Curator of Contemporary Art, Kristen Hileman.  Seth Adelsberger joins Tom Hall in the studio. 

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On Saturday night, Tom Hall attended the announcement of the winner of the 9th annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize.  It was held at the Walters Art Museum, where an exhibition of the work of the seven Sondheim finalists is on display. 458 artists applied for the award.  A panel of artists and curators from NY chose seven finalists.  Baltimore was heavily represented in that group.  Six of the seven finalists call Charm City home.  

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You may have gotten to know Carrie White in book form and you've watched others torment her on the silver screen, but how will a musical tackle her haunting story? 

Maryland Morning's Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck review the dark notes of Studio Theatre's production of "Carrie the Musical."

Nutritionist Monica Reinagel is a regular guest on Maryland Morning. Today, Tom Hall talks with her about a condition that 10-percent of women of child bearing age have to confront.  It’s called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). Read Monica's tips for how you can change your diet to help control PCOS.

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While many kids fill their summer days running, playing and swimming, there are thousands of kids in Maryland who find themselves distracted by their hunger.  For the most part, the kids who are hungry in the summer are the ones who received free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch during the school year.

While in school some kids can get three meals a day, but this summer, for the first time, only two meals a day. What are the barriers to feeding these children and how does summer nutrition loss affect a student’s achievement when school starts?


  Kathleen Brockway’s new book has a grand title, Baltimore’s Deaf Heritage, but it feels like family album. Brockway has done both: given us an overview of a deaf community organizing and fighting for new rights as well as an intimate profile of families who led that community.

Sabiyha Prince

This morning, a conversation with a Baltimore-based cultural anthropologist who studies contemporary African-American urban life. Sabiyha Prince has written books and articles on the black middle class in Harlem, New York, diversity in the African-American community, and African-Americans and comedy. 

Lance Jordan

It's a long way from the Chesapeake Bay to Venezuela. More than 2,000 miles. But it's a trip made twice a year by ospreys. They summer in our region, and spend the winter where it's warmer. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is tracking the movement of four of them with the Osprey Tracking Project. 

Teresa Castracane

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s production of “As You Like It.”