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Nathan Sterner

Local Morning Edition Host, Etc.

"If radio were a two-way visual medium," Nathan would see WYPR listeners every weekday between 5am and 3pm. Weekday mornings, Nathan serves up the latest Maryland news and weather (interspersed with the occasional snarky comment).  Nathan also does continuity breaks through the midday, adds audio flaire to Sheilah Kast's "On The Record," infrequently fills in for Tom Hall on "Midday," does all sorts of fundraising stuff, AND "additional tasks where assigned". When not at WYPR, Nathan teaches a class on audio documentary at Towson University, and spends their spare time running around Baltimore's neighborhoods and hiking around Maryland's natural areas. Before coming to WYPR, Nathan spent 8 years at WAMU in Washington -- working every job from part-time receptionist to on-air host, gaining experience in promotions, fundraising, audience analysis, and program production. They've also served as a fundraising consultant, assisting dozens of public radio stations nationwide with on-air fundraisers. Originally from rural Pennsylvania, Nathan has called Charm City home since 2005.

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An Amtrak train derailment on Monday night has led to significant delays for Penn Line MARC trains. Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur wants Maryland to legalize and tax marijuana, and use the funds to expand pre-K education. Plus: news from the Baltimore City Council, and more.

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The Baltimore City Council is set to vote on bills addressing panhandling and the new “taxi tax.” Senator Ben Cardin is set to endorse Anthony Brown’s gubernatorial campaign. Plus: speed cameras, Baltimore homicides, Rawlings-Blake’s trip to Panama, Philippines relief, indoor tanning, and more.*

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Maryland lawmakers react to President Obama’s “fix” to the Affordable Care Act. Our series on mental healthcare concludes. Brown’s gubernatorial bid picks up support from two former Attorneys General. A look at the 2014 AG race. The latest on the Harbor Point development. And more.

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Just 1284 Marylanders signed up for health insurance using the state’s online exchange in October. Montgomery County Exec Leggett backs upping the minimum wage in his county. Plus, backlash over Baltimore’s taxi tax, Annapolis Alderman Arnett faces recall effort, “The Magic Pill,” and more.

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Gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur is set to announce Delman Coates as her running mate. Gansler calls for a ban on outside spending in governor’s race. Plus: proposed city school closures, plans to upgrade the Inner Harbor, the Hilton Baltimore, Harbor Point, “The Magic Pill,” and more.

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Anthony Brown has issued a five point plan aimed at helping Maryland’s veterans, a plan he hopes to implement if he’s elected governor next year. Another Democrat in the race – Heather Mizeur – will announce her running mate tomorrow. Plus, “The Magic Pill,” home sales, school discipline, and more.

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We round up the schedule changes in effect on this Veterans’ Day. A look at Mike Pantelides’ victory in the Annapolis mayoral race. Plus: the “rain tax,” the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ meeting in Baltimore, yesterday’s Ravens’ victory, our new series “The Magic Pill,” and more.

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Vote counting in Annapolis will resume at noon Friday; the city’s mayoral race is still undecided. Governor O’Malley calls for a higher minimum wage, but doesn’t specify what it should be. Plus: BGF indictments, Ruppersberger on the governor’s race, Cardin calls on the House to approve ENDA, and more.

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The official vote canvas for Annapolis's mayoral race begins at 9 Thursday morning. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Heather Mizeur proposes lowering income taxes for most Marylanders. A cougar sighting has been reported in Harford County. And more.

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Information about today's elections in Maryland. Plus: a delayed vote on a bill cracking down on panhandling in Baltimore, a look at rezoning in the city, stormwater fees in Anne Arundel, and more.

Voters in Annapolis and Frederick head to the polls tomorrow. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announces additional food stamp funding. The EPA requests revisions to the Harbor Point Development plan. A look at integrating the arts with Common Core standards. And more.

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More video has surfaced of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Doug Gansler at a party that apparently included underage drinking. GOP gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar’s campaign website is back online. Plus, progress on the proposed Baltimore Wal-Mart development, the end of Daylight Savings Time, and more.

A proposal to stop panhandlers and others from asking people for money on Baltimore streets is moving to the full City Council. Plus: stormwater fees, redistricting, changes to ID policy by the Baltimore police, rockfish reproduction rates, Amazon’s plans to open a distribution center in Baltimore, and more.

The corporate parent of the company building a casino in Baltimore says one of its businesses is under federal investigation for money laundering. That, plus more casino news, a look at a proposed ban on panhandling in Baltimore, Western MD’s black bear hunt, and much more.

Operations at the Port of Baltimore have resumed, as longshoremen continue to negotiate on a new local contract. The state’s largest teachers’ union has endorsed Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown’s bid to be MD’s next governor. Hundreds of Marylanders enroll in health insurance plans through online exchange. And more.

The longshoremen’s strike at the Port of Baltimore is now in its third day. Gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur rolls out her proposal to expand MD’s pre-K programs. Recent rains end “abnormally dry” conditions. Plus: Harbor Point, fewer free 411 calls for MD Verizon customers, and more.

The partial shutdown of the federal government has come to an end. The strike at the Port of Baltimore is entering its second day. Unemployment tax rates fall. A new poll of the 2014 Governor’s race. Plus: Lyft comes to Baltimore, problems with the MD Health Insurance, and more.

The latest on the federal government shutdown. Doug Gansler taps Prince George’s County Delegate Jolene Ivey to be his running mate as he campaigns to be MD’s next governor. 4th District Rep. Donna Edwards calls for the end of the “Washington Redskins” name. Amtrak ridership rises. And more.

We round up the schedule changes for this Columbus Day. Plus: Doug Gansler is expected to announce that he’s chosen Delegate Jolene Ivey to be his running mate in his 2014 gubernatorial bid; the announcement comes amid reports that Gansler ordered troopers to drive unsafely while transporting him. And more.

Democratic Maryland lawmakers continue to call for an end to the federal government shutdown. Baltimore’s Senator Theater reopens; the city’s last X-rated theater looks likely to close. Plus: Gansler’s pre-K proposal, ICC ridership, and road closures for Saturday's Baltimore Running Festival.

Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin took to the steps of the US Capitol yesterday to call on Congress to reopen the federal government. House Speaker Michael Busch is set to endorse Lt. Governor Anthony Brown’s gubernatorial bid. Plus: minimum wage proposals, Baltimore’s tax collection troubles, and more.

The latest on the partial shutdown of the federal government, plus: pre-k proposals from gubernatorial candidates, Frederick’s budget shortfall, MD moves to modernize hospital pay, the new cell phone law, the re-opening of the Senator Theater, the upcoming Baltimore Running Festival, and more.

The latest on the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government: most civilian military workers are back at work, thousands of furloughed workers file for unemployment benefits, a delay on the groundbreaking of the Harbor Point development, and much more.

The tens of thousands of Maryland federal government workers who’ve been furloughed during the government’s partial shutdown will likely get their back pay, under legislation approved by the House of Representatives on Saturday. Plus: the BDC violates MD’s Open Meetings Act, Poe House reopens, and more.

Speaking in Maryland about the partial federal government shutdown, President Obama said “the longer this goes on, the worse it will be.” More on the shutdown’s effects, plus: flu arrives in MD, two more guilty pleas in the prison corruption case, and Baltimore police plan a cell phone checkpoint.

President Obama will address the impact of the federal government shutdown on businesses in an appearance in Rockville. More on the impact of the shutdown on MD, plus: online health exchanges struggle amid high volume, gun sales surge, and more.

The partial shutdown of the federal government enters a second day – affecting tens of thousands of Maryland workers. Plus: an attempt to block the implementation of MD’s new gun law is denied, police enforce a new ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving, and more.

Maryland’s economy will feel the impact of the partial federal government shutdown; some 10 percent of MD’s civilian workforce is employed by the government. More on the shutdown, plus: a look at the health insurance exchanges opening enrollment today, and the new MD laws taking effect.

With a partial shutdown of the federal government looming, the 300-thousand federal workers who live in MD wait to see if they’ll be furloughed. MD’s new gun law kicks in tomorrow, so does a law making use of a hand-held cell phone while driving a primary offense. Plus: Vacants to Value, casino funds, and more.

President Obama visited Maryland yesterday to talk about the Affordable Care Act. If Congress fails to pass a budget bill because of GOP efforts to defund that law, Maryland could lose $5-million a day in income and sales taxes. Plus: a challenge to MD’s new gun law, and more.