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Your Maryland

Thursdays 5:44 pm

Since 2002, "Your Maryland" hosted by Ric Cottom, has presented little-known human interest stories from Maryland's past.  Beginning with accused witches and the murderous career of John Dandy in the earliest days of the colony, through Morgan State's fabled "Ten Bears" in the 1970s, the show covers nearly four centuries of heroes, scoundrels, floods, fires, riots, plots, athletes (two-and four-legged), beautiful spies, brilliant writers, misunderstood pirates, and ghosts. All of that color, suspense, and humor is part of your Maryland.

Rockets Red Glare Stories

"Good Deeds"

Jul 1, 2015

"King Kong"

Jun 30, 2015

Maryland ties to the making of the movie "King Kong."   

Ransom Train Wreck

Jun 18, 2015

In 1905, a freight train and a passenger train collided in Western Maryland, killing 26 railroad men. 

Hedgerows of Normandy

Jun 11, 2015

In June of 1944, Emil Willimetz, a US soldier of German descent, fought the Nazis during the invasion of Normandy.   

"Silent Spring"

Jun 4, 2015

the publication of Rachel Carson's book, "Silent Spring,"   changes the way the public thinks about the health of the environment and the ways in which the use of chemicals effect all living things. 

Ex Parte Merryman

May 29, 2015

The imprisonment of John Merryman at Fort McHenry at the start of the Civil War becomes the foundation for rules of habeus corpus in the United States.   

The Maestro

May 20, 2015

In May, 1891, Tchaikovsky visited Baltimore to present a concert at the Lyceum on Charles Street. 

Preakness of 1909

May 14, 2015

Fixed Bayonets

May 7, 2015

The Aviator

Apr 30, 2015


Apr 23, 2015

Monty R.

Apr 14, 2015

Dartmoor Prison

Apr 1, 2015

Lost Sons

Mar 26, 2015


Mar 19, 2015


Mar 12, 2015

Mary Clocker

Mar 4, 2015

Going Home

Feb 26, 2015


Feb 19, 2015

The Iron Duke

Feb 12, 2015


Jan 30, 2015

Hetty Cary

Jan 22, 2015


Jan 14, 2015

The Explorer

Jan 8, 2015

The Bathtub Hoax

Jan 8, 2015


Dec 19, 2014

John Brown

Dec 4, 2014