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Your Maryland
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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.

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  • What does a Civil War spy look like? Southern belle Rose O'Neal Greenhow spies for the Confederacy.
  • After the Pratt Street Riot in Baltimore, Clara Barton attended to the Massachusetts volunteers when their train arrived in Washington, DC, and went on to found the American Red Cross.
  • Between the 1880s and the 1920s, Dr. William S. Halsted revolutionized the practice of hygiene and medicine at Johns Hopkins hospital, all the while…
  • A young Frederick Douglass, who was called "Frederick Bailey" at the time, is sent from his home in Baltimore to the Eastern shore, and subjected to the…
  • During the Revolutionary War, Charles Wilson Peale served with, and painted portraits of, many great leaders fighting for independence from England,…
  • After working together for 22 years, Matthew Henson and Robert E. Peary located the North Pole in April, 1909. History, however, would record only Peary's…
  • After working together for 22 years, Matthew Henson and Robert E. Peary located the North Pole in April, 1909. History, however, would record only Peary's…
  • Before he made a name for himself in the vaudeville scene in New York, Eubie “Mouse” Blake got his start playing honkytonk music in the pool halls,…
  • There were a lot of acts of bravery during the fight to control The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. On this edition of Your Maryland, Ric Cottom tells the…
  • Edgar Allan Poe finds inspiration for some of his best-loved short stories whilst living in Baltimore in the early 1830s.