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"The Genius"

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Photo: Prof. Albert Einstein, the famous scientist, and Mrs. Einstein reaching New York on the Rotterdam, April 3, 1921. Credit: LOC/Flickr/Creative Commons

In September of 1946, Albert Einstein spent some time relaxing, sailing his little boat, and contemplating peace on a visit to Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland.

Ric Cottom came to Baltimore more than four decades ago and never left. Formerly the editor and publisher at the Maryland Historical Society, he now runs the Chesapeake Book Company, publishing Chesapeake regional history, biography, and environmental studies.
Lisa Morgan covered the local arts community as co-creator and host of WYPR’s award-winning program The Signal from 2004 to 2015. She has created and produced many programs for WYPR, including news stories, features, commentaries, and audio documentaries. She taught audio production at Goucher College and has done voice-over work for a variety of clients. The Weekly Reader is her latest project.