Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast http://wypr.org en Baltimore Diversion Program Aims To Keep Prostitutes Off The Street http://wypr.org/post/baltimore-diversion-program-aims-keep-prostitutes-street <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2006, a group of residents in Baltimore’s Curtis Bay neighborhood had a problem: prostitutes stood on street corners waiting for Johns; they’d be picked up for prostitution by the police, only to return to the same streets. A task force was formed. What grew out of it was a program rooted in an approach called “problem-solving justice”. Instead of moving those facing prostitution charges through the criminal justice system, it gives &nbsp;them access to services that might keep them out of it and off the streets. It's called the Specialized Pre-Trial Diversion program. It began in 2009, within the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, and can now serve about 80 people at any given time.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:40:29 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 502372 at http://wypr.org Baltimore Diversion Program Aims To Keep Prostitutes Off The Street What To See At The Contemporary American Theater Festival http://wypr.org/post/what-see-contemporary-american-theater-festival <div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Theater critic J. Wynn </span>Rousuck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has returned from the </span><a href="http://catf.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Contemporary American Theater Festival </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">in </span>Shepherdstown<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, West Virginia, with five reviews in hand. She brings us this review.&nbsp;</span></p></div><div> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:50:00 +0000 J. Wynn Rousuck & Jamyla Kay 502447 at http://wypr.org What To See At The Contemporary American Theater Festival Author Tiphanie Yanique on "Land of Love and Drowning" http://wypr.org/post/author-tiphanie-yanique-land-love-and-drowning <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tom Hall talks with </span><a href="http://tiphanieyanique.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Tiphanie&nbsp;Yanique</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 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.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yanique&nbsp;will read from her debut novel at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore on Tuesday. More information </span><a href="http://calendar.prattlibrary.org/event/an_evening_with_katie_d_ulysse_and_tiphanie_yanique#.U80MdvldXz4" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">here.</a></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Tom Hall & Jamyla Kay 502445 at http://wypr.org Author Tiphanie Yanique on "Land of Love and Drowning" A Year In The Life Of Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera http://wypr.org/post/year-life-court-appeals-chief-judge-mary-ellen-barbera <p><a href="http://msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdmanual/29ap/html/msa13717.html">Mary Ellen Barbera</a> was a public school teacher in Baltimore when she began taking night law school classes at the University of Maryland. About 30 years ago, she graduated from law school, passed the Maryland bar, and began down a path that would lead her to Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals. A year ago this month, she became that court’s first female Chief Judge. She joins Sheilah&nbsp;to talk about her first year in that role.</p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 502340 at http://wypr.org A Year In The Life Of Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera Measuring Floods in Annapolis http://wypr.org/post/measuring-floods-annapolis <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Reuters news agency published</span><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/10/us-usa-sealevel-flood-idUSKBN0FF20220140710" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank"> its analysis </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">last week of coastal flooding along the Eastern Seaboard. &nbsp; They tracked the average number of days several East Coast cities were above flood thresholds.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:52:25 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Jamyla Kay 502309 at http://wypr.org Measuring Floods in Annapolis The Pratt Library's Carla Hayden On What To Read This Summer http://wypr.org/post/pratt-librarys-carla-hayden-what-read-summer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Searching for your next great summer read? For some suggestions about what we might want to read, we turn to someone who always has some great ideas. Enoch Pratt Free Library CEO Carla Hayden has a few suggestions. She talks with Tom Hall.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Tom Hall & Matt Purdy 501852 at http://wypr.org The Pratt Library's Carla Hayden On What To Read This Summer How Healthy Is Baltimore's Metro Housing Market? http://wypr.org/post/how-healthy-baltimores-metro-housing-market <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Around the state, “For Sale” banners are going up, signs are being staked into front yards and open houses are taking place every weekend.&nbsp; All that’s typical for this time of year, but what’s the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">current situation for buyers and sellers?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To catch us up on how the greater Baltimore housing market is doing is Andrew </span>Strauch<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Vice President of the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS), which compiles data on residential real estate. Sheilah talks with him about it.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Jamyla Kay 502189 at http://wypr.org How Healthy Is Baltimore's Metro Housing Market? The Nation's First National Labor Strike Has Roots In Baltimore http://wypr.org/post/nations-first-national-labor-strike-has-roots-baltimore <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was just about this time on this date in 1877 that the first national strike started, and it started in Baltimore. Two dozen locomotive firemen employed by the Baltimore &amp; Ohio Railroad, refused to man the trains at Camden Yard, Mount Clare and Riverside Stations.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Within hours the work stoppage had spread to </span>Martinsburg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, West Virginia, then to other states. Within a week, almost half the U.S. Army was deployed against more than 100,000 strikers. Before the strike collapsed two weeks later, ten citizens had been killed in Baltimore alone.</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:55:14 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 502236 at http://wypr.org The Nation's First National Labor Strike Has Roots In Baltimore Baltimore Museum of Art Features the Work of Seth Adelsberger http://wypr.org/post/baltimore-museum-art-features-work-seth-adelsberger <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Front Room Exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art currently features the work of <a href="http://sethadelsberger.tumblr.com/">Seth </a></span><a href="http://sethadelsberger.tumblr.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Adelsberger</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; He was born in </span>Emmitsburg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and he received a degree in Fine Arts from Towson University.&nbsp; A co-founder of the </span>Nudashank<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Gallery, he has exhibited the work of many emerging artists, and now, nearly a dozen of his own works are featured in the </span>BMA’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Contemporary Wing, in a show </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">curated</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">BMA’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Curator of Contemporary Art, Kristen </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hileman</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; Seth </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Adelsberger</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joins Tom Hall in the studio.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:50:00 +0000 Tom Hall & Jamyla Kay 502188 at http://wypr.org Baltimore Museum of Art Features the Work of Seth Adelsberger What's Next For Sparrows Point? http://wypr.org/post/whats-next-sparrows-point <div>A little less than two years ago, Sparrows Point was bought by liquidator&nbsp;Hilco Global. The site, once home to one of the largest steel mills in the world, could change hands soon once again. What challenges would the new owners face? And, how might Sparrows Point find life once again?</div><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:01:17 +0000 Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy 502108 at http://wypr.org What's Next For Sparrows Point?