Tom Hall http://wypr.org en The Role Of Religion In The Public Square http://wypr.org/post/role-religion-public-square <div>Tonight is the second night of Passover for Jews, and this is Holy Week for Christians. &nbsp;This morning, a conversation about religion in the public square. &nbsp;The founding fathers spent lots of time discussing the separation of church and state, and the argument about religion in general and prayer in particular in public settings continues to this day. &nbsp;Here in Maryland, late last month, a federal court judge issued an injunction against the Carroll County Commission which prohibits “invoking the name of a specific deity associated with any one specific faith in prayers given at Board meetings.”</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:45:06 +0000 Tom Hall & Matt Purdy 11613 at http://wypr.org The Role Of Religion In The Public Square "Ghost: The Musical" at the Hippodrome http://wypr.org/post/ghost-musical-hippodrome <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A musical adaptation of the movie "Ghost" is in town. Should you see it before it slips away? Tom Hall and theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck review the Hippodrome's production.</p><p>"Ghost: The Musical" <a href="http://baltimore.broadway.com/shows/ghost-baa/" target="_blank">is up at the Hippodrome</a> through April 13.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:50:00 +0000 Tom Hall, J. Wynn Rousuck & Jamyla Kay 11440 at http://wypr.org "Ghost: The Musical" at the Hippodrome Author James McBride, on Making History Accessible http://wypr.org/post/author-james-mcbride-making-history-accessible <div><p></p><div>National Book Award winner James McBride will be at the CityLit Festival in Baltimore this weekend. &nbsp;His latest novel "The Good Lord Bird," depicts famous abolitionist John Brown.</div><div> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:45:25 +0000 Tom Hall & Stephanie Hughes 11443 at http://wypr.org Author James McBride, on Making History Accessible Singer-Songwriter Caleb Stine's "Maybe God Is Lonely Too" http://wypr.org/post/singer-songwriter-caleb-stines-maybe-god-lonely-too <div>Caleb Stine is a thoughtful, incisive singer-songwriter who’s had an undeniable impact on the Maryland music scene with his work with the Brakeman and a host of other regular collaborators. &nbsp;He’s about to release his sixth solo album, a collection of songs that are haunting, probing, and wholly gratifying. &nbsp;The last couple of times Caleb has appeared on the show, we’ve played the music of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger together. This morning, it’ll be all Caleb, as Tom Hall talks to him about the new CD, called "Maybe God is Lonely Too. "</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Tom Hall & Matt Purdy 11280 at http://wypr.org Singer-Songwriter Caleb Stine's "Maybe God Is Lonely Too" Shelley Puhak on "Guinevere in Baltimore" http://wypr.org/post/shelley-puhak-guinevere-baltimore <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What if characters from King </span>Authur's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> medieval court went to Lexington Market and Fort McHenry?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In her latest book "</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guinevere in Baltimore,"&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Baltimore poet </span><a href="http://www.shelleypuhak.com/Shelley_Puhak%3A_official_site/_books.html" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Shelley Puhak </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">has placed Arthur and </span>Guinevere<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in those very spots.</span></p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:45:00 +0000 Tom Hall & Jamyla Kay 11243 at http://wypr.org Shelley Puhak on "Guinevere in Baltimore" "Deadly Medicine" Exhibit at University of Maryland, Baltimore http://wypr.org/post/deadly-medicine-exhibit-university-maryland-baltimore <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tom Hall tours "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," a new exhibit at the University of Maryland, Baltimore that examines eugenics—and how it’s affected today's medical ethics.</span></p><p>He is joined by Susan Bachrach, curator for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:45:25 +0000 Tom Hall & Jamyla Kay 11196 at http://wypr.org "Deadly Medicine" Exhibit at University of Maryland, Baltimore The Art of Argument http://wypr.org/post/art-argument <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last month, </span>Ameena<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Ruffin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Korey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Johnson, members of the Towson University Debate Team, won the Cross Examination Debate Association national championship. &nbsp;They are the first African American women’s team to win a national title. &nbsp;On the way to their victory, they bested teams from Harvard, Michigan, NYU and many other prestigious schools. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:55:00 +0000 Tom Hall & Matt Purdy 11041 at http://wypr.org The Art of Argument Films for Spring: A Band, A Vermeer, and an Arc http://wypr.org/post/films-spring-band-vermeer-and-arc <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann </span>Hornaday<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, film critic for </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Washington Post</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Jed </span>Dietz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the Maryland Film Festival, join us to discuss the must-see movies for April. </span></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:40:00 +0000 Tom Hall & Stephanie Hughes 11056 at http://wypr.org Films for Spring: A Band, A Vermeer, and an Arc Author David Shipler on "The Working Poor" http://wypr.org/post/author-david-shipler-working-poor <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s a program at the Community College of Baltimore County’s Essex Campus called the Community Book Connection. &nbsp;Students and staff at </span>CCBC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> read a book, and throughout the year, the college presents events related to the themes of that book. &nbsp;The book they chose this year is "The Working Poor: Invisible in America" by the Pulitzer Prize winning author David </span>Shipler<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;It paints portraits of people who are for the most part employed, but constantly navigating that terrifying space where there is never quite enough to get by. &nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:30:47 +0000 Tom Hall & Stephanie Hughes 10977 at http://wypr.org Author David Shipler on "The Working Poor" Turning Stone Into News http://wypr.org/post/turning-stone-news <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The print media industry is changing. It’s being upended by the World Wide Web, which celebrated its </span>25th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary last month.</span></p><p>Newspapers and magazines across the country have closed up shop or been consolidated into larger media groups, as more people get their news on their laptops, phones, and tablets. &nbsp;</p><p>But, with all the attention being directed to the new technology that has transformed the media landscape, there’s an upstart news outlet in town that is betting on a technology that’s older than the Bible.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 12:50:00 +0000 Tom Hall & Matt Purdy 10914 at http://wypr.org Turning Stone Into News