News

Pages

Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon July 7, 2014

"As You Like It" at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Vince Eisenson and Blythe Coons in "As You Like It."
Credit Teresa Castracane

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews Chesapeake Shakespeare's production of As you Like It.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s production of “As You Like It.” 

Read more
Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Bluegrass in Studio B: "Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen"

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen in WYPR's Studio B.
Credit Matt Purdy

Bluegrass band "Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen" play in Studio B.

Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen are an up-and-coming bluegrass band from the D.C. area who will be playing in Baltimore at The 8x10 this Thursday night. They’re led by mandolinist and singer-songwriter Frank Solivan with Mike Munford on banjo, Chris Luquette on guitar, and Danny Booth on bass. Tom Hall spoke with them last January when they crowded around a microphone to play a few songs.

Read more
Headlines
8:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Police No Longer Required To Report Certain Data, Election Results, & MD’s Medicaid Rolls

Credit lights by Jason Rojas via flickr

The expiration of two laws mean Maryland law enforcement agencies are no longer required to report the activities of SWAT teams or the race of drivers pulled over for traffic stops. Primary election results will be finalized today. A review of MD’s Medicaid rolls. Baltimore’s homicide total for 2014 passes the 100 mark. The Maryland Zoo asks for help in naming a bald eagle. And more.

Read more
The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Student Debt - 7/7/14

When looking to explain the continued lackluster performance of the U.S. economy or the sputtering housing market, the topic of student debt is almost assuredly to emerge.  Anecdotes shared around water coolers create the impression that high levels of student debt are typical – that there are baristas with $75,000 in debt and poets who need to come up with $100,000. 

Read more
The Signal
6:36 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

The Signal: 7.4.14

Chum Ngek, with student Joanna Pecore
Credit Edwin Remsberg c/o The Maryland State Arts Council

A visit with Cambodian music master Chum Ngek.

Read more
The Morning Economic Report
2:14 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

U.S. Housing Market - 7/4/14

Today, we declare the likelihood that the U.S. housing market will bounce back during the second half of 2014.  According to Moody’s Analytics, the U.S. housing market will not only rebound during the second half of this year, but will strengthen further in 2015. 

Read more
Headlines
9:19 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Hurricane Arthur, Independence Day Schedule Changes, and Brown Proposes Debate Schedule

A lovely 4th of July forecast for Central Maryland… but a wet one on the Eastern Shore, which’ll feel the effects of Hurricane Arthur today. We round up today’s Independence Day schedule changes, with information about the fireworks displays set for this evening. Plus: Brown proposes gubernatorial debate schedule, an APG team readies to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons, and MD cab companies sue Uber.

Read more
Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Maryland's Not-So-Prominent Role in Writing the U.S. Constitution

Samuel Chase, referred to sometimes as "Old Bacon Face", was one of Maryland's delegates to the constitutional convention. Painted by John Beale Bordley.
Credit Public Domain

Sheilah talks with David O. Stewart about Maryland's contribution to the writing of the Constitution in 1787.
On July 4th, we mark our country’s declaration of independence from Britain in 1776. It was another 11 years before we’d draft the framework of laws that guide our country today: During a humid summer in Philadelphia 1787, 55 delegates from a dozen states gathered to write our constitution. Some of those men tower in our memories to this day. Virginia’s delegation, for example, included James Madison, George Mason, and George Washington. And, Maryland? Historian David O. Stewart writes in his book “The Summer of 1787: The Men Who Invented the Constitution”, that Maryland did not send her most distinguished citizens to the convention. Sheilah Kast spoke with him about it in August 2007.

Read more
Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri July 4, 2014

The "Central Park Five" Settle Lawsuit Against New York City

Tom talks with filmmakers Sarah Burns and David McMahon, as well as Raymond Santana, one of the "Central Park Five".
In 1989, five black and Latino teens in New York were indicted and then wrongfully convicted of raping a white 28-year-old investment banker named Tricia Meili, while she was jogging in Central Park. The five teens served five to seven years in jail before being exonerated for that crime. Last month, they agreed to settle a civil rights lawsuit against New York City for a reported $41 million.

Read more
Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Why Rafael Alvarez Calls Baltimore "The Holy Land"

Tom talks with Baltimore writer Rafael Alvarez about his book of short stories, "Tales from the Holy Land".

The writer Rafael Alvarez is a former reporter for The Baltimore Sun.  These days, you’ll still see his byline from time to time in the Sun and many other local publications.  He worked for a while on "The Wire" with his former Sun colleague David Simon, and earlier this year, he published his eighth book. It’s a collection of short stories in which he introduces us to the kind of people and neighborhoods that give Baltimore its unshakable reputation for quirkiness. It’s called Tales from the Holy Land. Rafael Alvarez joins Tom Hall in the studio to talk about it.

Read more

Pages