Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri May 23, 2014

The Tea Party Nobody Talks About

A reenactment of the Chestertown Tea Party.
Credit Geoffrey DeMeritt

Sheilah Kast talks with historian Adam Goodheart about the Chestertown Tea Party.
Every American school kid knows that in 1773, colonists in Massachusetts angrily tossed tea into the harbor, furious about the new tax British Parliament had imposed tea.  Not as well known is the story of a similar incident five months later on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, in Chestertown, then an important international port.  

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri May 23, 2014

"Celtic Woman" Brings Ireland to Baltimore

Credit Courtesy of Celtic Woman

Tom Hall talks with two members of the folk-pop group, "Celtic Woman".

  The Irish band "Celtic Woman" is in the midst of a 90 concert tour that makes stops in 75 cities across the United States, including a concert at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore on Tuesday night.  Their latest album and DVD, "Emerald: Musical Gems," toppped the Billboard World Music Charts. Tom Hall talks with violinist Máiréad Nesbitt and soprano Lynn Hilary, two of the four members of Celtic Woman.  

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8:33 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Memorial Day Holiday Travel, Harbor Point, Chesapeake Bay Health, & The Poe House Reopens

Maryland roads will be busy over the next four days, with Memorial Day holiday travel expected to be at its highest level since 2005. The final approval has been given for construction to begin at Baltimore’s Harbor Point. A new report card is out on the health of the Chesapeake Bay. The Edgar Allan Poe House is set to reopen tomorrow. Plus: MD’s cigarette tax, plans for a cybersecurity training center at the Naval Academy, and MD’s US Senators call for the Redskins to change their name. And more.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri May 23, 2014

The Time Baltimorean Anne Wiggins Brown Nailed Her Gershwin Audition

The Time Baltimorean Anne Wiggins Brown Nailed Her Gershwin Audition

After a gifted, young African American singer from Baltimore landed the part of "Bess" in George Gershwin's opera "Porgy," the opera was renamed "Porgy and Bess." She was that good. Along the way, the history of American music changed, too.

The Morning Economic Report
5:30 am
Fri May 23, 2014

American Entrepreneurship - 5/23/14

Americans cannot be blamed for considering their nation highly entrepreneurial.  After all, this is the country that produced social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN in recent years and many more companies beyond those.  But a new study supplied by the Brookings Institution concludes that the U.S. economy is less entrepreneurial now than it has been at any point during the past 3 decades. 

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Humanities Connection
5:15 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Common Core at the Library

Among the many services libraries offer, the resources they can provide educators supports the common core curriculum with both original and digitized primary resources, many of which bring history to life.

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The Signal
2:54 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Roll Call Ritual, and Katherine Cottle’s “I Remain Yours”

Bill Ward gives Aaron Henkin's drum kit a sound thrashing amidst the artworks and antiques of Annapolis Collection Gallery.

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward remembers his years as a heavy metal trailblazer; Lisa Van Wormer shares an essay on ritual and symbolism in a military formation; and Katherine Cottle discusses her book, I Remain Yours:  Secret Mission Love Letters of My Mormon Great-Grandparents

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2:19 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

"Color Guard"

Election 2014
11:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Gubernatorial Candidate Survey

Clockwise from top left: Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Attorney General Doug Gansler, Del. Heather Mizeur, Larry Hogan, Del. Ron George, Harford County Executive David Craig, Charles Lollar
Credit Photos courtesy of Maryland State Government and campaigns

Over the next few months, Maryland voters will decide who will replace Gov. Martin O'Malley in the governor’s mansion. From the state’s energy future to the struggle to create quality jobs, the next governor will make key decisions on a range of issues facing the Free State.
WYPR asked all of the Democratic and Republican gubernatorial candidates to respond to five questions the next governor will confront.

Maryland’s primary election will take place June 24. Early voting begins June 12 and ends June 19. The general election will take place November 4.

Click on the candidate's name to read their response.

1) What is the most important issue the next governor of Maryland will deal with in his/her first term?

The Democrats:  Anthony BrownDoug Gansler, Heather Mizeur
The Republicans:  David Craig, Ron George, Larry Hogan, Charles Lollar

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Baltimore's Future
9:49 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Baltimore's Future: Ben Wirz on Funding Media Innovation

Benoit (Ben) Wirz
Credit The Knight Foundation

In this episode of "Baltimore's Future" David Warnock speaks with Ben Wirz.

In this episode of "Baltimore's Future," David Warnock speaks with Benoit (Ben) Wirz, who is the director of Venture Investments for the Knight Foundation. Warnock and Wirz discuss the Knight Foundation's Enterprise Fund which provides venture funding for media innovation.