Baltimore Stories
11:30 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Biggest Crab Ever!!

Learn why the biggest crab ever caught in Maryland waters goes into the record book with an asterick and an explanation!

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Christopher Connelly is a political reporter for WYPR, covering the day-to-day movement and machinations in Annapolis. He comes to WYPR from NPR, where he was a Joan B. Kroc Fellow, and then worked as rundown editor for All Things Considered. Chris has a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley. He’s reported for KALW (San Francisco), KUSP (Santa Cruz, Calif.) and KJZZ (Phoenix), and worked at StoryCorps in Brooklyn, N.Y. He’s filed stories on a range of topics, from a shortage of dog blood in canine blood banks to heroin addicts in Tanzania. He got his start in public radio at WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio, when he was a student at Antioch College.

5:12 am
Fri January 24, 2014

School Delays & Closures, The State Of The State, Speed Cameras, and Early Voting

Governor Martin O'Malley at his 2014 State of the State Speech
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Several schools in Central MD are opening late, while some on the Eastern Shore are closed; we round up the schedule changes. Plus: the "State of the State" speech, speed cameras, marijuana policy, Gansler's call for an early voting expansion, and Rawlings-Blake's call for more infrastructure spending.

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In The Bromo
8:58 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

War Horse Rides Into Town

Tom talks to Curt James, who has been in productions of War Horse in London, Toronto, and throughout North America.

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The Signal
6:24 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

The Signal: 1.24.14

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

A visit with Cambodian music master Chum Ngek.

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5:20 am
Thu January 23, 2014

School Delays & Closures, O'Malley's State Of The State Speech, and A Secret Speed Camera Audit

Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Schools in Central Maryland are on 2-hour delays; many schools on the Eastern Shore are closed. We round up the schedule changes, preview Governor Martin O'Malley's "State Of The State" speech, and look at a secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera system showing a 10% error rate in 2012. And much more.

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For 25 years, Maria Hinojosa has helped tell America’s untold stories and brought to light unsung heroes in America and abroad. In April 2010, Hinojosa launched The Futuro Media Group with the mission to produce multiplatform, community-based journalism that respects and celebrates the cultural richness of the American Experience. She is currently reporting for “Frontline” on immigration detention.

Baltimore's Future with David Warnock
9:18 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Baltimore's Future with David Warnock: Institutions' Purchasing Power

David Warnock
Credit Warnock Foundation

January 23, 2014

David Warnock welcomes Stephanie Geller, a research associate with the Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland, for a conversation about how local institutions can build businesses in surrounding communities.

By surveying dozens of institutions in Baltimore, Geller has researched where the institutions do their purchasing, and has identified several services that could be delivered by community businesses and local residents.

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Cellar Notes
6:30 am
Wed January 22, 2014

1/22/14 - Oyster Wines

**All the wines are under $20.

The winners, in descending order:

1st:  Lawson Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (New Zealand)

2nd: (tie)  
Gruet Blanc de Blanc 2007 Sparkling Wine (New Mexico)
Domaine de Bué Sancerre 2011 (Loire Valley, France)

3rd: (tie)
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand)
Alente Alentejo 2012 (Portugal)

4th:  Selbach-Oster Riesling Kabinett 2009 (Mosel. Germany)

5th:  Dry Creek Fumé Blanc 2012 (Sonoma County)

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5:09 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Snow-Related Schedule Changes (January 22, 2014)

Public schools in Central Maryland are closed today, as the region cleans up from yesterday's snow. Parts of the listening area saw as much as 10 inches accumulate; more than 7 inches were reported in parts of Baltimore City. Snowfall totals here from the Baltimore Sun.

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