Jamyla Kay

Producer, WYPR Programming

Jamyla came to us from Delmarva Public Radio, where she was a reporter and local host for All Things Considered.  Thanks to funding from local foundations and members of the WYPR Board of Directors, she's helping us produce "The Lines Between Us." At Delmarva Public Radio, Jamyla was awarded "2011 Best News Series" by the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association for her look at racial inequality in Somerset County’s government, and she's covered redistricting, same-sex marriage, and the depictions of minorities on television.  She also led an NPR-guided revamp of the Delmarva Public Radio website.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Bringing "Next To Normal" To Center Stage

Ariela Morgenstern (l) and Kally Duling (r)
Credit Richard Anderson

It started as a show called Feeling Electric. In 1998, when the playwright and lyricist Brian Yorkey saw a TV news story about electroconvulsive therapy, he suggested it as the topic of a brief musical to his friend and fellow Columbia University student, Tom Kitt.  They wrote a draft of a musical inspired by the story for a musical theater workshop in New York. Ten years later, it arrived off-Broadway, where it promptly failed. That’s usually the end of the story for musicals, but it wasn’t for this one, which evolved into a hit show called Next to Normal, which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010, and in 2011, was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, winning three. David Schweitzer is an internationally acclaimed director of plays, musicals and opera who has returned to Center Stage with a new production of Next to Normal. He joins Tom in the studio, along with  a member of this engaging and compelling cast, Kally Duling. She plays the role of Natalie.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Measuring The Progress Of Baltimore City's Liquor Board

Credit A. Currell / Flickr / Creative Commons

It’s been three months since leadership in Baltimore City’s Liquor License Board was overhauled. Former city circuit court judge Thomas Ward was appointed as Chairman of the Board, which is a state agency funded in the City budget. Governor Martin O’Malley appointed attorney Dana P. Moore to be one of the three commissioners, and retired City Circuit Court Judge Thomas Ward to be commissioner and chair.  The third commissioner, Harvey Jones, stayed. Sheilah spoke with Chairman Ward yesterday and he said before he was appointed, he was ‘out of touch with what was happening’ with the Board. We hear more from him, and from Fern Shen, editor of Baltimore Brew. Also in the studio is Becky Witt, attorney with the Community Law Center. She also blogs about the Liquor Board at their blog, “Booze News.” 

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed October 22, 2014

A History Of Crofton

Credit Crofton Maryland History Facebook page

If I ask you, “What was the first planned community in Maryland?” more than likely the first place that comes to your mind is: Columbia. Residents began moving into Columbia’s 10 villages in 1967. But, there is a planned community that predates Columbia. People began calling Crofton home in 1964.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed October 22, 2014

"I Love Lucy" At The Hippodrome

Credit "I Love Lucy: Live on Stage"

Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck discuss the Hippodrome's production of "I Love Lucy: Live on Stage."

Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Wed October 22, 2014

Half A Dozen Crab Recipes!

Credit Artondra Hall/flickr

Those Old Bay chips aren't just for snacking! In honor of Old Bay's 75th anniversary, Chef Sascha Wolhandler, co-owner of Sascha's 527 Cafe, tells us how to spice up crab dishes. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri October 17, 2014

What's At Stake In Frederick And Anne Arundel County Elections?

Downtown Frederick
Credit Brendan Ross / Flickr / Creative Commons

We’re just two and a half weeks from Election Day.  Just as voters across the state are choosing a new executive, voters in some counties are choosing new executive leadership. This morning we’re going to focus on races in Frederick County – which is putting into effect an entirely new form of government – and in Anne Arundel County. WYPR reporter Kenneth Burns joins Sheilah in the studio. And, with us on the line from his office at the Frederick News-Post is Cliff Cumber, the News-Post’s Editorial Page Editor.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Training, Tenacity And Tired Feet

Credit Brett Gullborg/Flickr/Creative Commons

Well, for a while, we held out the hope that tomorrow would be a day for Orioles baseball. The Kansas City Royals had different ideas, so there won't be a game tomorrow. But that's not to say that Camden Yards won't still be a busy place. The 14th Annual Baltimore Running Festival kicks off at 7 a.m. tomorrow morning with a full marathon, followed by a Half Marathon that launches from the Inner Harbor at 8:45 a.m.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Proton Radiation Therapy Coming To Baltimore

A graphic rendering of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center.
Credit University of Maryland BioPark

In proton radiation therapy, protons deliver precise beams of radiation to a tumor. The first cancer patient received proton therapy in the 1950s, but only in the 1990s did the therapy make its way into a hospital. Advocates of proton therapy say that it can minimize side effects and that it offers hope to patients who have few or no treatment options left.  Proton centers are opening around the country, and in a year, a proton center will open here in Baltimore at the University of Maryland BioPark. Minesh Mehta, the medical director of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center joins Sheilah by phone. We also hear from Dr. Mehta's patient Daryl Marciszewski, who received proton therapy in Chicago. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Actress Megan Anderson On Her Solo Mission In "Grounded"

Credit Everyman Theatre

Megan Anderson is a member of the resident company of the Everyman Theatre in Baltimore.  Recently named “Best Actress” by the Baltimore City Paper, she is starring in Everyman’s latest production, the Baltimore premiere of "Grounded," by George Brant. It’s a ripped-from-the-headlines affair about a former F-16 pilot who is now flying drones from a remote location in Nevada.  It’s also a tour-de-force for Megan Anderson, or any actor, for that matter, as she is the one and only actor in the play.  "Grounded" is in previews tonight and tomorrow.  It opens at the Everyman Theatre on Friday.

Programs
9:00 am
Mon October 13, 2014

A Conversation With New Baltimore City Councilman, Eric Costello

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake administering the oath of office to Eric Costello after the council confirmed his appointment to represent the 11th district.
Credit P. KENNETH BURNS / WYPR

Although City Offices are closed today, one person likely to be working anyway is Eric Costello.  He’s just completed his first week as the city councilman representing Baltimore’s 11th District,  which includes Mount Vernon, Druid Heights, Poppleton and Federal Hill.

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