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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9:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Research, Resources and Portrayals

Conor Wade and Alisa Rock.
Credit Rachel Rock Photography.

In our show on Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sheilah Kast first talks with writer and parent Alisa Rock, whose son Conor has autism. She also talks about research and resources with Dr. Rebecca Landa and Dr. Li-Ching Lee. Then, Tom Hall talks with Anthony Baker, English professor at Tennessee Technological University, about portrayals of autism in the media.

1 in 68 U.S. children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. In Maryland, 1 in 60 children are on the Spectrum.

These statistics were released last month in a report conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  In the second part of this interview, we’ll hear from Dr. Li-Ching Lee, the School’s principal investigator for that report and Dr. Rebecca Landa, of Kennedy Krieger.  But first, we want to get a picture of what it’s like for one family who has a child with ASD, an Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Common Core Bills in the General Assembly

Credit Phelyan Sanjoin/flickr

Sheilah Kast talks about Common Core bills in the General Assembly with The Maryland Reporter's Glynis Kazanjian, John White with the Maryland State Department of Education, and we also hear from Sean Johnson with the Maryland State Education Association.

The General Assembly considered several bills to change implementation of the Common Core State Standards—or as Maryland refers to it—the ‘Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.’ Only three bills passed.

Gov. O’Malley is  expected to sign one of those bills this morning-HB 1164.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon April 14, 2014

"The Memo" at Single Carrot Theatre

Paul Diem in a scene from "The Memo."
Credit Chris Hartlove

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Memo."

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "The Memo" at Single Carrot Theatre. It's up until April 27. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri April 11, 2014

"Ghost: The Musical" at the Hippodrome

Katie Postotnik and Steven Grant Douglas, "Ghost The Musical" Tour.
Credit Joan Marcus 2013.

  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.

"Ghost: The Musical" is up at the Hippodrome through April 13. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Shelley Puhak on "Guinevere in Baltimore"

Shelley Puhak
Credit via shelleypuhak.com

Tom Hall talks with Baltimore poet Shelley Puhak about her new book.

What if characters from King Authur's medieval court went to Lexington Market and Fort McHenry? In her latest book "Guinevere in Baltimore," Baltimore poet Shelley Puhak has placed Arthur and Guinevere in those very spots.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Sarah Vowell and Ben Click on the Wit and Weight of Twain

Sarah Vowell
Credit Bennett Miller

Sheilah Kast talks Mark Twain with author Sarah Vowell and Ben Click, chair of St. Mary's English department.

For seven years, St. Mary's College of Maryland has held its 'Mark Twain Lecture Series on American Humor and Culture,' bringing academics, comedians and authors to the Southern Maryland campus.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon April 7, 2014

"Water by the Spoonful" at Studio Theatre

Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey as Haikumom. Water by the Spoonful at Studio Theatre.
Credit Teddy Wolff

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Water by the Spoonful" at Studio Theatre in Washington D.C.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "Water by the Spoonful" at Studio Theatre in Washington D.C. The production is up until April 13. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon April 7, 2014

"Deadly Medicine" Exhibit at University of Maryland, Baltimore

As the head of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute’s Department for Human Heredity, Dr. Otmar von Verschuer, a physician and geneticist, examined hundreds of pairs of twins to study whether criminality, feeble-mindedness, tuberculosis, and cancer were inheritable.
Credit Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck--Gesellschaft, Berlin-Dahlem

Tom Hall speaks with Susan Bachrach, curator of "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race."

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.

He is joined by Susan Bachrach, curator for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Bargaining Between Johns Hopkins Hospital and Maintenance Workers Continues

Hopkins employees Kiva (l) and Bob (r) say wages should be higher.
Credit Jamyla Kay

Sheilah Kast talks with Armeta Dixon, Vice-President of 1199SEIU for Baltimore Hospitals and Health Systems, and Bryan O’Keefe, law labor attorney.

  Last night’s contract talks between Johns Hopkins Hospital management and hospital service and maintenance workers ended around 8 p.m., with no agreement.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Tracking the Ospreys

Woody, one of the ospreys being tracked.
Credit Lance Jordan

Nathan Sterner talks with John Rodenhausen of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation about tracking the ospreys

It's a long way from the Chesapeake Bay to Venezuela. More than 2,000 miles. But it's a trip made twice a year by ospreys. They summer in our region, and spend the winter where it's warmer. 

The birds are making their journey back to our region from South America right now, and the Chesapeake Bay is tracking the progress of four of them with the Osprey Tracking Project. 

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