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
8:55 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Actor, Writer And Director Alan Alda

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For some, Alan Alda will always be Hawkeye Pierce, the sarcastic but tender-hearted surgeon bedeviling his U.S. army superiors during the Korean War.  The final episode of season 11 of M*A*S*H in 1983, which Alda directed as well as starred in, was the most-watched television broadcast ever until the 2010 SuperBowl.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon September 29, 2014

The Rousuck Review: "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Vince Eisenson as Puck
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Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in Baltimore. The production runs through Oct. 12.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon September 29, 2014

"The Distance Between Us: A Memoir" by Reyna Grande

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Every year, the Maryland Humanities Council chooses a book which we are all encouraged to read, and to discuss at events that the Council organizes around the state.  It’s kind of like a state-wide book club.  This year, they’ve chosen a memoir by Reyna Grande. She joins Tom in the studio. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Peabody Dean Fred Bronstein On The Future of Classical Music

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The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University has a new dean. Fred Bronstein began his tenure as the Peabody’s head honcho in June.  He comes to the revered music school from the world of professional orchestras.  He was the President and CEO of the St. Louis Symphony for six years, having held similar posts with orchestras in Omaha and Dallas.  He takes the helm of the country’s oldest music conservatory at a crucial time for American orchestras and the schools that train their players.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri September 26, 2014

Michael Muller And His Boston Terrier, Mirabelle

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We’re going to the dogs! Ahead of their appearance this weekend at the Baltimore Book Festival, author Michael Muller tells us how his bond with Mirabelle the Boston Terrier inspired a children’s book series. The 19th annual Baltimore Book Festival starts at noon today. It will be the largest one yet with hundreds of events, panels and authors at sites throughout the Inner Harbor.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Ebola Control: Is a New Vaccine Underway?

Myron M. Levine M.D., D.T.P.H., Professor and Founding Director, UM Center for Vaccine Development.

It’s been 6 months since the World Health Organization learned of an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the West African country of Guinea.  Officially, at least 5,800 cases of Ebola have been reported to the WHO; about half --2,800 people -- have died.

This week, the WHO said that unless better controls are put into place, as many as 21,000 people could be infected by early November.  One of the control measures that people are undoubtedly looking to for hope is a vaccine. Sheilah talks with the director of the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development, Dr. Myron Levine, Professor of Medicine. Dr. Levine and his colleagues are working on getting an Ebola vaccine field-tested.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon September 22, 2014

An Open Seat On The Baltimore City Council

A Baltimore City Council swearing in ceremony.
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It doesn’t happen very often that a Baltimore City Council member vacates their seat. It did happen last month, when 11th District Councilman William Cole was appointed President and CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation.

Cole was a member of the Baltimore City Council for 7 years, and now 15 applicants are vying for his seat, which represents more than a dozen neighborhoods. The City’s Charter has a process for filling the seat and Sheilah talks about the process with WYPR reporter Kenneth Burns. We also hear from Cole on what it's like to represent the 11th District, and we learn about major issues in the 11th District from Janet Allen, President of the Heritage Crossing Resident Association.   

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon September 22, 2014

The Rousuck Review: "Amadeus"

Bruce Randolph Nelson (l) and Stanton Nash (r)
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Music, madness, Mozart! Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Amadeus" at Center Stage in Baltimore. The production runs from September 13 to October 12. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Typeface Design with Ellen Lupton and Tal Leming

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It's something we encounter each and every day, but perhaps pay attention to only subconsciously: typography. When you compose a document on your computer, how much time do you spend deciding what typeface to use? Do you use different styles for different kinds of documents? To help us understand why some typefaces work well and others do not, Tom talks with MICA's Ellen Lupton and typographer Tal Leming.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri September 19, 2014

The Grand Opening of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

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The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has a new home. It’s a beautiful theater that has been designed to replicate, to some extent, the Globe Theater, where the Bard himself held forth in Elizabethan England.

Tonight, the company gives its first performance in this new home on Calvert Street, in what used to be the Mercantile Trust and Deposit Company building, at the corner of Calvert and Redwood in downtown Baltimore.  Tonight’s audience will comprise company members and local theater professionals.

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