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
9:00 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Educating Students On The Dangers Of Excessive Drinking

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Most colleges and Universities in Maryland are at least 3 weeks into their fall semester. And if we go on research, many college freshman are at least 3 weeks into their peak drinking season. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, college freshman are most vulnerable to heavy drinking during the first six weeks of school.

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Maryland Morning
8:54 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Bringing a Piece by Ferde Grofe To The Light Of Day

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The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will kick off its new season on Saturday night with a performance and gala party at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.  They’ve already had a busy week.  Last Saturday, they performed for a national television audience at Pier Six as part of the 200th anniversary celebration of the Star Spangled Banner. This weekend, the Symphony will again keep the national anthem front and center. They’ll perform a piece that hasn’t seen the light of day for 80 years: an "Ode to the Star Spangled Banner" by Ferde Grofé, a classical composer and jazz arranger who is well known in classical circles for the piece "The Grand Canyon Suite."

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Does "Colossal" Score?

Young Mike (Joseph Carlson) tries to keep Mike (Michael Patrick Thornton) from moving forward in his physical therapy sessions with Jerry (James Whalen).
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Just in time for football season, the Olney Theatre Center is presenting a play called "Colossal" about a college football player whose career was sidelined. Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck was in the stands this week, and brings us this review.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Checking in on Baltimore's Youth Curfew

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It’s been just over a month since the new youth curfew took  effect in Baltimore City. In the 30 days starting August 8, 120 minors have been picked up for curfew violations.

The data on these curfew violations were released yesterday and joining Sheilah in the studio is Angela Johnese, director of the Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice. We also hear from Sonia Kumar, staff attorney for the ACLU of Maryland, which has concerns about the implementation of the curfew law. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Fri September 12, 2014

2014-2015 Theater Season Preview

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From world premiere musicals to a brand-new building for Shakespeare’s plays, Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck discuss what you can expect from the upcoming theater season.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon September 8, 2014

The Ethical Implications of Controlling the Ebola Outbreak

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The world has been watching as the Ebola virus has swept West Africa, claiming the lives of more than 1,800 people, and infecting at least 2,000 more.  The World Health Organization has predicted that as many as 20,000 people could be infected with Ebola by the end of the year.

It’s the worst outbreak of the virus ever, and doctors, scientists, non-profits and governments are trying to figure out how to control it.   Underneath these questions of containment and treatment are some ethical questions that many say are an important piece of the picture.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Fall Fashion With Zoey Washington

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We start our regular fashion segment by remembering the late Joan Rivers, who died last week at the age of 81. 

Joining Sheilah Kast is Zoey Washington, fashion editor and CEO of the company LITTLEbird, a fashion consulting company for young style mavens.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon September 8, 2014

The Rousuck Review: "The Understudy"

Understudy Clinton Brandhagen as Harry (l) and Danny Gavigan as Jake (r).
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A review of a play about a play. J. Wynn Rousuck on the backstage comedy, "The Understudy" now at Everyman Theatre until September 28.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Summer Films You Should Circle Back To

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Jed Dietz, director of the Maryland Film Festival, joins Tom Hall to highlight which summer films we should revisit.

Ann Hornaday, movie critic for the Washington Post, is traveling and wasn’t able to join us today. She will be back for our October 3 show.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Understanding "The Violence of Care"

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Marquette University Anthropology Professor Sameena Mulla spent four years researching sexual assault forensic examinations in a Baltimore emergency room.  She found that some hospital and state standards could get in the way of the prosecution of the crime. She joins Sheilah Kast by phone to discuss her research and her new book, "The Violence of Care."

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