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
Wed August 20, 2014

Author Mohsin Hamid on "How to Get Filfthy Rich in Rising Asia"

Mohsin Hamid.
Credit Ed Kashi

The Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid has written three acclaimed novels.  His latest book has just been released in paperback.  It’s called How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia.  It’s a look at the life of a man who journeys from indigent child to wealthy industrialist.  And it’s written as if it were one of those self-help, get rich quick books that fill the shelves of bookstores around the world.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon August 18, 2014

“Fourteen Days in July”

Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak (l) and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (r) shake hands at the White House in Washington. Arafat, Barak and President Bill Clinton (center) participated in the July 2000 Middle East summit.
Credit PD-USGOV

The Rousuck Review: Theatrical Mining Company’s production of “Fourteen Days in July” at the Baltimore Playwrights Festival. 

 Although “Fourteen Days in July” focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian summit at Camp David in July 2000, one of the play’s most moving scenes takes place at Gettysburg.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

How A Surge In 'Distance Learning' Is Forcing Maryland's Largest Online Public University To Adapt

Javier Miyares, President of UMUC.
Credit UMUC

More than a third of all Maryland undergraduates are enrolled in at least one online course. As the market shakes out, some Maryland colleges new to offering online courses are learning how to do it.  And an institution which for decades dominated distance learning globally, University of Maryland University College, is scrambling to hold on to students who now have many other options for distance learning. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Exploring Nursing Ethics

Credit Dr. Farouck/flickr

Respect for human dignity, protecting patients’ health, advocating for patients' rights—these are just a few of the provisions in the nurse Code of Ethics. How does that Code of Ethics play out in the real world? What happens when a nurse’s ethics are challenged, and what structures are in place to help nurses care for patients in the ways they know they are supposed to? 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Does "Measure for Measure" Measure Up?

Valerie Dowdle as the Duke, disguised as a friar.
Credit Terry O'Hara

Vienna comes to Baltimore! Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's production of "Measure for Measure." She brings us this review.  

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Understanding "For Whom It Stands"

Bang by Kerry James Marshall.
Credit The Progressive Art Collection

Next month, Baltimore will be front and center as the nation celebrates the 200th anniversary of Frances Scott Key’s poem that eventually became our national anthem. Although "The Star Spangled Banner" is often sung in a particular style, there are more ways to sing the national anthem--and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture has 15. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Remembering Journalist George Collins

George Collins (l.) and Charles Robinson (r.)
Credit Charles Robinson

Over the course of his more than 50 years in journalism, George Collins held nearly every position in every type of media outlet. He started his career as a reporter for the Afro American in 1950. When he left in 1968, he was editor-in-chief. That same year, he joined WMAR TV as an anchor. In 1986 he started a public affairs show on WEAA, the NPR member station on the campus of Morgan State University.

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Maryland Morning
8:53 am
Wed August 6, 2014

A Mailbag on Criminal Law and Children Crossing the Border

Credit Jack Mallon/flickr

A follow-up now on our conversation with the Baltimore Sun’s arbiter of language and writer of the blog “You Don’t Say.”  When John visited July 30 we discussed whether it’s more accurate to call the young people crossing the southern U.S. border “immigrants” or “refugees,” and then he told me about why one of his blogposts on the topic was headlined, “It turns out that I was wrong”:

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed August 6, 2014

"The Road To Goshen Shoals" by Paul Valentine

Credit via Paul W. Valentine Facebook page

The Baltimore based author Paul Valentine is a former reporter for the Washington Post.  He’s just published his third novel, which takes place in rural North Carolina, two years after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Is "Stupid...Bird," a Smart Theater Option?

(left to right) Kate Norris and Brad Koed.
Credit Stan Barouh

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see the latest play at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. You can see the full title here.

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