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Jamyla Krempel

Digital Producer

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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In this Public Commentary, Dr. Karsonya 'Kaye' Wise Whitehead wrestles with the question "How does it feel as a black person in America to be seen by the world as a problem?"


It’s been an exciting year for actors of color on the big and small screens, we spend some time talking about the television hits and misses of 2016. The #OscarsSoWhite hashtag and controversy sparked a larger conversation about the lack of diversity in film and critical recognition when not a single actor of color was nominated for an Academy Award in 2015 or 2016. 

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Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews The Interrobang Theatre Company's production of "Leveling Up." The show continues at the Mercury Theater in Baltimore through November 16.

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Hours after the votes were counted this week, Republican Governor-elect Larry Hogan Jr. promised a bipartisan approach saying "It doesn't matter to me whether you're Republican or Democrat...we're all going to work together, roll up our sleeves, and work in a bipartisan fashion reaching across the aisle." Sounds great, but the General Assembly is still controlled by Democrats, big majorities in both houses.  How is their agenda going to mesh-- or not--with Governor Hogan’s? To start understanding the new dynamic in Annapolis, we’ve invited two leaders in the House of Delegates.  First, House speaker Mike Busch joins us on the line, then we hear from Republican Whip Kathy Szeliga.

Ann Hornaday, movie critic for The Washington Post and Jed Dietz, director of the Maryland Film Festival, join Tom to tell us about the latest films to check out. 


Poet and novelist Baron Wormser grew up in Baltimore in the 1960s.  He tells Tom Hall what those years taught him about race and politics, which he discusses in his new novel "Teach Us That Peace." It is set in Baltimore in 1962 and 1963, and it tells the story of a woman named Susan Mermelstein and her family, as, increasingly, their lives become as turbulent as the historical moment in which they live.  

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Maybe you purchased the pumpkin that’s still on your doorstep or in your windowsill from a local farm. Hundreds of people flock to Maryland farms for pumpkins, hay rides, corn mazes…and soon enough some people may be heading to a tree farm to pick out a Christmas tree. These activities are all part of what’s known as ‘agritourism.' We wanted to take a few moments this morning to learn more about Maryland’s agricultural tourism industry. Mark Powell, Chief of Marketing and Agricultural Development for the Maryland Department of Agriculture joins Sheilah in the studio. 


Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews Grounded, which continues at Everyman Theatre through November 16.

DAR Museum

A quilt is not only a thing of beauty, it’s a key to history – and to the personality of its maker.  From a quilt we might be able to guess at where the maker lived, and her station in life.  We can tell the maker’s favorite color, favorite fabric, favorite designs, and most of all--her artistry--not only her skill with a needle, but also her fine eye.  A new exhibition now up at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum in D.C.—and online--seeks to tell us about the ‘maker’ herself.  It’s called “Eye on Elegance: Early Quilts of Maryland & Virginia,” and features more than 30 quilts made between 1790 and 1850. Alden O’Brien, the exhibit’s curator, joins Sheilah from her office at the DAR Museum. 


American Visionary Art Museum

The American Visionary Art Museum has opened its 20th original exhibition. It’s called "The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster," and Tom's guests are the co-curators of that new show.  Rebecca Hoffberger is the founder and director of AVAM.  She joins Tom in the studio.  Jodi Wille is a filmmaker and publisher who has documented the work of self-taught artists and explored various aspects of American subcultures.  She joins us on the phone from Los Angeles. The exhibition is up until August 30, 2015.