Jamyla Krempel | WYPR

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 today's episode of "More Than Words," Xavier, a Frederick Douglass High School student shares his connection to an issue all too common in Baltimore City--gun violence.

In today's episode of "More Than Words," Xavier, a Frederick Douglass High School student shares his connection to an issue all too common in Baltimore City--gun violence.


WYPR producers Bridget Armstrong and Jamyla Krempel join Tom for Tube Talk. Shows like Saturday Night Live, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert are tackling President Trump and his administration one episode at a time. We'll talk about how the presidency is informing television. 

And, BET's New Edition biopic, which chronicles the ups and downs of the R&B boy band, is the highest rated program the network has aired in five years. We'll talk about what made the film successful and other shows on the horizon.

Today we premiere a new series that will air on On the Record every Tuesday in February. More Than Words is a collaborative youth media group, radio project and podcast produced and reported by Baltimore City Public School students. The show hands over the microphone to youth so they can report and tell personal stories they feel journalists sometimes neglect or get wrong. 

Deneira moderated a discussion with her co-reporters about adults’ perceptions of youth. The students had an honest and lively discussion about their experiences being stereotyped and how they feel adults could be more understanding and helpful to young people.


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.