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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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Maryland’s primary election is six weeks from tomorrow, June 24.  This week we’re talking to the three Democrats running for their party’s nomination for Attorney General. One of them could succeed the incumbent, Doug Gansler, who is running for Governor. One of them is Delegate Aisha Braveboy, a Democrat from Prince George’s County. 

Terry Shapiro

“What was Peter Pan like before he met Wendy in J.M. Barrie’s famous novel?”  

The answer to that question can be found in "Peter and the Starcatcher," the musical that’s at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore until May 18. Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see the production, and she brings us this review. 

Women's Housing Coalition

Sunday is Mother’s Day, and on Sunday night, like almost any night of the year, there will be hundreds of mothers and their children in Baltimore and throughout Maryland who are homeless, and many more who are in unstable or dangerous living situations.   

Libby Rahl

The Maryland Department of Planning projects that the state’s senior population will grow to 837,000 people by 2015. That’s a 18 percent increase in the past 5 years. 

With more seniors, come more stories. 

David Hobby

John McIntyre, The Baltimore Sun's night content production manager, knows the rules of language. 

As a former president of the American Copy Editors Society, and the creator of the blog "You Don't Say," he also knows when to rebel against the rules of language.

He's even written a book on writing and editing. 

In this interview, he joins Sheilah Kast to discuss word distinction, journalistic jargon, and the evolution of language.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck brings us her review of "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" at Everyman Theatre. The production continues through May 11.   

Soulful-Song.org

  The composer, conductor and pianist Darin Atwater founded the Soulful Symphony 14 years ago.  The 85 instrumentalists and singers are mostly African American and Latino artists, and their repertoire spans the gamut from classical to pop music. 

Everyman Theatre

 Lynn Nottage is one of the most distinctive voices in the American theater today.  

She won the Pulitzer Prize for "Ruined," a play set in war-ravaged Congo, and she followed that success with a fascinating chronicle of two movie stars, that spans more than 70 years.  

Elliott Kirschbaum

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "Air Heart," the new aerial production at the Baltimore Theatre Project.

"Air Heart" continues until May 4. 

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Each year, thousands of Marylanders are abused by spouses or people they live with – in 2012, the most recent statistics we have, nearly 18,000 crimes of domestic violence were reported in the state.

No wonder the General Assembly considered about a dozen bills to deal with domestic violence, and approved about half of them to send to Gov. O’Malley for his signature.  Yesterday, Sheilah Kast spoke about the legislation with Dorothy Lennig, an attorney and Director of the House of Ruth’s ‘Domestic Violence Legal Clinic.'  This morning Sheilah Kast spoke with Leigh Goodmark,  a visiting law professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She's written a book called “A Troubled Marriage: Domestic Violence and the Legal System.” We get her perspective on how the legal system works and doesn’t work in domestic violence cases. 

Ann Dowsett Johnston.com

Writer and educator Ann Dowsett Johnston grew up with an alcoholic mother. Ann thought liquor was something she’d be able to deal with, and for years she did. It took her years to realize alcohol had become her demon. After she went into recovery, she applied her skills as a journalist, and her experience, to writing Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol.

Duane Adler

The filmmaker Duane Adler spent some years of his young life in Odenton, Maryland and graduated from the University of MD College Park in the early 90s.  He now lives in Los Angeles, and he has written the screenplays for two of the highest grossing dance-teen romance movies in the last 40 years.  

Rachel Blische

  Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "Top Girls" at Fells Point Corner Theatre. 

"Top Girls" is up until April 27.

The Rousuck Review: "Top Girls" at Fells Point Corner Theatre

Rachel Rock Photography.

1 in 68 U.S. children have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. In Maryland, 1 in 60 children are on the Spectrum.

These statistics were released last month in a report conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  In the second part of this interview, we’ll hear from Dr. Li-Ching Lee, the School’s principal investigator for that report and Dr. Rebecca Landa, of Kennedy Krieger.  But first, we want to get a picture of what it’s like for one family who has a child with ASD, an Autism Spectrum Disorder. 

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The General Assembly considered several bills to change implementation of the Common Core State Standards—or as Maryland refers to it—the ‘Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.’ Only three bills passed.

Gov. O’Malley is  expected to sign one of those bills this morning-HB 1164.

Chris Hartlove

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "The Memo" at Single Carrot Theatre. It's up until April 27. 

Joan Marcus 2013.

  A musical adaptation of the movie "Ghost" is in town. Should you see it before it slips away? Tom Hall and theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck review the Hippodrome's production.

"Ghost: The Musical" is up at the Hippodrome through April 13. 

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What if characters from King Authur's medieval court went to Lexington Market and Fort McHenry? In her latest book "Guinevere in Baltimore," Baltimore poet Shelley Puhak has placed Arthur and Guinevere in those very spots.

Bennett Miller

For seven years, St. Mary's College of Maryland has held its 'Mark Twain Lecture Series on American Humor and Culture,' bringing academics, comedians and authors to the Southern Maryland campus.

Teddy Wolff

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see "Water by the Spoonful" at Studio Theatre in Washington D.C. The production is up until April 13. 

Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck--Gesellschaft, Berlin-Dahlem

Tom Hall tours "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," a new exhibit at the University of Maryland, Baltimore that examines eugenics—and how it’s affected today's medical ethics.

He is joined by Susan Bachrach, curator for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Jamyla Kay

  Last night’s contract talks between Johns Hopkins Hospital management and hospital service and maintenance workers ended around 8 p.m., with no agreement.  

Lance Jordan

It's a long way from the Chesapeake Bay to Venezuela. More than 2,000 miles. But it's a trip made twice a year by ospreys. They summer in our region, and spend the winter where it's warmer. 

The birds are making their journey back to our region from South America right now, and the Chesapeake Bay is tracking the progress of four of them with the Osprey Tracking Project. 

Zachary Handler

  Looking at Edgar Allen Poe's work through a LGBT lens. Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck brings us her review of Iron Crow Theatre Company's production of "The Homo Poe Show" at the Theatre Project.

© The Walters Art Museum, John Dean Photographer.

Tom Hall takes a tour through a new exhibit at the Walters Art Museum that highlights contemporary Japanese ceramics.  He's joined by Julia Marciari-Alexander, the Walters' executive director and Robert Mintz, the Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Quincy Scott Curator of Asian Art.

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Several bills before the General Assembly would change how bail is set for those awaiting trial in Maryland. 

One measure would require the judicial system to use statistical models and a computerized risk assessment tool to figure out how likely a defendant is to show for trial, or to commit a crime before trial. If the computerized tool reports the defendant is likely to appear in court, the defendant would be released.    

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Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Vine, Facebook...if you know a teenager, it's very likely that they use several of these sites and apps, and that they access them through a smartphone.

In fact, a 2012 PEW study found that of teens who have smartphones, more than 9 out of 10 use social networking sites.

What are they using social media for? And how does their social media use affect their relationships, their school life...and perhaps their future?

Richard Anderson

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews the Shakespearean comedy "Twelfth Night," now up at Center Stage. "Twelfth Night" continues at Center Stage until April 13.

Wilma Foster

It's a famous image--the red polka-dot scarf, the blue work shirt, the determined face, and of course that curled bicep. It's Rosie the Riveter. Here face and "We Can Do It!" message was the star of World War II propaganda campaigns. Rosie was a composite character: millions of American women spent years working in factories and shipyards producing equipment to be used in the War. They could 'do it.' In this interview Sheilah Kast speaks with one of the real 'Rosies.' Wilma Foster lives in Laurel and worked as a riveter at Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown during the early 1940s. 

Pattydann.com

The author Patty Dann divides her time between New York and Baltimore. Her 1986 novel, "Mermaids" introduced us to the Flax family.

The novel was developed into a hit movie starring Cher as Mrs. Flax and Winona Ryder as Charlotte. And now, Patty Dann has given us a Flax family update.

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