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Lisa Morgan

Host, The Weekly Reader

Lisa Morgan covered the local arts community as co-creator and host of WYPR’s award-winning program “The Signal” from 2004 to 2015. She has created and produced many programs for WYPR, including news stories, features, commentaries, and audio documentaries.  She taught audio production at Goucher College from 2002 – 2004 and has done voice-over work for a variety of clients. “The Weekly Reader” is her latest project.

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"Christiana"

Sep 21, 2017

In 1851, Maryland farmer Edward Gorsuch formed a posse and tried to retrieve some runaway slaves that had fled over the Pennsylvania border. It did not end well. 

HRC Tells All

Sep 20, 2017

What Happened, Hillary Clinton, Simon & Schuster

"The Defenders"

Sep 14, 2017

In September, 1814, Baltimore and Fort McHenry withstand bombardment from the British. 

House Afire

Sep 13, 2017

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On August 24, 1814, Joshua Barney and his troops fought the British at Bladensburg as they made their way to sack and burn Washington. 

Art and Death

Sep 6, 2017

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In late summer, 1897, using "unorthodox methods" and "inside baseball," the scrappy Baltimore Orioles battled the more refined Boston Bean Eaters for the National League pennant. 

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In August, 1776, 400 Marylander s of the “Dandy 5th” Regiment fought bravely to hold the American line in Brooklyn Heights, New York, while George Washington and his troops beat a hasty retreat after a disastrous encounter with the British. 

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"Despot's Heel"

Aug 17, 2017

The look at the daily lives of the young Union soldiers who occupied various forts around Baltimore during the Civil War. 

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"Halsted"

Aug 9, 2017

Between the 1880s and the 1920s, Dr. William S. Halsted and his students revolutionized the practice of medicine at Johns Hopkins hospital. 

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"Good Deeds"

Aug 3, 2017

On July 3, 1863, Confederate officer Henry Kyd Douglas was wounded just south of Gettysburg and becomes first a patient and then a prisoner of Union troops and their allies. 

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On July 24, 1868, a massive storm caused terrible flooding along the Patapsco River Valley, including the mill town of Ellicott City. 

Bonus March

Jul 20, 2017

In June, 1932, as the Depression wore  on, thousands of WWI veterans marched on Washington, DC, demanding a bonus payment promised to them in 1926 but not to be paid until 1945. 

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"Gilmor's Raid"

Jul 13, 2017

In July, 1864, Major Harry Gilmor and his Confederate Calvary

 wrought havoc, burned bridges, and robbed trains north of Baltimore as the Confederate Army tried to gain ground in Maryland. 

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After meeting at the Battle of Monacacy and surviving the Civil War, Union General Lew Wallace and Confederate General Jubal Early went on to influence popular culture, albeit in rather different ways. 

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"King Kong"

Jun 29, 2017

A little known story behind the scenes of the making of the movie "King Kong" and its ties to Marlyand. 

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"Front Royal"

Jun 22, 2017

On May 23, 1862, 1st Maryland Federal troops met and fought Confederate soldiers, also from Maryland, under the command of Stonewall Jackson at Front Royal. 

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"The Mermaid"

Jun 14, 2017

In the Spring of 1778, during the war of Independence, 

the HMS Mermaid surrendered to residents of a small town along the Maryland coast rather than be taken as a prize of the French sailors chasing him.  

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