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Maureen Harvie

Producer, On The Record

Maureen Harvie is a producer for On The Record. She began her career at WYPR as an intern for the newsroom, where she covered issues ranging from medical marijuana to off-shore wind energy.  

She also photographed events around the city, such as Baltimore's Kinetic Sculpture Race, and created slideshows for the newsroom's website.

She is fan of politics, podcasts, and pop culture.  Maureen Harvie is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and she studied radio production at Howard Community College.


Artist Joyce Scott, of Baltimore’s Sandtown neighborhood, crafts jewelry and sculptures that explore issues like racism, sexism, and war. Last month she was awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, also known as a genius grant. We hear her thoughts on politics as performance art and on what this award means to her. “The idea that I could be that girl from two blocks from where Freddie Gray started the end of his life, that I could receive and make art," she says, "That is a giant thing that I must be responsible for.” Original air date: October 21, 2016

The story of comedian Trevor Noah’s illegal birth, the haunted life of horror writer Shirley Jackson, a graphic novel with a deaf heroine. We’ve got books suitable for both the insatiable bibliophile and the reluctant reader in your life, perfect to read over the holidays, to give as gifts, or to share among friends. First up, Deborah Taylor of the Enoch Pratt Free Library and her view of the best books of 2016 for adults. Then Miriam DesHarnais, a research and instruction librarian at Towson University, with picks for young people. 

Time for the next installment in our weekly feature from the Stoop Storytelling Series. Sometimes, when you follow your dreams, things don’t turn out the way you hoped. In high school, Jeff Eline learned this lesson the hard way. Tune in to hear why matching outfits, a missed key change, and a nosebleed doomed his high school band. You can listen to more stories, and learn about Stoop shows and The Stoop podcast, all at You can also buy tickets there now for The Stoop Holiday Show at The Senator Theater on Dec. 6th. 

Courtesy of Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap

When Melissa Badeker stopped teaching elementary school, she didn’t know what to do with all of the material she had accumulated, supplies she purchased with her own money. Sensing this problem was widespread, Melissa created the Baltimore Teacher Supply Swap to collect and distribute free school supplies for educators, home school parents, and daycare operators. Melissa Badeker recently received an OSI-Baltimore community fellowship to support her idea.

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Tens of thousands of Marylanders - of all ages, in all parts of the state - have a drug problem. Every time they use, they’re in danger of overdosing. The number of deaths in Maryland related to heroin tripled between 2010 and 2015. Yesterday we heard a young woman’s story of heroin addiction and recovery using methadone. Today we hear from Dr. Kenneth Stoller, director of the Johns Hopkins Broadway Center for Addiction, which provides outpatient drug treatment services. He explains how medication-assisted treatment works and why increased access would be a public health benefit. Can medication-assisted treatment stop the opioid epidemic?

An epidemic of opioid deaths is reaching into every corner of Maryland, and every age group. We look at a tool to fight addiction - medically assisted treatment - and hear the story of a young woman who used methadone to put addiction behind her.

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Herbert Rogers served in the Air Force for 8 years. He was at the Dover Air Force Base for five years and his barracks was right next to where the planes took off. Seven years later, Rogers noticed he kept asking people to repeat themselves. Now he wears hearing aids. Hearing damage is common among veterans. We speak to Herbert Rogers, as well as Glen Baquet, the head of audiology and speech for the VA Maryland Health Care System, and Julie Norin, director of audiology at the Hearing and Speech Agency, a nonprofit in Baltimore. 

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Why take a vacant home apart brick by brick, rather than tearing it down? How can this approach create jobs without driving up costs? Details Deconstruction trains individuals coming out of prison or drug treatment in how to deconstruct rather than demolish buildings. Director Jeff Carroll tells us how deconstructing houses is a path to rebuilding lives--as well as salvaging valuable bricks and lumber.

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If you’ve ever looked up at the night sky and felt dwarfed by the magnitude of the universe, prepare to feel even more insignificant. When astronomers analyzed deep space images gathered by NASA’s Hubble Telescope in the mid-1990s, they estimated that the observable universe contained about 200 billion galaxies. It turns out they were off by a bit. Well, more than a bit. New models reveal that the previous estimate is at least 10 times too low. There are closer to 2 trillion galaxies in the universe. So, what does this mean? How do scientists know this information? And, why, with 10 times more galaxies, are there still patches of darkness in the night sky? Joel Green, a project scientist in the Office of Public Outreach at the Space Telescope Science Institute, joins us to answer these celestial questions.

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An early effort to convert Native Americans to Christianity produced a translation of the Bible into the language of the Wampanoag tribe. That translation preserved the language, and in the 20th century, the tribe’s descendants used it to revive the dialect. This is one of many examples Peter Manseau, curator of American religious history at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, points to as evidence of America’s rich religious past. We discuss Native American spiritual traditions, Muslims brought to the Americas as slaves, Maryland’s start as a Catholic enclave, and why fears about religious minorities are not new.