Nathan Sterner

Local Host, Morning Edition Director/Co-Host, Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

You can hear Nathan from 5:29am to 3pm on weekdays, giving you news headlines, weather, and interviews during Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast.  He also co-hosts WYPR's Friday morning Spotlight on Station North.Before coming to WYPR in September of 2005, Nathan Sterner spent 8 years at WAMU in Washington--where he worked his way up from a part-time receptionist to an on-air personality, with stints in promotions, fundraising, and program production along the way.  He's also worked on fundraising projects for 40+ public radio stations around the country.Nathan originally hails from rural Perry County, Pennsylvania; he now lives in Baltimore with his Significant Other and a handful of cats.  Well, more than a handful, actually.

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8:42 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Mikulski Urges Crackdown On Deceptive Seafood Labeling, Baltimore’s Curfew, & Goods For Guns

Md. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D).
Credit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via flickr

US Senator Barbara Mikulski is calling on the Obama administration to crack down on seafood processors that are fraudulently labeling imported crab meat as a product of the Chesapeake Bay. Governor Martin O’Malley is renewing his call for the American people to help the tens of thousands of Central American children who’ve been apprehended while crossing the US Mexico border in recent months. Plus: Baltimore’s new curfew law, Anne Arundel County’s back to school program, “goods for guns,” tonight’s Ravens open practice & fireworks, and much more.

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8:11 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Hogan Disavows Peroutka, Dems File Complaint Against Hogan, Drug Overdose Deaths, & Oysters

GOP gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan has formally “disassociate[d]” himself from Michael Peroutka, the GOP nominee for an Anne Arundel County Council seat. The Maryland Democratic Party has filed a complaint with the state elections board against Hogan. Drug overdose deaths are up in MD. Oysters are moving from the Inner Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. And more.

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8:01 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Cove Point, A BWI Upgrade, Goods For Guns, & NAACP Brings 2016 Convention To Baltimore

Dominion's liquefied natural gas import terminal.
Credit Joel McCord / WYPR

Maryland’s Board of Public Works voted unanimously yesterday to approve a wetlands permit to Virginia-based Dominion Resources, bringing plans for a liquefied natural gas export facility closer to fruition. The BPW also approves a major upgrade at BWI… as well as a credit monitoring service for people affected by a UMD data breach. Plus: the NAACP announces that its 2016 convention will be held in Baltimore. A “Goods For Guns” program is set for Saturday in Baltimore. The US Naval Academy gets new leadership. And more.

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8:28 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Mikulski Backs Reduced Border Funding Measure, MD Gun Law Goes To Court, & Trash-Fighting Initiative

U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.)
Credit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via flickr

US Senator Barbara Mikulski plans to introduce a reduced border funding measure today. Attorneys have presented arguments in federal court in Baltimore on Maryland's ban of high-capacity magazines and 45 gun types classified as “assault weapons”. Baltimore City and Baltimore County working together to fight a common enemy: trash. And much more.

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8:35 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Housing Child Immigrants, Waiver On Teacher Evaluations Extended, & Casino Construction Approved

Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Governor Martin O’Malley met with a group of Maryland faith leaders yesterday to try to come up with a way to shelter some of the Central American children who’ve been caught crossing the US Mexico border in recent months.

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9:02 am
Mon July 21, 2014

MD’s Unemployment Rate, Housing Immigrant Children, Baltimore’s Curfew, & Warnings About Mosquitoes

Credit Mosquito by edans via flickr

Maryland added 7,700 jobs to its rolls in June, but the state’s unemployment rate went up two tenths of a percent. Plus, a year after his death, Tyrone West’s family continues to seek answers. Also: a look at the plan to shelter some immigrant children in Baltimore County, preparations for Baltimore City’s expanded curfew, warnings about mosquitoes, Marilyn Mosby’s victory in the Baltimore City State’s Attorney race, and more.

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8:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Catholic Charities Looks To Take In Immigrant Children, Redistricting Reform, & Artscape

Credit The see me rolling..... they hatting at Artscape 2013 by Forsaken Fotos via flickr

Catholic Charities is looking to care for about 50 of the children who’ve been caught crossing the US/Mexico border at a campus in Baltimore County. Plus: calls for redistricting reform, President Obama headed to Camp David, new arcade game regulations proposed, and Artscape starts today. And more

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7:56 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Immigrant Children Could Still Be Housed In MD, The Tawes Crab Feast, & Recount Results

Maryland is still under consideration to hold a temporary shelter for some of the Central American children who’ve been caught crossing the US/Mexico border. Hundreds of people turned out yesterday in Crisfield to pick crabs, eat clams, drink beer and to rub elbows at the 38th annual J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake. Recount results are in for two close primary races; they confirm that the candidates who appeared to win their June elections actually did. Plus: DC marijuana decriminalization, the Red Line, Artscape, speed cameras in College Park, and more.

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Headlines
8:20 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Health Exchange Software Problems, O’Malley’s Fundraising, Winchester Graffiti, & SHA Safety Patrols

Governor Martin O'Malley
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

State officials vow that problems with the new software for Maryland’s online health insurance exchange will be fixed before the next open enrollment period. Governor Martin O’Malley raises nearly $800-thousand in the second quarter. The anti-immigrant graffiti spray-painted on a building in Westminster has been painted over. The Maryland State Highway Administration announces plans to increase safety patrols. Plus: an emergency response drill in the Inner Harbor, a residency requirement for Annapolis police is eliminated, Artscape is coming, & more.

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9:30 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Westminster Graffiti Classified Hate Crime, Uber In Annapolis, Grand Prix Bills, & Urban Farmers

Graffiti spray-painted on the former Army Reserve Center in Westminster.
Credit Christian Alexandersen / Baltimore Sun Media Group

State police are classifying the graffiti spray-painted on the former Army Reserve Center in Westminster as a hate crime. Annapolis has asked ride-sharing company Uber to stop operating in the city until it registers as a taxicab service. Baltimore is still paying bills associated with the Grand Prix. A proposed tax break for Baltimore’s urban farmers. And more...

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