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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Headlines
8:15 am
Fri April 4, 2014

The Minimum Wage, Marijuana, Speed Cameras, Dog Bite Liability, Stormwater Fees, & Ghana At A Glance

Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

A look at bills either approved or under consideration by the General Assembly, on matters from the minimum wage to marijuana decriminalization to speed cameras to dog bite liability to underage casino gambling to stormwater fees. Plus, our series “Ghana At A Glance,” Brown files an election law complaint against Gansler, and the OC Air Show. And more…

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Headlines
8:26 am
Thu April 3, 2014

The Minimum Wage, Marijuana Decriminalization, “Jake’s Law,” & The State Center Redevelopment

Maryland State House in Annapolis.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

The State Senate advances a bill to raise MD’s minimum wage. The House Judiciary Committee votes to create a task force to study marijuana decriminalization. Plus: “Jake’s Law,” the State Center redevelopment, the PSC examines rate hikes, prayer at Carroll County Commissioners’ meetings, and more.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Tracking the Ospreys

Woody, one of the ospreys being tracked.
Credit Lance Jordan

Nathan Sterner talks with John Rodenhausen of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation about tracking the ospreys

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. 

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Headlines
8:45 am
Wed April 2, 2014

MD’s Health Exchange, Sexting, Marijuana, Wildlands, Snow Days, & Baltimore Homicides

Hunting Creek Lake in Cunningham Falls State Park.
Credit noramunro via flickr

The board of Maryland’s health insurance exchange has voted to hire Deloitte Consulting to replace most of the state’s troubled online healthcare marketplace. Plus: sexting, marijuana decriminalization, a wildlands expansion, snow days, Baltimore homicides, and more.

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Headlines
8:15 am
Tue April 1, 2014

MD’s Health Exchange, Domestic Violence, Marijuana, Speed Cameras, and MD’s Bail Review System

Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

We look at the politics of Maryland’s health exchange. Plus: issues before the General Assembly, including domestic violence, marijuana, speed cameras, MD’s bail review system, and Baltimore’s needle exchange program. Plus: yesterday’s lockdown at Stevenson, a proposed smoking ban in Ocean City, and more…

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Solar Probe Plus: Here Comes The Sun

A rendering of Solar Probe Plus
Credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Nathan Sterner talks with Hopkins scientist Nicky Fox about a new solar probe.

Life on Earth depends on the Sun, that giant furnace nearly 93 million miles away that anchors our planet's orbit. Its light makes it possible for plants to grow, and for animals to eat them.  But, for playing such an outsized role in our lives, there’re still quite a few things we don’t know about the sun.

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Headlines
8:08 am
Mon March 31, 2014

The Obamacare Deadline, Baltimore’s Vacants, Transgender Rights, & Opening Day at Camden Yards

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Today is the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, but Marylanders who begin the process today will be allowed to complete it. We kick off a series on Baltimore’s vacant properties. Plus: a transgender rights bill may go before voters. And it’s Opening Day for the Orioles.

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Headlines
8:05 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Maryland’s Budget, Transgender Protections, Medical Marijuana, and The Minimum Wage

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Our Friday headlines round up General Assembly happenings, including votes on the state’s budget, transgender protections, medical marijuana, the minimum wage, income tax refunds for people with outstanding warrants, and more. Plus: Henson appeals, Leopold “weighs options,” the State Center project’s back on, and a new contract for Baltimore County police.

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Headlines
5:25 am
Wed March 26, 2014

School Schedule Changes, Snow Day Waivers, Medical Marijuana, Mays Chapel, & MD’s Budget

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A roundup of this morning’s school delays and closures. Plus: snow day waivers, medical marijuana, MD’s budget, Frederick’s budget, Mays Chapel redistricting, the FBI headquarters, 25th Street Station, a contract vote for Baltimore County police, reservoir boating, and more.

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Headlines
5:04 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Winter Weather, Baltimore City Council Notes, Chronic Absenteeism, & Swearing In OC

Ocean City's "No Profanity, Please" Sign
Credit Town of Ocean City / The Daily Times

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect, with 2 to 4 inches of snow expected today. More on the storm, plus notes from last night’s Baltimore City Council meeting, a report on chronic absenteeism in city schools, pay raises for state lawmakers, and profanity in Ocean City. And more

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