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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6:39 am
Sat October 18, 2014

The Baltimore Running Festival Maps & Closures

Routes for the Baltimore Marathon and the Baltimore Half-Marathon, 2014.
Credit http://www.thebaltimoremarathon.com/

  The Baltimore Running Festival is underway! Expect traffic delays and street closures around Charm City today.

Information about street closures is here.

A map for for the Baltimore Marathon Route is here.

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WYPR News
1:31 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Costello Could Become Baltimore's Newest City Councilman

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 10:30 am

When it meets Monday, the Baltimore City Council is expected to confirm Eric Costello to fill the seat representing the 11th District -- which covers parts of south and west Baltimore, including downtown.

Costello would finish the term of Bill Cole, who left the Council earlier this year to head the Baltimore Development Corporation.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. Sept. 12, 12-1 p.m.
11:03 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Midday Friday

Former First Lady Dolly Madison

The Maryland gubernatorial election isn’t until November, but outside groups are already ramping up negative campaigning. WYPR Reporter Karen Hosler joins us for a look at the campaign trail thus far. Also, with Maryland in the midst of marking the 200th anniversary of the writing of the National Anthem during the War of 1812, syndicated columnist Jamie Stiehm brings us the stories of two important women from the time: First Lady Dolly Madison and flagmaker Mary Pickersgille.

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Headlines
8:47 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Primary Election Spending, Allegations Of Double Voting, DNA Tests, & Baltimore’s Casino

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Nearly $25-million were spent on the governor’s race in the primary election season alone… that’s $2-million more than was spent on the governor’s race in 2010 in both the primary and general election seasons combined. A report from watchdog group “Elections Integrity Maryland” says more than 150 people double voted in the 2012 presidential election, casting ballots in MD and in Virginia. MD’s highest court says police can conduct DNA tests on sweat left behind by people who are not arrested. Plus: Baltimore’s new casino, Batts confirmed for 6 more years as Baltimore police commissioner, swimming restrictions at Ocean City, and more.

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Headlines
8:57 am
Wed August 27, 2014

MD’s Health Exchange, Campaign Finance Reports, Baltimore’s Casino, & Red Line Financing

Rep. Andy Harris (R).
Credit Andy Harris taken at CPAC 2013 by Gage Skidmore via flickr

1st District Congressman Andy Harris says the federal government has issued subpoenas as part of its investigation into Maryland's troubled health exchange. GOP gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan is leading Democratic nominee Anthony Brown in the money race – for now, at least. Baltimore’s casino opens. Financing plans for the Red Line more forward. Plus: medical marijuana regs, judicial appointments, scrutiny over a planned Somerset County wind farm, restrictions on smoking at Ocean City’s beaches. And much more.

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Headlines
9:17 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Labor Day Travel, The Chesapeake’s “Dead Zone,” and Baltimore’s Casino Preps To Open

Charles LeBoy, assistant director for gaming for the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Maryland’s roads are expected to be crowded over the upcoming Labor Day weekend. A look at travel projections from AAA Mid-Atlantic and the Maryland Transportation Authority… plus the latest on the Chesapeake Bay’s expanding “dead zone,” prep for tonight’s grand opening of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, and a look at a report on last year’s Rosedale train derailment. Also: O’Malley’s PAC sends workers to Iowa and New Hampshire, Vice President Biden fundraises for Anthony Brown, rates are expected to rise at two Baltimore parking garages, and more.

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Headlines
9:25 am
Mon August 25, 2014

MD Schools Open Doors To Immigrant Students, Governor’s Race Ads, & Cameras On Cops

Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Among the students attending class in Maryland this year will be thousands of the immigrant children from Central America who’ve crossed the US/Mexico border in recent months. The top gubernatorial candidates take their messages to the TV airwaves. Montgomery County’s police chief calls for cops to be outfitted with cameras. Plus: the politics of retirement, sewage spills, the National Park Service turns 98, and more.

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Headlines
9:10 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Fracking, The Bank Of America Settlement, Baltimore’s Casino, Speed Cameras, & The MD State Fair

Credit Bank of America 32 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Baltimore, MD taken by Elliot Plack via flickr

We examine the UMD report on hydraulic fracturing (aka “fracking”) and look at why it’s important for the governor’s race. We examine the preparation for the soon-to-open Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. Plus: MD’s share of the Bank of America settlement, Baltimore speed cameras, the Maryland State Fair opens, and more.

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Headlines
9:13 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Cameras On Cops, Baltimore Hiring Practices, Bay Algae Blooms, & Stopping For School Buses

Credit Algae Bloom in the Chesapeake Bay taken by painaporo via flickr

Baltimore is considering requiring cameras to be strapped to its police officers. The city has reached a settlement with the US Justice Department over its hiring practices. Last week’s rains are leading to major algae blooms in the Chesapeake Bay. A study shows that more drivers are failing to stop for school buses in Maryland. And more.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed August 20, 2014

How Coffee Can Improve Your Memory

Credit marfis75

 

You knew caffeine made you more alert. But now scientists are saying it may actually improve your memory. Neurobiologist Michael Yassa, while working as an assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Johns Hopkins, found that caffeine has a positive effect on long-term memory in humans.  Their research, published by the journal Nature Neuroscience, shows that caffeine enhances memories up to 24 hours after it is consumed.

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