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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8:24 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Power Outages, MSA Scores, and Westminster Site Nixed As Shelter For Immigrant Children

Credit 00483 Power Lines taken by nickhall via flickr

Another round of overnight storms means another round of power outages in Central Maryland; more storms are forecast today and tomorrow. A site in Westminster is no longer under consideration as a temporary shelter for immigrant children. MSA scores drop, and state school officials say they're not surprised. Plus: MD's public financing system, VA documents, cuts to the state budget, and more.

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Headlines
8:14 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Hearing On Funding For Child Immigrant Crisis, Primary Recounts, & Baltimore Pensions

Lawmakers in Washington are considering President Obama's request for $3.7-billion to help deal with the flood of immigrants crossing the US Mexico border. Recounts could be on the way for two close primary elections. A look at Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s desired changes to the pension plan for new police officers and firefighters. Plus: Baltimore curfew centers, the Red Line, Sparrows Point, an E-ZPass phishing scam, and more.

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Headlines
7:54 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Hogan Opts For Public Financing, MD’s Bail Hearing System, and Summer Camp For Homeless Kids

Homeless 'tweens,' ages 12 and 13 years old, get to attend free summer camp for first time at St. Vincent de Paul. A $50,000 grant from the Weinberg Foundation made the expansion possible.
Credit Gwendolyn Glenn / WYPR

Republican Larry Hogan will be the first gubernatorial candidate to take part in the state’s public financing system in a general election in two decades. A look at Maryland’s new bail hearing system. A report on a summer camp that serves homeless kids. Plus: changes to Baltimore’s suspension policy, staffing concerns at a Towson courthouse, Wayne Curry’s funeral, and more.

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Headlines
8:51 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Tuesday Night’s Storms, Smallpox Found At NIH, Wayne Curry Remembered, & MD’s AAA Bond Rating

A view of last night's storm as it approached Baltimore, as seen from the city's Arcadia neighborhood.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Severe thunderstorms ripped across Central Maryland last night, downing trees and power lines. A look at the wake of the storms, plus: smallpox found at NIH, remembering Wayne Curry, MD’s AAA bond rating, Baltimore homicides, a runway closure at BWI, and more.

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Headlines
9:06 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Election Results, APG Team Destroys Syria’s Chemical Weapons, & MD Senators Talk Water Projects

Credit crazysanman history via flickr

It’s been two weeks since Maryland’s primary election, and yesterday, local election officials formally finished counting all the absentee, provisional, and military ballots. A team from Aberdeen Proving Ground has begun destroying Syria’s chemical weapons. Maryland’s two US Senators were in Baltimore yesterday, to talk about water infrastructure projects. Plus: the corruption investigation at the Baltimore City Detention Center, casino revenues, dog parks, the “Battle of the Beltways,” and more.

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WYPR News
9:47 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Frederick Primed For Competitive State Senate Race

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 5:36 am

Frederick Primed For Competitive State Senate Race

WYPR's Nathan Sterner and Jeremy Bauer-Wolf of MarylandReporter.com talk about Sen. David Brinkley's loss to Del. Michael Hough in the primaries, and how that upset teed up a general election race with Democrat Dan Rupli.

Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Tracking the Ospreys

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

Nathan Sterner investigates Ospreys with John Rodenhausen, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Director of Development.

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 Chesapeake Bay Foundation is tracking the movement of four of them with the Osprey Tracking Project. 

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Headlines
8:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Police No Longer Required To Report Certain Data, Election Results, & MD’s Medicaid Rolls

Credit lights by Jason Rojas via flickr

The expiration of two laws mean Maryland law enforcement agencies are no longer required to report the activities of SWAT teams or the race of drivers pulled over for traffic stops. Primary election results will be finalized today. A review of MD’s Medicaid rolls. Baltimore’s homicide total for 2014 passes the 100 mark. The Maryland Zoo asks for help in naming a bald eagle. And more.

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Headlines
9:19 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Hurricane Arthur, Independence Day Schedule Changes, and Brown Proposes Debate Schedule

A lovely 4th of July forecast for Central Maryland… but a wet one on the Eastern Shore, which’ll feel the effects of Hurricane Arthur today. We round up today’s Independence Day schedule changes, with information about the fireworks displays set for this evening. Plus: Brown proposes gubernatorial debate schedule, an APG team readies to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons, and MD cab companies sue Uber.

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Headlines
8:42 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Hurricane Arthur Postpones OC Fireworks, Spending Cuts, BGE Rates, and Offshore Wind

Projected track for Hurricane Arthur
Credit National Weather Service / http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

As Hurricane Arthur moves up the East Coast, Ocean City postpones its Independence Day fireworks display. A flash flood watch is in effect this afternoon and this evening for the listening area. Plus: spending cuts, BGE rates, offshore wind, the planned Red Line, and more.

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