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.


Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
9:00 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Stargazing in Winter

The Hubble Space Telescope captures the image of a supernova explosion designated SN 2014J in Galaxy M82.
Credit NASA, ESA, A. Goobar (Stockholm University), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Nathan Sterner talks with astronomer Dan Coe.
When it’s not pouring down snow, winter can be one of the best times of year for star gazing. So, when this storm is over, you should huddle with some hot chocolate in your backyard--and look up.  One person who does that a lot is Dan Coe.  He’s an astronomer with the Space Telescope Science Institute. We talk with him about the technique that he uses called “gravitational lensing” to see distant galaxies.
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5:08 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Schedule Changes (March 4, 2014)

Credit National Weather Service

  School delays and closings updated 12:00 am Tuesday 3/4/14.  2-hour delay: Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Carroll, Harford & Howard.  Closed: Anne Arundel.

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8:29 am
Fri February 28, 2014

More Problems With MD’s Health Benefits Exchange, Gansler’s Jobs Plan, and Meteorite Spotting

Problems with MD’s health exchange website mean the state could pay as much as $30.5-million to offer Medicaid coverage to people who aren’t eligible for it. Plus: Gansler’s jobs proposal, Brown’s proposed Dream Act expansion, Henson’s probation violation, home poker games, Bay Bridge safety upgrades, and a meteorite spotted over MD.

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8:40 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Cold Weather, MD’s Budget, Ground Rents, Dog Bite Liability, and Smart Meter Opt-Out Fees

A thick sheet of ice covers Loch Raven Reservoir. The start of boating season at the Prettyboy and Liberty Reservoirs has been delayed because of ice.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Baltimore’s declared a Code Blue Alert though Friday, with bitter cold in the forecast. Plus: balancing MD’s budget, ground rents, dog bite liability, smart meter opt-out fees, Dwyer’s DUI bill, Henson’s return to court, cell phone data, and more.

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9:12 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Winter Weather, MD’s 2014 Elections, Marijuana Bills, Dog Bites, & “America’s Coolest Small Town”

Street view of Berlin, Maryland.
Credit Squelle via Wikimedia Commons

Central Maryland’s getting another blast of snow. The filing deadline has come and gone for this year’s statewide elections. Plus: marijuana bills, dog bites, Baltimore ordered to repay federal grant money, and Berlin is named “America’s Coolest Small Town.” Just how is Berlin supposed to be pronounced, anyway?

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9:27 am
Tue February 25, 2014

MD’s New Health Exchange Contractor, Absenteeism, Marijuana Bills, & The Attorney General’s Race

Credit Tomas de Aquina via flickr

Maryland’s online health insurance exchange is going to be run by a new contractor. Marijuana legislation will be debated today in a State Senate committee. A republican enters the state Attorney General’s race. Plus: absenteeism in Ghana, the UMD data breech, the MVA’s new leader, and more.

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8:35 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Revised Enrollment Goals For MD Health Insurance Exchange, Foreclosures, & The Governor’s Race

Maryland Health Connection logo

State officials are lowering enrollment goals for Maryland’s online health insurance exchange, saying the original goals were mistakenly set too high. Plus: gubernatorial hopeful Lollar picks Timmerman to be his running mate, the state NAACP calls for a foreclosure moratorium, the Horseshoe casino holds hiring fairs, and more...

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8:26 am
Fri February 21, 2014

MD’s Online Health Exchange, Cell Phone Thefts, Medical Marijuana, & The Sun To Buy The City Paper

Credit Tomas de Aquino via flickr

More on problems with MD’s online health exchange. Senator Mikulski announces legislation aimed at reducing cell phone thefts. The Baltimore Sun prepares to buy the Baltimore City Paper. Plus: medical marijuana, speed limits on interstates, illegal dumping, retirement savings accounts, stink bugs, and more.

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8:27 am
Thu February 20, 2014

MD’s Corporate Income Tax, Education Legislation, and A Cyber-Attack At UMD

State Attorney General Doug Gansler is proposing a gradual reduction of MD’s corporate income tax rate. Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown wants to award more state contracts to minority-owned businesses. Plus: education legislation, a cyber-attack at UMD, and much more.

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8:44 am
Wed February 19, 2014

Another Poll On The Governor’s Race, MD’s Health Insurance Exchange, & The SHA’s Snow Removal Budget

We look at the results of another poll on the MD Governor’s race. Plus: news on the state’s online health insurance exchange, speed cameras, offshore wind, MDs’ income tax, snow removal budgets, Baltimore City Schools’ new CEO, SSA disability claims, and the Baltimore County Executive’s race.

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