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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8:26 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Hoyer On Iran Deal, News From MD GOP’s Fall Convention, and Hogan Eyes Governor’s Race

5th District Congressman Steny Hoyer (D).
Credit Third Way via flickr

MD Congressman Steny Hoyer reacts to this weekend’s agreement between Iran and the US, which would see Iran’s nuclear program put on hold for the next six months. Plus: news from the MD GOP’s fall convention, Hogan plans to enter governor’s race, the proposed CSX terminal in Baltimore, and more.

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8:29 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Fighting Crime In Baltimore, 2014 Governor’s Race Updates, and Health Care Costs In Anne Arundel

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake surrounded by several police commanders, city agency heads and city residents. They released a strategic plan to fight crime and improve department operations Thursday afternoon.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

We look at Baltimore’s new crime fighting strategy. Updates on the 2014 governor’s race. A report on efforts to reduce health care costs in Anne Arundel County. Plus: the minimum wage, new indictments in the Baltimore City Detention Center corruption case, a proposed change to gun laws, and more.

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8:04 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Batts Agrees With ACLU On “Stop And Frisk,” Casino Projections, Thanksgiving Travel, and ICC Use

Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts, at WYPR studios in April 2013.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts agrees with the ACLU that more oversight is needed of so-called “stop and frisk” searches. Plus: Thanksgiving travel projections, casino projections, ICC use, paper ballots, MD’s ban on handheld cell phone use while driving, and more.

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8:05 am
Wed November 20, 2013

A Common Core Grievance, Calls For A Baltimore CSX Terminal, and Criticism Of “Stop And Frisk”

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Credit Bret Jaspers / WYPR

Baltimore County teachers file grievance over Common Core requirements. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Vice President Joe Biden renew calls for a CSX transfer terminal. Plus: “stop and frisk,” housing in Baltimore County, the minimum wage, the PG casino, and more.

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8:28 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Mizeur Proposes Marijuana Legalization, Major Penn Line Delays, and Baltimore City Council News

Heather Mizeur
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An Amtrak train derailment on Monday night has led to significant delays for Penn Line MARC trains. Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur wants Maryland to legalize and tax marijuana, and use the funds to expand pre-K education. Plus: news from the Baltimore City Council, and more.

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8:06 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Speed Cameras, Panhandling, The “Taxi Tax,” Cardin To Endorse Brown, & AFSCME Endorses Frosh

Anthony Brown
Credit Bret Jaspers / WYPR

The Baltimore City Council is set to vote on bills addressing panhandling and the new “taxi tax.” Senator Ben Cardin is set to endorse Anthony Brown’s gubernatorial campaign. Plus: speed cameras, Baltimore homicides, Rawlings-Blake’s trip to Panama, Philippines relief, indoor tanning, and more.*

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8:21 am
Fri November 15, 2013

The Affordable Care Act, “The Magic Pill,” More Brown Endorsements, The AG Race, and Harbor Point

Credit Bret Jaspers

Maryland lawmakers react to President Obama’s “fix” to the Affordable Care Act. Our series on mental healthcare concludes. Brown’s gubernatorial bid picks up support from two former Attorneys General. A look at the 2014 AG race. The latest on the Harbor Point development. And more.

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8:01 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Health Insurance Enrollment, The Minimum Wage, Baltimore’s “Taxi Tax,” and “The Magic Pill”

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Just 1284 Marylanders signed up for health insurance using the state’s online exchange in October. Montgomery County Exec Leggett backs upping the minimum wage in his county. Plus, backlash over Baltimore’s taxi tax, Annapolis Alderman Arnett faces recall effort, “The Magic Pill,” and more.

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9:55 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Mizeur To Name Running Mate, Inner Harbor Upgrades, Proposed City School Closures, and Harbor Point

Delman Coates, senior pastor of Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Prince George’s County.
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Gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur is set to announce Delman Coates as her running mate. Gansler calls for a ban on outside spending in governor’s race. Plus: proposed city school closures, plans to upgrade the Inner Harbor, the Hilton Baltimore, Harbor Point, “The Magic Pill,” and more.

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8:10 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Brown Unveils Proposals For MD Vets, Mizeur Plans To Announce Running Mate, and “The Magic Pill”

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at a gubernatorial campaign event in May, 2013.
Credit Bret Jaspers / WYPR

Anthony Brown has issued a five point plan aimed at helping Maryland’s veterans, a plan he hopes to implement if he’s elected governor next year. Another Democrat in the race – Heather Mizeur – will announce her running mate tomorrow. Plus, “The Magic Pill,” home sales, school discipline, and more.

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