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
8:40 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Speed Cameras, The Minimum Wage, Bag Fees, and MD’s Small Business Exchange

The Baltimore City Council moves forward with an investigation into the city’s troubled speed and red light camera system. The City Council votes down a bill that would have imposed a bag fee. Plus: the push to raise MD’s minimum wage, MD’s small business exchange, and more.

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News
11:26 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Speed Cameras And The City Council

Originally published on Mon January 27, 2014 11:40 am

WYPR's Kenneth Burns talks with Nathan Sterner about the latest developments in Baltimore's troubled speed and red light camera system.

Baltimore’s troubled speed and red light camera system will be the focus of today’s City Council meeting.

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Headlines
5:25 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Eastern Shore School Delays, The Columbia Mall Shooting, Speed Cameras, and Gubernatorial Debates

We round up this morning’s Eastern Shore school delays. An update on Saturday’s fatal shooting at the Mall in Columbia. A preview of today’s Baltimore City Council meeting, which will focus on the city’s troubled speed camera system. Also: gubernatorial debates, Obama’s planned PG visit, and O’Malley’s fiscal legacy.

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Headlines
5:12 am
Fri January 24, 2014

School Delays & Closures, The State Of The State, Speed Cameras, and Early Voting

Governor Martin O'Malley at his 2014 State of the State Speech
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

Several schools in Central MD are opening late, while some on the Eastern Shore are closed; we round up the schedule changes. Plus: the "State of the State" speech, speed cameras, marijuana policy, Gansler's call for an early voting expansion, and Rawlings-Blake's call for more infrastructure spending.

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Headlines
5:20 am
Thu January 23, 2014

School Delays & Closures, O'Malley's State Of The State Speech, and A Secret Speed Camera Audit

Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Schools in Central Maryland are on 2-hour delays; many schools on the Eastern Shore are closed. We round up the schedule changes, preview Governor Martin O'Malley's "State Of The State" speech, and look at a secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera system showing a 10% error rate in 2012. And much more.

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Headlines
5:09 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Snow-Related Schedule Changes (January 22, 2014)

Public schools in Central Maryland are closed today, as the region cleans up from yesterday's snow. Parts of the listening area saw as much as 10 inches accumulate; more than 7 inches were reported in parts of Baltimore City. Snowfall totals here from the Baltimore Sun.

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Headlines
8:25 am
Mon January 20, 2014

MLK Day Schedule Changes, Health Exchange Issues, and Anne Arundel Fundraising

We round up the schedule changes in effect on this Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Plus: two more problems for MD’s troubled health insurance exchange – mis-mailed Medicaid packets and an incorrect contact number. And an update on fundraising in the Anne Arundel County Executive’s race.

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Headlines
9:11 am
Fri January 17, 2014

The Minimum Wage, The “Rain Tax,” Pre-K, Common Core, and MD’s Online Health Insurance Exchange

The latest on issues in the General Assembly (and the Governor’s race), including: the minimum wage, the “rain tax,” pre-kindergarten education, the Common Core curriculum, MSA tests, MD’s health insurance exchange website, and the estate tax. Plus: the latest on the labor dispute at the Port of Baltimore.

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Headlines
8:44 am
Thu January 16, 2014

O’Malley’s Budget Proposal, Marijuana Policy, Gubernatorial Race Fundraising, and Pothole Repair

Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Governor Martin O’Malley has unveiled a $39.3-billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year, one he’s calling a “jobs budget.” Plus, marijuana policy, fundraising in the governor's race, a report on states' fiscal conditions, pothole repair, and more.

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