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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8:09 am
Mon January 13, 2014

O’Malley On Online Exchange, MD’s Background Check Backlog, & Baltimore City Council Issues

Governor Martin O'Malley
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Governor O’Malley took to CNN Sunday to talk about MD’s online health exchange. Lawmakers suggest fixes to MD’s background check backlog. Baltimore City lawmakers prepare to look at smoking, speed cameras. Plus: marijuana, state gas taxes for county vehicles, same-sex marriages, and more.

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5:26 am
Fri January 10, 2014

School Schedule Changes, The Estate Tax, The "Taxi Tax," and Speed Cameras

A roundup of this morning's school schedule changes, a result of freezing rain. Plus: General Assembly matters, including the estate tax, speed cameras, retroactive health insurance, and Del. Don Dwyer's loss of a committee assignment. Also: Baltimore's "taxi tax," a Medicare waiver, and more.

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8:10 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Issues For The 2014 General Assembly Session, Harbor Point, Unemployment Benefits, & MD Schools

The 2014 General Assembly session is now underway; issues up for debate will include MD’s online health exchange, the minimum wage, marijuana, pre-K education, transportation funding, and many others. Plus: Harbor Point, unemployment benefits, MD schools, and much more.

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5:25 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Wednesday's School Delays, Tuesday's Cold, and The 2014 General Assembly Session

A look at Wednesday's school delays, Tuesday's bitter cold, the 2014 General Assembly session, and much more.

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5:07 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Tuesday School Delays And Closings, Officials Call For Power Conservation While Cold Continues

Bitter cold has prompted 2-hour delays for schools in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Prince George’s County. Schools are closed in Cecil, Harford, and Washington Counties. A Code Blue Cold Weather Alert is in effect in Baltimore. And officials urge you to conserve power while the cold continues.

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5:47 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Monday School Delays, Bitter Cold Forecast, Miller Backs Legal Pot, & Other General Assembly Issues

Snow at Baltimore's Lake Montebello.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Schools in Frederick and Harford counties are on two-hour delays. Bitter cold is forecast, with temperatures in single digits tonight and mid teens tomorrow. State Senate President Mike Miller backs marijuana legalization. Other issues going before the General Assembly. And more.

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5:56 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Snow-Related School Closures And Schedule Changes For January 3 2014

Snow fall in Baltimore.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

The snow that blanketed the region last night has closed the region’s public school systems, including those in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Click through for our complete list.

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7:42 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Winter Weather, MD’s Minimum Wage, ecoATMs, School Bus Cameras, and A Natural Gas Pipeline

Snow outside WYPR's studios, after the last winter storm of 2013.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Snow’s forecast for Central Maryland; a Winter Weather Advisory takes effect this evening. Plus, a commentary from WYPR Senior News Analyst Fraser Smith on MD’s minimum wage. Also: ecoATMs removed from some malls, school bus cameras, and questions over a natural gas pipeline.

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8:12 am
Wed January 1, 2014

New Year’s Day Schedule Changes, “Second-Tier” Driver’s Licenses, and George Eyes Public Financing

A look at some of the schedule changes for the first day of 2014. A new law offers “second-tier” MD driver’s licenses to some immigrants living in the US illegally. Delegate Ron George considers taking public financing as he runs for the Republican nomination for Governor.

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8:25 am
Tue December 31, 2013

New Year’s Eve Schedule Changes And Celebrations, Drones, and MD’s Growing Population

A Predator drone operated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine taxis for a flight over southern Arizona near the Mexican border on March 7 from Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Credit John Moore / Getty Images

We round up some of the schedule changes in effect on this New Year’s Eve… and look at the celebrations Maryland cities are holding to welcome 2014. Plus, while drones won’t be tested in MD, our state will be involved in research. Also: MD’s online health exchange, MD’s growing population, and more.

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