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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7:48 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Christmas Day Schedule Changes, Tree Recycling, Return Tips, Leopold’s Appeal, and Bail Reform

The Christmas tree made from hubcaps greet visitors to the home of Jim Pollock. Pollock, known as "The Artist on 34th Street," uses his living room as a gallery for his work along with two other artists.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

A look at Christmas Day schedule changes, plus info about Christmas tree recycling programs around the region. Also: tips on returns and gift cards, the date for John Leopold’s appeal of his misconduct convictions is set, bail reform in next year’s General Assembly session, and more.

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8:11 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve Schedule Changes, Hampden For The Holidays, and Online Health Exchange News

Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

We round up some of the schedule changes in effect on this day before Christmas. We sample some of the sights and sounds of the season in Baltimore’s iconic Hampden neighborhood. Plus: MD’s online health insurance exchange, Equality Maryland endorses Brown, foreclosure rates, and more.

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8:01 am
Mon December 23, 2013

MD’s Unemployment Rate, The Prince George’s Casino, Mental Health Care, and Harbor Point

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MD’s unemployment rate fell from 6.7% in October to 6.4% in November. The license to build and operate a casino in Prince George’s County has been awarded to MGM. A report on mental health care. A profile of a fist-year Baltimore middle school teacher. Plus: Harbor Point, 2014 election news, and more.

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8:31 am
Fri December 20, 2013

No Criminal To Be Charges In Tyrone West Death and A Board Of Elections Decision On Fundraising

Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg Bernstein said there is not enough evidence to file criminal charges against police officers in the July death of Tyrone West. The State Board of Elections has issued an opinion that will affect many of the 2014 gubernatorial tickets. And much more.

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8:27 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Speed Cameras, MD’s Online Health Insurance Exchange, A “Training Wage,” and Bloomberg Backs Frosh

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake with City Transportation Director William Johnson (in background) following the Board of Estimates vote to pay Brekford Corporation $600,000 to get out of a contract to operate speed and red light cameras. Officials said the settlement allows the city to move forward in picking a new vendor to operate the cameras which have been offline since April.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Baltimore has terminated its relationship with the company that ran its troubled speed and red light camera system. Rep. John Delaney renews his call for MD to switch to the federal health insurance exchange. A proposal for a “training wage,” NYC’s Bloomberg endorses Frosh’s AG bid, and more.

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8:48 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Mizeur Officially Enters Governor’s Race, Health Exchange News, The Minimum Wage, & Offshore Wind

Heather Mizeur
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Montgomery County Delegate Heather Mizeur has officially entered the 2014 governor’s race. Plus: health exchange news, the minimum wage, a new contract for Giant and Safeway workers, offshore wind, higher fines proposed for sewage spills, schools to close in Baltimore, and more.

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8:00 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Speed Cameras, Harbor Point, The Minimum Wage, Animal Cruelty Legislation, and The Ravens’ Win

Baltimore is looking to end its contract with the company that runs its speed camera program. The City Board of Finance approves bonds for the Harbor Point development. Plus: the minimum wage in PG County, animal cruelty legislation in Baltimore County, last night’s Ravens victory, and more.

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7:53 am
Mon December 16, 2013

BGE Rates Rise, O’Malley Announces Fixes To Online Health Exchange, and MD’s Minimum Wage

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BGE’s electricity and gas distribution rates are going up. Governor Martin O’Malley says the “biggest technological problems” with the state’s online health insurance exchange are fixed. Plus: MD’s minimum wage, MD’s bail hearing system, Dance quits consulting job, the strategy for the Baltimore Police Department, and more.

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8:03 am
Fri December 13, 2013

O’Malley On MD Health Exchange, Brown On School Construction, and Delaney On Minimum Wage

Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Governor Martin O’Malley says that progress is being made “by degrees” in fixing problems with the state’s online health insurance exchange. Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown proposes more spending on school construction. Plus: the minimum wage, Preakness purse increases, and more.

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7:59 am
Thu December 12, 2013

O’Malley To Address Online Exchange, Gansler Proposes Apprenticeship Expansion, and “Safe Streets"

Governor Martin O'Malley
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Governor Martin O’Malley is set to brief the media today on the status of Maryland’s online health insurance exchange. State Attorney General Doug Gansler proposes apprenticeship expansion. Baltimore’s “Safe Streets” program. A Baltimore City Council hearing on the death of Tyrone West. And more.

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