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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WYPR News
3:09 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

City Council Preview

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 11:23 am

The Baltimore City Council is set to give permanent power to the committee that’s examining the city’s troubled red light and speed camera system, at tonight’s meeting.

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Headlines
7:53 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Young Democrats Hold Straw Polls, Tonight’s Baltimore City Council Meeting, & The “Move Over” Law

Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

The official youth arm of the Maryland Democratic Party held its convention over the weekend, and held straw poll votes on the governor’s and attorney general’s races. Plus: a preview of tonight’s Baltimore City Council meeting, MD’s “Move Over” law, the “25th Street Station” development, energy costs, and World TB Day.

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Maryland Morning
8:53 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Beer Brewing in Baltimore

The Natty Boh Tower in Brewer's Hill
Credit Vox Efx / Flickr / Creative Commons

An interview with Nick Kovacic about his documentary "Brewmore Baltimore."

The story of beer brewing in Baltimore is the story of the city itself. Our brewing history can tell us when immigrants were coming over and charts the dominance of large beer companies in our country.

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Headlines
8:31 am
Wed March 19, 2014

MD’s Health Exchange, Baltimore’s Budget, The Minimum Wage, and Baltimore County’s School Board

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Credit Mathematical Association of America via flickr

Many people trying to buy insurance through Maryland’s online health benefit exchange are going to get some extra time to complete the process. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will unveil a $2.5-billion budget proposal today. Plus: the minimum wage, Baltimore County’s school board, a new location for the Baltimore Book Festival, and more.

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Headlines
5:18 am
Tue March 18, 2014

School Delays & Local Headlines for March 18, 2014

Credit Eric Rice via flickr

Baltimore County schools are on a two-hour delay today, as are schools in Caroline, Howard, and Talbot counties. Plus: MD's unemployment rate, medical marijuana, pre-kindergarten, another data breach, and more.

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Headlines
5:43 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Snow For Saint Patrick's Day

Snow on N. Charles St, outside WYPR's studios, at 5am.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect until 2 o'clock this afternoon, with 4 to 8 inches of snow likely in most parts of the WYPR listening area. Public schools in the listening area are closed (except for Washington County schools, which are on a 2-hour delay). Many other schedule changes are in effect.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Fri March 14, 2014

The Gene That Causes Sleep

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Nathan Sterner talks with Hopkins scientist Mark Wu about his research on a gene that affects our sleep cycles.

Lots of people fall asleep at a reasonable hour each night.  But some have trouble falling asleep, and stay awake for a long time.  Scientists at Johns Hopkins may have figured out one reason why. They’ve discovered a gene that affects how the biological clock sets the timing for sleep.  They found that a mutation in the gene affected whether fruit flies could fall asleep—and they know that the same gene exists in humans.

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Headlines
7:58 am
Fri March 14, 2014

MD’s Budget, MD’s Health Care Exchange, Baltimore County’s School Board, and Marijuana Legislation

Students got up close to the tall ship Virginia on a trip to Fox Island, just south of the Maryland border in the Chesapeake Bay.
Credit Pamela D'Angelo / WYPR

The State Senate passes a budget plan for FY-2015. Officials are looking to Connecticut as they work to move forward with the MD's health exchange. The latest on efforts to change the composition of Baltimore County's school board. Plus: marijuana legislation, STEM learning, why local law enforcement agencies respond differently to federal detention requests, and more.

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Headlines
8:28 am
Thu March 13, 2014

A Windy Thursday, MD’s Budget, Marijuana Legislation, and The Shooting At The Mall In Columbia

A Wind Advisory is in effect for Thursday morning, with gusts up to 50 mph possible. The State Senate gives preliminary approval to a state budget for FY-15. New details on the January shooting at the Mall in Columbia. Plus: college tuition, marijuana legislation, the UMD data breach, the reopened Maryland House, and more.

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Headlines
12:13 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

The Investigation Into MD's Health Exchange, Education News, & Development In Remington

A look at the planned federal review of MD's health insurance exchange. Education news from Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Anne Arundel County. Plus: development in Baltimore's Remington, a bill that would shield some criminal records, and much more.

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