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.


8:27 am
Wed July 2, 2014

Arthur Heads Up East Coast, A Wednesday Heat Advisory, Budget Cuts, & Baltimore Homicides

Projected track for what's still Tropical Storm Arthur (and is likely to become Hurricane Arthur today).
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What’s now Tropical Storm Arthur is likely to become a hurricane today; the storm’s traveling up the East Coast and its effects could be felt in Ocean City.

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8:31 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Reactions To Hobby Lobby Ruling, New MD Laws, Higher Gas Tax, Water Rates, & 911 Problems

Credit AMR Meter by PSNH via flickr

Maryland lawmakers react to yesterday’s Supreme Court decision that allows some for-profit companies not to cover contraceptives in their employee health insurance plans. More than 200 new laws take effect in MD today. The state’s gas tax goes up today, as do water and sewer rates for people served by the Baltimore Department of Public Works. Plus: problems at Baltimore’s 911 call center, a tropical storm could affect Ocean City on Friday, the latest installment of our series “Deconstructing Vacants: Baltimore’s Hope For A Better City,” and more.

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9:24 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Monday Headlines

Tawanda Jones, Tyrone West's Sister, testifying before a City Council committee last Thursday looking at West's death in police custody.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

We report on last week’s meeting of the Baltimore City Council’s Public Safety Committee. Plus, the future of spice company McCormick, the Maryland Renaissance Festival’s continued push to move to Lothian, more surveillance cameras in Baltimore County schools, and travel predictions for the Independence Day holiday.

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8:42 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Strike At Hopkins Hospital Averted, Party Unity Rallies, and Opening Date Set For Baltimore Casino

The immediate threat of a four-day strike by unionized service workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital is over, following an intervention by Governor Martin O’Malley. The Republican and Democratic gubernatorial nominees host party unity rallies. An opening date is set for the Horseshoe Baltimore casino. Plus: incinerator construction halted, Remington development rekindled, homelessness in Baltimore County, water quality at MD beaches, and more.

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8:43 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Undecided Primaries, Testing For Special Education Students, & Marijuana Decriminalization In DC

Absentee ballots could end up deciding the victors in several Maryland primaries; counting of those ballots starts today. Maryland has been ruled noncompliant with the federal rules that apply to testing special-education students. Congressman Andy Harris pushes to stop a DC law that would decriminalize marijuana possession (but the legal ramifications of Harris’s amendment are unclear). Plus: solar power in Pocomoke city, sidewalk renovations in Thurmont, today’s US/Germany World Cup match, and more.

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8:26 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Victors In MD's Primary: Brown, Hogan, Frosh, Schuh, Mosby

A look at some of the results from yesterday's primary election.

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4:47 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Primary Election Day

Campaign signs outside the Silver Spring Civic Center.
Credit Dan Rodricks / WYPR

Today is primary election day in Maryland. The polls are open through 8pm. You can find the location of your polling place here.

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8:03 am
Mon June 23, 2014

MD’s Primary Election Is Tuesday, O’Malley Speaks In Iowa, and Harris Seeks New Leadership Role

Rep. Andy Harris
Credit Gage Skidmore via flickr

Maryland voters head to the polls Tuesday for the primary election; the polls will be open tomorrow from 7am to 8pm. We look at turnout during early voting. Plus: O’Malley speaks in Iowa, Harris seeks a new leadership role, the chikungunya virus surfaces in Maryland, news on the Baltimore County library system, and more.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 20, 1-2 p.m.
10:23 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Gansler

Attorney General Doug Gansler is one of three Democrats seeking his party’s nomination in Tuesday’s primary. Prior to serving eight years as Maryland’s top legal official, Gansler was the states attorney for Montgomery County. His gubernatorial priorities include streamlining government spending, cutting taxes, and diminishing the achievement-gap in Maryland schools. Guest host Nathan Sterner

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. June 20, 12-1 p.m.
10:18 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Candidates' Week: Craig

Harford County Executive David Craig has been a Havre de Grace city councilman, its mayor, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, and a state senator. And he’s one of four Republicans vying for his party’s nomination in next week’s gubernatorial primary. Among his top, would-be priorities: An elimination of the state’s personal income tax. He’d also slash government spending. His push: To make the state more economically competitive.

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