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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8:10 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Gun Purchase Background Checks, Vacant State Senate Seats, and Baltimore’s Curfew Proposal

Governor Martin O'Malley is pledging to end the huge backlog of background checks for Maryland gun buyers. O’Malley will soon fill two vacant State Senate seats. A proposal to impose earlier curfews on Baltimore teens draws criticism. Plus: Harbor Point, West Nile Virus, and more.

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8:12 am
Wed September 11, 2013

Harris And Van Hollen On Syria, The Results Of Frederick’s Primary, and 9-11 Commemorations

President Obama asks Congress to postpone a vote on strikes in Syria; Rep. Andy Harris says he’d vote no; Rep. Chris Van Hollen proposes resolution to keep the pressure on. Plus: McClement, Young win Frederick mayoral primary, flags at half-staff to remember 9-11, and more.

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8:17 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Mikulski On Syria, Harbor Point TIF Approved, and Primary Election Day In Frederick

Senator Barbara Mikulski says she’s supporting President Obama’s plan to launch military strikes in Syria. The Baltimore City Council has approved a plan to grand $107-million in tax increment financing to the Harbor Point development. Today is Frederick’s primary election day. And more.

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7:58 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Harbor Point, Biden Visits Baltimore’s Port, Background Checks, and MD Lawmakers On Syria

The Baltimore City Council will likely give final approval today on a plan to grant the Harbor Point development $107-million in tax increment financing. Plus: Vice President Biden visits the Port of Baltimore, MD Police get help on gun purchase background checks, and MD lawmakers on Syria.

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8:01 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Mikulski On Syria, Calls To Raise Maryland’s Minimum Wage, and Record Casino Revenues

Senator Barbara Mikulski says there is a compelling case that nerve gas was used by the regime of Syrian leader Bashar Assad, but remains undecided on whether a US military strike is the best response. Plus: calls for a higher MD minimum wage, August casino revenues, and more.

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7:58 am
Thu September 5, 2013

The Latest On Syria, The Red Line, Weekend MARC Service, and Sequestration Mitigation

Senator Ben Cardin was one of the lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee who voted yesterday to approve a resolution authorizing limited US military action in Syria. Plus: funding for Baltimore’s Red Line, weekend MARC service, sequestration mitigation, and more.

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8:04 am
Wed September 4, 2013

MD Lawmakers Consider US Force In Syria, Baltimore-Area Transportation, & Annapolis's Mayoral Race

Maryland lawmakers consider US force in Syria. Governor O’Malley is set to unveil $1.5-billion in state funds Baltimore-area transportation projects. An update on the Annapolis mayoral race. An ad campaign to educate Marylanders about their new insurance options. And more.

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7:58 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Sarbanes On Syria, Lollar Launches Gubernatorial Bid, and Frederick’s Mayoral Race

As Congressional debate over military strikes in Syria nears, Rep. John Sarbanes says he understands people are “weary and wary” of foreign military intervention. Plus: Lollar enters race for GOP gubernatorial nomination, a report on Frederick’s mayoral race, and more.

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7:43 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Labor Day Schedule Changes, OC Parking Meters, and MD Lawmakers Welcome Syria Debate

A roundup of some of the schedule changes in effect on this Labor Day. Maryland lawmakers welcome a debate over whether to authorize military strikes in Syria. Plus: a port of Baltimore expansion, OC parking meters, development in Anne Arundel County, and more.

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8:07 am
Fri August 30, 2013

The Grand Prix Begins, MD’s FY13 Tax Revenues, and MD's Minimum Wage And Corporate Income Tax Rate

The Grand Prix of Baltimore is underway; we’ve got info about the race and related road closures and public transit schedule changes. Plus: tax revenues in FY13 were below state projections, a look at calls for a higher minimum wage and a lower corporate income tax rate, and more.

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