Nathan Sterner | WYPR

Nathan Sterner

Local Host, Morning Edition

"If radio were a two-way visual medium," Nathan would see WYPR listeners every weekday between 5am and 3pm. Weekday mornings, Nathan serves up the latest Maryland news and weather (interspersed with the occasional snarky comment).  Nathan also does continuity breaks through the midday, edits Sheilah Kast's "On The Record," infrequently fills in for Tom Hall on "Midday," and does all sorts of fundraising stuff. When not at WYPR, Nathan teaches a class on audio documentary at Towson University, and spends spare time running around Baltimore's streets and hiking around Maryland's natural areas. Before coming to WYPR, Nathan spent 8 years at WAMU in Washington -- working every job from part-time receptionist to on-air host, gaining experience in promotions, fundraising, audience analysis, and program production. Nathan has also served as a fundraising consultant, and helped dozens of public radio stations nationwide with their on-air fundraisers. Originally from rural Pennsylvania, Nathan has called Charm City home since 2005.

The partial shutdown of the federal government has come to an end. The strike at the Port of Baltimore is entering its second day. Unemployment tax rates fall. A new poll of the 2014 Governor’s race. Plus: Lyft comes to Baltimore, problems with the MD Health Insurance, and more.

The latest on the federal government shutdown. Doug Gansler taps Prince George’s County Delegate Jolene Ivey to be his running mate as he campaigns to be MD’s next governor. 4th District Rep. Donna Edwards calls for the end of the “Washington Redskins” name. Amtrak ridership rises. And more.

We round up the schedule changes for this Columbus Day. Plus: Doug Gansler is expected to announce that he’s chosen Delegate Jolene Ivey to be his running mate in his 2014 gubernatorial bid; the announcement comes amid reports that Gansler ordered troopers to drive unsafely while transporting him. And more.

Democratic Maryland lawmakers continue to call for an end to the federal government shutdown. Baltimore’s Senator Theater reopens; the city’s last X-rated theater looks likely to close. Plus: Gansler’s pre-K proposal, ICC ridership, and road closures for Saturday's Baltimore Running Festival.

Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin took to the steps of the US Capitol yesterday to call on Congress to reopen the federal government. House Speaker Michael Busch is set to endorse Lt. Governor Anthony Brown’s gubernatorial bid. Plus: minimum wage proposals, Baltimore’s tax collection troubles, and more.

The latest on the partial shutdown of the federal government, plus: pre-k proposals from gubernatorial candidates, Frederick’s budget shortfall, MD moves to modernize hospital pay, the new cell phone law, the re-opening of the Senator Theater, the upcoming Baltimore Running Festival, and more.

The latest on the ongoing partial shutdown of the federal government: most civilian military workers are back at work, thousands of furloughed workers file for unemployment benefits, a delay on the groundbreaking of the Harbor Point development, and much more.

The tens of thousands of Maryland federal government workers who’ve been furloughed during the government’s partial shutdown will likely get their back pay, under legislation approved by the House of Representatives on Saturday. Plus: the BDC violates MD’s Open Meetings Act, Poe House reopens, and more.

Speaking in Maryland about the partial federal government shutdown, President Obama said “the longer this goes on, the worse it will be.” More on the shutdown’s effects, plus: flu arrives in MD, two more guilty pleas in the prison corruption case, and Baltimore police plan a cell phone checkpoint.

President Obama will address the impact of the federal government shutdown on businesses in an appearance in Rockville. More on the impact of the shutdown on MD, plus: online health exchanges struggle amid high volume, gun sales surge, and more.