Nathan Sterner

Local Host, Morning Edition Director/Co-Host, Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

You can hear Nathan from 5:18am to 3pm on weekdays, giving you news headlines, weather, and interviews during Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast.  Nathan also co-hosts WYPR's Friday morning Spotlight on Station North.Before coming to WYPR in September of 2005, 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.Nathan originally hails from rural Pennsylvania, but has lived in Baltimore since 2005.

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6:42 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Forecast of Freezing Rain Prompts School Delays and Closures (January 12, 2015)

A Freezing Rain Advisory is in effect through 9am, with less than a tenth of an inch of ice possible before temperatures rise and this morning’s mix of rain and freezing rain becomes all rain.

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Headlines
5:39 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Bitter Cold Prompts School Delays (January 8, 2015)

Bitter cold in the forecast this morning... with lows in the single digits and high winds making it feel as cold as 11 below. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect through 8am.

Many public schools in the WYPR listening area will open late.

There’s a 2-hour delay in effect for schools in: Baltimore City and Baltimore County.

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Headlines
4:58 am
Wed January 7, 2015

Icy Roads, Bitter Cold, School Delays: January 7 2015

Snowfall on N. Charles St.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Bitter cold and strong winds are following the Alberta Clipper system that dropped several inches of snow on Maryland yesterday. And the icy roads the storm left behind are prompting many schools to change their schedules.

On a 90 minute delay: schools in Kent CountyQueen Anne's County, and Talbot County.

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Headlines
4:57 am
Tue January 6, 2015

Baltimore's First Snow Of 2015

The National Weather Service's map of predicted snow accumulation, as issued at 8:44am.
Credit National Weather Service / http://www.erh.noaa.gov/lwx/winterstorm/

Baltimore's first snowstorm of 2015 is upon us -- and prompting schedule changes at some of the region's schools.

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Maryland Morning
8:40 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Take A Trip To Pluto

New Horizons spacecraft
Credit NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center/FLickr/Creative Commons

When NASA’s “New Horizons” spacecraft launched in January 2006, its mission was to explore the planet Pluto. But Pluto is more than 3 billion miles from Earth and while the spacecraft was making the trip, the International Astronomical Union stripped the celestial body of its status. So when “New Horizons” makes it there, it’ll actually be exploring the Dwarf Planet Pluto. The spacecraft has spent much of the journey in sleep mode and on Saturday, NASA is set to wake it up. Hal Weaver is a project scientist on the mission, which is run from The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel. He joins Nathan to talk about the mission.

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