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.


8:08 am
Thu June 5, 2014

A Gubernatorial Debate, Attack Ads, Frosh Picks Up O’Malley Endorsement, & Baltimore Property Taxes

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The three top Democratic candidates for governor hold their final broadcast debate this morning. An independent expenditure group launches the latest attack ad in the governor’s race. State Senator Brian Frosh’s bid to be MD’s next Attorney General picks up the endorsement of Governor Martin O’Malley. Baltimore’s property tax rate falls. And more.

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8:31 am
Wed June 4, 2014

Sexual Assault Policy, Public Financing, Harbor Point, Cove Point, and A Fence At The War Memorial

The Harbor Point development site in Baltimore.
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Maryland college campuses are required to revamp their policy for dealing with sexual assault by the end of this year. We look at what the new policy contains. Plus: public financing, Harbor Point, Cove Point, a fence at the War Memorial, and more.

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8:48 am
Tue June 3, 2014

The Voter Registration Deadline, A Democratic Gubernatorial Debate, and Baltimore’s Curfew

Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Montgomery County Delegate Heather Mizeur, and state Attorney General Doug Gansler. At the last televised debate between the Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls.
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Today is the last day to register to vote in advance of Maryland’s June 24th primary election; we’ve got links to do so, and to check on your registration status. Plus: yesterday’s gubernatorial debates, changes to Baltimore’s curfew, and more.

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8:45 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Baltimore’s Curfew, Petition Drive On Transgender Rights Law Falls Short, & New Speed Camera Laws

Del. Neil Parrott (R-Washington County) led an effort to put Maryland's new transgender rights law on November's ballot.
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The Baltimore City Council will likely cast a final vote tonight on a bill expanding the city’s curfew.

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3:35 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

“Ban The Box” Signed Into Law, Baltimore’s Curfew, A Profile Of Larry Hogan, & Bike To Work Day

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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has signed into law the so-called “ban the box” bill, requiring most city employers not to ask most job applicants about their criminal histories until extending a conditional job offer.

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8:03 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Water Line Insurance, Ruppersberger’s Brown Endorsement, & Baltimore County To Pay Police Retirees

Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger
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Baltimoreans will soon be able to buy insurance for the water and sewer pipes that from the municipal main to their houses. What Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger’s endorsement of Anthony Brown could mean for the governor’s race. Baltimore County officials are expected to pay at least $1.6-million to end a dispute with the police union over health insurance overpayments. Plus: a report card on Harbor health, a sewage spill in Arnold, a Maryland man in space, and more.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Building the Bay Bridge

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Nathan Sterner speaks with David Guth, author of "Bridging the Chesapeake: A 'Fool Idea' that Unified Maryland."

More people live in Baltimore than any other city in our state. But during the summer months, Ocean City is number 2. Year-round, only about 7,000 people live there, but between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Ocean City population explodes to 320,000 or more.

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Midday with Dan Rodricks: Fri. May 23, 12-2 p.m.
2:21 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Midday Friday

Baltimore harbor is home to the country's first "trash-sucking" water wheel.
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Following up on interesting stories, people and ideas, from the Baltimore region and throughout Maryland.

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8:33 am
Fri May 23, 2014

Memorial Day Holiday Travel, Harbor Point, Chesapeake Bay Health, & The Poe House Reopens

Maryland roads will be busy over the next four days, with Memorial Day holiday travel expected to be at its highest level since 2005. The final approval has been given for construction to begin at Baltimore’s Harbor Point. A new report card is out on the health of the Chesapeake Bay. The Edgar Allan Poe House is set to reopen tomorrow. Plus: MD’s cigarette tax, plans for a cybersecurity training center at the Naval Academy, and MD’s US Senators call for the Redskins to change their name. And more.

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8:27 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Cummings Named To Benghazi Panel, Cardin To Monitor Ukraine Election, & The AA County Exec. Race

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Baltimore)
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Congressman Elijah Cummings will serve on a new House select committee to investigate the 2012 terror attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi. US Senator Ben Cardin will visit Ukraine this weekend, as part of a delegation that will monitor that country's presidential election. Plus: a report on the Anne Arundel County Executive's race, another "secret audit" of Baltimore's speed camera system, complaints about GOP gubernatorial hopeful Larry Hogan's use of "Change Maryland" in his campaign, and much more.

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