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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8:18 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Lawmaker Reimbursements, An AA County Executive Debate, Baltimore’s Curfew, & Preakness Week

Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome.
Credit Bill Brine via flickr

A look at lawmaker reimbursements during the 2014 General Assembly sessions. Republicans running for Anne Arundel County Executive are set to debate tonight. Campaign signs taken down in the 42nd District State Senate race. Proposed changes to Baltimore’s curfew. The winner of the Kentucky Derby heads to Baltimore, in advance of Saturday’s Preakness Stakes. And more.

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7:52 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Prayer At Public Meetings, Climate Change, Tonight’s Gubernatorial Debate, & Summer Vacations In OC

Along the Atlantic.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

We look at prayer at public meetings, in the wake of Monday’s Supreme Court decision. Plus: the White House’s climate change report, tonight’s gubernatorial debate, the aftermath of the 26th Street collapse, Maryland’s online health insurance exchange, & Ocean City’s #5 position on a ranking of summer vacation destinations. And more.

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8:32 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Monday’s Bill-Signings, Prayer At Carroll County Commissioners Meetings, & Gubernatorial Debates

Governor Martin O’Malley has signed more than 200 bills into law, including a measure that will raise the state’s minimum wage. A Supreme Court ruling allows sectarian prayer to resume at Carroll County Commissioners meetings. Plus: gubernatorial debates, Baltimore’s pension system, background checks for Baltimore County volunteers, yesterday’s building collapse at Sparrows Point, and more.

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9:10 am
Mon May 5, 2014

The Baltimore Street Collapse, Tonight’s City Council Meeting, and Police Plans For Cinco de Mayo

Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

How Baltimoreans displaced by last week’s street collapse are coping. A preview of tonight’s Baltimore City Council meeting. The State Senate primary in Baltimore County’s 42nd District. The winner of the Kentucky Derby will come to Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes. What state police are planning for Cinco de Mayo. And more.

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8:43 am
Fri May 2, 2014

The Baltimore Street Collapse, Blue Crabs, MD’s Bike-Friendliness, & A Profile Of Anthony Brown

The CSX train line that runs parallel to the unit block of East 26th Street after the street collapse. Eight vehicles were damaged as a result.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

More on the street collapse in Baltimore’s Charles Village – where people from the 19 evacuated homes may have to stay away for up to 40 days. Plus: a decline in blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay, a profile of Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Anne Arundel County’s budget, Maryland’s bike-friendliness, and more.

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9:15 am
Thu May 1, 2014

A Street Collapse In Baltimore’s Charles Village, Casino Hiring, & “Ghana At A Glance”

Street collapse in Baltimore's Charles Village.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Several cars tumbled onto CSX tracks in Baltimore’s Charles Village yesterday, after a landslide took out part of a city street… and sent cars, streetlights and debris onto the CSX rail tracks below. Plus: hiring for the Horseshoe Baltimore Casino, our “Ghana at a Glance” series, the controversy over Democratic gubernatorial debates, and more.

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8:27 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Heavy Rains, Careers At The City Casino, Medical Pot, Gubernatorial Debates, & Transgender Rights

A growing puddle in an athletic field at Baltimore's Clifton Park attracts a pair of mallards.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Showers and thunderstorms are likely throughout the day and the night, and a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Central MD. Plus: jobs at the Baltimore City casino, medical marijuana, “Ghana at a Glance,” Democratic gubernatorial debates, and a push to put a transgender rights bill on the November ballot. And more…

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8:25 am
Tue April 29, 2014

The Box Is Banned, AG Debates, High School Graduation Rates, & A Fish Kill Investigation

State Sen. Brian Frosh is running for Maryland Attorney General.
Credit mdfriendofhillary via flickr

The Baltimore City Council has approved the so-called “ban the box” bill; Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is expected to sign the measure into law. Plus: two debates are set for the Democrats running to be Maryland’s next Attorney General, new numbers on high school graduation rates, an investigation into a fish kill in the Chesapeake Bay, and more.

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9:56 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Straw Polls, Tonight’s Baltimore City Council Meeting, and A Profile Of Ron George

Baltimore City Hall
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

  Western Maryland Democrats and the Maryland Republican Party held straw polls over the weekend on the governor’s race; we look at the results. Plus: a preview of tonight’s Baltimore City Council meeting, a profile of GOP gubernatorial hopeful Ron George, and more.

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8:44 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Gubernatorial Debate Schedules, An Online Ballot Marking Tool Rejected, & Pothole Repair Funds

Schedules are being finalized for debates between the gubernatorial candidates, as the June 24th primary approaches. The Maryland Board of Elections rejects an online tool that would have allowed voters to mark absentee ballots before printing them. Plus: pothole repair funds, Baltimore’s pension system, changes to Baltimore’s government access cable channel, the osprey / Bay Bridge saga, and more.

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