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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Headlines
8:45 am
Wed February 12, 2014

A Winter Storm Warning, MD’s Minimum Wage, Mizeur’s Gubernatorial Bid, and Baltimore Policing

NWS Map
Credit National Weather Service

Governor Martin O’Malley has declared a State of Emergency as a winter storm bears down on Maryland; the system could dump 6 to 10 inches of snow and sleet on the state before Thursday night. More on the storm, plus: the minimum wage, Baltimore policing, a longshoremen’s union rejects a contract proposal, and more.

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Headlines
8:35 am
Tue February 11, 2014

The “State Of The City,” MD’s Minimum Wage, Marijuana, Storm Water Fees, & A Winter Storm Watch

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake focused the majority of her fourth State of the City speech on crime while also touting successes of the last year.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

We examine Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s “State of the City” speech, plus: MD’s minimum wage, speed cameras, marijuana decriminalization, a contract vote for a longshoremen’s union, the costs of MD’s health insurance exchange, storm water fees, and the Winter Storm Watch set for Wednesday night through Thursday night.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Tech Check!

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Nathan Sterner talks with Technically Baltimore's Andrew Zaleski

It's our regular "Tech Check" with Andrew Zaleski, lead reporter for the tech news website, Technically Baltimore. He joins Nathan Sterner in the studio.

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Headlines
5:23 am
Mon February 10, 2014

School Delays, More Snow Forecast, Speed Cameras, ICC Tolls, and The State Of The City Speech

We round up this morning’s school delays, look at how the winter’s affecting snow cleanup budgets, and examine the possibility of more snow later this week. Plus: the investigation into Baltimore’s speed camera system, the State of the City speech, a call for ICC toll reductions, public financing in the Governor’s race, and more.

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Headlines
9:02 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Power Restoration Efforts, An “Oversight Group” For MD’s Health Care Exchange, and The Estate Tax

Power restoration efforts continue, after Wednesday’s ice storm. A legislative “oversight group” is formed to monitor MD’s online health care exchange. Plus: the estate tax, the “chicken tax,” Baltimore’s “taxi tax,” cell phone blocking at the Baltimore City Detention Center, & the non-earthquake in Ocean City.

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Headlines
5:48 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Power Outages And School Schedule Changes, Issues In The General Assembly, and More

Maryland power outages, as of 5am on Thursday, February 6.
Credit Maryland Emergency Management Agency

Significant power outages persist across Maryland this morning, closing schools in Carroll and Harford counties, and prompting 2-hour delays for Baltimore County's Hereford Zone schools and schools in Frederick county. More on schedule changes, plus this morning's top local headlines...

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Headlines
5:28 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Ice-Related Schedule Changes for February 5, 2014

Weather advisories for Central Maryland.
Credit NWS

Freezing Rain Advisories and Winter Weather Advisories are in effect around the listening area; the ice is causing power outages and schedule changes for schools, governments, businesses, and public transit systems. Our partial list of what's happening follows...

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Headlines
6:23 am
Tue February 4, 2014

O’Malley On Presidential Bid, MD’s Minimum Wage, Public Financing, A Contract Vote For Longshoremen

Carroll County schools open 2 hours late. In other news: Governor Martin O’Malley says more about a possible presidential campaign, the push to raise MD’s minimum wage, another gubernatorial candidate signs on to public financing while lawmakers push to expand the system, longshoremen prepare for contract vote.

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Headlines
5:58 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Weather-Related Schedule Changes (February 3, 2014)

There's a Winter Weather Advisory in effect for Baltimore City, southern Baltimore County, and Howard County. Much of the rest of the area's under a Winter Storm Warning, including northern Baltimore County and Harford, Carroll, Frederick, and Washington counties.

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Headlines
8:08 am
Fri January 31, 2014

MD’s Online Exchange, MD’s Minimum Wage, Gansler & Mizeur Debate, and Development In Towson

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An emergency health care bill is signed into law. The State Senate may be done with hearings on the MD’s troubled health care exchange. The General Assembly sets dates for minimum wage debate. Gansler and Mizeur hold gubernatorial debate. Development in Towson. And much more.

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