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.


8:19 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Fire Weather, O’Malley’s Europe Tour, The Governor’s Race, and The Planned Frederick Incinerator

Where are conditions conducive to fires today? Pretty much everywhere.
Credit National Weather Service /

Strong winds and low humidity in the forecast could lead to fires; the National Weather Service has issued fire weather watches and warnings due to today’s conditions. Plus: O’Malley’s 5-day Europe tour, the latest on the Governor’s race, Carroll County’s exit from the partnership to build a waste-to-energy incinerator in Frederick County, education news, and much more.

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9:13 am
Tue April 22, 2014

The Governor’s Race, Jones-Rodwell Retires, Bay Grasses, & Solar Power For The Domino Sugars Sign

A veterans group calls on state Attorney General Doug Gansler to apologize for a comment he made about the military work of Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown (both Brown and Gansler are running for Governor). Plus: State Senator Verna Jones-Rodwell announces her retirement, underwater grasses in the Chesapeake Bay rebound, the Domino Sugars sign over the Inner Harbor goes solar, and more.

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8:29 am
Mon April 21, 2014

MD Unemployment, A Policy Change At The Baltimore City Detention Center, & Anne Arundel Politics

The preliminary unemployment figures for March. A policy change at the Baltimore City Detention Center. What Anne Arundel endorsements say about the Maryland GOP. A delay for the naming of the new Anne Arundel County Schools Superintendent. The end of the Delmarva Chicken Festival. And more

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8:27 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Good Friday Schedule Changes, A Gubernatorial Candidates Forum, & How Dangerous Is Ocean City?

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown at an NAACP-sponsored gubernatorial candidates forum at the Forest Park Senior Center in West Baltimore on Thursday night.
Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

We round up some of the schedule changes in effect on this Good Friday. Plus: gubernatorial hopefuls Anthony Brown, Doug Gansler, and Heather Mizeur spoke last night at a candidates forum in Baltimore. Ocean City’s Mayor takes issue with an analysis that claims the resort town is the most dangerous jurisdiction in Maryland. And much more.

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9:14 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Chilly Temperatures, Campaign Finance, Harbor Point, & Franchot Calls For Wind Farm Bill Veto

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot.
Credit Howard County Library System via flickr

A look at how the recent frosts could affect Maryland fruit crops.

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8:24 am
Wed April 16, 2014

The Governor’s Race, Campaign Finance, Kamenetz’s Budget Proposal, & A MARC Ridership Record

The MARC train at the Odenton station.
Credit Ryan Stavely via flickr

The latest on issues being discussed in the governor’s race. How Supreme Court campaign finance decision could affect Maryland. A look at the proposed budget for Baltimore County. Plus: record weekend ridership for MARC trains, fixing potholes in Frederick County, and more.

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8:22 am
Tue April 15, 2014

Monday’s Bill-Signing, Baltimore County’s Budget, Campaign Endorsements, & Phelps’ Return

Swimmer Michael Phelps.
Credit rubyshoes via flickr

Governor Martin O’Malley signed dozens of bills into law on Monday, including measures addressing distracted driving, marijuana, and domestic violence. Plus: campaign endorsements, Baltimore County’s budget, and Olympian Michael Phelps’ return to competitive swimming.

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8:08 am
Mon April 14, 2014

A Bill-Signing Ceremony, Sunday Hunting, A Profile Of Heather Mizeur, and “Ghana At A Glance”

A white-tailed deer in the Maryland woods.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Governor Martin O’Malley is set to sign more than 100 bills into law today, including one that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Groups call on O’Malley to veto bills that would expand Sunday hunting. Plus, a profile Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur, the latest installment in our “Ghana At A Glance” series, and more.

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8:10 am
Fri April 11, 2014

FEMA Aid, Foreclosures, Baltimore-Area Unemployment, and Marijuana Decriminalization

WYPR's front steps are blanketed in snow during the mid-February storm.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

President Obama has issued a disaster declaration for Maryland in connection with the snowstorm of February 12th and 13th, qualifying the state for aid from FEMA. Plus: foreclosures, Baltimore-area unemployment, marijuana decriminalization, invasive catfish, street sweeping, skyscraper plans, and more.

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8:44 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Guns Released Without Background Checks, Medicare Payments, & A Profile Of Doug Gansler

Credit Jon Whitton via flickr

More data is coming out about the guns released without background checks over the past year, due to a massive backlog in background check requests and a loophole in Maryland’s gun sale law. Plus: Medicare payments, a look back at the 2014 General Assembly session, a profile of state Attorney General (and Democratic gubernatorial candidate) Doug Gansler, and more.

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