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.

Pages

Headlines
8:15 am
Tue April 1, 2014

MD’s Health Exchange, Domestic Violence, Marijuana, Speed Cameras, and MD’s Bail Review System

Credit Christopher Connelly / WYPR

We look at the politics of Maryland’s health exchange. Plus: issues before the General Assembly, including domestic violence, marijuana, speed cameras, MD’s bail review system, and Baltimore’s needle exchange program. Plus: yesterday’s lockdown at Stevenson, a proposed smoking ban in Ocean City, and more…

Read more
Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Solar Probe Plus: Here Comes The Sun

A rendering of Solar Probe Plus
Credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Nathan Sterner talks with Hopkins scientist Nicky Fox about a new solar probe.

Life on Earth depends on the Sun, that giant furnace nearly 93 million miles away that anchors our planet's orbit. Its light makes it possible for plants to grow, and for animals to eat them.  But, for playing such an outsized role in our lives, there’re still quite a few things we don’t know about the sun.

Read more
Headlines
8:08 am
Mon March 31, 2014

The Obamacare Deadline, Baltimore’s Vacants, Transgender Rights, & Opening Day at Camden Yards

Credit Keith Allison via flickr

Today is the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, but Marylanders who begin the process today will be allowed to complete it. We kick off a series on Baltimore’s vacant properties. Plus: a transgender rights bill may go before voters. And it’s Opening Day for the Orioles.

Read more
Headlines
8:05 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Maryland’s Budget, Transgender Protections, Medical Marijuana, and The Minimum Wage

Credit Flickr / thisisbossi

Our Friday headlines round up General Assembly happenings, including votes on the state’s budget, transgender protections, medical marijuana, the minimum wage, income tax refunds for people with outstanding warrants, and more. Plus: Henson appeals, Leopold “weighs options,” the State Center project’s back on, and a new contract for Baltimore County police.

Read more
Headlines
5:25 am
Wed March 26, 2014

School Schedule Changes, Snow Day Waivers, Medical Marijuana, Mays Chapel, & MD’s Budget

Credit Credit Credit Tomas de Aquino via flickr

A roundup of this morning’s school delays and closures. Plus: snow day waivers, medical marijuana, MD’s budget, Frederick’s budget, Mays Chapel redistricting, the FBI headquarters, 25th Street Station, a contract vote for Baltimore County police, reservoir boating, and more.

Read more
Headlines
5:04 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Winter Weather, Baltimore City Council Notes, Chronic Absenteeism, & Swearing In OC

Ocean City's "No Profanity, Please" Sign
Credit Town of Ocean City / The Daily Times

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect, with 2 to 4 inches of snow expected today. More on the storm, plus notes from last night’s Baltimore City Council meeting, a report on chronic absenteeism in city schools, pay raises for state lawmakers, and profanity in Ocean City. And more

Read more
WYPR News
3:09 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

City Council Preview

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 11:23 am

A preview of tonight's meeting of the Baltimore City Council.

The Baltimore City Council is set to give permanent power to the committee that’s examining the city’s troubled red light and speed camera system, at tonight’s meeting.

Read more
Headlines
7:53 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Young Democrats Hold Straw Polls, Tonight’s Baltimore City Council Meeting, & The “Move Over” Law

Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

The official youth arm of the Maryland Democratic Party held its convention over the weekend, and held straw poll votes on the governor’s and attorney general’s races. Plus: a preview of tonight’s Baltimore City Council meeting, MD’s “Move Over” law, the “25th Street Station” development, energy costs, and World TB Day.

Read more
Maryland Morning
8:53 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Beer Brewing in Baltimore

The Natty Boh Tower in Brewer's Hill
Credit Vox Efx / Flickr / Creative Commons

An interview with Nick Kovacic about his documentary "Brewmore Baltimore."

The story of beer brewing in Baltimore is the story of the city itself. Our brewing history can tell us when immigrants were coming over and charts the dominance of large beer companies in our country.

Read more
Headlines
8:31 am
Wed March 19, 2014

MD’s Health Exchange, Baltimore’s Budget, The Minimum Wage, and Baltimore County’s School Board

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Credit Mathematical Association of America via flickr

Many people trying to buy insurance through Maryland’s online health benefit exchange are going to get some extra time to complete the process. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will unveil a $2.5-billion budget proposal today. Plus: the minimum wage, Baltimore County’s school board, a new location for the Baltimore Book Festival, and more.

Read more

Pages