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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9:11 am
Fri January 17, 2014

The Minimum Wage, The “Rain Tax,” Pre-K, Common Core, and MD’s Online Health Insurance Exchange

The latest on issues in the General Assembly (and the Governor’s race), including: the minimum wage, the “rain tax,” pre-kindergarten education, the Common Core curriculum, MSA tests, MD’s health insurance exchange website, and the estate tax. Plus: the latest on the labor dispute at the Port of Baltimore.

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8:44 am
Thu January 16, 2014

O’Malley’s Budget Proposal, Marijuana Policy, Gubernatorial Race Fundraising, and Pothole Repair

Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Governor Martin O’Malley has unveiled a $39.3-billion spending plan for the coming fiscal year, one he’s calling a “jobs budget.” Plus, marijuana policy, fundraising in the governor's race, a report on states' fiscal conditions, pothole repair, and more.

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5:47 am
Wed January 15, 2014

MD’s Budget, Minimum Wage, & Online Health Exchange, and Baltimore’s Speed Camera Program

Credit Mr. T in DC via Compfight

Governor Martin O’Malley rolls out his final budget plan today; yesterday, O’Malley got behind a plan to raise MD’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Plus: yesterday’s hearings on MD’s online health insurance exchange, today’s hearings on Baltimore’s speed camera program, and today’s fog-related school delays.

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8:24 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Congress’s Budget Deal, MD’s Health Exchange, & A Longshoremen’s Union Rejects A Proposed Contract

A look at Senator Barbara Mikulski’s role in negotiating Congress’s budget deal. Plus: hearings today on MD’s online health exchange and retroactive coverage for people who had trouble using it. A longshoremen’s union rejects a proposed contract. Speed cameras. MD’s corporate income tax rate. And more.

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8:09 am
Mon January 13, 2014

O’Malley On Online Exchange, MD’s Background Check Backlog, & Baltimore City Council Issues

Governor Martin O'Malley
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Governor O’Malley took to CNN Sunday to talk about MD’s online health exchange. Lawmakers suggest fixes to MD’s background check backlog. Baltimore City lawmakers prepare to look at smoking, speed cameras. Plus: marijuana, state gas taxes for county vehicles, same-sex marriages, and more.

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5:26 am
Fri January 10, 2014

School Schedule Changes, The Estate Tax, The "Taxi Tax," and Speed Cameras

A roundup of this morning's school schedule changes, a result of freezing rain. Plus: General Assembly matters, including the estate tax, speed cameras, retroactive health insurance, and Del. Don Dwyer's loss of a committee assignment. Also: Baltimore's "taxi tax," a Medicare waiver, and more.

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8:10 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Issues For The 2014 General Assembly Session, Harbor Point, Unemployment Benefits, & MD Schools

The 2014 General Assembly session is now underway; issues up for debate will include MD’s online health exchange, the minimum wage, marijuana, pre-K education, transportation funding, and many others. Plus: Harbor Point, unemployment benefits, MD schools, and much more.

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5:25 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Wednesday's School Delays, Tuesday's Cold, and The 2014 General Assembly Session

A look at Wednesday's school delays, Tuesday's bitter cold, the 2014 General Assembly session, and much more.

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5:07 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Tuesday School Delays And Closings, Officials Call For Power Conservation While Cold Continues

Bitter cold has prompted 2-hour delays for schools in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and Prince George’s County. Schools are closed in Cecil, Harford, and Washington Counties. A Code Blue Cold Weather Alert is in effect in Baltimore. And officials urge you to conserve power while the cold continues.

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5:47 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Monday School Delays, Bitter Cold Forecast, Miller Backs Legal Pot, & Other General Assembly Issues

Snow at Baltimore's Lake Montebello.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Schools in Frederick and Harford counties are on two-hour delays. Bitter cold is forecast, with temperatures in single digits tonight and mid teens tomorrow. State Senate President Mike Miller backs marijuana legalization. Other issues going before the General Assembly. And more.

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