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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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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5:56 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Snow-Related School Closures And Schedule Changes For January 3 2014

Snow fall in Baltimore.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

The snow that blanketed the region last night has closed the region’s public school systems, including those in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. Click through for our complete list.

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7:42 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Winter Weather, MD’s Minimum Wage, ecoATMs, School Bus Cameras, and A Natural Gas Pipeline

Snow outside WYPR's studios, after the last winter storm of 2013.
Credit Nathan Sterner / WYPR

Snow’s forecast for Central Maryland; a Winter Weather Advisory takes effect this evening. Plus, a commentary from WYPR Senior News Analyst Fraser Smith on MD’s minimum wage. Also: ecoATMs removed from some malls, school bus cameras, and questions over a natural gas pipeline.

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8:12 am
Wed January 1, 2014

New Year’s Day Schedule Changes, “Second-Tier” Driver’s Licenses, and George Eyes Public Financing

A look at some of the schedule changes for the first day of 2014. A new law offers “second-tier” MD driver’s licenses to some immigrants living in the US illegally. Delegate Ron George considers taking public financing as he runs for the Republican nomination for Governor.

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8:25 am
Tue December 31, 2013

New Year’s Eve Schedule Changes And Celebrations, Drones, and MD’s Growing Population

A Predator drone operated by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine taxis for a flight over southern Arizona near the Mexican border on March 7 from Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista, Ariz.
Credit John Moore / Getty Images

We round up some of the schedule changes in effect on this New Year’s Eve… and look at the celebrations Maryland cities are holding to welcome 2014. Plus, while drones won’t be tested in MD, our state will be involved in research. Also: MD’s online health exchange, MD’s growing population, and more.

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8:33 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Unemployment Benefits End, New Baltimore Fire Chief To Be Named, and Lawsuits Over Murals

A mural on a vacant home on Fremont Avenue. The murals the lawsuits were filed over are on different properties, 539 N. Longwood St. in West Baltimore and 4727 Old York Road in North Baltimore.
Credit Maryland Morning / WYPR

Emergency unemployment benefits have expired for thousands of Marylanders. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake is expected name Baltimore’s new fire chief today. Lawsuits have been filed over murals on vacant homes. Plus: horse breeding, Baltimore homicides, New Year’s revels, and more.

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Headlines
7:57 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Lawsuit Over Fundraising Decision, Property Assessments, and An Expiring Commuter Tax Credit

Doug Gansler
Credit mdfriendofhillary via flickr

Supporters of state Attorney General Doug Gansler’s gubernatorial campaign have filed a lawsuit over a State Board of Elections opinion on fundraising. A commuter tax credit is set to expire. MD property assessments go out. The Ravens prep for their final game of the regular season. And more.

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7:48 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Christmas Day Schedule Changes, Tree Recycling, Return Tips, Leopold’s Appeal, and Bail Reform

The Christmas tree made from hubcaps greet visitors to the home of Jim Pollock. Pollock, known as "The Artist on 34th Street," uses his living room as a gallery for his work along with two other artists.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

A look at Christmas Day schedule changes, plus info about Christmas tree recycling programs around the region. Also: tips on returns and gift cards, the date for John Leopold’s appeal of his misconduct convictions is set, bail reform in next year’s General Assembly session, and more.

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8:11 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve Schedule Changes, Hampden For The Holidays, and Online Health Exchange News

Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

We round up some of the schedule changes in effect on this day before Christmas. We sample some of the sights and sounds of the season in Baltimore’s iconic Hampden neighborhood. Plus: MD’s online health insurance exchange, Equality Maryland endorses Brown, foreclosure rates, and more.

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8:01 am
Mon December 23, 2013

MD’s Unemployment Rate, The Prince George’s Casino, Mental Health Care, and Harbor Point

Credit Tim1965 via Wikimedia Commons

MD’s unemployment rate fell from 6.7% in October to 6.4% in November. The license to build and operate a casino in Prince George’s County has been awarded to MGM. A report on mental health care. A profile of a fist-year Baltimore middle school teacher. Plus: Harbor Point, 2014 election news, and more.

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