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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8:27 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Speed Cameras, MD’s Online Health Insurance Exchange, A “Training Wage,” and Bloomberg Backs Frosh

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake with City Transportation Director William Johnson (in background) following the Board of Estimates vote to pay Brekford Corporation $600,000 to get out of a contract to operate speed and red light cameras. Officials said the settlement allows the city to move forward in picking a new vendor to operate the cameras which have been offline since April.
Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Baltimore has terminated its relationship with the company that ran its troubled speed and red light camera system. Rep. John Delaney renews his call for MD to switch to the federal health insurance exchange. A proposal for a “training wage,” NYC’s Bloomberg endorses Frosh’s AG bid, and more.

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8:48 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Mizeur Officially Enters Governor’s Race, Health Exchange News, The Minimum Wage, & Offshore Wind

Heather Mizeur
Credit mdfriendofhillary via flickr

Montgomery County Delegate Heather Mizeur has officially entered the 2014 governor’s race. Plus: health exchange news, the minimum wage, a new contract for Giant and Safeway workers, offshore wind, higher fines proposed for sewage spills, schools to close in Baltimore, and more.

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8:00 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Speed Cameras, Harbor Point, The Minimum Wage, Animal Cruelty Legislation, and The Ravens’ Win

Baltimore is looking to end its contract with the company that runs its speed camera program. The City Board of Finance approves bonds for the Harbor Point development. Plus: the minimum wage in PG County, animal cruelty legislation in Baltimore County, last night’s Ravens victory, and more.

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7:53 am
Mon December 16, 2013

BGE Rates Rise, O’Malley Announces Fixes To Online Health Exchange, and MD’s Minimum Wage

Credit MyBGE via flickr

BGE’s electricity and gas distribution rates are going up. Governor Martin O’Malley says the “biggest technological problems” with the state’s online health insurance exchange are fixed. Plus: MD’s minimum wage, MD’s bail hearing system, Dance quits consulting job, the strategy for the Baltimore Police Department, and more.

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8:03 am
Fri December 13, 2013

O’Malley On MD Health Exchange, Brown On School Construction, and Delaney On Minimum Wage

Credit P. Kenneth Burns / WYPR

Governor Martin O’Malley says that progress is being made “by degrees” in fixing problems with the state’s online health insurance exchange. Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown proposes more spending on school construction. Plus: the minimum wage, Preakness purse increases, and more.

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7:59 am
Thu December 12, 2013

O’Malley To Address Online Exchange, Gansler Proposes Apprenticeship Expansion, and “Safe Streets"

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

Governor Martin O’Malley is set to brief the media today on the status of Maryland’s online health insurance exchange. State Attorney General Doug Gansler proposes apprenticeship expansion. Baltimore’s “Safe Streets” program. A Baltimore City Council hearing on the death of Tyrone West. And more.

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5:11 am
Wed December 11, 2013

School Delays, Brown On Health Exchange Website, Maynard Steps Down, & MD’s Minimum Wage

Lt. Governor Anthony Brown (at podium) at a press conference in Baltimore.
Credit Karen Hosler / WYPR

2-Hour Delays are in effect for Frederick County schools and Harford County schools today. Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown addresses problems with MD’s online health insurance exchange. Gary Maynard steps down. Preliminary results of the autopsy of Tyrone West are released. MD’s Minimum wage. And more.

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5:14 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Snow-Related Schedule Changes (Tuesday, December 10)

Tyler Lane prepares for his commute from Charles Village.
Bret Jaspers WYPR

Forecasts of snow have prompted many schedule changes in MD. Baltimore City schools and Baltimore County schools are closed. Our complete list is as follows:

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5:18 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Snow-Related Schedule Changes (Monday, December 9)

Sunday’s snowfall is altering school schedules around the WYPR listening area. Baltimore City schools and Baltimore County schools are closed. Our complete list is as follows:

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8:26 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Maryland Marks Mandela’s Passing, Brown Addresses Online Exchange Problems, and Weekend MARC Service

Nelson Mandela photographed during a lunch to Benefit the Mandela Children's Foundation in April 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Credit Chris Jackson / Getty Images

Maryland leaders honor the memory of former South African President Nelson Mandela. Plus: Brown takes responsibility for online exchange problems, Harris proposes Obamacare change, news from last night’s meeting of the Baltimore City Council, weekend MARC service, and more.

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