Ric Cottom

Host, Your Maryland

Ric Cottom, host of "Your Maryland," came to Baltimore more than four decades ago and never left. Formerly the editor and publisher at the Maryland Historical Society, he now runs the Chesapeake Book Company, publishing Chesapeake regional history, biography, and environmental studies.

Ric lives in historic Roland Park with his lovely wife Barbara. He loves Maryland seafood, Hopkins lacrosse, Ravens football, good books, tropical islands, and a dry martini, in no particular order.

From the shores of the Chesapeake to the Allegheny Mountains, "Your Maryland" brings you four centuries of colorful men and women who have called this state home. Join us on Thursdays at 5:30 during All Things Considered and discover—"Your Maryland."

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Programs
11:33 am
Thu June 18, 2015

Ransom Train Wreck

In 1905, a freight train and a passenger train collided in Western Maryland, killing 26 railroad men. 

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Programs
2:57 pm
Thu June 11, 2015

Hedgerows of Normandy

In June of 1944, Emil Willimetz, a US soldier of German descent, fought the Nazis during the invasion of Normandy.   

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Programs
12:23 pm
Thu June 4, 2015

"Silent Spring"

the publication of Rachel Carson's book, "Silent Spring,"   changes the way the public thinks about the health of the environment and the ways in which the use of chemicals effect all living things. 

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Programs
2:38 pm
Fri May 29, 2015

Ex Parte Merryman

The imprisonment of John Merryman at Fort McHenry at the start of the Civil War becomes the foundation for rules of habeus corpus in the United States.   

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Programs
4:00 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

The Maestro

In May, 1891, Tchaikovsky visited Baltimore to present a concert at the Lyceum on Charles Street. 

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