Novelist Natalie Wexler grew up in Baltimore, but she hadn’t heard about Betsy Bonaparte – Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, daughter of one of the wealthiest families of Baltimore in the early 19th century. Betsy married Napoleon Bonaparte’s younger brother, and then got into a power struggle with the emperor who wanted the marriage annulled. Eventually, she lost.
Within the last year, the Baltimore-based drug treatment center Man Alive launched its "Imagination Lab," a combination of art, theater and writing workshops meant to help addicts work through their recoveries. We'll hear 10 essays, composed by Man Alive writers, about what it's like to struggle with addiction. Our guests: writing coach Don Riesett, and addiction counselor Karen Reese, Man Alive's CEO.
Sheilah Kast speaks with Robert Brown and Don Boesch about aquaculture in the Bay.
The Chesapeake Bay is the largest oyster-producing body of water in the United States. And, oyster farming, or aquaculture, has become a fast-growing businesses in Maryland. However, some watermen feel the ends don’t justify the means.
Tom Hall speaks with Jo Briggs and Julia Marciari Alexander.
Baltimore’s two major museums are both celebrating major anniversaries this year. Later this month, the Baltimore Museum of Art will celebrate its 100th anniversary with the re-opening of the main entrance and renovations to some of its galleries. A few miles down Charles Street, the Walters Art Museum is celebrating its 80th anniversary as a public institution with a new exhibition called From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story.