Gil Sandler's Baltimore Stories

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Baltimore Stories
11:30 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Biggest Crab Ever!!

Learn why the biggest crab ever caught in Maryland waters goes into the record book with an asterick and an explanation!

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri January 17, 2014

In 1953, An "Indecent" Blockbuster In Baltimore Challenged Censorship

When Maryland's movie censors had the power to declare a movie indecent, it did - with a movie

called "The Moon is Blue".  Hear how the decision backfired.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri January 10, 2014

A Ditty For "Our Land Of Pleasant Living"

When Baltimoreans sorely needed an uplifting song to sing - one that would bring them together - along came Mr. Boh, singing, "National Beer, National Beer..."  

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Pure McKeldin!

The moment in history when Maryland;s Governor McKeldin announces to General Eisenhower that he (McKeldin) is "thinking of running for President myself"!

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Sat December 28, 2013

A Baltimore Taxicab Driver's Wild Ride On New Year's Eve

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The story of a taxi cab abandoned on the Guilford Avenue El - two stories up.  But then again, it was

New Year's Eve in Baltimore...  

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Baltimore Stories
4:21 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Was It Just Too Hot On That Christmas Day For City College's Football Team?

The undefeated City College football team went to the Orange Bowl to play undefeated Miami Heat and got beat - but not by Miami High.

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri December 13, 2013

The Time We Dropped Trou On A Pier In Locust Point!

Moonlighters taking the moonlight excursions down The Bay got more moon than they figured on! 

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Stay Classy, Baltimore!

The Oriole cafeterias were made for fine dining, with slow dinner music accompanying - until the patrons made a choice - fast food over slow music! 

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Baltimore Stories
7:30 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Wait For The Train To Pass Then Take Centerstage

The Baltimore theater that a train ran through—and the timing of its whistles challenged the actors to leave their scripts and adopt their lines to the whistles.

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Baltimore Stories
2:08 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Would You Believe Vacuum Cleaners Saved Baltimore's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1936?

The story of how the traditional annual Hochschild Kohn "Thanksgiving Toytown Parade" was one vacuum cleaner away from not being a tradition at all!

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