Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Remembering Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger
Credit Credit: Josef Schwarz / Creative Commons

Tom Hall talks with Walt Michael and Caleb Stine about Pete Seeger.

Today, we remember Pete Seeger. The iconic folk musician and activist, died in January at the age of 94. He would have been 95 tomorrow.

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Maryland Morning
8:40 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Highlights of the Maryland Film Festival

The film Abuse of Weakness is being presented by John Waters at the Maryland Film Festival.

Tom Hall talks about how to navigate the Maryland Film Festival with its director, Jed Dietz, and Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday.

The Maryland Film Festival starts next week--five days of film from Wednesday, May 7th through Sunday, May 11th.  Films are being shown at venues including MICA, the Walters Art Museum, the University of Baltimore, and the Windup Space.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Charles Lollar, Candidate for Governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar.

    

Sheilah Kast talks with Republican gubernatorial candidate Charles Lollar.

Maryland’s primary election is taking place on June 24th.  This week, we’re talking with the four men vying for the Republican nomination.  Charles Lollar is one of them.  He’s a Marine Corps Reservist, and a businessman.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Caring For Baltimore's Historic Buildings

The Phoenix Shot Tower
Credit Philip Garboden / Flickr / Creative Commons

Sheilah Kast with Johns W. Hopkins about the old buildings owned by Baltimore City.
  The city of Baltimore owns many historic buildings and structures: the Shot Tower, the War Memorial Building, the Roland Park Water Tower. Some, like the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, are in use and well-cared for. But, other historic buildings haven’t fared quite as well. They sit vacant and cost the city money to maintain. So, what should the city do with them? 
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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Darin Atwater on Soul, the Symphony and His Latest Work

Darin Atwater conducting the Soulful Symphony.
Credit Soulful-Song.org

Tom Hall talks with Darin Atwater about the Soulful Symphony.

  The composer, conductor and pianist Darin Atwater founded the Soulful Symphony 14 years ago.  The 85 instrumentalists and singers are mostly African American and Latino artists, and their repertoire spans the gamut from classical to pop music. 

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Ron George, Candidate for Governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron George.

Sheilah Kast talks with GOP candidate for Governor Ron George

Maryland’s primary election is taking place on June 24th, and over the next few weeks on our show, we’ll be hearing from all of the major candidates in statewide races.  Next week, we’ll speak with Democrats running for Governor.  This week, we’re talking to the four men running for the Republican nomination. 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Tue April 29, 2014

How Blogging Helps to Continue Bonds

Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams with Tom Hall
Credit Cassandra Morales

Tom Hall talks with What's Your Grief bloggers Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams on individual grief and continuing bonds

When dealing with the death of a loved one, daily rituals can maintain our bonds with our loss. Baltimore residents Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams run a blog called What’s Your Grief that provides resources and support for people grieving the loss of a loved one. 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Tue April 29, 2014

Meeting the Actresses Behind "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark"

Credit Everyman Theatre

Tom Hall talks with actresses Beth Hylton and Dawn Ursula on the Everyman Theatre's production of "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark"

 Lynn Nottage is one of the most distinctive voices in the American theater today.  

She won the Pulitzer Prize for "Ruined," a play set in war-ravaged Congo, and she followed that success with a fascinating chronicle of two movie stars, that spans more than 70 years.  

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Larry Hogan, Candidate for Governor

Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan.
Credit Courtesy of the Hogan Campaign

Sheilah Kast speaks with gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan, who’s running for the Republican nomination.

There are less than two months until the state-wide primary in Maryland.  Over the next few weeks on our show, we'll hear from all of the major candidates in statewide races.  Next week, we’ll be hearing from those vying for the Democratic nomination for Governor.  This week, we hear from those looking to represent the GOP.  

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon April 28, 2014

What the Marquis de Lafayette Thought of Maryland

Ben Goldman, who portrays the Marquis de Lafayette, and Alan Hoffman, who translated a diary of the Marquis's farewell tour throughout the US.

Tom Hall talks with Alan Hoffman, who has completed the first unabridged English translation of a journal kept by Marquis de Lafayette's secretary. Ben Goldman, an actor who portrays the Marquis de Lafayette is also in studio.

The Marquis de Lafayette first came to America from France as a young man, landing in South Carolina in 1777.  He took part in the Revolutionary War, becoming great friends with George Washington.  He went back to France, and returned to the US again when he was in his 60s, where he did a Farewell Tour in 1824 and 1825. He visited many places, including Maryland.  His secretary, Auguste Levasseur, kept a journal while on that trip. 

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