Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

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We find the most intriguing voices to take you behind Maryland headlines. Find out more about us, check out shows that aired prior to February 2014, listen to our series, and listen to each day's show.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Anne Tyler On Her Novel, "A Spool of Blue Thread"

Pulitzer prize-winning writer Anne Tyler has lived in Baltimore for decades. She published her 20th novel this year, A Spool of Blue Thread. It chronicles several generations of a family; their quotidian experience, as well as each character’s unique relationship to each other, and even to a house in Roland Park. Tom Hall visited Anne Tyler in February at her home to talk about her latest book.

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Programs
8:50 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Theater Review: Marley

Image from the Center Stage production of Marley.
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Maryland Morning's Theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck sits down with Tom Hall to talk about Marley: A World Premier Musical which opened at Center Stage on May 8th and runs until June 14th, 2015 . The play explores Bob Marley during a pivotal period in his life, when he finds himself the target of an attempted assassination. J. Wynn Rousuck and Tom Hall talk about the music, plot and the performances. Written and directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah, Marley is a collaboration between Center Stage and The Public Theater in New York City.  

Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon May 25, 2015

Research At Hopkins Gives Insight Into "Shell Shock"

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In the early 20th century, tens of thousands of British soldiers returned home from World War I battles with a mysterious condition that left them racked with anxiety and in psychological distress. It was thought to be caused by the blast of artillery shells, so people called it “shell shock”. A 100 years later, scientists at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found what they believe to be the physical evidence of “shell shock” in the brains of veterans.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Fri May 22, 2015

The Number Of Baltimore Children In Foster Care Is Dropping

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In 2007, more than 6,000 children in Baltimore were in foster care. This year, the number of children in foster care has slipped below 2,000 – a reduction of more than two thirds. At a time when so many aspects of Baltimore are coming under scrutiny, this positive trend seems worth talking about. With Sheilah in the studio is Molly McGrath Tierney. She has headed the Baltimore City Department of Social Services for most of the past seven years.

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Iconic Filmmaker John Waters Goes On The Road

John Waters
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Several years ago, iconic filmmaker John Waters stepped out of his home in Baltimore armed with a travel bag and a cardboard sign. He spent the next week hitchhiking cross-country to his apartment in San Francisco. He's written a book about the experience, "Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America". He talks with Tom Hall about the adventure he found on the road.

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