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Maryland Morning with host Tom Hall aired its final broadcast on September 16, 2016. Programs airing from 10/15 - 9/16/16 can be found below.  Tom is now hosting Midday which can be found here.

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How New Maryland Laws Allow For Second Chances

Oct 16, 2015


A few weeks ago we looked at a new set of laws that went into effect in Maryland that would allow certain misdemeanors, as well as crimes that are no longer criminalized to be shielded from public view, or in some cases expunged. The law could impact tens of thousands of people who’ve been charged with or done jail time for these types of crimes. As Sheilah Kast reported last month, carrying a criminal record can adversely affect nearly every aspect of a person’s life, such as employment and housing and the right to vote. Last month, Sheilah introduced us to Danielle, whose police record has made her search for work a struggle. Danielle hopes getting her record expunged changes that.

Run For Your Baltimore Pride

Oct 16, 2015
Corrigan Sports Enterprises


The fifteenth Baltimore Running Festival officially opened last night. The big events begin tomorrow when the marathon and half marathon launch from the Inner Harbor. Lee Corrigan, president of Corrigan Sports Enterprises joins Tom to discuss this year’s low registration and running for Baltimore pride.

Home Is Where The Art Is

Oct 16, 2015
Center For Home Movies


A week from Sunday, The Baltimore Museum of Art will unveil its new 4.5 million dollar Center for People And Art, which will open with an exhibit entitled Imagining Home.  Gamynne Guillotte is the Director of Interpretation and Public Engagement at The BMA. On the opening day of the Imagining Home exhibition, the museum will also host a Home Movie Day in which non-filmmakers will submit moving images from their family’s archive. Two of the organizers of that event join us as well: Dwight Swanson co-founded The Center For Home Movies. Siobhan Hagan is an audiovisual archivist at the University of Baltimore’s Langsdale Library. She’s assisting with the Home Movie Day Project at the BMA.

Determining Your Fitness Age

Oct 16, 2015

Runners from around the world will gather in Baltimore for the 15th annual Baltimore Running Festival. The Marathon, the Half Marathon, the 5K race and various other events attract runners old and young; those who are in shape and a few who discover, rather quickly, that they’re out of shape. Dr. Pam Peeke joins me in the studio. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and the author of several books, including the national best-selling book, Fight Fat After Forty, and her latest, The Hunger Fix.  You can find a very simple online calculator here to determine your fitness age.

Presidential Campaign Hits High Gear With First Democratic Debate

Oct 14, 2015

Tom Hall and his guests discuss highlights of the first Democratic debate of the 2016 presidential campaign season. Dr. Sheri Parks, the Associate Dean for Research, Interdisciplinary Scholarship and Programming in the College of Arts and Humanities, and Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland; Michael Fletcher, reporter at the Washington Post; and Richard Cross, a former press secretary and speech writer for former Maryland Governor Bob Erhlich weigh in with their thoughts. Cross blogs at Cross Purposes, and writes editorials for the Baltimore Sun and other publications. 

Su Friedrich

Su Friedrich is an acclaimed filmmaker who, since the 1970s, has been making films that blend narrative, experimental and documentary forms. Her films deal with issues like feminism, family, sexual identity and gentrification.

Tomorrow night, Ms. Friedrich will be showing her 2012 film, Gut Renovation, at Normal’s Books and Records in Baltimore. The nomadic film group, Sight Unseen, hosts regular screenings of experimental, poetic and nonfiction cinema, and they are the hosts of this event. Su Friedrich joins Tom today on the line from Brooklyn. 

A Review Of The News With WYPR's Newsroom

Oct 12, 2015
The National Press Club

Tom Hall sits down with WYPR's news experts Kenneth Burns and Fraser Smith to discuss the latest headlines including motions made for the trial of the death of Freddie Gray, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at the The National Press Club, and the upcoming Democratic debate. It's all a part of Maryland Morning's News Round-Up.  

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Paul Simon has been writing songs since the 1950s, and he’s still at it, writing with a command of his craft that places him with the likes of Mozart, Schubert, Gershwin, Lennon, McCartney, and the handful of others we might place at the pinnacle of the songwriting art.

The Jewish Museum of Maryland has an exhibition that chronicles Paul Simon’s amazing career and his unparalleled contribution to the world of music. It’s called, simply, Paul Simon: Words and Music. Marvin Pinkert is the Jewish Museum’s Director, and he joins Tom in the studio.

Carly J. Bales


How accurate is history? Ever. Even primary sources are no substitute for having lived in the same time, breathed the same air as the people who made history.

A Ph.D. candidate experiences living, breathing history, nearly two-century-old history, firsthand in Robert O’Hara’s audacious, time-shifting play, Insurrection: Holding History at Annex Theater.

Bond Street Books

  The Man Booker Prize is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the world. It's given to a work of fiction written in English and published in Britain. When the prize was begun in 1969, nominees were limited only to writers in Britain, Ireland, Zimbabwe and the Commonwealth countries around the globe. Two years ago, the prize changed its rule to allow writers from across the English speaking world, including Americans, to be considered by the panel of judges.