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Your Maryland

Thursdays 5:44 pm

Since 2002, "Your Maryland" hosted by Ric Cottom, has presented little-known human interest stories from Maryland's past.  Beginning with accused witches and the murderous career of John Dandy in the earliest days of the colony, through Morgan State's fabled "Ten Bears" in the 1970s, the show covers nearly four centuries of heroes, scoundrels, floods, fires, riots, plots, athletes (two-and four-legged), beautiful spies, brilliant writers, misunderstood pirates, and ghosts. All of that color, suspense, and humor is part of your Maryland.

Rockets Red Glare Stories

"Gus Rice"

Dec 8, 2016

In the late 19th century, Gus Rice and his band of "pirates" dredged for Oysters and waged war against law enforcement in and around the Chesapeake Bay.

H. L. Mencken conspires with a fellow reporter and drinking buddy to take some liberties while reporting the news in Baltimore. The life of kings, indeed!

Highlights of Maryland's rich literary history.

"War Admiral"

Nov 17, 2016

In November 1938, champion race horse War Admiral competed against the upstart Sea Biscuit, losing the race in an upset by four lengths.

"Over There"

Nov 10, 2016

During World War I, Henry C. Evans of Baltimore was one of the first Americans to travel to France and join the fighting. He returned home safely when the war ended he returned to Baltimore, started a family, and became a successful business man.

"The Bear"

Oct 19, 2016

"The Pennant"

Sep 28, 2016

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