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

"Goliath"

Feb 2, 2016

The story of one of the lesser known heroes of the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. 

"Diamond" Jim Brady

Feb 2, 2016

The story of "Diamond" Jim Brady, a man with an enormous appetite, a love of diamonds, and a very generous spirit.   

"Ingle's Rebellion"

Jan 21, 2016

The English Civil War influences events in Maryland in the 17th century.   

Edgar Allan Poe finds inspiration for some of his best-loved short stories whilst living in Baltimore in the early 1830s.   

In January,  1912, a little black cat, a firehouse mascot, tagged along on a fire call, frightening the superstitious firemen. 

"Mary Garrett"

Dec 17, 2015

In 1893, Mary Garrett,  daughter of B&O Railroad magnate  John Work Garrett,  uses her fortune to fund the nation's first co-educational medical school at Johns Hopkins. 

"The Gold Hoard"

Dec 10, 2015

In 1934, two teenage boys find a secret stash of gold coins in the basement of an empty house on Eden Street in Baltimore. 

"John Brown"

Dec 3, 2015

"Thanksgiving"

Nov 24, 2015

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