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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

"Wild Rose, part one"

Aug 10, 2016

"Jimmie Foxx"

Aug 4, 2016

"Lefty"

Jul 7, 2016

The Summer of 1776

Jun 30, 2016

"The Pearl"

Jun 23, 2016

"The Blood Red Flag"

Jun 8, 2016

"Front Royal"

Jun 1, 2016

"Hamidou"

May 26, 2016

"The Slave Breaker"

Apr 28, 2016

"Pratt Street Riots"

Apr 21, 2016

"The Dover Eight"

Apr 13, 2016

"Titanic"

Apr 7, 2016

"Mouse" (Eubie Blake)

Mar 30, 2016

Jacob Gruber (Taney)

Mar 16, 2016

Ten Bears

Mar 10, 2016

In 1975,  the Morgan State  Lacrosse team pulls off an incredible upset win against Washington & Lee, stunning fans and the opposing team alike. 

"Lanier's Flute"

Feb 11, 2016

Whilst imprisoned at Point Lookout during the Civil War, Sidney Lanier played his flute and  provided a bit of comfort amidst the harsh conditions of the camp. 

"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. 

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