Maryland Morning Podcast

Maryland Morning Podcast
1:41 pm
Mon July 6, 2015

Free Range Kids; "Evolution Of A Criminal"; "The World Is Round"; "Newport" Mystery Novel

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It’s summer time. Sheilah asks what kind of parenting, play and approach to childhood free time is productive for kids.

Then, when Darius Clark Monroe was 16, he robbed a bank with two friends. He was caught and served three years in prison. Years later, with a film camera in-hand, he returned to the scene to explore why he did what he did. Sheilah talks with him.

Plus, theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews “The World Is Round” a stage adaptation of Gertrude Stein’s novella of the same name, brought to life by two Baltimore theatre groups, The Acme Corporation and Annex Theater.

And, Baltimore novelist Jill Morrow, who grew up in Annapolis, tells Sheilah why she set her latest twisty tale of fortunes and séances in Newport, Rhode Island.

Maryland Morning Podcast
11:00 am
Fri July 3, 2015

MLK Boulevard; Lincoln's Congressional Address; Machiavelli's Staying Power

Today, we revisit a conversation about Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, the six-lane street that loops around downtown Baltimore. Does it reflect the values Dr. King represented? We ask two transportation experts.

Then – On July 4, 1861, 4 months into his presidency, Abraham Lincoln sent Congress a speech that foreshadowed his address at Gettysburg. We discuss it with Washington College Historian Adam Goodheart.

Plus: It’s a strong statement to call someone “Machiavellian.” In a recent biography, Johns Hopkins Professor Christopher Celenza tells why Machiavelli’s ideas have such staying power.

Maryland Morning Podcast
11:00 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Bowie State's Origins; Race Reassignment; CubeSat Technology

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Bowie State University in Prince George’s County, one of the oldest historically black universities in the country, is celebrating its 150th anniversary. We explore its origins as a one-room school house in Baltimore to its evolution into a university with close to 6,000 students – and talk to an alumna who is 106 years old.

Then, how do you write a character who was born one race, and then becomes another? Tom Hall speaks with author Jess Row, who examines race and identity in his novel, "Your Face in Mine."

Plus, we talk to UMBC physicist Vanderlei Martins about how a tiny satellite you could hold in your hands called a CubeSat is about to make us smarter about the weather by monitoring earth’s clouds from space.

Maryland Morning Podcast
11:41 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Internet Infrastructure; Living Questions; "The Comedy Of Errors"; "They"

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Baltimore needs big investment in infrastructure like roads and sewers. But, what about the city’s Internet infrastructure? We talk with a deputy mayor and a technology educator about Baltimore’s digital future.

Then, as Sandtown-Winchester looks to its future, more than 30 neighborhood churches are helping to shape its path. Pastors of two of them, Amelia Harris of Newborn Community of Faith Church, and Lewis Wilson of New Song Community Church, talk with Tom Hall about their plans in the wake of the riots.

Plus, theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s production of “The Comedy of Errors.

And, poet Sue Ellen Thompson talks with Tom about the core of her latest work, a collection called “They.” She explores her relationships with her parents and with her transgender child.

Maryland Morning Podcast
8:54 am
Mon June 29, 2015

Red Line; Lea Gilmore; "Pippin"; Charleston

What does Gov. Larry Hogan’s cancellation of the Red Line in Baltimore mean for public transportation in the city? We talk with urban design expert Klaus Philipsen, a consultant on the project.

Then, both an activist and a jazz-blues-and-gospel artist, Lea Gilmore sings for change. Tom Hall talks with her about the overlap between her work in the studio and her work in social justice.

Plus, J. Wynn Rousuck talks with Tom about the Tony-award winning musical Pippin, now at the Hippodrome.

And, as Charleston lays to rest the pastor of Emanuel AME Church, what lessons can Baltimore take about how to move forward? We ask Rev. Jules Dunham Howie, of Bethel, Baltimore’s oldest AME church.