Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

Maryland Morning
9:45 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Examining the Messages in Handel's Messiah

Musicologist Michael Marissen.
Credit Sigrid Estrada

Tom Hall speaks with Michael Marissen, author of "Tainted Glory in Handel’s Messiah: The Unsettling History of the World’s Most Beloved Choral Work."

Although many people associate the Hallelujah Chorus and Handel’s Messiah with the Christmas holiday season, in fact, Handel, who performed the work dozens of times, never once performed it in December.  All of his performances were during this time of year, Lent.  

Read more
Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Safer Streets, Safer Spaces

Businesses displaying this poster are participating in the Safer Spaces campaign
Credit Hollaback! Baltimore

Sheilah Kast speaks with Shawna Potter, Executive Site Leader for Hollaback Baltimore, and Chris Belkas, a volunteer with Charm City Art Space.

Warm temperatures bring more people out on the street, making them more vulnerable to catcalling. Street harassment is sexual harassment or assault in public spaces. This form of harassment can happen in any public space.

Read more
Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

The Checkup: How the ACA is Changing Nursing

Credit flickr/sapiensstudio

Sheilah Kast speaks with Kathy Montgomery and Bonita Wells.

Under the Affordable Care Act, people are more likely to receive care in community health centers and at home than in hospitals, which means new responsibilities for nurses.  As the state does its full sprint to educate the uninsured, we wanted to focus on how some of the most crucial players are adapting: nurses. 

Read more
Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon March 10, 2014

"The Dresser" at Everyman Theatre

Carl Schurr as "Sir" and Bruce Randolph Nelson as "Norman."
Credit ClintonBPhotography

J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Dresser"

Our theater critic on a play about the theater. Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck reviews "The Dresser" at Everyman Theatre. 

"The Dresser" continues at Everyman Theatre until March 23. 

Read more
Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:50 am
Wed March 5, 2014

MAP, BWI and "Light Touch"

"The Road North #1"
Credit Heidi Morstang

Tom Hall talks with MAP executive director Amy Cavanaugh Royce and Light Touch curator Liz Wells.

  Tom Hall visits a new exhibit at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) that highlights the work of local and international artists who photograph places and objects which appear mostly on the ground.

Read more
Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:45 am
Mon March 3, 2014

"The Book of Mormon" at the Hippodrome

The touring cast of "The Book of Mormon."
Credit Joan Marcus.

Tom Hall talks with J. Wynn Rousuck about "Book of Mormon."

 "The Book of Mormon" is in town! Tom Hall and J. Wynn Rousuck discuss the Tony award-winning musical, now at The Hippodrome

Read more
Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:40 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Jay Smooth on How to Talk About Race

Jay Smooth on the air.
Credit hiphopmusic.com

Tom Hall talks with DJ Jay Smooth.

  How should we talk about race? How often should we examine our own thoughts and feelings about race? Jay Smooth has some best practices for these difficult conversations.

Read more
Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
9:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Bill to Shield Non-Violent Misdemeanors in the Legislature

Credit Waponi/flickr

Sheilah Kast talks with Caryn York and Darryl McCallum

The Maryland legislature is considering a bill called the "Maryland Second Chance Act of 2014" (SB 0804, HB 1166) which would shield convictions for ten non-violent misdemeanors from the eyes of the public-including most employers. A path to a second chance, or an unfair restriction on employers?

Read more
Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:50 am
Wed February 26, 2014

The Singularity is Coming!

Artist: Allen Christian. Piano Family: Adagio, Amorosa, Bucky 2012. Spare piano parts.
Credit Mary Dwan

Tom Hall talks with The American Visionary Art Museum’s founder and director, Rebecca Hoffberger.

How is technology impacting our lives?  A new exhibit, Human, Soul & Machine: The Coming Singularity! at the American Visionary Arts Museum looks at how artists are interpreting the relationship between humans and machines. Tom Hall talks with the museum’s founder and director, Rebecca Hoffberger.

Read more
Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast
8:50 am
Tue February 25, 2014

"The Merry Wives of Windsor" In Platforms?

In “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” set in the 1970s, ladies man John Falstaff tries to steal the hearts of wealthy married women to enrich himself. Actor Gregory Burgess is John Falstaff, with “merry wives” actors Kate Michelsen Graham (left) and Lesley Malin (right).
Credit Teresa Castracane Photography

Tom Hall talks with Ian Gallanar and Lesley Malin

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's artistic director Ian Gallanar and managing director and actress Lesley Malin tell Tom Hall about their 70's spin on the Shakespearean comedy "The Merry Wives of Windsor." Gallanar and Malin also talk about plans for CSC's new theater in downtown Baltimore.

Read more

Pages