Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Tracking Economic and Social Change in Two Eastern Shore Towns

Sheilah talks with Meredith Ramsay about her new book on Somerset County as well as Kirkland Hall and Craig Mathies about changes made in the county that were discussed in the book.

Somerset County, the southernmost county on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, was founded in 1666.

It’s motto for centuries has been Semper Eadem, Latin for “Always the same.”

A lot has indeed stayed the same, but even at the bottom tip of Maryland, the normal processes of time and struggles to bring about change intentionally…have had effects also.  

 

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon July 7, 2014

"As You Like It" at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Vince Eisenson and Blythe Coons in "As You Like It."
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J. Wynn Rousuck reviews Chesapeake Shakespeare's production of As you Like It.

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck has been to see Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s production of “As You Like It.” 

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Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Tue April 29, 2014

How Blogging Helps to Continue Bonds

Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams with Tom Hall
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Tom Hall talks with What's Your Grief bloggers Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams on individual grief and continuing bonds

When dealing with the death of a loved one, daily rituals can maintain our bonds with our loss. Baltimore residents Eleanor Haley and Litsa Williams run a blog called What’s Your Grief that provides resources and support for people grieving the loss of a loved one. 

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Maryland Morning
9:45 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Examining the Messages in Handel's Messiah

Musicologist Michael Marissen.
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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.  

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Safer Streets, Safer Spaces

Businesses displaying this poster are participating in the Safer Spaces campaign
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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.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

The Checkup: How the ACA is Changing Nursing

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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. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon March 10, 2014

"The Dresser" at Everyman Theatre

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

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

MAP, BWI and "Light Touch"

"The Road North #1"
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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.

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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."
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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

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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.
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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.

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