WYPR Programs

Maryland Morning
8:55 am
Wed February 5, 2014

How Baltimore Rebuilt After The Great Fire of 1904

Church of the Messiah at Fayette and Gay Streets
Credit Public Domain

Sheilah Kast talks with Wayne Schaumburg

  One-hundred ten years ago this Friday, Baltimore could be seen as a glow in the night sky for miles around the city. It wasn’t the city lights that generated the glow but a wind-stoked fire that ravaged much of the city’s downtown. The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904 is considered the third worst fire to hit an American city and it shaped downtown in ways still visible today.

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Maryland Morning
8:50 am
Wed February 5, 2014

The Three Sisters in "Crimes of the Heart"

Beth Hylton as Lenny, Dorea Schmidt as Babe, and Megan Anderson as Meg.
Credit Stan Barouh

The Everyman Theater’s production of Crimes of the Heart marks the company’s one year anniversary in its new home on Fayette Street in the Bromo Tower Arts and Entertainment District on Baltimore’s West Side. Written by Beth Henley, Crimes of the Heart is a play about three sisters in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. This morning, we talk with the three sisters who star in the play: Beth Hylton, Dorea Schmidt and Megan Anderson.

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Maryland Morning
9:00 am
Tue February 4, 2014

How the Affordable Care Act is Affecting Refugees and Asylees' Health Care

A flyer at the IRC in Baltimore that lists the available interpreters every day.
Credit Jamyla Kay

The Checkup looks at how refugees and asylees are accessing health care under the Affordable Care Act.

Every year more than 50,000 refugees and asylees enter the United States, and hundreds resettle in Maryland. 

On today’s edition of The Checkup, we hear from refugees and service providers about the changes to refugees' healthcare and the unique health challenges that many face.

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Tue February 4, 2014

How DJ Spooky Turns Ice Into Music

DJ Spooky
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Tom Hall talks with multimedia artist DJ Spooky.

Paul Miller, aka DJ Spooky, is a multimedia artist who works as a composer, editor, and author. He has developed music, film and experimental projects with a number of artists from across the United States and the world. This spring, he is an artist-in-residence at the Maryland Institute College of Art here in Baltimore. He’s teaching a course at MICA, and working on a new multimedia opera that will receive its premiere in the fall of this year. DJ Spooky joins Tom Hall to talk about what drives his music and creativity.

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Pete Seeger
1:29 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

Pete Seeger

Musicians Walt Michael and Caleb Stine play songs to honor iconic folk singer Pete Seeger.

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Maryland Morning
12:31 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Should Maryland Establish a Special Court for Veterans?

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Credit Kevin Elliott

This morning, we examine the priorities of the Maryland Veterans Caucus. Maryland is home to just under 500,000 veterans, and for insight into the issues they’re facing, Tom Hall talks with State Senator Douglas Peters.

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Maryland Morning
12:25 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Author Laurel Snyder, on Time Travel and Charles Street in 1937

An interview with author Laurel Snyder

“Magic is what people call it when the universe corrects itself,” says one of the characters in Laurel Snyder’s new book.  We met Laurel Snyder, who was born in Baltimore, about two years ago, when we talked about her book for kids, Bigger than a Bread Box.  It’s a book about families with a dose of magic. 

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Maryland Morning
8:45 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Role Reversal: "Stones in His Pockets" at Center Stage

Maryland Morning theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck's review of "Stones in His Pockets" at Center Stage.

Imagine if a movie was being filmed in a Maryland city or town, and 350 extras were picked to share the screen with the actors and actresses. Then imagine that one of the extras comes up with his own idea for a movie, starring the extras.

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Maryland Morning
8:40 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Full of Chips, But Not of Football-Fueled Excitement

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Credit Anderson Mancini

Tom Hall talks about the Superbowl with sports journalist Mark Hyman.

We are filled with tortilla chips and dip, though not reveling in the exciting football game from this weekend.  The Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos 43-8 in a game that was never in question.  

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ClearPath - Your Roadmap to Health & Wealth
2:41 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Retirement Readiness

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