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Stephen Yasko out as general manager at WTMD

After more than decade of leading radio station WTMD (89.7 FM), General Manager Stephen Yasko is out, according to Steve Reeves, chairman of the board of Towson University Public Media, which operates WTMD under contract with the University.

"Steve is not the executive director of WTMD today," Reeves wrote Tuesday in answer to email inquiries from The Sun.  "We have a different individual, Scott Mullins,...

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More downsizing at MPT as master control function shifts to Boston

It is unlikely that viewers will notice any change on their screens, but the job of monitoring the schedule and flow of programs broadcast on Maryland Public Television will now be done out of Boston rather than Owings Mills.

The move will result in the elimination of two positions at the station, MPT management said.

In a plan that MPT President and CEO Larry D. Unger estimates will save the station...

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'I Am Cait' serious, socially conscious, impressive in its opening

Caitlyn Jenner’s "I Am Cait" opened so strong on the E! channel Sunday that I want to give it a straight-up rave.

I loved its willingness to try and educate the audience about transgender identity even as it winningly engaged them in Jenner's new life.

I applaud its sense of social conscience in reminding viewers at several points about how hard the transition can be for some people who aren't famous...

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Zurawik: How Jon Stewart let Obama use 'Daily Show'
Finding a TV journalist who can take on Trump

It's time for someone on TV to step up and take Donald Trump down — or, at least, put him in his place.

The situation has not risen to the level of Edward R. Murrow and Sen. Joseph McCarthy. But it's definitely in a league with Katie Couric and Sarah Palin.

And every day that Trump gets away with driving the vast majority of political coverage on network and cable TV with his reckless, tabloid-style...

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Teens talk about life in West Baltimore in Brookings video

Baltimore teens talking, rapping and singing about their lives during and after the April riots have been showing up more and more in local and national media lately.

Last week, I wrote about a storytelling workshop for young women that Sonja Sohn and Maria Broom, of HBO's "The Wire," were leading in the Penn North neighborhood where Freddie Gray lived. The teens were encouraged to talk about the...

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