| Mar 12, 2012
| 1:58 PM
Some radio changes over the weekend...
Michael Eric Dyson has left his NPR show that's produced at Morgan State University, and the production will go off the air altogether at the end of the month.
For the next three weeks, guest hosts will fill in...
| Jun 23, 2012
| 8:26 PM
UPDATE: I am going to be on CNN's "Reliable Sources" at 11 a.m. (ET) Sunday discussing "The Newsroom" with Maureen Ryan, from the Huffington Post, and Adam Buckman, of Xfinity TV. The Aaron Sorkin series premieres Sunday night at 10 on HBO. This is one of...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 8:05 AM
There's a new game in town.
Or, actually, there's not.
But judging from the enthusiasm with which Gov.Martin O'Malley has embraced his latest catchphrase, you could see why someone might think so.
The governor doesn't want to play kick the can. Anyone...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 5:33 PM
Sunni Khalid, managing news editor at WYPR-FM, has been dropped by the public radio station after more than nine years on the job there.
His departure from WYPR was confirmed in an email by a newsroom staffer sent to colleagues at the station and...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 12:35 PM
MaryAnn Evangelista suddenly withdrew her nimble fingers from the keys of her upright piano, and the student singing along with her also stopped short. For an instant, the studio in her Elkridge home became very still.
"Something has closed up," she...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:03 PM
I don't like Charlie Sheen, and I thought the online mania over him last year after he was fired by CBS was a sign from God that American culture was in a very bad place and needed divine intervention to be saved.
Given the political landscape these...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Yesterday, when a story came across the desk with spokesperson in it and I let it go through, I checked the Associated Press Stylebook, and, sure enough, the fossil prohibition against the word is still in the 2011 edition. The editors might change their...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 3:04 PM
Baltimore author Anne Tyler granted a rare interview to NPR, and it was aired today -- giving fans a look at her writing life. (It also included a charming map and photographs that dovetail with her writing.)
Tyler's novels often evoke scenes of...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:27 PM
In a dimly lit underground vault a block from Camden Yards, the Federal Reserve is holding millions of dollars in cash that nobody wants.
The money — stored in cloth and plastic sacks piled high on metal shelving units — is in the unloved...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 4:50 PM
The women’s pro soccer team in South Florida employs several of the U.S. stars from this summer’s World Cup, including Abby Wambach and Hope Solo, but the figure who has drawn much of the attention this season has been its owner, Dan Borislow....
| Sep 1, 2011
| 1:26 PM
I've long been a believer in the concept of cause and effect as it relates to shaping our lives. I first learned about it in an eighth grade U.S. history class and it's influenced my thinking, learning and writing since — probably the way I live...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 6:13 AM
The United States continues to ignore the thwarted Arab Spring in Bahrain. Recently, a quasi-military court in the small Gulf state sentenced 20 doctors and nurses to up to 15 years in jail. The charge against them? Treating injured demonstrators opposing...