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The program at Goucher College's 121st commencement ceremony Friday listed speaker Ira Glass' main connection to the Towson college: His grandmother was a member of its Class of 1931. In the public radio host's remarks, he added that college President...
Tags: Pikesville, Radio, Ira Glass, Students, College Sports
This is the season of generational twaddle. At graduation ceremonies across the country, politicians, authors, actors and businessmen take to the stage to tell young people they are fantastic simply because they are young. This year, the ritual is more...
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...
Tags: Radio, Roland Park, Anne Tyler
Focus has been on Roland Park in recent weeks. It is easy for us Roland Parkers to take our verdant, well-planned community for granted. When interest from others comes, it increases our appreciation. First, Justin Martin, the author of Genius of Place:...
Baltimore Sun reporterOne of Elizabeth Catlett's linotypes could horrify viewers by depicting the aftermath of a lynching, the rope around the victim's neck held taut by the murderers' boots. And in the next room, a statue by Catlett of a mother and child would flood viewers...
Tags: Mexico, Artists, Arts, Mexico City, Minority Groups
The Baltimore SunYesterday, 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...
Jazz and classical music come together on the same stage when the Eric Mintel Quartet and the Columbia Pro Cantare join forces for a program of choral works composed by jazz pianist Dave Brubeck on Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m. in the Jim Rouse Theatre at...
Tags: Concerts, Bucks County, White House, Radio, Jazz (genre)
As we head into the new year, America's environmental movement is stalled. The topic of climate change is anathema to the Republican presidential candidates, and the incumbent is tepid on the subject at best. The U.S. stands alone among industrialized...
Though he’s long since moved away, award-winning sports writer and Baltimore native Frank Deford feels the same way about the Orioles and owner Peter Angelos as someone who never left. “He was great at asbestos,” Deford, a Gilman...
Brian Phillips is the head of communications for the NYC General Assembly, the group primarily responsible for occupying Wall Street. I learned about him while listening to National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." According to NPR, Phillips is "an ex-...
Tags: Harry Reid, Racism, Radio, Thomas Paine, Democratic Party
The Baltimore SunSunni 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...
Tags: Journalism, Radio Industry, Radio, Facebook
The Baltimore SunThere'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...
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