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In June, Holocaust victim and diarist Anne Frank would have turned 90 years old. Her story lives on … but research shows that knowledge of the Holocaust is fading in the collective American memory. “Spring of Remembrance,” a host of events focused on lessons of the Holocaust, is meant to counter that effect. One of them is Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s “The Diary of Anne Frank” We meet actor and managing director Lesley Malin and UMBC theater professor and director Eve Muson to hear about what went into producing the play.
The books you read growing up stick with you for life.Hundreds of thousands of children’s books are distributed by the Maryland Book Bank each year. Executive Director Mike Feiring tells us about the book bank’s move to Clipper Mill, its mission to boost literacy, and how volunteers can help. Books for Kids Day is May 4th. More information here.Then, ahead of the Reginald F. Lewis Museum’s African-American Children’s Book Fair, author and former teacher Kenji Jackson explains why representation in children’s books matters. The African-American Children's Book Fair is May 11th.
Here’s a Stoop Story from Jen Antonelli, who participated in a cross-country relay race for charity and met a quick-footed dog. You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com, as well as the Stoop podcast.
Five years after he stopped hosting The Tonight Show, Jay Leno has energy for his passions, like his collection of more than 300 classic cars and motorcycles, and stand-up comedy--he’s on the road performing 200 nights a year. He’s coming to Baltimore for the Speakers Series presented by Stevenson University.
Here’s a Stoop Story from Aishah Alfadhalah about the beauty and power of a shared meal. You can hear her story and many others at stoopstorytelling.com, as well as the Stoop podcast.You can also get a taste of the Mera Kitchen Collective’s offerings at the Baltimore Farmers’ Market on Sunday mornings or at one of their events.
Sea levels along the Eastern Shore are rising twice as rapidly as the global average, and Smithville, a small community founded by freed slaves, is threatened by the encroaching marsh. Rona Kobell of Maryland Sea Grant tells us about a new documentary that traces how rising waters threaten a church and cemetery. Plus filmmakers Wyman Jones Jr. and Jalysa Mayo share their perspectives on environmental justice.Read more about Smithville:Smithville Tries to Stem the TideClimate change is washing away the Chesapeake’s Bay treasuresCheck out the documentary on MPT on April 24th at 8:48 pm or on YouTube. This interview originally aired on January 14, 2019.
With rain and sunshine galore, it’s time to get your garden ready! Alexa Smarr, a horticulture educator and the master gardener coordinator for the University of Maryland-Extension - Baltimore County joins us to talk all things green. We hear why soil-testing is a must, what you can do to thwart common pests, and why Maryland’s birds and bugs rely on native plants.Questions about gardening, weeds, or pests? Want to become a master gardener? Find resources at the Home and Garden Information Center.Plus, the invasion of the spotted lanternfly. What threat does this voracious planthopper pose, and how are experts tracking its advance? You can report a sighting here.You can find information about your local extension by going to the University of Maryland Extension. Events across the state are listed here.
Steel-making was the throbbing heart of Sparrows Point for more than a century. With the “Bethlehem Steel Legacy project,” The Baltimore Museum of Industry and Tradepoint Atlantic intend to document steel at the Point--from its rise to its demise--by engaging the community.Auni Gelles, the museum’s community programs manager and director of interpretation Beth Maloney share some of what people have told them. Plus WYPR reporter John Lee tells us what Sparrows Point looks like today, and what’s planned for the future and we hear excerpts from "Mill Stories."
It was not the first school shooting in the U.S. , but it grabbed the public’s focus and reverberates still: Twenty years ago this week, two seniors at Columbine High School in Colorado killed 12 fellow students and a teacher, wounded others … and turned the guns on themselves. The tragedy changed school security protocols and attitudes toward mental health … but similar scenes have played out since. The mother of one of the shooters, Sue Klebold, still wonders what she had missed … and has since tirelessly advocated for mental health awareness.
Taking inventory of the wild things that abound isn’t something you get to do everyday. The global ‘City Nature Challenge’ hopes you’ll grab the chance later this month. More than 150 cities worldwide are taking part in the friendly competition. Regional organizer Maura Duffy, Conservation Project Manager at the National Aquarium, says data collection for a project like this goes beyond what scientists can do on their own: