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Catch On the Record, hosted by Sheilah Kast, weekdays from 9:30 to 10:00 am, following NPR's Morning Edition. We'll discuss the issues that affect your life and bring you thoughtful and lively conversations with the people who shape those issues -- business people, public officials, scholars, artists, authors, WYPR reporters and other journalists who can take us inside the story. If you want to share a comment, question, or an idea for an interview you?d like to hear, email us at ontherecord@wypr.org

Maryland 400 - 11/16/2018 3:54:29 PM

We’re getting close to 400 years since white settlers set foot on Maryland. Most of the early colonists were indentured servants--through their labor they could pay off their debt and become free. But over the colony’s first five decades fewer indentured servants came, says Henry Miller, archeologist at Historic St. Mary’s City. To get labor for their crops, planters turned to the system already rooted further south: slavery.We also hear from Burt Kummerow about the Maryland Four Centuries Project.

Stories from the Stoop: Petula Caesar - 11/16/2018 3:46:08 PM

Here's a stoop story from Petula Caesar, about perception … deception … and realizing one’s truth. You can hear her story and others at stoopstorytelling dot com, or on the Stoop podcast.

Celebrating Baltimore’s Native American Culture - 11/15/2018 4:14:01 PM

Maryland is home to nearly 60,000 people of Native American heritage. The Baltimore American Indian Center is working hard to keep cultural traditions alive.Community artist and folklorist Ashley Minner describes celebrating young and old members of the Lumbee Tribe in her work. And Dr. Dennis Seymour, who leads the center’s museum, explains why it’s important to pass traditional skills on to future generations.This Saturday, from 11 am to 7 pm, the Baltimore American Indian Center will hold its 44th Annual Pow-Wow at the Maryland Fairgrounds in Timonium. On Tuesday, the University of Maryland Baltimore will host a traditional storytelling event.Click these links for more information about The Exquisite Lumbee Project and the Lumbee Oral Histories. And listen to the episode of Out of the Blocks - 100 S Broadway Part 1 and Part 2 - that Ashley helped produce.

Inside the Panel and Off the Page: Diversity in Comic Books - 11/14/2018 3:48:18 PM

Superman, Spiderman, the Black Panther - in pop culture, these figures reign supreme and they all got their start in comic books. Comic books are enjoying a burgeoning popularity, driven by blockbuster films and hit television shows. With a growing fanbase, many readers are clamoring for characters that look like them.Guest host and Midday producer Cianna Greaves speaks with comic scholars Stanford Carpenter, of the Black Comic Arts Festival and Rachelle Cruz, author of ‘Experiencing Comics’.

Johns Hopkins' Ghosts - 11/13/2018 9:48:09 PM

Johns Hopkins amassed millions by trying almost anything that promised to make money--investing in liquor, real estate, coal-mining, fertilizer, and more. He never married, and it was only after he’d retired from most of those businesses that the public saw what he intended to do with his fortune: create a university--including a medical school--and a hospital. Beyond the man himself, how have his institutions shaped Baltimore? Antero Pietila guides us through his new book, “The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins.”

Seeds of Confidence - 11/12/2018 4:33:06 PM

Eating nutritious food is an important step toward a healthy lifestyle. For some, making nutritious food is a main ingredient to improving self-confidence and finding a path to gainful employment. We talk with Deborah Haust, director of School of Food, and we visit the social enterprise City Seeds in East Baltimore, to meet chef Aharon Denrich and some of his staff.

For the Love of Vinyl - 11/9/2018 3:02:31 PM

Today is a special jazz edition of the show -- Alexander Jarman, tells us about founding the Baltimore Kissa Society, a monthly jazz ‘vinyl record’ listening party, and DJ Mills, whose skills can be heard at the Otto Bar and the Crown, gives us a taste of what he’ll be offering this month at ‘A Night of Latin Jazz.’

A Date to Remember - 11/8/2018 2:59:28 PM

Hear about the running group Back on My Feet and also Polish Independence Day.

Live Election Coverage 2018 - 11/7/2018 7:35:40 PM

Post election discussion with Mileah Kromer and Barry Rascovar.

Why Is Pancreatic Cancer So Deadly? - 11/6/2018 4:13:36 PM

Just eight percent of people with pancreatic cancer live for five years after their diagnosis. Why is this cancer so deadly and where are advances in treatment headed?We speak to Meryle Bemnet, an oncology nurse who lost her sister-in-law to pancreatic cancer less than six months after she was diagnosed. And Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee, deputy director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, describes the future of treating pancreatic cancer.