Humanities Connection From WYPR 88.1 FM in Baltimore. Humanities Connection explores the role of the humanities in our daily lives, and features lively reflections around topics like education, literature, health care, race, politics, religion, history, and more.
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Humanities Connection

From WYPR - 88.1 FM Baltimore

From WYPR 88.1 FM in Baltimore. Humanities Connection explores the role of the humanities in our daily lives, and features lively reflections around topics like education, literature, health care, race, politics, religion, history, and more.

Most Recent Episodes

Maryland Culinary History

Kara Harris has spent eight years researching Maryland culinary history. She travels the state and sometimes the country to research cookbooks from over a hundred years ago. Four years ago, she turned her hobby into a blog, Old Line Plate. Harris tells us more about what cookbooks can tell us about our state's history.

Maryland State Library For The Blind And Print Disabled

Did you know that 21% of adults in Maryland have reported that they have a disability? John Owen is the Director of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled. He tells us how blind and low-vision people access books and computers in the digital age.

Amplifying Black History And Youth

How is one organization combining civic engagement, history, and the arts to ensure that the voices of Baltimore youth are heard? Sharayna Christmas, Executive Director of Muse 360 Arts, tells us more.

The Affirming Power Of LGBTQ Storytelling

How is storytelling a form of survival? R. Eric Thomas, Senior Staff Writer at Elle Magazine and Board Member at FreeState Justice, tells us more.

D\u237\ua de Los Muertos And Artesanas Mexicanas

How have D\u237\ua de Los Muertos observances changed over the past 3,000 years? Yesenia Mejia, part of a group called Artesanas Mexicanas and Artesanas Mexicanas Coordinator at the Creative Alliance, tells us more and talks about the value she finds in observing the holiday today in Baltimore.

Making A Difference With History

As an eight-grader last spring, Addie Skillman won first place in the junior individual performance category at Maryland History Day for her project "Loving v. Virginia: The Stepping Stone for Equality in America." Addie then advanced to the National History Day contest in College Park where she won the top prize—the Gold Medal—for her junior individual performance. Currently a ninth grader at Howard High, Addie tells us how her participation in the program changed her life.

The Mythic Life Of Amelia Earhart

In the play 'Here We Are,' Amelia Earhart wakes up in the underworld. Playwright Jen Diamond intertwines her own imaginings with biographical information about the aviator. Interrobang Theatre Company produces the play. Artistic Director Katie Hileman tells us more.

A Global View Of Water At Calvert County (Encore)

The Smithsonian Institution makes a stop in Calvert County with H2O Today, now at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. This Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition explores the beauty and essential nature of water and the diversity and challenges of our global water sources. Rachelle Green, Acting Director at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, tells us more.

Making the Humanities Accessible

How can we make the humanities more accessible to people with disabilities? Tammy Black of the Hearing and Speech Agency or HASA, tells us more.

Journalism And Poetry In Baltimore Neighborhoods

How can poetry and journalism help high school students rediscover their neighborhoods? Writers in Baltimore Schools developed a new program for students called "Neighborhoods, News: A Poetic Archiving of Baltimore." Patrice Hutton, Executive Director at Writers in Baltimore Schools, tells us more.

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