On The Record From WYPR 88.1 FM in Baltimore. 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, and journalists who can take us inside the story.
On The Record

On The Record

From WYPR - 88.1 FM Baltimore

From WYPR 88.1 FM in Baltimore. 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, and journalists who can take us inside the story.

Most Recent Episodes

"Life On Hold" provides outlet for freedom of expression

Incarcerated people rarely get to tell those on the outside what life is like for them on the inside. In the exhibit "Life on Hold," at Notre Dame of Maryland's 'Gormley Gallery' artwork by women at the Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup reveals some of the emotions and realities they face from living a life in prison. We get a preview from curator and art therapy lead Casey McKeel. Links: Life On Hold, Gallery Talk, art material donation for participants at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Stories from the Stoop: Lori James Townes

Here's a Stoop Story from Lori James Townes about her work as a forensic social worker and the idea that we are all more than our transgressions. You can take in a live Stoop Storytelling show this Monday, February 6 at Everyman Theater, 7 p.m. The theme is: "Every BODY has a story: The body beautiful ... the body as battleground." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Ethan Saylor's legacy and impact on police training in Maryland

In the decade since Ethan Saylor was killed during a clash with sheriff's deputies, hundreds of Maryland police recruits and first-responders have been trained in communicating with people with disabilities. We take a look inside that training with Lisa Schoenbrodt, a professor at Loyola University Maryland and co-owner of LeadAbility LLC, and self-advocate educator Kayla Grange. And Ethan's mom, Patti Saylor shares her hopes for his legacy. Learn more about the Ethan Saylor Alliance. Find information about the Ethan Saylor Memorial Scholarship. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Food glorious food; Serving up meals with meaning

Baltimore's food scene is chock full of creativity, innovation and good eats. The pandemic dealt a blow to many restaurants, which forced some to close ... but lots have thrived and there are also many new establishments to experience. Christina Tkacik, who covers food news for The Baltimore Banner, WYPR's online news partner, walks us through the latest restaurant openings and some new challenges facing the hospitality industry, as well as her recommendations for Restaurant Week. Plus, we hear from General Manager Melanie Molinaro and Training Program Director Ellen Levy about Groundwork Kitchen — a new restaurant in Pigtown that's serving up great food while training the next cadre of food service workers, sous chefs and more. Links: The Baltimore Banner food reporting, Groundwork Kitchen, Paul's Place, Baltimore Restaurant Week, Mobilizing Against a Food desert in Pigtown. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Gov. Moore's $63 billion budget plan; Advocates aim to expand health care coverage in Maryland

In his budget plan for next year, Gov. Wes Moore pledges to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and broaden tax credits for parents and working families. Danielle Gaines, editor-in-chief of Maryland Matters, gives us the highlights. Maryland Matters: Moore introduces $63.1 billion budget, sets focus on expanding state's economy Analysis: In budget introduction, Moore takes down Hogan policies Plus, Vinny DeMarco, president of the Health Care for All! Coalition, lays out how the group will be pushing this session for more insurance coverage for young people and immigrants. Find the coalition's Facebook page here. Read DeMarco's Baltimore Sun op-eds: A five-part health agenda for Maryland's legislature Here's how the Inflation Reduction Act will help you See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Gov. Moore's $63 billion budget plan; Advocates aim to expand health care coverage in Maryland

Baltimore's summer jobs program, YouthWorks, offers the chance to 'earn while you learn'

Do you remember your first job? Learning the route to get there, depositing your first paycheck, getting to know your coworkers? For teens and young adults in Baltimore City, that opportunity may come this summer. YouthWorks is a job program housed in the Baltimore Mayor's Office of Employment Development. Young people are matched to a local job site, earn a paycheck, and attend personal development workshops. The program will run for five weeks, from July to August. We ask senior program manager Rasheem about the program's impact. Applications are due by April 7th. Find more information about applying here. Check out the YouTube page. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Baltimore's summer jobs program, YouthWorks, offers the chance to 'earn while you learn'

Stories from the Stoop: Phillip Pack

Here is a Stoop Story from Phillip Pack about his four decades at Bethlehem Steel. The next live Stoop show is February 6th at Everyman Theatre. The theme is "Every Body Has A Story: An evening of true, personal tales about our embodied selves." Find ticket information here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Fitness for every body!

We're past the mid-month mark of January ... How are those new year's resolutions going for you? The most common personal goals Americans commit to each year address a healthier lifestyle: like exercising more and eating better. If you need a nudge in that direction, today you'll hear about three groups that provide options for people of all ages, sizes, and fitness levels — to move more, gain friends and carve out space for consistency. Having fun is also a priority! First Pamela Robinson, founder of the 40 Plus Double Dutch Club and Gerri Moore, a co-captain for the DDC Baltimore chapter tell us how they bring women over 40 together for exercise and fellowship. Then Maurice Jenkins, captain of the Black Men Run Baltimore chapter and Madi Friel, a co-leader for Baltimore's November Project talk about the motivation and camaraderie their groups provide. Links: 40 Plus Double Dutch Club, DDC Baltimore chapter, November Project, Black Men Run Baltimore. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Behind the scenes of the transition of power

As Democrat Wes Moore becomes Maryland's 63rd governor, we talk to people who know how hectic things can get behind the scenes of a new administration--chiefs of staff. We speak with former chief of staff to Gov. Martin O'Malley, Matt Gallagher, and Amelia Chassé Alcivar, Gov. Hogan's current chief of staff. And we ask law professor and political organizer Larry Gibson about the historical significance of the moment. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

"Proving Ground: The Untold Story of the Six Women Who Programmed the World's First Modern Computer"

Even those of us who are not very tech-savvy have an idea that there's a gender gap in technology ... but also that women seem to be closing it. What most of is don't know is much about what women were doing in the early days of the Information Age Would you be surprised to learn that the very first programmers were women--and they did it on a project generated by U.S. Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground in the northeast corner of Maryland at the end of World War II? Lawyer Kathy Kleiman tells the women's story in her new book: Proving Ground: The Untold Story of the Six Women Who Programmed the World's First Modern Computer. Original airdate: 11.28.22 Links: Kleiman interviewed on the Clear+Vivid podcast. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

"Proving Ground: The Untold Story of the Six Women Who Programmed the World's First Modern Computer"