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A black and white image of Rissa Miller, a white woman with long curled hair. She is wearing what appears to be an early 1900s-style blouse and long skirt.
Maryland Witches
What led someone to charge an Ann Arundel County woman with witchcraft in the 1700s? Rissa Miller, a tour guide with Maryland History Tours, talks about the history of witchcraft in Maryland. Read the transcript.
December 12, 2019 Rissa Miller
A library patron, a white middle-aged woman with a teal short-sleeved shirt, sits with her braille book and her service dog, which looks like a retriever. John Owen, a white man wtih gray hair and glasses, wearing a purple button-down shirt and khakis, sits next to her and smiles for the camera.
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. Read the transcript.
December 6, 2019 John Owen
A tan, ceramic mortar and wooden pestle on a wooden table surrounded by other bowls. The table is in front of a fireplace with a fire.
Tracing Maryland’s History Through Food
Kara Harris has spent eight years researching Maryland culinary history. She travels the state and sometimes the country to research cookbooks written more than 100 years ago. For 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. Read the transcript.
November 26, 2019 Kara Harris
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. Read the transcript.
November 21, 2019 Sharayna Christmas
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. Photograph by Katie Simbala. Read the transcript.
November 14, 2019 R. Eric Thomas
A "Life-Altering" Experience with Maryland History Day
As an eighth-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. Read the transcript.
November 7, 2019 Addie Skillman
Día de los Muertos and Artesanas Mexicanas
How have Día 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. Read the transcript.
November 1, 2019 Yesenia Mejia
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. Image of actors Mani Yangilmau and Griffin DeLisle by Kiirstn Pagan. Read the transcript.
October 24, 2019 Katie Hileman
A sign that says "Maryland H2O" with Rachelle Green, a white woman with brown hair and glasses wearing a royal blue sleeveless button-downn, light capris, and black flats.
A Global View of Water at Calvert County
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 tells us more. Read the transcript.
October 18, 2019 Rachelle Green
Collective Memory, Shared History, and Healing
What is “rememory?” How can exploring collective memory help people heal from traumatic history and offer hope? Durryle Brooks is the Executive Director at the Center for Black Equity – Baltimore. He tells us more. Content Note for trauma and violence involving racism, homophobia, and transphobia in this segment. Read the transcript.
October 10, 2019 Durryle Brooks
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