Documenting the Fall of Bethlehem Steel in Maryland
Bethlehem Steel mill in Baltimore County’s Sparrow’s Point was once the largest in the world. After 123 years, the mill closed in 2012. A photography exhibit from J.M. Giordano, Shuttered: Images from the Fall of Bethlehem Steel, examines the impact of the mill’s decline and closure on his hometown of Baltimore. Giordano tells us more about the exhibit, the history, and his personal connection to Bethlehem Steel. Read the transcript.
(Image by J.M. Giordano)
July 17, 2019
Creativity, with a Capital WHY?
What does creativity look like? What inspires creative pursuits? Photographer Larry Marc Levine explores these questions with an exhibition entitled "Creativity, with a capital WHY?" now at Sandy Spring Museum.
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July 8, 2019
Unruly Bodies: An Art Exhibition at Stevenson University
As she read Unruly Bodies, an online magazine curated by bestselling author Roxane Gay, Aden Weisel thought of visual artists who addressed some of the themes as the magazine. Inspired by the magazine, Weisel – the Exhibitions Director and Gallery Curator at Stevenson University – then curated an exhibition with the same title. She tells us more. Read the transcript.
(Photo credit: Felandus Thames | Da Blacker Da Berry | 2019 | Archival inkjet | 72 x 108 in. Courtesy of Stevenson University Art & Design Galleries.)
June 28, 2019
Maryland's Own Lambda Literary Award Winner
Baltimore-based author Anthony Moll recently won the 2019 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction. In Out of Step: A Memoir, he describes his time as a working-class, self-described queer from Reno who served in the U.S. Army during “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Today, he reads an excerpt from his book, an essay entitled “Cedant Arma Togae.” Moll uses photographs to explore his history and the people who mattered to him throughout military service. In this essay, he discusses the first close friend he lost in the War in Iraq. Read the transcript.
June 20, 2019
Documenting Maryland's LGBTQ History
How is one organization amplifying the presence, contributions, struggles, and experiences of LGBTQ individuals throughout Maryland’s history? Preservation Maryland’s Meagan Baco talks about the Maryland LGBTQ History Collaborative Initiative and their personal relationship with the project. Read the transcript.
June 14, 2019
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, Acting Director at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, tells us more. Read the transcript.
June 7, 2019
Reading Development and Preventing Learning Loss
Did you know that third grade is a pivotal year for students learning to read? Reading proficiently by the end of that grade can be a marker for successes through a student’s college years. Angelique Jessup, Program Director at the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading
, tells us more about reading development.
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May 30, 2019
Pride and Prejudice and Gender Construction
Over 200 years after Jane Austen’s death, Kate Hamill published a new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice
. How is one theatre using the play and community programming to explore the construction of gender? Suzanne Beal, Director of Pride and Prejudice
at Maryland Ensemble Theatre
, tells us more.
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May 23, 2019
Autism Through a Literary Lens
How can language used to write about autism make an impact on public discourse? The Writer’s Center in Bethesda explores this and more in “#OwnVoices: Autism Through a Literary Lens,” a one-day-only symposium. The event focuses on characters and writers with autism and features workshops for autistic individuals and parents of autistic children, as well as a panel discussion. Panelist and writer Hannah Grieco is the mother of an eleven-year-old son with autism as well as a former teacher. Her byline has appeared in The Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, and more. Today, Hannah talks about how her son’s influence on her writing and how writing can help create a more inclusive world for those with autism. Read the transcript.
May 16, 2019