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Hosted by Maryland Humanities Executive Director Phoebe Stein, Humanities Connection explores the role of the humanities in our daily lives, and features lively stories and reflections around topics like education, literature, health care, race, ethics, theology, history, and more. Joining Phoebe for each segment are a series of special guests, including Maryland Humanities partners, board members, and local humanists such as filmmakers, poets, museum directors, and journalists. The result is a mix of stories and conversation designed to shed light on the human experience and stimulate the intellectual curiosity of our listeners.

Hosted by Maryland Humanities Executive Director Phoebe Stein, Humanities Connection explores the role of the humanities in our daily lives, and features lively stories and reflections around topics like education, literature, health care, race, ethics, theology, history, and more. Joining Phoebe for each segment are a series of special guests, including Maryland Humanities partners, board members, and local humanists such as filmmakers, poets, museum directors, and journalists. The result is a mix of stories and conversation designed to shed light on the human experience and stimulate the intellectual curiosity of our listeners.
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Hosted by Maryland Humanities Executive Director Phoebe Stein, Humanities Connection explores the role of the humanities in our daily lives, and features lively stories and reflections around topics like education, literature, health care, race, ethics, theology, history, and more. Joining Phoebe for each segment are a series of special guests, including Maryland Humanities partners, board members, and local humanists such as filmmakers, poets, museum directors, and journalists. The result is a mix of stories and conversation designed to shed light on the human experience and stimulate the intellectual curiosity of our listeners.

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(410) 685-4186


Episodes

The Humanities, The Outdoors, and Social and Emotional Development

9/18/2019
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How is Outward Bound using the humanities in its outdoor programming to enhance young people’s reflection, leadership skills, and more? Kelly Reynolds, Instructional Designer at Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound, talks about the organization’s Character Curriculum.

Duration:00:04:56

The Legacy and Future of the Enoch Pratt Free Library

9/13/2019
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In the 1800s, Enoch Pratt said Baltimore needed “...a free circulating public library, open to all citizens regardless of property or color.” How is the Enoch Pratt Free Library continuing Pratt’s legacy with renovations to the Central Library? Meghan McCorkell, the library’s Marketing & Communications Director, tells us more.

Duration:00:04:12

Journalism and Poetry in Baltimore Neighborhoods

9/6/2019
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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.

Duration:00:04:08

Preserving the Maritime History of Annapolis

8/29/2019
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How can a few dedicated volunteers help an organization, neighborhood, and city retain their collective memory? Caitlin Swaim, Curator at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park, tells us more.

Duration:00:04:02

Agricultural History in Western Maryland

8/26/2019
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What can we learn about a region from its farming history? Evergreen Heritage Center is creating an agricultural museum in a barn’s lower level stables. Janice Keene, the center’s Founder & Director, grew up on the farm at the center’s current location: she tells us more.

Duration:00:04:20

Piecing Together Stories in the Chesney Medical Archives

8/15/2019
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Natalie Elder read about a simple clothing accessory one day at her job in the Chesney Medical Archives for Johns Hopkins Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. The Curator of Cultural Properties is still on a continuous quest to find it. What can items like these teach us about a person and an organization’s past? How can medical archives help piece together someone’s story? Elder tells us more.

Duration:00:03:48

Documenting and Interpreting History Through Quilting

8/8/2019
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How can quilting interpret history and document community identity? Next summer, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art at Salisbury University will host an exhibit featuring documentary quilts by Dr. Joan Gaither. The Maryland Heritage Award winner will also lead quilting workshops for Eastern Shore residents: the quilts made in these workshops will also be included in the exhibit. Jackson Medel, Curator and Folklorist at The Ward Museum, tells us more.

Duration:00:03:29

From Invisibility to Remembrance: Commemorating Slavery in St. Mary’s City

8/5/2019
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How can an institution shed light on the fact that its location was a place where enslaved people once worked? St. Mary’s College of Maryland will install a memorial to the enslaved peoples of Southern Maryland. The college will also host a public symposium called “From Invisibility to Remembrance: Commemorating Slavery in St. Mary’s City and Southern Maryland.” Dr. Julia King, Professor of Anthropology at the college, tells us more about the history of enslaved people in St. Mary’s City and...

Duration:00:04:18

"Heretic to Housewife" and Finding Your Voice

7/25/2019
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Baltimore’s Rahne Alexander is a writer as well as a musician and multimedia artist. She talks about the process of finding her voice on the page and writing Heretic to Housewife. This new essay collection won the 2019 OutWrite Chapbook Competition in Nonfiction and will be released in August.

Duration:00:04:21

Documenting the Fall of Bethlehem Steel in Maryland

7/17/2019
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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.

Duration:00:03:37

Doors Open Baltimore

7/11/2019
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Did you know that Baltimore residents can explore over 50 buildings across the city with guided tours for free? Margaret De Arcangelis of Doors Open Baltimore and Shauntee Daniels of Baltimore National Heritage Area tell us more.

Duration:00:05:04

Creativity, with a Capital WHY?

7/8/2019
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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.

Duration:00:03:46

Unruly Bodies: An Art Exhibition at Stevenson University

6/28/2019
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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.

Duration:00:04:29

Maryland's Own Lambda Literary Award Winner

6/20/2019
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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...

Duration:00:05:11

Documenting Maryland's LGBTQ History

6/14/2019
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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.

Duration:00:05:58

A Global View of Water at Calvert County

6/7/2019
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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.

Duration:00:04:14

Reading Development and Preventing Learning Loss

5/30/2019
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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.

Duration:00:03:35

Pride and Prejudice and Gender Construction

5/23/2019
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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 Frederick's Maryland Ensemble Theatre, tells us more.

Duration:00:04:04

Autism Through a Literary Lens

5/16/2019
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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. Panelist and writer Hannah Grieco is the mother of an eleven-year-old son with autism as well as a former teacher. Her byline...

Duration:00:04:17

Voices of Baltimore Youth

5/9/2019
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Did you know that since 2013, a student-produced literary magazine has featured feature the poetry, fiction, essays, and artwork of 450 students in Baltimore City Public Schools? CHARM: Voices of Baltimore is a literary organization as well as a magazine. Whitney Birenbaum, Humanities teacher at Midtown Academy, and Executive Director of CHARM, tells us more about the organization. After she speaks, ninth grader Marian Tibrey — a CHARM participant — shares her original poem.

Duration:00:04:39