6-4-12: A Fierce Longing

A review of the play “A Fierce Longing,” now at the Theatre Project in Baltimore.

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6-4-12: Remembering Dudley Clendinen

The writer Dudley Clendinen died last week at age 67. We speak with people who knew him, and hear from Dudley both before and after his diagnosis of ALS.

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6-1-12: Maryland Morning Screen Test: Lotfy Nathan

Lotfy Nathan is chronicling the lives of Baltimore’s “Twelve O’Clock Boyz,” the renegade dirt bikers who inspire some Baltimoreans and terrify others. He takes the final Maryland Morning Screen Test.

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6-1-12: The Future of Steelmaking in Baltimore County

RG Steel, the company that runs the steel mill at Sparrows Point, is filing for bankruptcy. The plant is idle, and layoffs may be on the way. We’ll talk to a reporter and a union local president about the prospects for a new owner, and talk to people from the community about the toll of years of instability at Sparrows Point.

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Dudley Clendinen, 1944 – 2012

Dudley Clendinen and Tom Hall in the WYPR studios in October 2011.  Photo by Stephanie Hughes.

The writer and journalist Dudley Clendinen died today in Baltimore after a year and a half long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS.  Dudley worked as a reporter and editorial writer for The New York Times, and was the author of several books, including  Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America, on the evolution of the gay rights movement, and A Place Called Canterbury: Tales of the New Old Age in America.  He remained in his home until he was moved to hospice care at the Joseph Richey House earlier today.  He was 67 years old.

Dudley was open about his experience with terminal illness, both in the op-ed pages of The Times, and on Maryland Morning, where he spoke about the disease in a series of interviews with Tom Hall called “Living with Lou: Dudley Clendinen on a Good, Short Life.” 

Tom Hall’s remembrance of Dudley was broadcast on WYPR on Thursday, May 31.  You can listen above, or a transcript is available here.  The music used is “Ae Fond Kiss” by Corrina Hewat from My Favorite Places.  You can listen to it here.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 4, at 10 am at the Cathedral of the Incarnation on University Parkway in Baltimore. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Dudley’s name to the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins or to Joseph Richey Hospice.

May 30, 2012 at 11:15 pm 8 comments

Maryland Morning Screen Test Presents Lotfy Nathan

The final Screen Test in our two year series features the work of Lotfy Nathan

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5-30-12: Better Background Checks

Exploring the new guidelines from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on background checks.

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5-30-12: Migrating Martian Sand Dunes

How and why the sand dunes of Mars move around the planet

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5-30-12: When Symphonic Music Meets Soul

Tom Hall talks with Darin Atwater, the founder of the Soulful Symphony, which is wrapping up its season this Friday with a tribute to Whitney Houston.

Continue Reading May 30, 2012 at 8:10 am 1 comment

5-29-12: A Third Try for a Second Grand Prix

It’s about three months till the scheduled Grand Prix race in Downtown Baltimore. And the city has just signed on with its third group of organizers, after two previous contracts fell through. We’ll ask J.P. Grant of Race On LLC and John Lopes of Andretti Sports Marketing how they plan to pull it off.

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