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  • Why So Much P.R.?: WYPR seems to routinely trade underwriting for air time. Is that a problem?

    Why So Much P.R.?: WYPR seems to routinely trade underwriting for air time. Is that a problem?
    At 9:30 a.m. on Feb. 10, the voice of John Hoey comes over the public’s airwaves on 88.1 FM, WYPR. The short segment—a monthly show Hoey says he does for free at the behest of station manager and president Anthony “Tony” Brandon—opens as a meditation on doing less to do more. Hoey cites scientific studies advising the harried and over-worked to relax and get better sleep. Then he shifts gears: “That’s why if you step into a Y today you will see plenty of space dedicated to the old fashioned arts of unwinding,” Hoey says, before concluding what sounds like a textbook, early 1960s-era commercial soft sell.
  • Wandering Eye: Marylanders are buying more wine and spirits, the disruption of higher ed, and more

    Wandering Eye: Marylanders are buying more wine and spirits, the disruption of higher ed, and more
    Booze news flash! Over the past decade, Marylanders and Baltimoreans have been drinking much less beer and much more wine and spirits, while cigarette consumption has seen a huge decline: 31 percent statewide. The Free State's revenuers track the sale...

    Wandering Eye: 'Reverse sting' operations, more fraternities behaving badly, and Maryland cops on Ferguson

    Wandering Eye: 'Reverse sting' operations, more fraternities behaving badly, and Maryland cops on Ferguson
    The Los Angeles Times' story about California judges ruling against federal law enforcers' tactic of luring criminals into "reverse sting" armed-robbery schemes, featuring fictitious stash houses, fictitious drugs, and fictitious victims, puts the...

    Baltimore's New Deal: WPA-level spending has the power to remake the city, but much of it might be going away

    Baltimore's New Deal: WPA-level spending has the power to remake the city, but much of it might be going away
    Baltimore City’s first manufacturing forum took place on Oct. 7 in the Hilton, a deluxe hotel the city spent $300 million to build, which has lost about $50 million since its 2008 opening.  Caron Brace, the Mayor’s press secretary, and...

    The Art Scene

    The Art Scene
    Baltimore’s art scene is defined by collaboration. Wherever you turn, artists seem to be working together concocting some mad scheme, creating a new work, or founding a new gallery or performance space. And yet, all this collaboration never equals...